American Rental Association and the Portable Sanitation Association International formed a partnership agreement to cooperate in the areas of information exchange, education/training opportunities, risk management and participation in annual conferences. Leaders of the organizations have identified key areas where cooperative efforts could enhance member value. “Portable sanitation is an essential part of several industries that ARA serves. Construction sites, industrial plants, parties and special events all have a wide variety of portable sanitation rental needs. The formation of a partnership between ARA and the PSAI will be beneficial for both of our memberships,” ARA CEO Christine Wehrman said.
Cruise Lines International Association restructured its Executive Partner Membership Program to include four new categories: Ports & Destinations, Travel Operators, Technical & Supply Chain Providers, and Business Services Providers. CLIA will restrict access to most of its events to members only, and will offer Executive Partner Members preferential sponsorship opportunities. There also will be communities of interest, new events and other exclusive offerings. The geographic-based National, Regional and Global levels will be replaced by Silver, Gold, and Diamond membership levels in 2015, reflecting the global nature of the cruise industry and clarifying the benefits and pricing at each level.