Trade Show Associations

The following trade show associations and information are provided to assist you in all aspects of your trade show planning and participation .

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Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)

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.

We provide you with: Education, Advocacy, Promotion, Communication, Service, and Member-Only Discounts on a variety of products and services. Our programs, services and publications are designed to help you gain the necessary edge in exhibiting success.

TSEA is led by a Board of Directors comprised of your professional peers. We understand your needs.

When you join our community of members you also become linked to your industry network.

Contact us at any time online at

Call us: 312.842.TSEA (8732)
Fax us: 312.842.8744

Stop by and meet our staff next time you’re at McCormick Place!

Trade Show Exhibitors Association
McCormick Place
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Suite 1005
Chicago, Illinois 60616

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
IAEE promotes the unique value of exhibitions and other events that bring buyers and sellers together such as road shows, conferences with an exhibition component, and proprietary corporate exhibitions. IAEE is the principal resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.Represents the interests of more than 3,500 trade show and exposition managers globally.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business"
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. Get biz advice today. A
resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.

Formed in 1964, SCORE provides a public service to America by offering small business advice and training.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
Fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission.

Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA)
A non-profit organization dedicated to serving event and marketing professionals in all sectors of the technology industry by providing educational and networking opportunities.

Meetings Industry Megasite
MiMegasite is a complete online source for news and information for the meeting, convention, incentive and trade show professionals. MiMegasite features the latest industry news, searchable article archives, crucial business resources and much more. Further, MiMegasite acts as a workflow tool for planners looking to find venues and coordinate details for their events.
Eventbookings is the European leader in the provision of online registration and delegate management solutions. Our Microsoft award winning solution offers comprehensive facilities and ease of use, for delegates, and organisers.

If you manage conferences, meetings, incentive travel or event registration Eventbookings is your award winning one stop shop for registration, secure payments, badging, visitor scanning, lead retrieval, and event marketing. International Business-to-Business Portal
International trade help center with business to business resources to help start or grow international companies. Resources include trade directories, trade lead boards, blogs, over 340,000 importer and exporter listings, international business training courses and many free B2B resources.

MeetingsNet is the meeting industry's portal for information and resources related to planning meetings and events. The Meetings Group of magazines provides comprehensive coverage of meeting planning issues, trends, and events in five focused areas, association, corporate, insurance/financial, religious, and medical. For more specific information related to the niche meetings categories that our magazines cover, please visit our individual magazine sites.

The Meetings Group also publishes a weekly e-newsletter, MeetingsNet Extra. The newsletter provides timely information and analysis of the news and events that shape the five meetings industry niches covered by the print magazines. We also publish four monthly e-newsletters specifically for the association, financial/insurance, medical, and religious niches.

Eventoplus: Spain
Resource for event professionals in Spain (available in Spanish and English) that includes a directory of 1500 providers, free RFP service, ideas and tips, newsletter...eventoplus also edits eventos magazine, the bi-monthly professional publication for the Spanish event market.

festQuest is the brainchild of a team of professionals who work in event planning, film production, music promotion, destination management and web technology.

Tired of launching endless searches for entertainment needs in these industries, this savvy and motivated group decided to take on the creation of a detailed online resource designed in a simple and easy-to-use format. is an event planning directory combined with an expanded keyword search specific to entertainers and vendors that service the special events, festival, wedding, trade show, convention, party planning, nightclub and media industries. With a quick search of your city, you can find complete contact and service details of members as well as photos, media clips, reviews and much more.

B2B Marketing
B2B Marketing Online is the comprehensive provider of information for the
B2B marketing community worldwide, delivering essential content to help you achieve
success through information.

Designed as an easy-to-use research tool, B2B Marketing Online contains the
latest news, a fully searchable
content archive, directory, community hub and
much more.

Corbin Ball Associates
Meetings Technology Headquarters
The Web's most comprehensive site about meeting planning and events technology.

Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer. Corbin is:

· MPI's International Supplier of the Year, 2002
· One of the MeetingNews "25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry," 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
· One of MPI's Founding Global Chancellors, 2002-2004
· MPI's International Chapter Leader of the Year, 1997
· MPI's Meeting Planner of the Year (Washington State Chapter), 1994