The Association of Meeting Professionals(AMPs) is a nonprofit association that represents and fosters the educational and professional needs of people working in meeting management industry. Founded in Alexandria, Va., in 1982. AMPs has grown from being a handful of local meeting planners to a group of about 400 planner and service provider members from all over the United States. At the core of the AMPs experience are the educational and networking programs created to provide members with the tools they need to be as successful as they can possibly be in the meeting planning industry.