Associations

  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA)

    The Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA) was formed by a group of attorneys from across the United States who represent clients engaged in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, travel, meeting, convention, tourism and related industries (collectively, “Industries”). They are committed to promoting professionalism and education and improved communication to create a network of competent, experienced attorneys to improve legal services to our clients in the Industries.
    Association Link:
    http://ahiattorneys.org
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

    As the world's largest fitness educator, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.
    Association Link:
    http://www.afaa.com/
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954. The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years in the activities and services it provides.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aaep.org
  • American Bakers Association (ABA)

    ABA is a voluntary trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the wholesale baking industry before the United States Congress, state legislatures, and international regulatory authorities. Formed in 1897, ABA tackles key issues on behalf of grain-based foods and initiates key reforms to make positive impacts on the industry; ABA is committed to promoting public policy that is in the best interest of the baking industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.americanbakers.org
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)

    The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City. Since inception, the associations goals have always been based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Apprenticeships
    Association Link:
    http://www.acfchefs.org
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)

    he American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City. Since inception, the associations principal goals have remained the same; e an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Apprenticeships
    Association Link:
    http://www.acfchefs.org/
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)

    Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ahla.com
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

    Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.ahla.com/
  • American Institute of Baking (AIB)

    AIB International (widely known as the American Institute of Baking) is committed to protecting the safety of the food supply chain and delivering high value technical and educational programs. The original mission of the organization was to "put science to work for the baker," and that basic theme is still central to all of the programs, products, and services provided by AIB to baking and general food production industries worldwide. AIB serves many segments of the food processing, distribution, foodservice, and retail industries worldwide.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aibonline.org
  • American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA)

    The American Personal and Private Chef Association is the gold standard in the industry. We are not only flattered by imitation, but moved by it to constantly innovate, and continually raise the bar on service to our membership.
    Association Link:
    http://www.personalchef.com
  • American Pie Council (APC)

    The American Pie Council (APC) is an organization that represents the pie industry. With almost 100 commercial members, it hosts the APC Crisco National Pie Championships and the Great American Pie Festival, as seen on the Food Network. In partnership with AIB, the APC presents the Pie Industry Seminar annually.
    Association Link:
    http://www.piecouncil.org
  • American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV)

    The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (the sciences of winemaking and grape growing) professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://asev.org
  • American Society of Baking (ASB)

    The American Society of Baking is a professional organization comprising commercial baking professionals, food technologists, engineering, equipment and ingredient experts dedicated to advancing baking and baking science technology.
    Association Link:
    http://www.asbe.org/
  • American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA)

    Founded in 1946, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is the oldest professional organization of golf course designers in America. All ASGCA members have completed of a minimum of five major golf course projects and are peer-reviewed by the ASGCA membership. This ensures that all ASGCA members are qualified and well-seasoned in golf course design with a trained eye for both functional and aesthetic excellence.
    Association Link:
    http://www.asgca.org/
  • American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. ASTA is the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.asta.org
  • American Sports Builders Association (ASBA)

    With more than 300 member companies, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) is a national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, natural and synthetic turf fields, indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces. Headquartered in Maryland, the ASBA works to raise professional standards and to insure that consumers receive services of the highest quality. As part of its work to achieve this goal, the association sponsors a certification program that permits experienced tennis court and running track builders to demonstrate their competency by completing an examination on all areas of construction. In addition, ASBA offers an awards program to recognize excellence in design, construction and renovation.
    Association Link:
    http://www.sportsbuilders.org
  • Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers (AIMS)

    The Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers (AIMS) Trade Association evolved from the American Recreational Equipment Association in February 1994. The Association's purpose is to establish communications and foster working relations using the highest degree of professionalism with other Amusement Industry Trade Associations, Local, State, and Federal Government entities in order to promote and preserve the prosperity of the Amusement Industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aimsintl.org/
  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

    The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is the voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 10,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value.AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.aahoa.com
  • Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH)

    The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is non-profit, member driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts. Formed in 1987 by Registered Nurse, Alison L. Crane, AATH provides its members the education, cutting-edge resources, and supportive community they need to excel in the practice and promotion of healthy humor.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aath.org
  • Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)

    The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is a professional society that serves as the crossroads of creativity, innovation, efficiency and well-being. The association is dedicated to serving professionals in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry. Members represent those healthcare facilities that, by choosing to keep their foodservice departments in house instead of outsourcing them to third-party contractors, keep food and nutrition at the core of the healthcare experience.
    Association Link:
    http://www.healthcarefoodservice.org
  • Association for Linen Management (ALM)

    Since 1939, the leadership of the Association for Linen Management has focused on education to advance the professional development in the laundry industry. Initially providing the mechanism for managers of on-premise hospital laundries, the organization currently provides educational materials and programs throughout the continuum of service in the textile care industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.almnet.org
  • Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)

    The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) has set the standard for professional excellence in the wedding industry since 1955. ABC’s founding philosophy rests on education and networking.
    Association Link:
    http://www.bridalassn.com/
  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International (ACCED-I)

    The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International consists of over 1,500 campus professionals who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and special events on the campuses of colleges and universities around the world. Since 1980, ACCED-I has increased the visibility and enhanced the stature of the collegiate conference and events profession.
    Association Link:
    http://www.acced-i.org/
  • Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)

    The Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the professional growth of our many nation's correctional foodservice employees.
    Association Link:
    http://www.acfsa.org
  • Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME)

    Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) International's mission is to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meeting, convention, and incentive travel industry and the general public.
    Association Link:
    http://www.admeinternational.org/
  • Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)

    Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) is a national not-for-profit association established in 1960 that today has over 15,000 professionals dedicated to the practice of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.anfponline.org/
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

    The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is the only membership association for people working toward more walkable, bicycle-friendly communities. We are a community of peers working in government, consulting firms and non-profit organizations in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, urban design and planning, public health and active living.
    Association Link:
    http://www.apbp.org
  • Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME)

    The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME), established in 1980, is a non-profit, professional association made up of experienced and innovative travel industry marketers representing all segments including: airlines; hotels and resorts; cruise lines; tour operators; online travel companies and initiatives; CVB’s; local, state, and international tourist offices; car rental companies; technology and marketing solution providers (ad, marketing, pr agencies, database, crm companies); and media executives.
    Association Link:
    http://www.atme.org
  • Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)

    The Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) is an association created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive, yet extremely fragmented sector, within the hospitality industry. Its goal is to unite the world's collection of boutique and lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies, as well as market themselves to meet the ever-increasing demand from discerning boutique-seeking clients.
    Currently Available:
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.blla.org/
  • Bread Bakers Guild of America (BBGA)

    The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a non-profit alliance of professional bakers, farmers, millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical experts, and bakery owners and managers. It was formed in 1993 to shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community through education
    Association Link:
    http://www.bbga.org
  • California League of Food Processors (CLFP)

    Established in 1905, the Claifornia League of Food Processors is devoted to furthering the interests of the food processing industry. CLFP's purpose is to foster a favorable environment for the growth and strength of the industry.
    Association Link:
    http://clfp.com
  • California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA)

    A dynamic, growing organization committed to serving California's lodging owners and their management teams. Based in Sacramento, the State Capitol, CLIA is the recognized lodging advocacy leader. Focused exclusively on California, CLIA works in concert with other leading hospitality and business groups to support and protect California's $95 billion tourism industry, through responsible advocacy. In addition, CLIA continually provides education and training to improve profitability and performance
    Association Link:
    http://www.clia.org/
  • California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS)

    The California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) provides career development, networking, resources and is the public advocate for California park and recreation professionals.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.cprs.org/
  • California Rental Association (CRA)

    The mission of the California Rental Association is to further the rental concept by representing its members, promoting use by consumers, and augmenting the industry image.
    Association Link:
    http://www.calrental.org
  • California Restaurant Association (CRA)

    As the oldest restaurant association in America with more than 100 years experience, the CRA offers industry insiders unparalleled insight into the state's vibrant restaurant and hospitality industries. They constantly strive to simultaneously improve the restaurant business and to breed the next generation of food service leaders, ensuring the future of this vital industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.calrest.org
  • California School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

    As a powerful voice for all involved in school nutrition programs, the mission of the California School Nutrition Association (CSNA) is to provide a forum for personal and professional development by offering innovative educational programs, supporting legislative efforts, and promoting community awareness for the purpose of improving the well-being of California’s children.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.calsna.org/
  • California Ski Industry Association (CSIA)

    The California Ski Industry Association (CSIA) is a non-profit trade association representing 29 snowsports areas in California and Nevada. The association's role is to support California and Nevada resorts by coordinating state and national legislative activities, risk management and technical training on behalf of the industry.
    Association Link:
    http://californiasnow.org/
  • California’s Park and Recreation Profession (CPRS)

    The California Park & Recreation Society provides career development, networking, resources and is the public advocate for California park and recreation professionals. Founded in 1946, CPRS is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization with more than 4,000 members
    Association Link:
    http://www.cprs.org
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)

    The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) supports and educates campus-based EHS (Environmental Health Services) professionals to empower and to improve the EHS profession in campus environments. Originally founded in 1954 as the Campus Safety Association, CSHEMA has a long history of service to the college, university, and research communities.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.cshema.org/
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), Golden State Chapter

    The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional association for managers at the country's leading clubs. The CMAA is a closely connected community of club management professionals who place a high value on education and support for each other.
    Association Link:
    http://www.thegsc.org/
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

    The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 6,500 members across all classifications, our manager members run more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.cmaa.org
  • Convention Industry Council (CIC)

    The Convention Liaison Council was founded in 1949 by four organizations to facilitate the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. Now the Convention Industry Council, the organization has grown to include 31 member organizations. CIC's members represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. CIC offers many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges; facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; and educate the public on its profound economic impact.
    Association Link:
    http://www.conventionindustry.org/
  • Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI)

    Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI), formerly the Association for Convention Sales and Marketing Executives, is dedicated to fostering a spirit of collaborative success between convention center sales professionals and their convention sales counterparts at regional destination marketing organizations.
    Association Link:
    http://www.cspionline.org/
  • Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA)

    The mission of the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is to promote professional networking and knowledge sharing; provide thoughtful leadership and education; advocate the value of event marketing and integrate with other marketing disciplines; and drive industry standards. CEMA offers professional networking, knowledge sharing, thought leadership and education for senior level event marketing professionals. CEMA is a thriving community with over 500 active members.
    Association Link:
    http://cemaonline.com/
  • Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (CHRIE)

    The Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (ICHRIE), a nonprofit professional association, provides programs and services to continually improve the quality of global education, research, service, and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industry.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.chrie.org
  • Event Planners Association (EPA)

    The Event Planners Association is the national trade association for professionals in the event and amusement industries and serves as a wedding planner association, inflatable association, meeting planner association, and other event and amusement associations all wrapped up into one. The EPA provides a unique support system for independent business owners as members benefit from the EPA’s in-house law firm, in-house insurance agency, marketing specialists, professional certifications, local networking opportunities, continuing education, affinity programs and regulatory support. Their mission is to provide the foundational elements of a successful business and facilitate the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://eventplannersassociation.com/
  • Far West Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA D8)

    The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) is comprised of athletic trainer associations from California, Nevada and Hawaii under District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). FWATA strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.fwatad8.org/
  • Financial and Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)

    Founded in 1957, the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) provides high-quality information, education and a networking forum to enhance business and professional development opportunities for financial and insurance meeting planners. It provides intimate relationship-building and educational forums that create a deeper understanding of the needs of the financial services and insurance sector so that members and hospitality partners can increase their success and value within their companies and the industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ficpnet.com/
  • Food Industry Business Roundtable (FIBR)

    The Food Industry Business Roundtable (FIBR) is a nonprofit business association dedicated to promoting the growth of the ethnic and specialty food processing industry in Southern California. Encourage communication and cooperation among all segments of the industry; work with regulatory and economic development agencies; partner with educational institutions; build linkages between public and private sources of capital; and keep members informed about industry trends, trade policies and regulatory developments.
    Currently Available:
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.fibr.info
  • Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

    FMI provides leadership to retailers and wholesalers of food and consumer products, as well as to their supplier partners, by fostering their growth and promoting their role in feeding families and enriching the lives of their customers.
    Association Link:
    http://www.fmi.org
  • Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.gbta.org/
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), California Chapter

    The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. Today, GCSAA and its members are recognized by the golf industry as one of the key contributors in elevating the game and business to its current state.
    Association Link:
    http://www.californiagcsa.org
  • Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC)

    Founded in 2003, the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) was formed to improve meeting management practices by promoting environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts of the hospitality industry, corporations, government, and community organizations. GMIC is committed to supporting economic, environmental, and community objectives as they relate to the meetings industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.gmicglobal.org/
  • Green Restaurant Association (GRA)

    The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers to become more environmentally responsible.
    Association Link:
    http://www.dinegreen.com
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

    Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. Founded in 1952, HFTP provides first-class educational events, networking, certifications and resources to over 4,700 members worldwide.
    Association Link:
    http://www.hftp.org
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) 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.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.hsmai.org/
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

    A nonprofit scientific society with 28,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions in industry, academia and government. IFT is one of six organizations comprising the Food and Nutrition Science Alliance (FANSA), a partnership of professional scientific societies whose members have joined forces to speak with one voice on food and nutrition issues. Divisions reflect specialized interest such as nutrition, toxicology, food service and education.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.ift.org
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Southern California Chapter

    The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists (SCIFTS) is one of the largest sections of the international society of professional food personnel involved or interested in any of the various aspects of the field of food.
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    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.scifts.net
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

    Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 4,500 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 97 countries.
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    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.iaapa.org/
  • International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)

    Founded in 1885, the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) is a voluntary, not-for-profit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs and allied fields.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    https://www.fairsandexpos.com
  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)

    The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents a broad range of members with a singular focus — protecting the global food supply. Within the association, you will find educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods.
    Association Link:
    http://www.foodprotection.org
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

    Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents over 4,000 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 93 countries. IAAPA strives to help members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry
    Association Link:
    http://www.iaapa.org
  • International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)

  • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

    The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) is a worldwide forum for the development and exchange of information, knowledge, and inspiration within the professional food and beverage community. With nearly 3,000 members from more than 32 countries, this organization of creative and talented professionals is engaged in and committed to excellence in the food industry.
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    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.iacp.com
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

    Founded in 1928, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE™ represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
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    Association Link:
    http://www.iaee.com
  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

    The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is an organization committed to the professional operation of amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, race tracks, stadiums and university complexes. IAVM provides leadership development, education and research, life safety and security training, networking and resources to the industry.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Mentorships
    Association Link:
    http://www.iavm.org/
  • International Caterers Association (ICA)

    The International Caterers Association (ICA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, mentoring and resources for professional caterers and promoting the profession of catering to clients, industry members, vendors and the public.
    Association Link:
    http://internationalcaterers.org/
  • International Dairy·Deli·Bakery Association (IDDBA)

    The International Dairy·Deli·Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) was founded in 1964. Over the years it has evolved to reflect the changing scope of member needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries. IDDBA members meet the challenges of today's business world by exchanging information and ideas, participating in educational programs, and networking. IDDBA helps its members (manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, brokers, and many others) enhance their economic position by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.iddba.org/
  • International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

    The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been on the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, and educational resources. TIES' global network of ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development.
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    Association Link:
    http://www.ecotourism.org
  • International Ecotourist Club (Eco Club)

    Founded in 1999, the International Ecotourism Club International Ecotourism Club is a global, mutual aid network established in 1999 with the aim of promoting an Ecological & Equitable Tourism .
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    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://ecoclub.com/
  • International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA)

    Founded in 1930, the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. Executive Housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth
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    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.ieha.org
  • International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)

    Founded in 1956, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) today is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia & New Zealand, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East, and IFEA North America the organization's common vision is for "A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration".
    Association Link:
    http://www.ifea.com/
  • International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA World)

    Founded in 1956 as the Festival Manager's Association, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA World) today is ‘The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide.' The IFEA exists to serve the needs of the entire industry, all those who share core values of excellence & quality; the sharing of experience, knowledge, creativity and best practices; and the importance of "community" building both locally and globally. The association's success lies in the success of those they serve through professional education, programming, products and resources, networking and representation.
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    Association Link:
    http://www.ifea.com/
  • International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

    The International Flight Services Association is a global professional association created to serve the needs and interests of airline and railway personnel, inflight and rail caterers and suppliers responsible for providing onboard services on regularly scheduled travel routes. IFSA's membership is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of the multi-billion dollar inflight and railway onboard services industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ifsanet.com
  • International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)

    Founded in Michigan in 1901, the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) is the oldest food service industry association. Focus is on networking, mentoring, food service training leading to certification, and community service. IFSEA is a multifaceted service organization for the professionals of the hospitality industry. with a mission to enhance careers of members through professional and personal growth.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ifsea.com
  • International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)

    The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.
    Association Link:
    http://ifwtwa.org
  • International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP)

    The International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP) is a group of hospitality professionals who are dedicated to ethical procurement principles, business integrity, fiduciary responsibility and the advancement of procurement expertise. ISHP membership is limited to hospitality procurement professionals and promotes the capacity to build a common platform of understanding that will improve relationships between the owner, project manager, interior designer, architect, manufacturer, and the purchaser, to achieve a successful project opening.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ishp.org/
  • International Society of Meeting Planners (ISMP)

    The International Society of Meeting Planners (ISMP) serves as a medium for meeting planners to communicate not only on a national basis, but on an international basis as well. The international Society of Meeting planners is currently represented by members around the globe. The primary objective of the International Society of Meeting Planners is to provide professional recognition and a method to easily network with recognized professionals both internationally as well as within your own nation.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ismp-assoc.org
  • International Special Events Society (ISES)

    The Mission of the International Special Events Society (ISES) is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries. Represents 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 event coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, and convention center managers.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.ises.com
  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

    The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by our students' success as health, sports and fitness professionals. Our efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline are multiplied exponentially as our graduates and members disseminate the ISSA principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates. Our mission is to inspire each and every student to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact. As a distance education institution and certifying agency, ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality distance education programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of Creating a Stronger, Healthier World.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.issaonline.edu/
  • Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA)

    Master Brewers Association of the Americas was formed in 1887 with the purpose of promoting, advancing, and improving the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel. Today, MBAA is a dynamic, global community working to advance the brewing, fermentation, and allied industries.
    Association Link:
    http://www.mbaa.com
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) was founded in 1972 and believes that meeting and event planners serve a critical role in the success of business, and is committed to giving its members the very best in professional development, business opportunities and a vibrant industry community.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    • Mentorships
    Association Link:
    http://www.mpiweb.org
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

    Since 1987 the National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations for fitness professionals. In addition to its Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Continuing Education Units and specializations including the Corrective Exercise Specialist , Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. Academic institutions nationwide incorporate NASM’s leading fitness content into curriculum as part of Certified Personal Trainer courses, and bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The vision of NASM is to empower fitness and wellness professionals, supporting them in their goal of motivating clients to lead healthier lives.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.nasm.org/
  • National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)

    National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) is a non-profit organization that provides resources for amusement industry professionals dedicated to the safety of the industry and its patrons. NAARSO provides education and resources to amusement industry safety professionals.
    Association Link:
    http://www.naarso.com/
  • National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

    The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompasses all aspects of the catering and events industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nace.net
  • National Association of Church Food Service, Inc.

    The National Association of Church Food Services (NACFS) is a professional organization that consists of Food Service Directors who are dedicated to the betterment of Church and Ministry organizations.
    Association Link:
    http://nacfs.org/
  • National Association of Event Planners (NAEP)

    The National Association of Event Planners is dedicated and promises to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, raising the level of education and ensuring uniformity and promoting career success on a national basis in the wedding and special event industry
    Association Link:
    http://www.nationalassociationofeventplanners.com
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

    The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 35,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nata.org
  • National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA)

    The National Confectionery Sales Association is dedicated to furthering positive growth and acceptance of confectionery and allied products by education, open and frank dialogue, and recognition of peers’ notable accomplishments.
    Association Link:
    http://candyhalloffame.org
  • National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA)

  • National Restaurant Association (NRA)

    The mission of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 13.1 million people.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.restaurant.org
  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Founded in 1987, the NRAEF was originally designed to strengthen and support the industry by providing high quality, educational and awareness programs created to professionalize the workforce, particularly in the areas of food safety and restaurant management. The NRAEF developed more than 200 educational products, services and certifications, enabling it to be the leader in industry education.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nraef.org
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSHM)

    Since its founding in the spring of 1989 at Cornell University, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality has been a non-profit student run professional organization. NSMH works in conjunction with its sponsors to establish a working relationship between the hospitality industry and minority students. NSMH believes that its members are an asset to the hospitality industry. NSMH is an organization of students and professionals representing an array of social and cultural backgrounds and a wealth of unique perspectives and ideas. NSMH is proud of its diversity and believes it provides a competitive advantage in the hospitality industry. Consequently, we work to make the industry aware of the benefits that a diverse workforce provides in a business that caters to the world.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nsmh.org
  • National Speakers Association (NSA)

    The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the premier organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided the most comprehensive resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nsaspeaker.org/
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Founded in 1978, the NSCA has been serving its members by bridging the gap between science and application. NSCA is a nonprofit international education association with an active voice in the news for advancements in the field of strength and conditioning.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.nsca.com/
  • National Tour Association (NTA)

    The National Tour Association (NTA) is the leading business-building association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America. It is an organization of thousands of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry.
    Association Link:
    http://ntaonline.com
  • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH)

    Founded in Los Angeles in 1984, the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality's (NEWH) goal is to promote a high standard of achievement for women in hospitality and related fields. Serves its members and the industry through scholarship fundraising, educational efforts, and information exchange. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/ operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related industries.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.newh.org
  • North American Sommelier Association (NASA)

    The North American Sommelier Association is a fast growing educational and professional association in the United States.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nasommelier.com
  • North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)

    Based in California, the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) is one of the premier professional associations of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, encouraging high quality professional journalism, promoting travel and leisure activities to the public, and honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world. NATJA membership is open to media professionals who contribute articles, programs, blogs, and other content to print and digital media. Membership is also open to Publications, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations in North America
    Association Link:
    http://www.natja.org/
  • Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA)

    Since 1965 the Outdoor Amusement Business Association mission has been to promote the preservation and growth of the outdoor amusement industry through leadership, advocacy and education.
    Association Link:
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    Founded in 1966, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization.
    Association Link:
    http://www.padi.com/
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

    The mission of the Professional Convention Management Association is to deliver superior and innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management. PCMA represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders including planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students. Aside from students and faculty, other members are categorized as either a professional or supplier.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.pcma.org
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Southwest-Pacific Chapter

    Headquartered in Chicago, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders throughout the globe. The Southwest-Pacific Chapter offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for meeting professionals in the region. The association's mission is to provide daring and innovative education for planners and suppliers that want to learn, be inspired and experience new concepts in the meetings and conventions industry; and to create a regional community of connections that form a professional family. PCMA’s Southwest & Pacific Chapter serves 300+ members from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Southern California.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.pcma.org/connect-and-grow/chapters/southwest-pacific
  • Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)

    The Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) is a professional, nonprofit, multifaith organization consisting of individuals who are responsible for planning and/or managing meetings, tutorials, conferences, conventions, and assemblies for their religious organizations. Founded in 1972, RCMA has built a solid reputation for enhancing the professionalism of its members as well as its suppliers. For over 35 years, RCMA has dedicated itself to improving the experience of religious meeting attendees throughout the world.
    Association Link:
    http://www.rcmaweb.org/
  • Research Chefs Association (RCA)

    Founded in 1996, the Research Chefs Association (RCA) has grown to more than 2,000 members. Today, RCA is the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry, with a professionally diverse membership including chefs, food scientists and other industry professionals who are shaping the future of food research and development. RCA is a forward-thinking, vibrant, energized organization whose members benefit by being part of a dynamic community of food professionals who work toward a common goal: to create the future of food.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.researchchef.org
  • Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA)

    The mission of the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) is to advance industry awareness of restaurant facility management, while promoting professional and ethical standards to serve the customer with added value.
    Association Link:
    http://www.rfmaonline.com
  • Retail Bakers of America (RBA)

    The Retail Bakers of America offers retail bakeries knowledge and resources to enhance business operations through learning opportunities, shared best practices, networking and industry communication.
    Association Link:
    http://www.retailbakersofamerica.org
  • School Nutrition Association (SNA)

    Since 1946, the mission of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) is to educate and empower members to provide healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.schoolnutrition.org
  • Showmen’s League of America (SLA)

    The Showmen's League of America was founded in 1913, by a group of outdoor showmen meeting at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago. Buffalo Bill Cody, the Wild West performer, was elected the Club's first President. The Showmen's League of America is the oldest organization of its type in North America. The Showmen’s League of America is a community of showpeople - both men and women - dedicated to service and fellowship. By providing scholarships, financial aid and memorial services, the association promotes the mutual welfare of members and all showpeople, in good times and bad. By maintaining traditions, they honor the legacy of those who have come before.
    Association Link:
    http://www.showmensleague.org/
  • Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

    Founded in 1971, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) member totals more than 6,000 worldwide. Member include major and minor league baseball officials, broadcasters and writers, as well as numerous former players. Primarily, the membership consists of "just plain fans" — anyone interested in baseball can join. While the original purpose of SABR was to band together baseball historians, statisticians and researchers, it is not necessary to engage in research to become a member.
    Association Link:
    http://sabr.org/
  • Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM)

    The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management is the pre-eminent national association serving the needs and interests of executives in the onsite foodservice industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.sfm-online.org
  • Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC)

    The Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC) is a not for profit organization devoted to the advancement of the field of flavor technology and related sciences.
    Association Link:
    http://flavorchemists.com/
  • Southern California Association for Food Protection (SCAFP)

    This is the Southern California Association for Food Protection. We are a group of food professionals interested in learning more about food safety methods, technologies, research and best practices. We meet quarterly to exchange information on protecting the food supply. Membership is open to any interested person.
    Currently Available:
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.scafp.info
  • Travel Institute

    Established in 1964, The Travel Institute serves as a community of knowledge and insight for all travel professionals. Through innovative education programs, professional certifications and customized learning solutions, The Institute fulfills its non-profit mission to promote a standard of industry knowledge and excellence. The Travel Institute's programs encompass all career stages, from entry level to executive.
    Currently Available:
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.thetravelinstitute.com
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)

    The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), founded in 1970, is a nonprofit professional organization committed to improving the quality, value, effectiveness and use of travel and tourism research and marketing information. TTRA seeks to improve the industry through education, publications and networking activities.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ttra.com
  • United Motorcoach Association (UMA)

    The United Motorcoach Association ("UMA") is North America's largest association of professional bus and motorcoach companies. Founded in 1971 as the United Bus Owners of America, UMA's membership now includes over 875 motorcoach companies. Another 215 motorcoach manufacturers, suppliers and related businesses are currently "Associate" members of UMA.
    Association Link:
    http://www.uma.org
  • United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)

    More than 70% of full-time personal chefs today are members of the USPCA - by far the largest and most well established association for these working professionals. The USPCA continues to set the standards and create guidelines as this industry grows. Regardless of membership in the USPCA, their career, functions and policies continue to be developed by the national office of USPCA. Media exposure, National recognition, increased sales and on going education which keep the USPCA on the cutting edge are just a few of the benefits realized by the personal chef.
    Association Link:
    http://www.uspca.com
  • U.S. Travel Association

    The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $2.1 trillion in economic output and supports 14.9 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.ustravel.org
  • Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)

    The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.
    Association Link:
    http://www.vrg.org
  • Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC)

    Western Association of Food Chains' (WAFC) mission involves two major objectives: initiating and supporting continuing educational programs in the West for the Food Industry and to produce a yearly convention with a goal toward better understanding, better communications within the food industry and it customers, and moreover to learn better ways to operate the business and serve the public.
    Association Link:
    http://www.wafc.com
  • Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR)

    Formed in 1993, the mission of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs is to promote and enhance the education, advancement and connection of women in the culinary industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.womenchefs.org
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)

    The Women’s Foodservice Forum is more than a professional development organization within the foodservice industry. They are a movement, thousands strong, dedicated to elevating women leaders for more than 20 years. WFF is leading the transformation of the foodservice industry by enhancing the industry's business performance through gender-diverse leadership.
    Association Link:
    http://www.womensfoodserviceforum.com
  • World Food Travel Association (WFTA)

    The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and the world’s leading authority on food tourism. The Association is at the forefront of food and drink tourism development with cutting-edge resources for today’s food, drink, travel, hospitality and media professionals.
    Association Link:
    http://worldfoodtravel.org/
  • World Pet Association (WPA)

    The World Pet Association (WPA) is the oldest industry organization promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services. WPA works to inform and educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for our animal friends. WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, the world’s largest consumer pet and pet products expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, California and Aquatic Experience – Chicago in Schaumburg, Illinois.
    Association Link:
    http://worldpetassociation.org