Representing public assembly venues from around the globe International Association of Venue Managers' (IAVM) active members include managers and senior executives from auditorium, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, and amphitheaters.

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Super Regional Conference
April 7-9, 2019 (Daytona Beach, FL)

94th Annual VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show
July 21-24, 2019 (Chicago, IL)

Facility Manager (FM) magazine’s is your home for reading expert commentary from EVERY sector type. Every issue includes columns specifically addressing amphitheaters/fairgrounds, arenas, convention centers, performing arts centers, stadiums, and universities, as well as ongoing columns from the young professional membership of the association.


The mission of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) is "to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. We expand our members' expertise by delivering our membership value of education, resources and networking through 23 chapters."

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SGMP Central Florida

2019 NEC
June 25-27, 2019 (Detroit, MI)


Live events connect people, inspire ideas and propel society forward. Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, and we’re committed to providing the best education, experiences and relationships to help you produce the best meetings and events.

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MPI's North Florida Chapter

WEC18 (World Education Conference)
June 15-18, 2019 (Toronto, Canada)

Relevant, provocative and award-winning, MPI’s flagship publication The Meeting Professional Magazine highlights planner and supplier members while showcasing best practices, trends, destinations and industry leadership. It does this all through in-depth reporting and creative design.


We Educate & Inform The Business Events Industry. With more than 7,000 members and an audience of more than 50,000 individuals, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) is the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists. Headquartered in Chicago, IL USA, PCMA has partners and collaborators around the globe and a footprint within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with activities across 37 countries.

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Southeast Chapter


The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is the first non-profit national organization for caterers, event planners and event professionals that provides education, certification and a network of resources for members in all segments of the hospitality industry.     

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NACE Thrive
July 14-17, 2019 (Cincinnati, OH)


For over 20 years, Florida Festivals & Events Association has been promoting and strengthening the festival, event and fair industry in Florida. FFEA currently supports more than 500 event industry professional members who collectively represent 3,500 events. 

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25th Annual Convention & Tradeshow
August 20-22, 2019 (Naples, FL)


The International Live Events Association, better known as ILEA and formerly known as ISES, is the principal association representing creative events professionals, globally.

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In June 1985, a few arena managers in Florida met informally in Amelia Island to network and discuss common issues unique to their facilities. The conference was so successful the group decided to get together on an annual basis. Within four years, they realized many of their challenges were shared by other facilities of various sizes and types that were not represented at these annual conferences.

As a result a decision was made to formalize the group into the Florida Facility Managers Association (FFMA). The FFMA then invited all public assembly facility managers and their top administrative staff to join. In the mid 1990's the association revised its bylaws to enable presenters of public assembly events to become members, recognizing this would better represent the industry within the state. The FFMA continues to grow and evolve as an industry leader in public assembly management in Florida.


2019 Annual Conference
June 16-18, 2019 (Palm Beach, FL)

2019 Operations Seminar
September 20, 2019 (Kissimmee, FL)


International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.

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