ASAE to Collaborate with ICCA to Amplify Content & Community for Global Association Meeting Leaders

March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON— ASAE announced today an agreement with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) to jointly strengthen access to content and community for the global association meetings community.

ASAE’s collaboration with ICCA will leverage the strengths of both organizations to expand opportunities for engagement and knowledge sharing between international association leaders and meeting professionals located in the U.S. and abroad.

“The role of associations is rapidly changing and many of the meta trends influencing ASAE’s strategic direction are shared by our global colleagues,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “This reality necessitates more collaborative thinking and idea sharing between leaders of organizations worldwide. ASAE’s collaboration with ICCA is an acknowledgement that no one organization has all the answers. Together, we will work to enhance the collective knowledge of the association ecosystem and better unify our vast global association community.”

ASAE’s partnership with ICCA will focus on peer-to-peer learning and supporting a unified global community. Examples of peer-to-peer learning include collaboration on ASAE’s Global Summit on the State of the Association Community, which will take place Aug. 20, 2022 immediately prior to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, TN, as well as other legacy-focused programs. ASAE and ICCA will also look for joint exhibiting opportunities as well as joint statements to support stakeholders of both organizations.

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath said, “We traditionally always valued our close collaboration with ASAE. However, today we are more excited than ever to adapt to the changing environment and embrace this new collaboration, which is nurturing partnership, collaboration and growth for both of our communities. More meaningful and sustainable engagement and above all a mutually beneficial collaboration will advocate for the value of associations to society and their meetings as vehicles to drive change in local communities. I am personally thrilled to work with Michelle and ASAE on transforming meetings globally and fostering diversity, inclusion, sustainability and legacy of meetings and associations globally.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,


About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at

About ICCA

ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association - is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.ICCA is the global association leader for the international meetings industry and specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled 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 specialised in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises of over 1,100 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries and territories worldwide. For more information visit