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The Events Industry Council Recognizes New Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs)

May 14, 2018

Announcing the May 2018 class of new CMP designees

May 2018 (Washington, D.C.) — The Events Industry Council recently announced 215 individuals passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination, and one individual passed the additional examination to receive their Certified Meeting Professional – Health Care (CMP-HC) designation. This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the events, meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession. View the full list of May 2018 New CMPs.

The Events Industry Council will continue to power the CMP program, driving and advancing the education, certification and professionalism of the industry. Event professionals with the CMP designation represent the best and the brightest throughout the world, and are proven to receive increased compensation [1] compared to others in the events industry. The foremost certification available for meeting and event professionals, the CMP designation recognizes those who have demonstrated their proficiency through a combination of education, experience and passing a rigorous exam. More than 21,000 individuals in 51 countries and territories have earned the CMP designation since its inception in 1985. CMPs are considered the leading experts in the global meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

The Events Industry Council recognizes the specific regulations, laws and best practices that must be followed when conducting a healthcare-focused meeting. Only highly knowledgeable professionals can successfully manage the production of these meetings.  To this end, the CMP-HC designation was launched in 2014 to validate CMPs who have demonstrated a superior understanding and mastery of the unique healthcare-focused meeting knowledge.

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[1] According to PCMA Salary Survey conducted by Lewis&Clark,, sponsored by DMAI’s All material © 2017 by PCMA.

The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organizations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The Events Industry Council vision is to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence. It promotes high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program and signature program initiatives. The CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam. The four signature programs — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge, and Leadership — represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. Learn more online at