Resources

Abbreviations

ADME

Association of Destination Management Executives

AH&LA

American Hotel & Lodging Association

AMCI

AMC Institute

ASAE

American Society of Association Executives

ASCAP

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

ASTD

American Society for Training and Development

BMI

Broadcast Music Incorporated

BOR

Back of Room Sales

BUR

Bureau Partner (NSA)

CAE

Certified Association Executive

CAPS

Canadian Association for Professional Speakers

CCU

Convention Cassettes Unlimited

CEIR

Center for Exhibition Industry Research

CESSE

Council of Engineering & Scientific Society Executives

CFLC

Chapter Foundation Liaison Council

CLC

Chapter Leadership Committee

CIC

Convention Industry Council

CMC

Certified Management Consultant

CMM

Certified Meetings Manager

CMP

Certified Meetings Professional

CPAE

Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame

CSP

Certified Speaking Professional

CVB

Convention and Visitors Bureau

DMAI

Destination Marketing Association International

ESCA

Exhibitions Services & Contractors Association

ESPA

Event Service Professionals Association

FICP

Financial and Insurance Conference Planners

GMIC

Green Meetings Industry Council

GSF

Global Speakers Federation

HCEA

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association

HSMAI

Hospitality Sales & Marketing International

IACC

International Association of Conference Centers

IAEE

International Association of Exhibitions and Events

IAPCO

International Association of Professional Congress Organisers

IASB

International Association of Speakers Bureaus

IAVB

International Association of Venue Managers

ICAA

International Congress and Convention Association

IGAB

International Group of Agencies and Bureaus

ISES

International Special Events Society

JMIC

Joint Meeting Industry Council

MPI

Meeting Professionals International

NACE

National Association of Catering Executives

NCBMP

National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners

NSAA

National Speakers Association Australia

NSANZ

National Speakers Association New Zealand

OPE

Other People’s Experience

PSBF

Professional Speakers Benefit Fund

PCMA

Professional Convention Management Association

PDI-POA

Protocol & Diplomacy Association / Protocol Officers Association

PEG

Professional Experts Groups

PM

Professional Member (NSA)

PSA

Professional Speakers Association of Europe

RCMA

Religious Conference Management Association

SAACI

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

SGMP

Society of Government Meeting Professionals

SITE

Society of Incentive & Travel Executives

SSP

Service Supplier Partner (NSA)

SPC

Strategic Partnership Council

USTA

United States Travel Association

VOE

Voices of Experience®