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Industry links

ICCA works in partnership with other leading meetings industry organisations to promote the importance of our industry worldwide, and is a member of a number of strategic bodies.  Additionally, ICCA has a relationship with a number of national and regional groupings which are known as "ICCA affiliated meetings industry associations".

ICCA membership of global organisations

CIC 
Convention Industry Council: ICCA is a member of this US based federation of 31 national and international meetings industry related associations.  CIC is the accrediting body for the internationally recognised Certified Meetings Professional designation.

GMIC
The Green Meeting Industry Council was formed on December 10, 2003 to improve meeting management practices by promoting environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts of the hospitality industry, corporations, government, and community organizations. The GMIC is committed to supporting economic, environmental, and community objectives as they relate to the meeting industry.

JMIC
ICCA is a founder member of Joint Meetings Industry Council, which comprises 13 international meetings industry associations, and whose most recent major initiative is " Power and Profile", a guide to community and government relations that is freely available to all ICCA members.

Find out about other major meetings industry association education and research programmes by accessing these comprehensive listings in the JMIC website.

UNWTO
ICCA joined the World Tourism Organisation in 2004 in order to advance the creation of comprehensive statistics on the meetings industry worldwide.  A new project to this end has been started by UNWTO in partnership with ICCA, MPI, and Reed Travel Exhibitions.

UIA
ICCA is an Associate Member of the Union of International Associations, which is a complementary source to ICCA Data of useful information about international associations.  Also like ICCA, UIA publishes regular statistics on international association meetings, which are based on different criteria and include meetings which do not rotate between different venues.


Other leading international meetings industry associations

AACVB   Asian Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
AIPC   International Association of Congress Centres
DMAI   Destination Marketing International Association
ECM   European Cities Marketing
IAAM   International Association of Assembly Managers
IAPCO   International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
MPI   Meeting Professionals International
PCMA   Professional Convention Management Association
UFI   The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
SITE   Society of Incentive and Travel Executives


ICCA affiliated meetings industry associations

Argentina:

Confederation of Latin American Congress Organising Entities and Related Activities - COCAL

Australia:

Meetings & Events Australia - MEA

France:

Asociation des Foires, Salons & Congres de France -FSF
France Congrès

South Africa:

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry - SAACI

Spain:

Federacion Espanola de Asociaciones de Empresas de Organizatcion Profesional de Congresos - OPCSpain

Italy:

FederCongressi & eventi