Event Planners Association – What’s it All About?
Word on the street is things are starting to look up in our industry. I have even heard the word “booming” being rallied about. Booming! Those “in the know” say that there has been a definite increase in business and in meeting and event planning organizations. Of course not all planners are required to be members, but an increase in organizations and members is without a doubt, a good sign.
Industry organizations are around for a lot of reasons; they help us to stay on track and cutting edge, they help us stay up on the latest trends and enhance our industry knowledge and resources. Industry associations not only help to develop and improve our skills and expertise, they assist us in staying on top of all that’s new and exciting. They also support our industry by providing a platform to network, build new relationships and help us get our face and name out there. It positively provides the opportunity for recognition and, as we all know, in event and meeting planning, the name of the game is business, business and business.
Event Planners Association – WHO Are They?
The Event Planners Association (EPA) is a nation-wide industry organization for the event and amusement professional. The association welcomes event and wedding planners, meeting planners, industry suppliers including florists, amusement rental and inflatable game companies, entertainers and DJ’s, caterers, venues and so much more.
Founded in 2004 to satisfy the clear need and demand for an association that would aid its members in the event planning world with a one stop shopping experience. And it grew by utilizing its membership to provide a professional, valuable, and a useful place where members of all kind can go and find the absolute best in industry services combined with amazing customer service know-how in a most economical way possible.
Event Planners Association – WHY Join?
Event and meeting planning is an essential, collaborative and self-motivating industry that provides an opportunity to really make a difference in a much loved field. In addition to a heck of a lot of hard work, having a connection and bond to other industry professionals (along with the opportunity to connect with the wisdom, expertise and know how) aids members to increase knowledge and awareness, problem solve and build experiences. As a member of EPA, you are never on your own. The association provides a strong foundation of support, encouragement and inspiration.
The EPA has become a full service organization offering assistance to the event and meeting planning world and providing a significant platform for success.