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Are You Financially Fluent?
Conclave presenter MaryAnne Bobrow shares what you need to know about financial fluency, whether you are involved in planning meetings or involved in any type of venue sales.

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The Biggest Hybrid Meeting Mistake
What's the biggest mistake you can make with a hybrid meeting? Conclave presenter Midori Connolly explains, using an easy to understand scenario.

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Meeting CRISIS Management: The Elephant in the Room
Joan Eisenstodt previews the session she is co-presenting at the 2014 Conclave, "Crisis Planning and Event Safety." How should you plan for emergencies? And why is crisis planning the elephant in the industry?

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What About Me? Beating Meeting Planner Burnout!
During the 2014 Conclave, presenter Jokima Hiller will tackle meeting planner burnout. What do you need to know? Read on to find out.

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CMP Events
Registration for the 2014 CMP Conclave is Closed!



The Convention Industry Council is pleased to announce that due to an overwhelmingly positive response, attendance for the 2014 CMP Conclave has reached its maximum capacity and registration is now closed. Thank you to all CMPs, partners, sponsors and speakers for helping make the planning for this year's highly anticipated event – exclusively for CMPs – such a success! We look forward to seeing those of you attending Conclave next month for two and a half days of cutting edge courses, next level networking, and social activities that will leave you refreshed, energized, and better equipped to take your career to the next level. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2015 CMP Conclave, September 27-29 in Reno, NV! 
 
Mark Your Calendars ~ Sustainable Meeting Planning Program Webinar!
How green are your meetings? Becoming a more sustainable meeting professional is critical for any planner or company striving to meet today’s increasing demand for environmentally sustainable business practices. So, how can you improve the sustainability of your meetings and become a more Sustainable Meeting Planner, easily, quickly and transparently?

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Commentary
CIC CEO Takes on the Convention Crashers
The Convention Industry Council CEO Karen Kotowski responds to a Business Day article, "Professional Networking, Minus the Conference Fees," where entrepreneurs admit to crashing conferences to take advantage of networking opportunities without paying required fees.

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Research and Trends
Meetings & Conventions 2014 Salary Survey
Earlier this month, M&C released the results from its 2014 Salary Survey. Among the findings, "Compensation for those who hold the Certified Meeting Professional designation continues to inch up."

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CMPs in the News
Michael Lynn, CMP, Named 2014 Exhibit Marketer of the Year
The Expo Group recently named CMP Board member Michael D. Lynn, CMP, the 2014 Exhibit Marketer of the Year. Congratulations, Michael!

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CMP on the Road
See Us at...
2014 CMP Conclave
September 6-8, 2014
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA 
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IMEX America
October 14-16, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
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Apply to be a part of the first CIC/CMP Hosted Buyer Group and attend the Hall of Leaders Gala!  
 
On The Move
On the Move
Karen Arends, CMP, is now Vice President, Intermediary Events for Guggenheim Investments located in New York, NY. She was previously the Americas Head of Event Marketing for Macquarie.  

Emily Lavin, CMP, is now the Chief Marketing Officer for Cuisine Unlimited. 

Monica Price, CMP, is now the Manager, Membership Development at Consumer Electronics Association.

Stephanie Saulnier, CMP, is now a Senior Group Sales Manager at The Charles Hotel located in Cambridge, MA. She was previously a Director of National Accounts with Colonial Williamsburg Hotels in Virginia.

My Duyen Tran, CMP, is now a Meeting Planner at BCD M&I on Pfizer dedicated account.

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