NACE Experience Conference Partnership


COLUMBIA, MD – 4/25/2018 – The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is proud to announce partnerships with the Wedding International Professionals Associations (WIPA),  LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA), and the Event industry Council (EIC). These organization will contribute to educational tracks and events at the NACE Experience Conference being held in Palm Springs, California, July 22-25, 2018.

The NACE Experience conference showcases cutting-edge culinary and event planning trends. This event is committed to connecting and advancing catering and event professionals at every stage of their careers.

WIPA and LGBTMPA will refer educational content for the conference. The LGBTMPA will host a networking reception at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel on July 23, 2018.

The EIC will refer education that qualifies for their Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) program, a program that offers practical knowledge of sustainability best practices and tools.

“We are excited to partner with our allied associations to deliver the quality education our members have come to expect from NACE. These programs will offer diverse content to our attendees and allow professionals to earn continuing education credits for both the CMP and CPCE.” said Kim Grimm, Interim Executive Director of The National Association for Catering and Events, NACE.

Registration is now open for the NACE Experience Conference. Members of these organizations are eligible for registration discounts.

For more information and to view the agenda, please visit

With 3,500 members, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), is the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to all aspects of the catering and events industry. Committed to building a vibrant community and proving essential resources for its members, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification (CPCE), chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. Learn more at

WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association) is a non-profit association for leading wedding professionals in North America and soon around the world.  Our mission is to provide industry-leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Meeting Professional’s Association (LGBT MPA) is the first and only organization solely committed to the professional advancement of LGBT meeting professionals. The LGBT MPA board of directors have years of experience and are devoted to networking, educating and mentoring to develop successful business leaders who continue the work of promoting the essential elements of inclusivity and diversity throughout the profession. The LGBT MPA is a 501c6 organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Membership for LGBT Meeting Professionals is free. To join the organization, visit our site

The Events Industry Council is comprised of more than 30 event industry associations representing more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 organizations involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. The council facilitates the exchange of information develops programs to promote professionalism within the industry and educates the public on its profound economic impact. For more information, visit

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