TRADE SHOW AND EVENT ASSOCIATIONS
Center for Exhibition Industry Research
For 30 years, CEIR has been highlighting the importance of exhibitions in today's business environment. Its goal is to promote the image, value and growth of exhibitions. This is accomplished through producing primary research studies that prove the effectiveness and efficiency of exhibitions as a marketing medium. It then incorporates those findings within a targeted, ongoing promotional campaign.
Exhibition Services and Contractors Association
ESCA is dedicated to the advancement of the exhibition, meeting and special events industries. Through the education, information exchange and level of professionalism shared by members and their customers, ESCA promotes cooperation among all areas of the exhibition industry.
Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association
The Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association is a not-for-profit organization which seeks to "raise the level of service excellence on the show floor" by improving the working conditions and practices of those exhibitor appointed contractors and other individual show floor professionals that provide exhibit services on the trade show floor. Embodying the customer service arm of the trade show industry, the association's focus is on education, safety, career development, and a nationwide networking forum for all show floor professionals.
Exhibit Designers and Producers Association
The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 400 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry. Its purpose is to provide education, leadership and networking for the advancement of its members and the exhibition industry.
Healthcare Convention Exhibitors Association
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) is a trade association representing organizations united by their common desire to increase the effectiveness and quality of healthcare conventions and exhibitions as an educational and marketing medium.
HCEA promotes the value of exhibits as an integral part of healthcare meetings.
Since 1930, HCEA has provided healthcare exhibitors, medical associations, and suppliers a forum for the exchange of mutually beneficial information and ideas.
International Association of Exhibitions and Events
IAEE promotes the unique value of exhibitions and other events that bring buyers and sellers together such as road shows, conferences with an exhibition component, and proprietary corporate exhibitions. IAEE is the principal resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.
Trade Show Exhibitors Association
Since 1966, the Trade Show Exhibitors Association has provided knowledge to marketing and management professionals who use face-to-face marketing to promote and sell their products, as well as to those who supply them with products and services.
Its 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.
Canadian Association of Exposition Management
CAEM is the Canadian Association of Exposition Management. It is Canada’s national association of professional individuals involved in managing, planning and producing trade, consumer and professional expositions and similar specialized events, as well as companies providing products and services to these events. Together it works to ensure the industry is heading in a direction that will benefit everyone. It provides valuable industry-specific services, programs, and products, including a newsletter, unique publications, employment referral, seminars, an annual conference, professional certification and industry research.
Event Marketing Institute
The Event Marketing Institute is a think tank, educator, and global professional resource dedicated to the advancement and development of best practices, insights and business intelligence for individuals and companies using live marketing as a strategic marketing initiative. EMI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in event marketing strategies, tactics and measurement.
North America’s largest exhibition of exhibit/event marketing products: 300+ suppliers. The industry’s only professional certification program with university affiliation: CTSM.
Retail designers and brand marketers find the most innovative concepts, newest products and services to create unique store design and in-store marketing solutions. The event is the largest annual trade show of its kind in the world, featuring more than 800 exhibitors of fixtures, digital signage, visual merchandising and in-store marketing products. Experts in store design and shopper marketing and insights are featured as part of GlobalShop’s conference program which has hosted more than 50,000 attendees.
TRADE SHOW PUBLICATIONS AND SEARCH TOOLS
Trade Show News Network
The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is the world’s leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition, and event industry since 1996. TSNN owns and operates the most widely-consulted event database on the Internet, containing data on more than 17,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences. It also offers over 360,000 seminars through a strategic partnership. TSNN helps facilitate the exchange between buyers and sellers to achieve a successful venture with over 137,000 registered website users, 35,000 bi-monthly newsletter subscribers and LinkedIn groups.
Exhibitor Media Group
Exhibitor Media Group is the parent company of EXHIBITOR magazine, Corporate EVENT magazine, EXHIBITOR2009, EXHIBITOR FastTrak, ExhibitorOnline and CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the exhibit marketing industry's only university-affliated professional certification program. Founded in 1982, the key objective of Exhibitor Media Group is to be the indispensable source of expert education on trade show and corporate event marketing, through the delivery of high value and demonstrably superior solutions via seminars, conferences, publications and the Internet.
Exhibit City News
The nation’s only tradeshow industry newspaper
Event Design Magazine
Event Design was created out of the belief that the next chapter in the growth of the event industry—which encompasses corporate events, exhibits, and environments—will be a focus on experience design, that tangible quality that fuses creativity with structure to stimulate a reaction and communicate a message to a defined audience.
Creative Magazine has served over 15,000 point-of-purchase display, exhibit and sales promotion buyers for the past 40 years with new exciting and creative ideas. Every issue of Creative Magazine shows you the latest display and promotion campaigns in full color, along with the latest news and research in the Point of Purchase display, trade show exhibit and sales promotion fields. CREATIVE is published six times a year.
With an active audience of association planners, for-profit producers, and corporate planners, EXPO makes a unique claim: Our loyal audience is compelled to receive EXPO because they love it, not just because it lands on their desks as part of an association membership.
Classic Exhibits Inc.