Industry Acronyms

ADME  Association of Destination Management Executives
AFCP  Association Francaise des EXPERTS & Conferenciers Professionnels
AH&LA  American Hotel & Lodging Association
AMCI  AMC Institute
APSS  Asia Professional Speakers - Signapore
ASAE  American Society of Association Executives
ASCAP  American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
ASTD  American Society for Training and Development
BMI  Broadcast Music Incorporated
BOR  Back of Room Sales
BUR  Bureau Partner (NSA)
CAE  Certified Association Executive
CAPS  Canadian Association for Professional Speakers
CCU  Convention Cassettes Unlimited
CEIR  Center for Exhibition Industry Research
CESSE  Council of Engineering & Scientific Society Executives
CFLC  Chapter Foundation Liaison Council
CLC  Chapter Leadership Committee
CIC  Convention Industry Council (As of 4/2018, known as EIC)
CLI  Chapter Leadership Institute
CMC  Certified Management Consultant
CMM  Certified Meetings Manager
CMP  Certified Meetings Professional
CPAE  Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame
CSP  Certified Speaking Professional
CVB  Convention and Visitors Bureau
DMAI  Destination Marketing Association International
ECEC  Executive Compensation & Evaluation Committee
EIC   Events Industry Council (Previously known as CIC)
ESCA  Exhibitions Services & Contractors Association
ESPA  Event Service Professionals Association
FICP  Financial and Insurance Conference Planners
GMIC  Green Meetings Industry Council
GSA  German Speakers Association
GSF  Global Speakers Federation
GSN  Global Speakers Network
HCEA  Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association
HSMAI  Hospitality Sales & Marketing International
IACC  International Association of Conference Centers
IAEE  International Association of Exhibitions and Events
IAPCO  International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
IASB  International Association of Speakers Bureaus
IAVB  International Association of Venue Managers
ICAA  International Congress and Convention Association
IGAB  International Group of Agencies and Bureaus
IP  Instituto Palestrante – Indice Palestrantes do Brasil
ISES  International Special Events Society
JMIC  Joint Meeting Industry Council
MAPS  Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers
MPI  Meeting Professionals International
NACE  National Association of Catering Executives
NCBMP  National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
NSA  National Speakers Association®
NSAA  National Speakers Association Australia
NSANZ  National Speakers Association New Zealand
OPE  Other People’s Experience
PSBF  Professional Speakers Benefit Fund
PCMA  Professional Convention Management Association
PDI-POA  Protocol & Diplomacy Association / Protocol Officers Association
PEG  Professional Experts Groups
PM  Professional Member (NSA)
PSAH  Professional Speakers Association Holland
PSASA  Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa
PSAUKI  Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland
RCMA  Religious Conference Management Association
SAACI  Southern African Association for the Conference Industry
SGMP  Society of Government Meeting Professionals
SITE  Society of Incentive & Travel Executives
SSP  Service Supplier Partner (NSA)
SPC  Strategic Partnership Council
USTA  United States Travel Association
VASM  Volunteer Advised – Staff Managed
VOE  Voices of Experience®