Our Voice

Promoting the Value of Exhibitions.Face-to-Face Marketing Matters.

Our voice is your voice. IAEE is committed to and engaged with key organizations to promote the value of face-to-face events as the primary medium for doing business. 

OUR VOICE IS YOUR VOICE. IAEE represents and advocates for the worldwide exhibitions industry.


The Center for Exhibition Industry Research exists to provide insights and intelligence for the exhibitions and business events industry as well as economic impact analysis for the US business-to-business exhibitions industry.  CEIR houses the world’s largest collection of primary, exhibition-related research studies. Hundreds of reports are available to help you better understand the world of face-to-face marketing.

Events Industry Council

The Events Industry Council is comprised of 33 member organizations, representing more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties, which facilitate the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The EIC strives to connect people and form strong global partnerships through certification and accreditation programs, voluntary standards and best practices, and fostering collaboration on industry issues.

Exhibitions & Conferences Alliances

Established in 2021, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) is a coalition of leading professional, industry, and labor organizations that comprise the unified advocacy voice of the face-to-face business events industry. The exhibitions, conferences, and trade shows delivered by our alliance partners’ members attract exhibitors, attendees, and buyers from around the world to conduct business in the U.S. In 2022, these events led to $138 billion in direct sales and supported 2.2 million jobs nationwide.

Exhibitions Industry Collective

The Exhibitions Industry Collective’s mission is to bring our shared knowledge together to create a visible, meaningful  and lasting foothold on careers in the exhibitions ecosystem. The Collective is comprised of six key industry organizations including the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA), Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), and the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO).  

Global MICE Collaborative (GMC)

Through a partnership, the IAEE, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), have come together to make the industry stronger as the Global MICE Collaborative providing a single go-to solution to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities awareness. The GMC provides Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) professionals throughout emerging worldwide markets with a “best of” collaboration that includes access to a combined network of 126 chapters worldwide.