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10 International Event Planning Associations You Can’t Miss To Know!


When you are part of event industry, it is said that you are part of a multi-billion dollar industry that keeps on changing, innovating, and expanding. Talking about event planner, who helps you plan, organize, add entertainment value to your event, also helps you save your time, money and a lot of stress when planning any type of meeting, party or event. In this post, you’ll find an overview of the industry’s renowned 10 associations for event planners, with important details that will simplify the process of finding which one will match your professional or personal requirement!

1) International Festival and Events Association (IFEA)




The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is a voluntary association of events, event suppliers, event producers and related professionals and organizations. Their common purpose is the production and presentation of festivals, events, private and civic celebrations. Under the umbrellas of IFEA North America; IFEA Europe; IFEA Asia; IFEA Australia; and IFEA Africa/Middle East, it officially represents members in 38 countries on 5 continents.

2)  NACPO – National Association of Casino Party Operators





The National Association of Casino Party Operators (NACPO) is a national trade group specializing in casino parties, casino night fundraisers and casino themed events. NACPO is dedicated to promoting high ethical and quality standards in the Casino Party Industry. NACPO members are among the most experienced casino party operators in the country and are your trusted source for a professional and high quality casino party!

3) Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI)

Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAP) enhance its membership so that all the people in the entertainment industry come under one roof for mutual benefits. IAAP is a representative body, which present member’s views in proper perspective. It act as a platform with the government for formulation of progressive policies and also organize trade shows to bring the industry face to face with end-users.

4) Events Industry Alliance (EIA)

The prime focus of the Events Industry Alliance (EIA) is to promote the event industry and to drive industry’s wide issues to its five targetaudiences of: Press, Clients, Agencies/Media Planners, Government and Academia.

5) The Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO)

The Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the UK trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events.

6) The Association of Event Venues (AEV)






The Association of Event Venues (AEV) is a UK organization which provides an conventional event venue community, focuses on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs.

7) Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)




The Event Supplier and Services Association is a UK trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the events industry.

8) International Special Events Society (ISES)

Rather focusing on individual part, the International Special Events Society (ISES) works to join professionals to focus on the "event as a whole".

ISES represents over 4,000 professionals in over 35 countries constituting special event producers, decorators, florists, caterers, destination management companies, tent suppliers etc.

9) Eventia

Eventia is popular as the official trade body of the events and live marketing industry in UK providing leadership and representation on significant issues to Government, corporate community and to regulators.

10) SISO

Society of Independent Show Organizer (SISO) membership is a combination of large corporations and small entrepreneurial enterprises that do business primarily in North America, as well as in Asia, Africa, India, Singapore, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It has more than 195 members which produce over 3,500 events, creating an overall $122B impact on the global economy. 

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