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The Convention Industry Council sponsors the
IMEX-CIC Inspiration Center, offering intimate sessions designed to provide stimulating education and training, spark fresh ideas and inspire new motivation. Make sure to stop by throughout the day and leave ready to drive your career and business forward.

Here is a list of additional CIC sessions at IMEX America:


Tuesday, October 15

Power Players: Findings from the CMP Census
11:00-11:30, Research Pod

The CMP Census, completed by the Convention Industry Council in late 2012, was the first major research to profile the professional interests and activities of Certified Meeting Professionals worldwide. Attend this session to gain new insight into the diversity, significance and influence of CMPs.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain greater understanding of the diversity, significance and influence of CMPs
  • Understand professional trends and concerns facing CMPs

CMP-HC: A Certification for Healthcare Meeting Professionals
15:00-15:30, Inspiration Center Campfire

The Convention Industry Council has developed the CMP-Healthcare, a subspecialty of the CMP, for meeting professionals who work in this highly regulated and specialized sector of the meetings industry. At this session, you will learn about how and why this certification was developed and information on the eligibility and application requirements to sit for the exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the benefits of professional certification
  • Understand the process of becoming a CMP-HC
  • Create a personal certification plan that works for you

Wednesday, October 16

High Speed Internet Access (HSIA): What You Need to Know When Free is Not an Option
12:30-13:00, Tech Hub

Device adoption rates have skyrocketed along with increased consumer demand for better connectivity and faster access. Internet access has gone from an amenity to a necessity both for event attendees and meeting professionals. Planners and suppliers need sufficient knowledge to ask the right questions to achieve desired outcomes. Event history is as important for Internet access as it is for F&B consumption, and planners need to understand bandwidth, device usage and service levels to ensure they get what they put in their contracts.

Learning Objectives
  • Make informed conference Internet decisions to meet content delivery and attendee expectations
  • Enhance budget forecasting through improved methods for calculating bandwidth
  • Heighten attendee satisfaction by providing adequate bandwidth to meet demand

APEX: Tools to Save You Time & Money
14:30-15:00, Inspiration Center

Working faster, smarter and more efficiently are critical to success for most meeting professionals right now. The Accepted Practices Exchange has tools and resources that can help you do just that. APEX created seven individual panels to look at business practices in key operational and logistical areas of the industry. This session will present numerous free resources that will quickly become an indispensable part of your toolbox.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the APEX Practices Exchange tools and resources for working faster, smarter and more efficiently
  • Discover free resources, including three that will become indispensable: post-event report, the RFP workbook and event bandwidth resources
Visit the IMEX America website for more information and to register! 


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