Press Release



CONTACT:    Monique Montoya

                        CMP Program Manager

                        Convention Industry Council

                        (571) 527-3116





Alexandria, VA – September 27, 2011 - The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is pleased to announce that 475 individuals passed the July 23, 2011 CMP examination.  This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.  

Established in 1985, the mission of the CMP program is to elevate and enhance the professionalism of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry and the dedicated inviduals who are responsible for meeting management. Demand for this designation continues to increase as both employers and meeting professionals recognize the high standards of knowledge and professionalism it embodies. Since its inception, the CMP designation has been earned by more than 14,000 individuals in 42 countries and territories worldwide.  

Obtaining the CMP designation is a two-part process consisting of an application and a written examination, administered and monitored by an independent testing agency. Eligibility to take the examination is based on an extensive review of professional qualifications - candidates must have at least three years of employment in the meetings industry, and demonstrate responsibility and accountability for successful meetings. Additionally each applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of industry specific continuing education or a meeting management internship. The comprehensive written examination tests knowledge of all functions of meeting management.  

The next North American CMP exam is scheduled for January 7, 2012.  Additional information on the CMP and the Convention Industry Council process can be found at      

 July 2011 CMP Class List


The Convention Industry Council's 31 member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. CIC facilitates the exchange of information develops programs to promote professionalism within the industry and educates the public on its profound economic impact. CIC's programs include the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, the Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) initiative, the Hall of Leaders and numerous industry resource projects.    




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