The Association for Convention Operations Management (ACOM) is a non-profit professional organization for advancing the practice of convention services management in the meetings industry.
Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988, the ACOM is headquartered in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. Their total membership as of 2006 is 415 located throughout the United States. Its president for 2006-7 is Larry Wilson, Jr.
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