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Professional Associations

Convention Industry Council (CIC)

Information on the convention, meeting and exhibition industry, and general information on travel and tourism. CIC administers the Certified Meeting Professional certification program.

International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM)

This organization comprises leaders who represent a diverse industry - entertainment, sports, conventions, trade, hospitality and tourism - and manage, or provide products and services to public assembly facilities like arenas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes.

International Special Events Society (ISES)

Information and education services for special event producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, and many more.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Information on the meeting and event planning profession including a career resources section.

National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP)

Information and resources from a nonprofit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners.

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Information and career resources for meeting, convention, and exhibition planning management professionals.

Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) Austin Chapter

Home page of the local SGMP chapter containing information and resources for professionals in meeting planning for government agencies and departments.

Job Listings and General Information

Hospitality Career Network

Information regarding employment, news, career advice, compensation, assessment and more for hospitality professionals.

Hospitality Net

Industry news, market reports, and columns about the hospitality industry. You can sign up for a daily newsletter.

Hotel Job Resource

Job listings, industry news and resources, and online communities focused on the hotel/hospitality industry.

Hotel Jobz

Worldwide job listings for hospitality industry professionals

MeetingsNet

A one-stop information source about career planning and development in the meetings industry

Sponsorship.com

Jobs that involve finding sponsors for sporting events, festivals, etc.