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Iowa Professional Associations and Organizations

meetingpages is a proud member of the local chapters of MPI and ISAE. Other industry organizations include:

AMC Institute

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Association for Talent Development - Central Iowa Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Hawkeye Chapter

Association for Talent Development - Nebraska Chapter

Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Christian Meetings & Conventions Association (CMCA)

Club Management Association of America (CMAA)

Destinations International

Eventbrite Event Management Courses and Certifications Online

Events Industry Council

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA)

Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP)

Global Business Travel Association | North Central Chapter (GBTANCC)

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

International Association of 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)

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (IABI)

Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce

Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA)

Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE)

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD)

Meeting Professionals International – Heartland Chapter (Iowa-Nebraska)

National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

National Speakers Association (NSA)

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)

Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI)

Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) 


Certified Special Events Planner (CSEP) The CSEP designation is awarded by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and its Certification Committee.

Events 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.

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