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American Hotel & Lodging Association Description: AH&LA is a 94-year-old dual membership association of state and city partner lodging associations throughout the United States with some 10,000 property members nationwide, representing more than 1.4 million guest rooms. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., it provides members with advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other services to ensure a positive business climate for the U.S. lodging industry. Individual state associations provide representation at the state level and offer many additional cost-saving benefits. Hits: 1186
Association for Wedding Professionals, International Description: In business since 1995, AfWPi’s goal is to provide resources for and services to wedding and special event professionals. We connect these professionals to brides and event planners through networking, the internet and conferences. With members in 33 different countries we are the leading resource for Destination Wedding training. Hits: 480
Association Trends Description: Association Trends is the National Newspaper for Association Executives and Suppliers for the latest news, information and trends in assn management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations. Hits: 1674
EIBTM Description: Operated by Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM is the leading international exhibition for the conference, incentives, events, business travel and meetings industry, held in the fantastic Mediterranean city of Barcelona. EIBTM aims to promote the best business-to-business exhibition floor, supported by the best networking and best professional education, underpinned by an expanded and global Hosted Buyer Program. Annually, they bring together over 2,500 international suppliers with 6,000 buyers and visitors for 3 days of networking, education and business opportunities. Attendees are decision makers with responsibility for the planning of conferences, meetings, events, business travel and incentive trips. They come from across the globe, eager to discover new innovative business products and services and leading edge professional education. Hits: 965
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Description: Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International is an organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. HSMAI is comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and 60 chapters. HSMAI is the largest operator of meetings industry trade shows, with 11 HSMAI Affordable Meetings® and HSMAI Meetings Quest shows annually Hits: 1228
ICOMEX Description: ICOMEX - Incentive, Congress, Meetings and Exhibition Trade Show is being held November 6 – 8, 2013 in WTC Mexico City. ICOMEX is a platform where the conference, conventions, corporate events and incentive travel industries of Latin America get together. This event offers to attendees a full program of activities: Exhibition Floor plan, Educational Program, Hosted Buyer Program, Tourism Business Night, Special Events, Fam Trips. Hits: 122
IMEX Description: IMEX is the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel. In 2007 3,400 exhibitors attended from 150 countries representing national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more. Over 3,500 hosted buyers from 57 world markets visited IMEX 2007, contributing to a total of 8,300 visitors for the show's busiest three days ever. Hits: 1193
International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) Description: The International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) is the trade association for speakers bureaus and was founded in 1986. Today, there are 151 member bureaus representing 14 countries, including the US.
Speakers bureaus broker professional speakers with meeting planners. Member bureaus have pledged to operate their bureaus within the guidelines of the IASB Code of Ethics. Click here to view a copy of the Code of Ethics on the IASB website. Just click on “Code of Ethics and Accepted Practices.”
With the technology that is available to meeting planners today, it is very easy for them to find a speaker. What is not so easy is knowing if the speaker will be great to work with and will the speaker meet the objectives of the meeting planner. Without spending any more money (The speaker pays a commission to the bureau for booking the engagement), the meeting planner may secure the speaker through an IASB member bureau and the meeting planner would be assured he/she is the right speaker (Those at the speakers bureau know the speaker). In other words, the speaker pays an IASB member speakers bureau to provide the meeting planner peace of mind.
Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine Description: Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine assists corporate, association and group planners; and independent meeting planning companies throughout Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC and surrounding areas. Our Networking Referral Service strengthens advertisers and assists subscribers through recommendations and referrals. Complimentary subscription for qualified planners: www.eventsmagazine.com
Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association Description: Serving since 1979, NHLA is the unifying voice for Nevada’s multi-billion dollar resort and lodging industry. With over 200 resort hotels in membership representing more than 150,000 rooms, NHLA is the state's largest industry advocate. It works to advance and promote practical and fair cooperation with governmental agencies on behalf of its members while providing advocacy, public relations, reciprocal cooperation among the members and enabling those engaged to better serve the public. Hits: 487
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