Connecting ideas with expertise.

Together with a host of other partners and like-minded organizations we will move the entire event marketing industry forward.

Industry Partners

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a leader in the meetings and convention industry. They have a voice that is respected, and projected when it matters most.

The PCMA has taken an early leadership position in the exciting hybrid event marketplace and its embrace of this emerging category has accelerated their own business, and the event marketing industry overall.

We respect the simple fact that the PCMA is one of the most dynamic industry associations we have ever known — in any industry.

The PCMA believes it is their job to take chances for their members (and they’re right). They are not afraid of failure, but instead welcome calculated risk and the results — positive change. The PCMA takes an inspiring position that is almost always the leading indicator of breathtaking success.

Today the face-to-face industry needs leadership, and it is getting it from the PCMA.


American Society of Association Executives is a community of over  21,000 association executives and industry partners, representing 10,000 organizations from the United States and over 50 countries from around the world.

ASAE believes associations have the power to transform society for the better. ASAE's passion is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. ASAE nurtures a community of very smart, creative, and interesting people.


IAEE is a community of over 1,300 organizations and 8,000 individuals who plan, produce and service the world's leading exhibitions and buy-seller events.

Through events, education, certification programs, partnerships, research and geographic reach, the International Association of Events and Exhibitions promotes the unique value of exhibitions and other events that bring buyers and sellers together.


Strategic Partners

Virtual Edge Institue (VEI) is bringing awareness, relevance and discipline to this industry. It’s a learning center and a community base, dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual (hybrid) event and meeting technology. Virtual Edge Institute has become a voice for our market. They know and understand the true power of face-to-face.

Their push for a better industry future includes larger and more measurable global audiences — scaling up the power of face-to-face and showcasing its potential when converged with online experiences. Now that’s something bXb can get behind.

As industry events, certification programs, research, and other thought leadership activities come into view, the chances are very good that they will come out of the Virtual Edge Institute.

We look forward to a growing relationship with VEI and we will be there to continue our support of their worthy objective.


For 30 years, CEIR has been highlighting the importance of exhibitions in today's business environment. CEIR's goal is to promote the image, value and growth of exhibitions. This is accomplished through producing primary research studies that prove the effectiveness and efficiency of exhibitions as a marketing medium.

Face-to-face events will remain the most important point of contact for the global business community. CEIR equips our industry with the research it needs to help bring face-to-face to the level it belongs in the marketplace.