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Professional Associations and Organizations

meetingpages is a proud member of the local chapters of ILEA, MPI, Associations North, CSAE, ISAE, WSAE and SGMP. Other industry organizations include:

AMC Institute

American Hotel + Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Association for Talent Development - Central Iowa Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Fargo-Moorhead Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Greater Twin Cities

Association for Talent Development - Hawkeye Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Lake Superior Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Lincoln Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Madison Area Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Nebraska Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Northern Rockies Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Northwest Wisconsin Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Pikes Peak Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Rocky Mountain Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter

Associations North

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Christian Meetings + Conventions Association (CMCA)

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

Colorado Association of Commerce + Industry (CACI)

Colorado Department of Labor + Employment (CDLE)

Colorado Hotel + Lodging Association (CHLA)

Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

Destinations International

Destination Marketing Association West (DMA West)

Events Industry Council

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association

Financial and Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

Global Business Travel Association - North Central (NCBTA)

Hospitality Minnesota

Hospitality Sales + Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

Hospitality Sales + Marketing Association International (HSMAI Denver)

Hospitality Sales + Marketing Association International (HSMAI Minnesota)

Hospitality Sales + Marketing Association International (HSMAI Southern Colorado)

International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

|International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

International Live Events Association (ILEA)

International Live Events Association – Denver Chapter

International Live Events Association – Minnesota Chapter

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)

Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives (ICCE)

Iowa Division of Labor Services

Iowa Lodging Association (ILA)

Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA)

Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE)

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD)

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Meeting Professionals International – Heartland Chapter (Iowa-Nebraska)

Meeting Professionals International – Minnesota Chapter

Meeting Professionals International – Rocky Mountain Chapter

Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter

Meetings Industry Council of Colorado (MIC)

Minnesota Association of Convention + Visitors Bureaus (MACVB)

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (MCC)

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MDEED)

National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

National Speakers Association (NSA)

Nebraska | Iowa Business Travel Association (NIBTA)

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)

Rocky Mountain Business Travel Association (RMBTA)

Sales + Marketing Executives International (SMEI)

Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)

Society of Government Meeting Professionals Northern Lights Chapter

Society of Government Meeting Professionals Rocky Mountain Chapter

Society of Incentive Travel Executives Global (SITE Global)

Wisconsin Association of Convention + Visitors Bureaus (WACVB)

Wisconsin Business Travel Association (WBTA)

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (WDWD)

Wisconsin Lodging

Wisconsin Manufacturers + Commerce (WMC)

Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE) 

Certifications

Certified Special Events Planner (CSEP) The CSEP designation is awarded by the International Special Events Society (ISES) and its Certification Committee.

Event Industry Council’s: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Individuals who are currently employed in meeting management have the opportunity to pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition by achieving the CMP designation.

Event Industry Council's Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that promotes development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiency throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.