Transforming Meetings and Events Through Technology
International Confex is the UK's leading exhibition for the events industry. International Confex aims to create a community for buyers, suppliers, venues and destinations.
Since 1983, Confex has occupied an unrivalled position in the UK as the focal point for thousands of event buyers - professional and commercial conference and exhibition organisers, corporates, agencies and associations seeking venue, destination and supplier inspiration.
Event Tech Live is Europe's only ‘free to attend' dedicated show to Event Technology and Event Marketing, delivering a number of seminars and talks on the latest tech trends for the events industry. The event is made up of a multi-strand conference and exclusive live demonstrations from a select number of exhibitors.
International Special Events Society (ISES) UK Chapter; the leading association for the creative events professional, globally. The principal association (ISES) was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ISES works to join event and meeting professionals to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its individual parts. ISES has grown to involve over 5,500 members active in over 50 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.
Created from two highly successful associations – eventia representing the live event world, and IVCA representing the visual communication sector; EVCOM is comprised of a wide variety of leading professionals, agencies, freelancers, destinations, production companies and suppliers – all working at the highest levels throughout the events and visual communication sector.
"The Institute of Travel & Meetings is the leading professional body for buyers, managers and suppliers of business travel and meetings in the UK and Ireland.
Its main activities extend to promoting best practice, benchmarking and the development of individual and collective expertise through a structured education and research programme.
ITM is dedicated to promoting business travel as a profession. The association lobbies, and is consulted by, government departments, as well as educational establishments, the travel trade and the corporate sector in general."
The meetings and events industry's largest and most vibrant global community, MPI is committed to preparing its nearly 23,000 worldwide members for success by providing innovative knowledge and learning experiences, connecting people and ideas, and creating rich marketplace opportunities.
Considered the "gateway to the global market", International Meetings Review (IMR) is the only global news site serving the MICE market. Through the IMR Network, a collaboration of the MICE industry's leading publishers, associations and events, InternationalMeetingsReview.com and the IMR Weekly Alert deliver aggregated regional coverage and planner resources to over 260,000 meeting professionals worldwide.
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) protects and advances the success of destination marketing worldwide. DMAI's global membership includes 600+ official destination marketing organisations (DMOs), known as tourism boards or Convention and Visitor Bureaus, that command $1.5 billion in annual budgets. As the largest and most reliable resource for DMOs, DMAI provides DMO professionals, industry partners, educators and students - the most innovative and relevant educational resources, networking opportunities and market intelligence. Meeting professionals benefit from DMAI's empowerMINT.com, a powerful online tool that brings the value of DMOs directly to planners' fingertips. The DMO is the best first point of contact to offer planners complimentary support in finding the right fit for any size meeting.
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), founded in 1988, is a leading non-profit organisation that serves and advances the global business travel industry in 102 different countries. For more than 20 years, ACTE has continued to fulfill its vision of uniting travel executives around the world, providing them with up-to-date news, knowledge, beneficial research findings and networking opportunities. The education of ACTE members infiltrates to more than 12 million business travelers worldwide. From corporate buyers to agencies and suppliers, all sectors of the industry are granted equal membership. ACTE has representatives in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Middle East and the United States.
The only international, not-for-profit, professional association devoted to the pursuit of excellence in incentives, a multi-billion dollar global industry. SITE provides educational seminars and information services to those who design, develop, promote, sell, administer, and operate motivational programs as an incentive to increase productivity in business.
IABC provides a professional network of more than 14,000 business communication professionals in over 70 countries. As the leading resource for effective communication practices, providing products, services, activities and networking opportunities, IABC helps people and organisations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication.
The worldwide organisation dedicated to ethical standards, continuing professional development, knowledge sharing, mentoring students and advancing free enterprise. Since no other worldwide executive sales and marketing associations exist, SMEI fills a void by providing a personal and professional community devoted to providing knowledge, growth, leadership and connections between peers in both sales and marketing.
The World PCO Alliance was created to help associations organise effective meetings throughout the globe. Representing the leading PCOs in all six continents, this cohesive group aims to capitalize on the efficiency of consolidating conference and event services within one network. By sharing resources, knowledge, technology, training, and best practices, the WPCOA is the associations' one-stop solution for international meetings and conferences.
Worldwide Events operates B2B trade events connecting buyers and sellers in the hospitality industry. In 2006 we launched our first events, M&I Forums, to serve the MICE sector because we believed that this market demanded a fresh approach. Since then, Worldwide Events has expanded to run M&I Forums all over the world, as well as launch events for the corporate (Business Travel Forums) and the leisure (Private – The Real Luxury Travel Forum) sectors. In 2013 we will facilitate around 40,000 meetings between buyers and suppliers, making us the leading company in the world delivering one-on-one trade events in the travel industry.