Associations

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There are many exceptional industry associations available to assist you at any stage of your career. Whether you’re looking to grow your connections, seek employment, advance your skills, or gain recognition within the industry, check out these organizations that are here to help you do all that and more!

T: 613-836-7652 The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) is a not-for-profit association established to provide executive-level global education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Membership spans all of business travel, from corporate buyers to agencies to suppliers, and accords all sectors equal membership. ACTE serves more than 6,000 executives in over 80 countries.
T: 416.787.9377 We are 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 we work to ensure the industry is heading in a direction that will benefit everyone. We provide valuable industry-specific services, programs and products, including a newsletter, unique publications, employment referral, seminars, an annual conference, professional certification and industry research.

T: 905-868-8008 The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) is a dynamic, diverse and innovative society of Independent Event Professionals with a leading national voice in the event industy and is the only association in Canada that offers an exclusive membership to independent event planner entrepreneurs. Formed in 1996, the association provides forums in which members exchange ideas and develop skills through educational programs and create a public awareness around the profession of event planners. While membership is open to event planners only, the association offers industry suppliers an opportunity to showcase their products and services to our members through various advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

T: 416-363-3555 CSAE is many things to many people — a source of information, education, inspiration and motivation to name just a few. First and foremost, however, it is an association. Considered by many as Canada's "association of associations," CSAE is the professional organization of the men and women who manage many of this country's most progressive associations, as well as those who supply the sector with essential products and services.

T: 403.503.0431 GBTA Canada, the leading organization for corporate travel professionals in Canada, is part of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's premier business travel and corporate meetings organization who collectively serve a network of more than 15,000 business travel professionals around the globe with industry-leading events, networking, education & professional development, research, news & information, and advocacy. NBTA members, numbering more than 4,000 in 30 nations, are corporate and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers. They collectively manage and direct more than US$200 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually on behalf of more than 10 million business travelers within their organizations.

T: 866-729-4737 ILEA members represent all aspects of the special events industry from audio visual suppliers to caterers; graphic designers to insurance companies; professional speakers to event staffing; meeting planners to accounting services — and anything else you can think of! The mission of ILEA is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

IMA-CC's primary goals are to build awareness within the corporate community on how to effectively use incentive programs to motivate employees and customer groups, with the ultimate goal of improving corporate performance.
Canadian Office: 1 905-286-4807 Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. As the largest trade association for the $102.3 billion meeting industry, MPI defines the return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals, organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior education, the latest research and trends, professional development and networking opportunities.

T: 877.827.7262 (toll-free) The mission of the Professional Convention Management Association is to deliver superior and innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management. PCMA represents nearly 6,000 meeting industry leaders including planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students.

T: 416-977-7111 The Purchasing Management Association of Canada is dedicated to serving the needs of the strategic supply chain management practitioner and enterprises by advancing the strategic value of supply chain management through : Continuous Learning, Standards of Practice, Advocacy and Promotion, Research, Partnerships, and Networking.
T: (905) 567-7190 SITE Canada 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. Founded in 1988, SITE Canada joins SITE International with their 2,000-plus members in over 82 countries.
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