International memberships

Dubai Business Events maintains memberships with key leading industry associations for collaboration, knowledge exchange, business leads, education and networking. In this way, we can successfully promote Dubai and have access to up-to-date data and knowledge about the worldwide business events marked.

Dubai Business Events is an active member or partner of the following meeting industry associations:

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)


ICCA is the global community for the meetings industry, enabling its members to generate and maintain significant competitive advantage. ICCA comprises over 1,000 suppliers to the international meetings industry in 90 countries, representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.

International Association of Professional Congress Organizers


IAPCO’s mission is to raise the standards of service amongst its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals.

Union of International Association (UIA)


UIA is a non-profit, independent research institute that hosts and provides up-to-date, reliable information on global civil society and maintains the most comprehensive source of information on international associations and their meeting activities.

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)


PCMA delivers superior and innovative education and promotes the value of professional convention management. PCMA represents more than 6,000 planner and trade show/exhibit professionals and suppliers in the meeting industry throughout the globe.

Meeting Professional International (MPI)


MPI is a global community for meeting and event professionals that offers innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges to its more than 20,000 members representing 86 countries.

Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE)


SITE provides insights that inspire the utilization of motivational experiences across diverse industries, regions and cultures. SITE has nearly 2,000 members in 90 countries and serves as a source of knowledge and best practices where members can make personal connections that sustain professional growth.

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)


ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives who manage trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations in nearly 50 countries around the world. ASAE is a source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the association and nonprofit community.

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)


DMAI is the global trade organization for destination marketing organizations with a membership of over 600 official destination marketing organizations with more than 4,100 staff members in 15 countries.

Association of British Professional Congress Organizers (ABPCO)


ABPCO is the leading organisation for conference and event organisers in the UK working to deliver not-for-profit and association conferences, their industry associates and those studying for, or seeking, a career in the Association Conference and Meetings Industry.



Created from two highly successful associations – eventia representing the live event world, and IVCA representing the visual communication sector; EVCOM is comprised of a wide variety of leading professionals, agencies, freelancers, destinations, production companies and suppliers.