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Chair's Corner
Matt discusses some minimal but important changes issued on February 1 to the CMP International Standards. He also shares some insight on his recent job transition and the value that his CMP brought him during this important time.
CMP Events
2017 CMP Conclave will be held November 13-15 at the MGM National Harbor, MD, MGM's newest luxury resort, retail, dining, entertainment and gaming experience. More information on registration, program, and travel details to come. Please direct all questions to
In Depth
Here are some short and simple tips and tricks on how to write and deliver a confident elevator pitch so that you can prepare and ease right into your first or hundredth networking event without a hitch.
Research and Trends
Meetings and events can be major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions can stem from transportation, energy use, food choices and materials. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce emissions and shrink your event’s carbon footprint.
CIC partners with more than 100 Preferred Providers whose education has already been approved! These organizations have registered with CIC and provide continuing education that aligns with the nine (9) domains in the CMP-IS. By participating in continuing education sessions with any of these Preferred Providers, the steps for claiming credit are streamlined: • Login to the CIC portal • Review your continuing education entries for the appropriate conferences or sessions • Click the purple Add/Edit button • Click Edit next to the conference/course • Enter the total number of CE hours attended at the event.
Naylor Association Solutions
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
CMP Program News
As the premier certification for meeting and event professionals, the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program represents current practices and skills required for competency in the profession. As such, the CMP must review its body of knowledge every five (5) years through a Job Analysis Study to ensure the content of the exam remains relevant. The resulting document is the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) and is the basis of the CMP exam content. The job analysis was conducted in 2016 in a two-pronged process. First, a panel of CMPs representative of the entire CMP community met to review the current standards and made recommendations for revisions. Secondly, all CMPs were invited to complete a survey to validate the results. The updates to the CMP-IS will be incorporated into the CMP exam beginning with the May 5-14, 2017 testing window.
Industry News
Do you know someone who has made a mark on the industry? Nominate them now!
CMP on the Road
DMAI Destination Showcase – March 2, 2017 IMEX Frankfurt – May 16-18, 2017
On the Move
Amy Black, CMP, is now the Manager of Planning & Account Services at Wynford. Lindsay Buchanan, CMP, is now the Meetings Manager of Association Management & Groups at Travelink, American Express Travel. Anthie Constantinidis, LES, CMP, is now the Director of Catering at New Albany Country Club. Alison Huber, CMP, is now the Program Manager at Fox World Travel in Oshkosh, WI. Jodi Kavanagh, CMP is now the Director of Event Productions at the American Poolplayers Association. Molly Moir, CMP, is now the Vice President of Programs & Meetings at the Parenteral Drug Association. Tami Muethel, CMP, is now the Conference & Event Manager at Broad College of Business at Michigan State University



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