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CMPs Named Among Industry's TOP Innovators & Most Influential People in the Industry

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Meetings Focus names the "22 Industry Innovators who Push our Profession Forward
"Who are the planners, suppliers and educators who are helping move the meetings industry into the future? We tapped the 2014 Meetings Trendsetters, polled our readers and reached out to some key contacts to develop our 2015 list of people who are among the leading lights of our industry." Congratulations to the CMPs on this list: 
  • Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP | CEO, Convention Industry Council
  • Corbin Ball, CMP | President, Corbin Ball Associates 
  • Bonnie Wallsh, CMP | Chief Strategist, Bonnie Wallsh Associates
  • Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP | Director, Global Meeting Management, Meeting Sites Resource
  • Stuart Ruff, CMP | Director, Meetings, Exhibitions and Events, RIMS
  • MaryAnne Bobrow, CMP | President, Bobrow Associates, Inc.
  • Nancy J. Zavada, CMP | Principal, MeetGreen
For the full list of innovators, click here

Meetings & Conventions features the "Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry"
"The meetings industry is powered by a number of extraordinary people many of them women. In this special report, M&C turns the spotlight on 25 high achievers, advocates and innovators who have helped to shape and strengthen our business." Congratulations to the CMPs on this list: 
  • Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE | President & Chief Connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC
  • Heike Mahmoud, CMP | Visit Berlin
  • Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC | Director, Professional Development, Healthcare sector, MPI
  • Debi Scholar, CMP, CMM, CTE, GLP 
  • Martha Sheridan, CMP | President and CEo, Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Shawna Suckow, CMP | Founder, The Hive Network
  • Nancy J. Zavada, CMP | Principal, MeetGreen
For the full list of top women in the industry, click here

Successful Meetings released its annual list of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2015"
"Once again, we present our yearly list of luminaries, chosen because they have either contributed to the business of meetings, made it easier for meetings professionals to do their jobs, helped raise awareness of the industry, or in some way have had a significant impact on the industry." Congratulations to the CMPs on this list: 
  • Pat Schaumann, CMP | Director, Professional Development, Healthcare Sector, MPI
  • Carol Krugman, CMP | Chair, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Kelly Peacy, CMP | Senior Vice President, Education and Events, PCMA
  • David DuBois, CMP | President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE); Chairman, Board of Directors, CIC
For the full list of influential people, click here

MPI Announces 2015 RISE Award Winners
"Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has chosen the 2015 recipients of its annual Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Awards. The RISE Awards, which include awards in three categories individual achievement, community achievement, and organizational achievement are given to meetings industry recipients in recognition of their innovation, global transferability, impact and influence. This year's RISE Awards will be presented Aug. 3, 2015, during MPI's World Education Congress (WEC) in San Francisco."
  • David Peckinpaugh, CMP, President of Maritz Travel Company and Co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, will receive the RISE Award for Meeting Industry Leadership for his role in the fight to end human trafficking; Maritz Travel was one of the first travel companies to partner with ECPAT International, signing ECPAT-USA's Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct.
For the full list of awardees, click here.


 

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