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The Events Industry Council recognises new Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs)

Aug 17, 2018

Announcing the August 2018 class of new CMP designees

17 August 2018 (Washington, D.C.) — The Events Industry Council recently announced 238 individuals passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination, and two individuals passed the additional examination to receive their Certified Meeting Professional – Health Care (CMP-HC) designation. This distinguished credential, recognised throughout the events industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession. View the full list of August 2018 new CMPs

The Events Industry Council will continue to power the CMP programme, 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 recognises 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 recognises 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.

If you are interested in applying for the CMP or the CMP-HC designation, learn more at http://www.eventscouncil.org/CMP.aspx.

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

The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organisations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. The Events Industry Council’s 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) programme and signature programme initiatives. The CMP credential is recognised 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 programmes — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge, and Leadership — represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. Learn more online at www.eventscouncil.org