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Associations & memberships

We are a member of several of our sector’s associations, allowing us to stay constantly up-to-date, giving us access to the latest data and statistics, and providing strategic support from within the industry to our company’s development.

In addition, through our different members, we are part of the Board of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT), the Confederation of Organizers of Congresses and Related Matters of Latin America (COCAL), the Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Argentine Association of Organizers and Suppliers of Exhibitions, Congresses and Events (AOCA).

National memberships

Argentine Association of Organizers and Suppliers of Exhibitions, Congresses and Events

Argentine Association of Organizers and Suppliers of Exhibitions, Congresses and Events

An association for professionals in the field of organizing congresses, trade fairs, exhibitions and social and business meetings, AOCA’s main objective is to promote the industry’s growth and high-quality standards, in turn allowing the sector to earn recognition—from government, business and society in general—and to contribute to the cultural and economic development of the community.

Mr. Fernando Gorbarán—CEO of Messe Frankfurt Argentina—is AOCA’s current President, a position Mr. Gorbarán occupies for the third time.

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Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau

Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Bureau is a non-profit association created by private companies linked to the tourism industry—such as hotels, convention centers, tourism and transport services—with the goal of positioning the City of Buenos Aires as one of Latin America’s foremost hubs for events and conventions, thus contributing to the city’s economic, social and cultural development. With support from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and from several national organizations—both public and private—the Bureau ensures the successful organization of any type of event in Buenos Aires.

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International memberships

European Major Exhibition Centres Association

European Major Exhibition Centres Association

Formed to focus attention on the economic impact that the exhibition industry achieves throughout Europe, EMECA gathers the 22 leading exhibition centers in Europe.
Association of the German Trade Fair Industry

Association of the German Trade Fair Industry

AUMA represents the interests of the trade fair industry in Germany and around the world.
International Congress and Convention Association

International Congress and Convention Association

The ICCA is one of the leading associations in the world of international meetings and the sole one that includes the members that represent the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
International Association of Trade Fairs of America

International Association of Trade Fairs of America

AFIDA promotes, represents and aims to professionalize the industry of trade fairs, events and exhibitions in Latin America and Spain. Its partners are fair & events organizers, exhibition venues and/or convention centers, service providers for the industry and associations of trade fairs and events in the region.
Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

The AHK’s objective is to promote, facilitate and achieve the commercial and industrial interaction between companies from Argentina and Germany, in order to strengthen the bonds between both countries and foster innovation.
Society of Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics

Society of Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics

The Society establishes uniform rules for the collection of exhibitor, stand-space and visitor statistics. Provisional results with the latest information are rapidly published on FKM’s website and, after an audit, final results are brought together in the FKM Annual Report entitled "Audited Statistics of Trade Fairs and Exhibitions."
The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

UFI is the global association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers, fairground owners and exhibition center operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. Its main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry worldwide.