Industry Affiliations

Through its active support of the following organizations, Tourism Vancouver joins other industry partners in promoting the growth & success of meetings & conventions in British Columbia.

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
ASAE Affiliate Logo Headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and its partner organization, The Center for Association Leadership, exist to enhance the power and performance of the association community worldwide through resources, education, ideas and advocacy.

ASAE is an individual membership organization of more than 23,000 association professionals and industry partners. Its members manage trade associations, professional societies, and philanthropic organizations across the United States and in 50 countries. It also represents suppliers of products and services to the association community.

BestCities Global Alliance
Best Cities As part of the BestCities Global Alliance, Vancouver, delivers the world's best service experience for meeting planners and is recognized globally for its innovative approach in setting the highest professional standards and best practices for the meetings and convention industry. BestCities represents 12 of the world's best cities - Berlin, Bogata, Cape Town, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver. Working with BestCities global alliance partners, clients know what to expect. Our unique data, information and best practice exchange process will save valuable time beginning with the initial convention planning stages.

Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
CSAE CSAE was established in 1951 as a knowledge-based, professional organization to promote excellence in not-for-profit management. Today, CSAE remains committed to reinforcing the many valuable contributions Canada's not-for-profit organizations provide to the country by supporting and strengthening the professionalism of the individuals who lead them. For more information about them visit

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
DMAI Affiliate Logo As the world's largest and most reliable resource for official destination marketing organizations (DMOs), with offices in North America and Europe, DMAI is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of over 1,500 professionals from 625+ destination marketing organizations in more than 25 countries.

DMAI provides members-professionals, industry partners, students & educators-the most cutting-edge educational resources, networking opportunities, and marketing benefits available worldwide.

International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)
ICCA ICCA is one of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings. It is the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events. With approximately 850 members in over 80 countries worldwide, it is certainly the most global organization within the meetings industry. For additional information visit their website at

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
MPI MPI, the meetings and events industry's largest and most vibrant global community, is committed to delivering success for its nearly 23,000 worldwide members by providing innovative knowledge and learning experiences, connecting people and ideas, and creating rich marketplace opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers global human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs around the world. Tourism Vancouver is a proud member of both MPI International and the MPI local BC Chapter. For more information, visit or

New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE)
NYSAE Founded in 1919, the NYSAE mission is to lead in advancing and serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management. NYSAE is the "association of associations" which are headquartered in the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. NYSAE's members are full-time paid chief executives, and middle managers of trade associations, professional societies, voluntary organizations, other not-for-profit organizations and supplier firms. The New York association community alone employs over 130,000 people. To learn more about their organization visit their website at

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
PCMA PCMA is the professional resource and premier educator for the meetings and convention industry. Founded in 1957, PCMA represents the interests of meeting management executives from associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, independent meeting planning companies, and multi-management firms who recognize the importance of meetings to their organization. PCMA empowers members with the tools they need to succeed as meeting professionals and to promote the value of the industry to their organizations and the general public. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 16 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at