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Letter from the CMP Governance Commission Chair
Certification program. Certificate program. What’s the difference? As a holder of the CMP designation, you know that you had to take an exam that assessed your knowledge, skills and competencies you acquired over the years. This knowledge is based on the body of knowledge called the CMP International Standards. You also know that you didn’t simply attend a training class or read a manual to earn your CMP designation. Therein lies the difference in the two programs.

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CMP Events
Register Now for 2016 Conclave!
The 2016 theme is "Tracking Towards Your Future," which which will highlight the ways your certification and development help you stand out and excel! Get on board the CMP train today!

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Join Us as a Hosted Buyer at IMEX America 2016!
CIC is once again hosting a CMP Hosted Buyer's Group during IMEX American. Please read the requirements and apply to join us in Las Vegas, October 18-20, 2016.

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Attend FUSE in Chicago
The FUSE Road Show has its final event in Chicago, IL, on July 27.

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Recertification
Did You Know?
There are many continuing education hours you can complete from your own desk? Webinars, both live and on-demand, have already been approved for recertification credit through CIC’s Preferred Provider Program. You can find them all listed by clicking on the "Events & Education" tab on the home page of your online CMP portal. Remember, when you sign up for a webinar, make sure the email you give the webinar provider matches the email in your CMP online account. For the live events, your attendance will be loaded into your account by the webinar host. For on-demand events, make sure to download a screenshot of the first and last page of the webinar, which you can use to self-report your attendance.

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Call for CMP Articles
Contribute to CMP Today and CMP Pathway and earn credits towards your recertification! Submit an original article on a topic that aligns with one of the 10 domains in the International Standards Body of Knowledge to be published in a CIC newsletter and earn credit.

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In Depth
Be a Hero at Your Next Event: Partner with a Speakers Bureau – Amy Crocker
As a meeting or event planner, you are charged with a myriad of tasks when planning a conference. Often the most challenging of these is finding that perfect speaker for your event. The process often starts something like this ...

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CMP Program News
Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Class of CMPs!
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) today announced that 195 individuals passed the first quarter CMP examination. This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management, as well as a commitment to the profession.

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APEX - Standards and Best Practices
Event Bandwidth Calculator
An APEX resource to help you with meeting and event bandwidth estimation.

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Research and Trends
10 Steps for Reducing Your Event’s Carbon Footprint
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA
Director, Sustainability
Green Meeting Industry Council

There are lots of easy ways to start reducing your event’s carbon footprint. Here’s a list to get you started.

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Meet Better Tip from GMIC
Choose chicken or vegetarian instead of beef. Different foods have different water and carbon footprints. It can take over three times as much water to raise one kilogram of beef compared to one kilogram of chicken.

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CMPs in the News
CIC is Updating the CMP Exam and Needs Your Input!
Every five years, CIC reaches out to all CMPs for their help in making sure the CMP program reflects the real-world knowledge and skills needed to be a successful meeting professional. On May 3, you received an email with a link to a survey that outlines the updates your peers have suggested for the CMP International Standards. If you haven’t done so already, please find this email and click on the survey link to make sure your voice is heard!

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On The Move
Update your CIC Profile and Win $100
Update your profile with CIC to include your current address, place of employment, email address and contact information to be entered to win a $100 American Express gift card.

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CMPs on the Move

Vanessa Bass, CMP, HMCC, is now the Event and Meeting Manager at Medical Exchange International in New York City, New York.


Molly O'Neill Moir, CMP, is now the Director, Programs at the Parenteral Drug Association.

Amelia Zaglul, CMP, is now Associate Director of Events at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, a luxury lifestyle hotel by Hyatt, in Ottawa, Canada.

Kim Becker, CMP, MBA, is now president of Emerald Meeting & Event Planning in Louisville, Ky.

Tiffany Lord, CMP, is now the Program Manager for the U.S. Air Force Academy event support contract at E-9 Enterprises, Inc.

Fu Kei Cheong, CMP and Rahul Bharadwaj, CMP, moved on from Reliance Conventions & Events and co-founded My Meeting Partner @ Anderes Fourdy.

Make an awesome career move? Let us help you celebrate! Send the details of your latest career triumph to cmptoday@conventionindustry.org. And while you're at it, be sure to log into www.conventionindustry.org and update your official CMP record.
 
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