Association for Wedding Professionals International
AfWPi is an international organization dedicated to providing quality service and a central source of information and referrals--for those planning weddings and those who service weddings. We have a fully staffed Association office dedicated to the support of our members and brides. We have been providing services for the wedding industry since 1995. Members receive benefits through networking and discounted services. Brides and grooms receive free referrals to wedding professionals. Members have agreed to a set code of ethics, assuring greater confidence in shopping with them.
Association of Bridal Consultants
ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Founded in 1981, ABC members represent the entire scope of the wedding industry, from coordinators to wedding vendors.
American Disc Jockey Association
ADJA is the finest resource in the nation for brides who are searching for a professional, articulate, and well-suited DJ for their wedding day. High ethical standards, advanced level training, and sound business practices can be found wherever you see the ADJA logo.
American Institute of Floral Designers
AIFD was established in 1965 by a small group of leading floral designers dedicated to recognizing and promoting the art of floral design as a professional career and is the floral industry's leading nonprofit organization committed to establishing and maintaining higher standards in professional floral design. With nearly 1,300 members worldwide, AIFD members are in the forefront of the industry.
Thomas C. Shaner, CAE
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers.
Lesa Faris, CMP
International Cake Exploration Societe
ICES is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the sugar arts. Our membership includes a varied assortment of sugar artists, ranging from hobbyists and home bakers to professional cake decorators, caterers, and exhibitors. Our masterpieces can be as small as gum paste roses or as large as wedding cakes for thousands -- from a tiny, perfect rose in sugar to the towering sugar sculptures you've seen on televised competitions.
International Special Events Society
ISES is comprised of over 5,500 professionals in over 35 countries representing 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 more professional disciplines.
Jamie M. Devins
National Association of Catering Executives
The National Association of Catering Executives, the oldest and largest catering association in the world, is dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry. NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, an awards program, and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference.
(410) 290-5410 x227
Professional Photographers of America
PPA has been providing education and a sense of community to the photography industry since 1880. Since then, the association has added business and personal protection, business discounts, professional recognition, and more. Today, PPA is the world’s largest not-for-profit association for professional photographers, with more than 20,000 members in 64 countries. It is an association that seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope by providing them with all the tools for success.
The Special Event
The largest gathering of event professionals in the world, The Special Event boasts over 7,000 attendees. This premium trade show and conference offers professionals a unique opportunity to network, learn, see thousands of event products, and build creativity.
Tara E. Melingonis
The business side of the wedding business is the main objective of this annual convention for wedding professionals. Held each fall, the conference includes over 15 seminars to help wedding vendors earn more and improve their professional success.
Wedding Event Videographers Association
WEVA is the largest nonprofit trade association representing professional wedding and event videographers. Based throughout the US and around the globe, WEVA International members are dedicated video producers who specialize in the art of documenting and preserving important social and corporate events and presentations.
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
WPPI was founded in 1970 in order to provide part-time and full-time professional photographers with educational and networking opportunities. WPPI hosts the largest annual professional convention and trade show in the US and also sponsors four international print and album competitions. WPPI provides a Photographers Referral Network to help members obtain photography assignments, offers discounts for various business and photographic resources, and publishes a monthly e-newsletter. A subscription to Rangefinder magazine, the largest professional photography magazine in the business, is also included with membership.
(310) 846-4940 x310