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Association of Bridal Consultants *

ABC is the oldest and largest professional organization exclusively training wedding professionals since 1955.

 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) *

HSMAI is an international, individual membership organization comprised of over 7,000 members representing travel sales and marketing professionals. 79 chapters in 35 countries worldwide are dedicated to enhancing sales and marketing management skills in the travel and hospitality industry through education and networking opportunities with peers and customers. 

 International Special Events Society (ISES) *

ISES educates, advances, and promotes the special events industry and its network of professionals. ISES cultivates high standards of business practices through their "Principles of Conduct and Ethics", and fosters cooperation among members and other special events professionals.

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) *

MPI is the largest association of meeting professionals, with over 20,000 members in 68 chapters and clubs across the world. MPI empowers meeting professionals to increase their strategic value through education, clearly defined career pathways, and business growth opportunities.

 National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) *

NACE is the oldest and largest professional association for caterers in all disciplines and their affiliate vendors. With over 3,000 members in 46 chapters, NACE serves hotels, off-premise, club military and on-premise caterers, providing top quality educational and networking opportunities, and affiliate vendor interaction. 

 National Speakers Association (NSA) *

NSA is an international association of more than 3,800 members dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally. For more than 25 years, NSA has provided resources and education designed to enhance the business acumen and platform performance of professional 

 *Association has a San Diego Chapter

 Additional Industry Associations

Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I)
Alliance of Meeting Management Companies (AMMC)
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
American Society of Association Executives and the Center (ASAE & The Center)
Event Service Professionals Association- Formerly (ACOM)
Association for Destination Management Executives (ADME)
Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)
Center for Exhibition Industry Research
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)- Formerly IACVB
Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA)
Financial and Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) - Formerly ICPA Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC)
Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)- Formerly IAAM
International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) - Formerly IAEM

International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO)

International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB)
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) The Global Business Travel Association- Formerly (NBTA)
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) San Diego Business Travel Association
San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)
Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)
 Meeting Professionals International (SDMPI)  National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
 Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)
International Society of Event Specialist (ISES) Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)
 San Diego Business Travel Association (SDBTA)  Hotel Motel Association (HMA)
SITE SoCal San Diego National Speakers Association (NSA)
 San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis)