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MEMBERSHIP 

A community network of companies with a ‘people-first’ ethos, collaborating and working together with fresh new ideas.

Our members

Members are small to medium sized companies (up to 100 employees) and individuals including entertainment, consulting, moderation, art, music, AV, and technology providers.  MESA works with planners, destinations, hotels, and venues but they are not qualified as members.

All Members will be provided with:  

A MESA Code of Conduct (download here) and a MESA Membership Certificate.  Our relationship with the MESA Member CEO/Founder/MD is very important to us, and as part of your membership, this person is required to attend at least 3 MESA calls per year (including 1 x MESA Member Founder Collaboration call). 
 

 

All our members receive:

  • Member profile – on MESA website "Our Members" page
  • Individual profile and access on MESA Community Platform (Intranet) for all team members
  • Connections to other suppliers in the MESA network 
  • Support within the community for new projects, ideas, and developments
  • Opportunity to promote content (blogs, case studies, white papers, and news), events, and special interest groups in the MESA Community Platform
  • Promotion at industry trade shows as part of the MESA membership with your company promotional stack on the MESA Showcase (Powered by Kubify)
  • Invitation to MESA networking drinks - at industry trade shows where we have a stand
  • 20% discount off standard rate for MESA Member staff tickets 
  • Speaking opportunities at MESA education 
  • Personal "onboarding" to discuss your membership benefits and your needs from the membership

MESA Patron Member

 

€2,500  per year

By invitation only 

Patrons are organisations invited to be part of an exclusive group with key benefits of: 

  • MESA Patron Member Badge logo
  • Additional individual profile – on MESA website "Who We Are" page
  • Company Logo - on MESA website "Home" page 
  • It’s a limited, exclusive group of companies - maximum of 10
  • Invitation to Patron Member meetings for contribution to MESA direction and ideas
  • Invitation to MESA Founder Collaboration calls – 2 per year
  • Invitation to monthly MESA Monthly Member Meetings (4M's) online for you and your teams - 12 per year 
  • Invitation to attend MESA Planner Forum (CEO + 2 team members) to meet with planners and discuss industry issues - 2 per year
  • Invitation to 'MESA Academy' themed discussions online for you and your teams 
  • Priority booking and opportunity to participate in the MESA stand share - at industry tradeshows at an additional (member rate) cost
  • Advanced notice for ‘call for speakers’ at industry education 

MESA Company (SME) Member

€750 per year 

Company event supplier organisation with key benefits of:

  • MESA Member Badge logo
  • Invitation to MESA Founder Collaboration calls – 2 per year
  • Invitation to monthly MESA Monthly Member Meetings (4M's) online for you and your teams - 12 per year 
  • Invitation to attend MESA Planner Forum (CEO + 1 team member) to meet with planners and discuss industry issues - 2 per year 
  • Invitation to 'MESA Academy' themed discussions online for you and your teams 
  • Opportunity to participate in the MESA stand share - at industry tradeshows at an additional (member rate) cost

ADDITIONAL TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

 

START-UP SUPPORT COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

€500 per year

  • Limited – less than 5 employees
  • Criteria - must have been in events industry with product for less than 3 years, or not yet launched
  • Includes all Company (SME) standard membership benefits as above 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

€250 per year 

  • Limited – only one-person member 
  • Includes all Company (SME) standard membership benefits as above (for one person)

 

 

MESA Founders

 

Gordon Glenister        Membership and influencer marketing expert / Author, 

                                         Podcaster / Keynote Speaker - Membership World

Sandie McCoubrey     Director of Membership

Adam Fillary                CEO of APF Networks Ltd

 

Patron Members

 

Sébastien Braun        CEO & Founder, idloom

Jelmer van Ast           CEO & Founder, Conference Compass

John Martinez            CEO & Founder, Shocklogic

Felix Stroud-Allen      Co-founder & Director, CrowdComms

Danny Stevens           CEO & Founder, Fielddrive

Terry Waller                MD, Arc International

 

 

Testimonials
 

Joining MESA has been a real support for our start-up. In a sea of challenges during the pandemic, we were hungry for connection with like-minded individuals. When Jelmer introduced us to MESA, we didn't hesitate to dive in. In MESA, we found more than just a membership; it's a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who get the struggles and successes of the event industry. Participating in tradeshows together has been a huge win, saving us money and giving us exposure, we couldn't afford alone. Sandie's dedication to connecting people is evident, like when she introduced us to Rob Davidson, leading to a great collaboration on a Bleisure report.

What makes MESA special? It's the value for money and the shared goal of making change in the industry. MESA isn't just about what you get; it's about what we can achieve together.

Nienke van der Malen, CEO & Founder, Conferli, MESA Start-Up Member

Netherlands

 

More than ever before, the past years have demonstrated the importance of innovation for the future of our industry. At the same time, it has promoted company culture as the #1 priority for all CEOs. I'm proud to be a member of MESA which is leading the way to foster both.

Jelmer van Ast - CEO & Founder, Conference Compass - MESA Patron Member

Netherlands

 

The last few years have been particularly challenging for our industry. We have all been forced to reinvent ourselves, and to innovate. MESA provides a collaborative environment where people from different backgrounds meet to combine their expertise and learn from each other, offering a common culture for its members as being part of a family unit, trusting each other.

Sébastien Braun - CEO & Founder, idloom - MESA Patron Member

Belgium

 

MESA membership has brought us great benefits as a small company.  It has been a wonderful way to meet and discuss ideas and experiences with others working in the events industry.  It's led to both new friendships and business opportunities.  The stand sharing at tradeshows has been brilliant and has meant we could take part in many more of these events.  But what really makes MESA work is the people - the fantastic MESA Members who are willing to share their experience, expertise and learning with each other.  It's really clear that MESA members are motivated by wanting to build a better experience for everyone.  I am very proud to be part of this supportive and innovative community.  

Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Co-Founder, Kubify (MESA Start-Up Member)

UK/Netherlands

 

It is an honour to be a Patron Member of MESA. The events industry has given me so much it is only right that I give something back. We all thrive in an environment of support and collaboration.

Felix Stroud-Allen - Co-founder & Director, CrowdComms - MESA Patron Member

UK

 

Being part of the MESA community is a fantastic experience. I eagerly anticipate our meetings, where like-minded individuals come together to freely share their advice on a range of industry topics. One memorable instance was my participation as a panellist on delegate engagement - the level of interaction and insights exchanged were invaluable.

In addition to these enriching discussions, the social events throughout the year, especially the summer party, are always a highlight.

Furthermore, MESA offers exceptional exhibiting partnership opportunities. For instance, my company, Shocklogic, is gearing up to showcase at IBTM Barcelona, sharing a stand that promises great exposure and networking prospects. I wholeheartedly recommend MESA for its nurturing community, unwavering support, and the invaluable industry connections it provides.

John Martinez - CEO & Founder, Shocklogic - MESA Patron Member

UK

 

MESA works for me as a member of the Meetings and Events community. It provides a sounding board, a safe community space, and thought-provoking meeting content - all of which help me develop and feel like I belong to 'a tribe'.

Michael Jackson - The Other Michael Jackson - MESA Individual Member

UK

 

I just attended the MESA Planner Forum - another great MESA event - it's well worth belonging!

Richard John, CEO - Realise, MESA Member 

UK / France

 

CONTACT

 

Sandie McCoubrey - Director of Membership - sandie@themesa.community

 

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RELATED FILES

 

mesa-code-of-conduct.pdf

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