The MCH Group is member of various national, European and global industry associations. The associations promote the networking and the exchange of information in our industry. They make valuable contributions to the further development of our industry and the representation of its interests in the economic, political and social environment.
EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association
EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association is the Swiss industry association that promotes the concerns of the live communication industry. The association was created in 2009 from the merger of the Swiss Exhibition Association (VMS) and the Expo-Event Swiss Association. The more than 150 active members are exhibition and event organisers, operators of trade fair and event infrastructures, event agencies, stand constructors, event technology companies, caterers, suppliers and other service providers.
EMECA – European Major Exhibition Centers Association
The European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA unites 24 leading exhibition venues in Europe. It was formed in 1992 to focus attention on the economic impact that the exhibition industry achieves throughout Europe. The EMECA exhibition centres strive to provide exhibitors and visitors with an excellent infrastructure and first-class information networks.
UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. 802 member organisations in 88 countries and regions around the world are presently signed up as members.
AIPC – International Association of Congress Centers
AIPC represents a global network of more than 185 leading congress centers in 60 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. AIPC is committed to encouraging, supporting and recognizing excellence in convention center management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international membership, and maintains a full range of educational, research, networking and standards programs to achieve this.
EVVC – European Association of Event Centres
The EVVC (“Europäischer Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren”) represents the interests of event locations and their suppliers in Germany and neighbouring European countries. The EVVC represents around 750 event centres, congress centres, arenas and special event locations as well as event planners and suppliers. They make the EVVC a versatile network in the industry.
ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association
ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association – is the global association leader for the international meetings industry, offering data, education, communication channels, and business development and networking opportunities. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA represents the world’s top destinations and most experienced suppliers and comprises of over 1,100 members in almost 100 countries and territories worldwide.