Society of Independent Show Organizers

If there is one body that encompasses the influence and strategic thinking of the for-profit trade show industry, one will find it at SISO,  the only place where presidents, owners, and CEOs of for-profit show producer companies meet, exchange ideas, share experiences, launch industry-wide projects, and learn from each other. SISO today represents more than 125 member companies that range in size from smaller hotel meetings and exhibitions, to companies with billion dollar global portfolios... and these exhibitions represent just about every industry sector. SISO members produce more than 1,700 events globally including trade and consumer shows, industry and targeted conferences, and other face-to-face events. Members operate and own their own shows as well as manage shows for others. SISO members are diverse in size and scope. The SISO website has a "Spotlight on Sustainability" on their website. Articles on sustainability news, trends, and green practices can be found here....

Event Marketing Institute

The mission of the Event Marketing Institute (EMI) is to help our members enhance their professional performance by providing comprehensive education, research, and analysis related to emerging trends and insights into event marketing strategy, as well as creating a growing list of productivity tools and professional networking opportunities to foster information exchange....

Convention Industry Council

The Convention Industry Council was founded to exchange information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The CIC represents more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms. They have many resources, tools and programs designed to support the industry....

Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA, in the U.S. formely known as ESTA)

PLASA is an international membership body who supply technologies ans services to the event, entertainment, an installation industries. The association has business members, individual members, organizational members, and service provider members. They have a membership of over 1100 worldwide (mostly Europe and North America). PLASA believes in an ethical approach to business. They have a sustainability policy and promote environmentally conscious growth within the industry.   www.plasa.org/welcome  ...

Trade Show Exhibitors and Event Professionals

Our guiding principle as an association is that we all love the exhibit and events industry. We serve our members, our customers, and our industry. Our mission is to enhance the expertise of professionals in exhibit and event marketing; to be the leader in providing education, information, advocacy, and professional advancement to exhibitors and event planners across all industry sectors; enhance their sense of community; and to educate them so they can develop into more effective and successful users of event marketing. Above all, we are the TSEA family... for 43 years and counting, we have been forming the largest network of exhibit and event professionals on the planet....

Green Meetings Industry Council

The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards.  GMIC is a non profit professional meetings association with member representation in over 20 countries. The GMIC is 100% focused on advancing sustainability in the meetings industry and is a member of the Convention Industry Council....