Association Contacts
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AAF  American Advertising Federation
AAHOA   Asian American Hotel Owners Association
ABA   American Bus Association
ABC   Association of Bridal Consultants
ACCED-I   Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International
ACF   American Culinary Federation
           Local Chapters
ACME  Alliance for Continuing Medical Education
ACME  Association for Convention Marketing Executives (name changed - see CSPI)
ACOM  Association for Convention Operations Management
ACTE  Association of Corporate Travel Executives
ADJA   American Disc Jockey Association
           South Florida Chapter
ADMEI   Association of Destination Management Executives International
AFEMCO   Association of Female Exhibit Managers and Convention Organizers
AFP   Association of Fundraising Professionals
          Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter
          Other Chapters
AHIA   Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
AHLA   American Hotel & Lodging Association
          FRLA  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
          GHTA  Georgia Hospitality & Travel Association
AHRE   Association of Hospitality Recruiting Executives
AIFD   American Institute of Floral Designers
AIPC   International Association of Congress Centres
AIWF   American Institute of Wine & Food
           South Florida Chapter
AMA   American Marketing Association
AMC Institute   AMC (Association Management Company)Institute (formerly IAAMC)
AMMC   Alliance of Meeting Management Companies
AOHT   Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (National Academy Foundation)
          AOHT   Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (Miami-Dade County)
ARA   American Rental Association
ASAE   American Society of Association Executives
          CFSAE   Central Florida Society of Association Executives
          FSAE   Florida Society of Association Executives
          GSAE   Georgia Society of Association Executives
          Other Allied Societies of Association Executives
ASI   American Sightseeing International
ASTA   American Society of Travel Agents
AWC   Association for Women in Communications
          Atlantic-Florida Professional Chapter
          Palm Beach Treasure Coast Professional Chapter
          Other Local Chapters

BWG   Boutique Wedding Group
CAPB   Concierge Association of The Palm Beaches
CEIR   Center for Exhibition Industry Research
CFHMA   Central Florida Hotel Motel Association
CHA   Caribbean Hotel Association
CHRIE   Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
CIC   Convention Industry Council
CIMPA   Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
CLIA   Cruise Lines International Association
CMAA   Club Managers Association of America
CSPI   Convention Sales Professionals International (formerly ACME)
CTO   Caribbean Tourism Organization
DMA   Direct Marketing Association
DMAI   Destination Marketing Association International (formerly IACVB)
           Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
           Greater Miami CVB
           Palm Beach County CVB
           Monroe County (Florida Keys) TDC
           Florida Association of CVBs

EBN   Elite Bridal Network
EDPA   Exhibit Designers & Producers Association
ESCA   Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
FAA   Florida Attractions Association
FADMO   Florida Association of Destination Management Organizations
FAME   Florida Association of Meetings and Events Professionals
FANO   Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations
FBTA   Florida Business Travel Association - South Florida Chapter
FCCA   Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
FDMA   Florida Direct Marketing Association
FFEA   Florida Festivals and Events Association
FGI   Fashion Group International
FICP   Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (formerly ICPA)
FMA   Florida Motorcoach Association
FMPTA   Florida Motion Picture & Television Association
FPRA   Florida Public Relations Association
FRLA   Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
GBTA  Global Business Travel Association (formerly NBTA)
          FBTA   Florida Business Travel Association - South Florida Chapter
GCCA   Gold Coast Concierge Association
GFLLHA   Greater Fort Lauderdale Lodging & Hospitality Association
GMBHA   Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association
GMFEA   Greater Miami Festivals & Events Association
GMIC   Green Meeting Industry Council
HCEA   Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
HCIMA   Hotel & Catering International Management Association
HFTP   Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
HITA   Hospitality Information Technology Association
HSMAI   Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
          South Florida Chapter
HSPC  Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium
IAAM  International Association of Assembly Managers
IAAMC   Int'l. Assn. of Assn. Management Companies (name changed - see AMCI)
IAAPA   International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
IABC   International Association of Business Communicators
           Gold Coast Chapter
           Miami Chapter
           Other Local Chapters in Southeastern U.S.

IACC   International Association of Conference Centers
           Atlanta/Southeastern Chapter
           Florida Chapter
IACEP   International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers
IACVB  Int'l. Assn. of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (name changed - see DMAI)
IAEE   International Association for Exhibitions and Events (formerly IAEM)
IAEM   International Association for Exposition Management (name changed - see IAEE)
IAFE   International Association of Fairs and Expositions
IAHMP   International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals
IAPCO   International Association of Professional Congress Organizers
IASB   International Association of Speakers Bureaus
ICA   International Caterers Association
ICCA   International Congress & Convention Association
ICPA   Insurance Conference Planners Association (name changed - see FICP)
IEG   International Events Group
IFAI   Industrial Fabrics Association International - Tent Rental Division
IFEA  International Festivals and Events Association
IFFA  International Fiery Foods Association
IFFPS  International Federation for Professional Speakers
IFWTO  International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations
IGLTA  International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
IHRA  International Hotel & Restaurant Association
ILEA   International Live Events Association) (formerly ISES)
          South Florida / Caribbean Chapter
IMA  Incentive Marketing Association
ISES   International Special Events Society (name changed - see ILEA)
ISGLMP  International Society of Gay & Lesbian Meeting Professionals
ISHC  International Society of Hospitality Consultants
ISMP  International Society of Meeting Planners
ISTTE  International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
JWI  June Wedding,Inc.
MHA  Marine Hotel Association
MPI  Meeting Professionals International
          GAMPI   Georgia Chapter
          GOAMPI   Greater Orlando Area Chapter
          NFMPI  North Florida Chapter
          SFMPI  South Florida Chapter
          TBMPI  Tampa Bay Area Chapter
          Other Chapters in the United States
          Other Chapters Worldwide
NABHOOD   National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers
NACE   National Association for Catering and Events
           South Florida Chapter
NACTA   National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents
NACTPO   National Association of Casino & Theme Party Operators
NAIMP   National Association of Independent Meeting Planners
NAWP   National Association of Wedding Professionals
           Miami-Dade / Broward Chapter
NBBQA   National Barbecue Association
NCBMP   National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
NLA   National Limousine Association
NRA   National Restaurant Association
          FRLA  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
NSA   National Speakers Association
          FSA  Florida Speakers Association (South Florida)
          CFSA  Central Florida Speakers Association
          GSA  Georgia Speakers Association
          Other Chapters
NTA   National Tour Association
OTA   OpenTravel Alliance
PBCHMA   Palm Beach County Hotel & Motel Association
PCMA   Professional Convention Management Association
           Local Chapters
PRSA   Public Relations Society of America
          Georgia Chapter (Atlanta)
          Gulfstream Chapter (Fort Lauderdale)
          Miami Chapter
          North Florida Chapter
          Orlando Regional Chapter
          Palm Beach Chapter
          Tampa Bay Chapter
          South Georgia Chapter (Savannah)
          Sunshine District (Includes all six Florida chapters)
          Other Chapters
PTGAF   Professional Tour Guide Association of Florida
RCMA   Religious Conference Management Association
SAF   Society of American Florists
SATH   Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
SCMP   Society of Corporate Meeting Professionals
SFCA   Southern Florida Concierge Association
SFIMA   South Florida Interactive Marketing Association
SFPVA   South Florida Professional Videoartist Association
SGMP   Society of Government Meeting Professionals
SGTP   Society of Government Travel Professionals
SISO   Society of Independent Show Organizers
Site   Society for Incentive Travel Excellence
          Site Florida & Caribbean
SKAL   Skål International
STS   Southeast Tourism Society
TES   The Ecotourism Society
TIA  Travel Industry Association of America (name changed - see USTA)
TSEA   Trade Show Exhibitors Association
TTA   Travel Technology Association
USSA   United States Sommelier Association
USTA   U.S. Travel Association (formerly TIA)
VISIT FLORIDA   Tourism Marketing Agency for the State of Florida
WRTA   World Religious Travel Association
WTO   World Tourism Organization
WTTC   World Travel & Tourism Council

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