Industry Associations

The success of Ireland as a destination for association conferences, corporate meetings and incentives can be attributed to a strong partnership between Meet in Ireland and the key industry bodies listed below. For more information and contact details of each body, please click on corresponding links to contact the organisations directly.

The Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (AIPCO)

This is the official representative body for conference organisers in Ireland founded in 1999. AIPCO’s aims include increasing and maintaining a high professional standard in the organisation and administration of congresses, conferences and other international and national meetings held in Ireland. For the full list of AIPCO members please click here.  See the AIPCO flier.


The Irish Tour Operators Association (ITOA)

The ITOA maintains a full-time office to handle enquiries, offer assistance to overseas organisers and administer the affairs of the association.


The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE)

The only international, professional, not-for-profit association devoted exclusively to the pursuit of excellence in incentives, a multi-million dollar industry.

Tel: + 353 1 668 0888
Fax: + 353 1 668 0292

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

PCMA logoThe Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is an organisation for meeting and event professionals. It represents 6,200+ meeting industry leaders from more than 35 countries and has 17 chapters throughout North America. Tourism Ireland is a member of and event partner with PCMA.