and more events are going paperless, and it’s easy to understand why: Paperless
meetings allow you to reduce printing (and environmental) costs, they are more
forgiving for last-minute edits, and participants appreciate the convenience of
having the information they need on their devices. That said, paperless events
can increase your cyber risks. Fortunately, there are practical ways to
mitigate that risk.
This October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
is commemorating its 15th year to raise awareness about the importance of
cyber security in the United States. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort
between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and
private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance.
We invite you to attend Events Industry Council’s CMP
Conclave 2018, 16-18 November in Birmingham, Ala. This event will be a
valuable opportunity for CMPs to gain education, industry knowledge and new
ideas that they can put to use immediately upon return. This year’s CMP Conclave
is filled with amazing keynote speakers, concurrent session presenters and many
opportunities for CMPs to contribute, inspire and elevate.
With an expected attendance of hundreds of professionals
within our industry, there will be industry leaders and event professional peers
to connect and exchange ideas. The opportunity to meet and network with fellow
CMPs who face similar challenges will be invaluable and will provide a chance
to share with others the best practices we use within the industry.
We hope to see you there!
By Tim Glanzer, CMP
America 2018 has concluded, and as expected, it was a smashing success with so
many opportunities to connect, build your business and network in this amazing
There were wonderful and exciting options to choose from
whether it be continuous education courses that build and improve your
business to creating numerous new experiences and memories which are always a
big ROI at IMEX.
For the first time ever, the Events Industry Council will be
offering a Sustainable Event Professional certificate event in Europe. The
course, which will take place in Monaco from 2-4 December, will focus on the
integration of sustainability into the strategic planning of events.
The programme will give participates a customised roadmap for
creating their own sustainable events and will touch on everything from food
and beverage, transportation and supply chain management. It also gives
professionals the chance to connect with one another and discuss best practices
for sustainable events. Early bird registration is available until 4 November,
and students and non-profit event planners qualify for a discounted rate.
Participate in an in-depth look at event sustainability at
Greenbuild, a past recipient of the IMEX-EIC sustainability award, in this
interactive session led by key members of the Greenbuild sustainability team
and walk away with a deeper understanding of Greenbuild’s process and a road
map for greening events. This session is eligible for 1 CE towards your CMP
certification or recertification. View session details here.
The event is scheduled to take place on 14 November from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at
McCormick Place in Chicago.
Register with the promo code GB18MEDIA12 to
receive complimentary access.
During IMEX America, the Events Industry Council (EIC)
announced preliminary results of an unprecedented worldwide study on the
economic significance of face-to-face business events.
The Global Economic Significance of Business Events,
conducted by Oxford Economics is the first-ever comprehensive study on the
impact of business events. The research was made possible by a ground-breaking
industry collaboration with the EIC in partnership with IMEX, Hilton, the MPI
Foundation and the PCMA Education Foundation.
The PCMA Capital Chapter announced its 2019 Board of Directors and executive committee, which includes many CMPs.
Vicki Johnson, CMP, of Vicki Johnson & Associates, will serve as the chapter’s new president. Marcus Eng, CMP, of the American Public Transportation Association, will serve as secretary. Sara Haywood, CMP, of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and Shannon Burke, CMP, of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, were selected professional members of the board of directors. Tracie Howard, CMP, of AcademyHealth will continue her role on the board.
BizBash's "Top 500 People in Events" list represents the who’s-who of the industry, from
time-tested industry leaders to young movers and shakers. Several CMPs were honoured for their outstanding leadership and innovation this year. Congratulations to the 35+ CMPs who were recognised!
David Peckinpaugh, CMP, CIS, and president of Maritz Global
Events, recently spoke to attendees at Experient’s Changing Agents-themed
conference. His focus centered on how design is fundamental to what CMPs and
event planners do in their industry. He encouraged participants to embrace
experience design, and how focusing on intentional design can help preempt
changes in the industry to come.
Peckinpaugh was recognised as an Events Industry
Council Hall of Leaders inductee in 2017.
the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selects a handful of young professionals who are leaders in their field.
This year’s inductees will be recognised at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting
The 20 Under 30 programme provides selected honourees with
industry and leadership education, as well as professional growth. This year, two CMPs made the list: Nataki Hemmings, CMP, SmithBucklin; and Shameka Jennings, CMP, MTA, DES, National WIC Association.