Industry Links
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Trade Show Links of Interest


Center for Exhibition Industry Research

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) is a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering research-based knowledge tools.


Convention Industry Council

The Convention Industry Council's 31 member organizations represent more than 100,000 individuals, as well as, 16,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries. Formed in 1949 to provide a forum for member organizations seeking to enhance the industry, the CIC facilitates the exchange of information and develops programs to promote professionalism with the industry and educates the public on its profound economic impact.


Corporate Event Marketing Association

CEMA, the Corporate Event Marketing Association, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving event and marketing professionals in all sectors of the technology industry. Founded in 1990, CEMA offers educational and networking opportunities regionally and nationally. 


Event Design Magazine

Event Design Magazine's mission is to provide those who conceive, design and build events, exhibits, and environments with the critical information they need to source ideas and service clients.


Event Marketer Magazine

Event Marketer Magazine serves the information needs of brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face media - including mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, trade shows, corporate events, proprietary events, sponsorships, business-to-business events and press events. 


Exhibit Designers & Producers Association

The EDPA is an organization bringing together trade show and event marketing leaders.  The EDPA provides educational information to help its members in the global trade show and events industry.


Exhibition Services & 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

Dedicated to "raising the level of service excellence on the showfloor", the EACA represents and supports the interests of all EAC's and other exhibit service suppliers.  Together, we endeavor to improve the trade show value proposition for all our customers - the exhibitors.


Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training

The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training (SMT) is a non-profit organization formed in 1940 dedicated to accelerating business results for our member organizations by improving sales and marketing performance. SMT's vision is to continue its leadership role as the leading resource and authority for the sales and marketing training industries.


Society of Independent Show Organizers

SISO, the Society of Independent Show Organizers, is an organization exclusively dedicated to meeting the needs of for-profit show producers CEOs and senior management. SISO provides the opportunity and forum for owners and senior officers who produce shows, conferences, and expositions to maximize their profit potential and growth through peer support, strategic positioning, networking, educational programs, research studies, and communications.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. SGIA's mission is to provide imaging professionals with the tools and information needed to make the best possible business decisions.


Trade Show Executive Magazine

Trade show publication with news, views, and tools for trade show and event executives.


Trade Show Exhibitors Association

Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) is the industry voice for exhibit and event marketing professionals. For over 30 years, TSEA has provided knowledge to marketing and management professionals who use exhibits to promote and sell their products, as well as to those who supply them with products and services.  TSEA provides: Education, Advocacy, Promotion, Communication, Service, and Member-Only Discounts on a variety of products and services. TSEA programs, services and publications are designed to help you gain the necessary edge in exhibiting success.


Tradeshow Week

For over 35 years, Tradeshow Week® has been the voice of the exhibition industry, serving thousands of global companies and business leaders around the world...learn more is a practical tool for the trade show industry, offering resources, solutions, and a forum for exhibitors, producers, designers, marketers and attendees...learn more