China Star is one of the few Chinese companies that are active in the international meetings and incentive travel industry. The company has six members of the “Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)” and one member of the “Meeting Professionals International (MPI)”. At the same time, it is also a corporate member of the “International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)” and one of the founders of the “World PCO Alliance (WPCOA)”. China Star became an observe member of the “International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO)” in January 2018, which means it has taken one more step forward on internationalization and professionalization. Since the founding day, China Star has been sedulously learning advanced international experience, and has been able to perfectly adapt foreign things for Chinese use while combining China's national conditions. It has been hailed as a banner of the Chinese meetings and incentive travel industry by the industry insiders.Most of China Star’s partners across the country have 1 to 2 SITE members and can meet the professional standards required by China Star.The followings are the international organizations and institutions related to China Star:
Founded in 1973, the “Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)” is headquartered in Chicago, USA, and is the only non-profit incentive travel professional association in the world, with 2,100 members and 35 local chapters globally. Liu Ping, the founder of our company, served as its international board director from 2008 to 2014 and is by far the only international board director from Mainland China.
Founded in 1972 in Dallas, USA, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant meeting and event industry association worldwide. MPI provides a platform for global meeting workers to share knowledge, ideas, market information and business exchanges. It has a global community of 24,000 members and 71 chapters and clubs in more than 80 countries.
The International Congress and Convention Association(ICCA) was founded in 1963. ICCA membership comprises 1101 member companies and organizations in 98 countries and territories. ICCA now is one of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings. It is the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
China Star is one of the 7 founding companies of the "World PCO Alliance". At present, the alliance has 21 members from six continents. It is exclusive and only absorbs one member in each country. Its members must be leaders in the conference industry in their countries or regions.
As the global voice of the destination management industry, ADMEI is the premier resource for education, standards, and practices within the DMC industry. ADMEI has a global presence and a respected reputation for sharing the value of DMCs to both internal and external stakeholders. Members collaborate to define and advance new initiatives and also look to ADMEI for advances impacting the destination management industry.
IAPCO, The International Association of Professional Congress Organizers, a non-profit organization was founded in 1968 with the headquarter in London. Now there are 117 members from 41 countries in the world.
IAPCO is now recognized as the leading authority on professional congress organization worldwide and is the universally accepted benchmark for quality within congress organization and the global branding of excellence for the meetings industry.