Industry Council

The Industry Council guides and supports CEIR programs and activities. They encourage each of their own members to utilize the valuable research produced for the industry. CEIR's Industry Council consists of:

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Since 1920, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has provided members the resources needed to enhance performance and ensure continued growth and success. With more than 23,000 members worldwide, ASAE is the leading organization in the field of association management. Those who manage trade associations, individual membership societies, voluntary organizations, and other not-for-profit associations, will find an invaluable professional edge - the ASAE Advantage.

Canadian Association of Exposition Managers (CAEM)
The Canadian Association of Exposition Managers is the only national organization representing the Canadian trade and consumer show industry. It is CAEM' s mission to facilitate the production of profitable and professional trade and consumer expositions by show management members, and to develop, expand and improve Canada's exposition industry.

Exhibit Designers & Producers Association (EDPA)
EDPA is committed to being the leading trade show marketing services association in the exhibit industry. Its objective is to serve organizations that provide exhibits and related services to the exhibitors in order to maximize their trade show marketing programs.

Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA)
Founded in 1970, the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) is the professional organization of firms engaged in the provisions of material and/or services for trade show, conventions, expositions and sales meetings. ESCA is the voice of the exposition service industry, a clearinghouse for the exchange of information between members and all other entities of the vast trade show/convention field. The purpose of ESCA is to maintain progressive business standards; to promote cooperation and friendly exchange among its members; to reform trade abuses; and to disseminate accurate and reliable information as to the standing and character of exposition service and other matters pertaining to the industry.

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
HCEA, serving healthcare convention education and marketing since 1930, is the only association solely dedicated to improving the quality of all healthcare conventions and exhibitions. HCEA represents more than 600 member organizations involved in healthcare conventions and exhibitions.

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) was organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of tradeshow and exposition managers. Today, IAEE is the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Currently, IAEE represents more than 8,000 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
The mission of the Professional Convention Management Association shall be to increase the effectiveness of meetings, conventions and exhibitions through member and industry education and promotion of the value of the meetings industry to the general public. PCMA is a 4,000 member nonprofit association exclusive to the association meetings and convention industry.

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)
SISO, established in 1990, is an organization of business owners and senior officers providing professional and personal growth through industry support, educational programs, research, communications and individual networking. SISO provides services exclusively for the senior management of for-profit show producers. However, membership is by company rather than individuals. Companies that produce shows under contract for associations are welcome.

Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)
The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) is dedicated to providing knowledge to marketing and management professionals who utilize the trade show medium to promote and sell their products. Founded in 1996, TSEA provides its members wit a unified voice on issues that affect their jobs and the exhibition industry.