The Role of Local Chapters in Your Community


The EPA Vision


The Event Planners Association has created a unique support system for event and amusement professionals by providing the foundation for a successful business, which encompasses education, certification, networking, legal assistance, insurance, internet marketing and regulatory support, while maintaining and facilitating the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.



The Role of Local Chapters


Events planners and amusement industry chapters provide a forum for growth and development of members and a resource for the public in identifying and connecting with reliable, ethical and competent event professionals who are passionate about their event planner career.


Chapters are organized around a group of EPA members in the events planners or amusement industry who live or work in a particular geographical area. Events planners and amusement industry chapters may also be organized around the industries represented by the EPA (Event Planning or Amusement).


Local events planners and amusement industry chapters plan and conduct innovative activities tailored to local needs, but designed to accomplish the Association’s overall purpose and objectives of furthering event related industries and members’ event planner career.



EPA Chapter Objectives


Events planners and amusement industry chapters provide a forum for the growth and development of member professionals’ event planner career or rental inflatables business and a resource for the public in identifying and connecting with reliable, ethical and competent event professionals.


  1. Continually raise the level of professionalism in the events industry.
  2. Provide an effective networking environment for EPA members.
  3. Provide a local forum for continuing education.
  4. Provide a mentor/intern program for new professionals.
  5. Create a local resource for event professionals from B2B and B2C perspectives.
  6. Provide philanthropic opportunities for members.
  7. Provide opportunities for local venues to showcase their properties.
  8. Grow EPA Chapter membership.



Benefits Provided by Local EPA Chapters


A local EPA Chapter provides a number of benefits to its members.


    • A Platform for Networking 

      One of the greatest resources for professional and personal development is the connection between professionals in the same industry. Access to other’s experiences and knowledge will allow members to broaden their insights, solve challenges and develop innovative ways to build businesses. The relationships formed through networking can be long-lasting and fulfilling from a personal and professional perspective.


    • Professional Development 

      Chapter meetings and activities allow members to expand their knowledge base. Chapters bring educational opportunities closer to home and provide a bridge between the programs offered at the national level. Mentoring and intern programs are encouraged at the Chapter level.


    • Provide a Local Resource  

      Local chapters are designed to be a resource for members. This exchange of referrals, goods and services among members creates a thriving business environment. Chapters are also intended to be a public resource for reliable, ethical and competent event professionals.


  • Trade Credibility 

    Trade association membership provides credibility in the eyes of a client. Involvement in a local chapter provides credibility among industry peers. This activity indicates a business owner’s commitment to their company and the industry as a whole.



Get More Information


The Event Planners Association is excited to offer local networking opportunities to event professionals throughout the world. For more information please contact the EPA via