The following associations are a vital part of our industry and allow us to grow as a company and provide the best service possible to our clients.
The Entertainment Services and Technology Association is a non-profit trade association based in North America with members around the world. ESTA’s members are responsible for creating some of the most important programs in our industry including the Technical Standards Program, Entertainment Technician Certification Program and Rental Guard. By joining ESTA you are investing in the future of the entertainment technology industry.
Membership in ESTA supports: increasing safety through the development of standards and certifications; educating members and providing business resources to increase profitability; representing the interests of the industry to government, regulatory bodies, and related industries; and raising the bar for ethical and professional behavior.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.
Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA)
The mission of the EDPA is to advance the interests of members engaged in the design, production, and service of exhibits, events and experiential environments. The success and integrity of our industry will be enhanced through advocacy, communication, education and good works.
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
MPI is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries.
Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP)
ETCP is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences.
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
ACVB is the liaison between meeting planners, tour operators and more than 800 member organizations. The tourism bureau positions Atlanta as the leading destination for conventions and tourism through aggressive sales and marketing programs. ACVB’s efforts support Atlanta’s $12 billion hospitality industry, sustaining 230,000 jobs for metro Atlantans and generating 42 million visitors each year.