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You may have heard about the exciting change for our organization AND your CMP credential. Following a rigorous process, it became apparent that in order to be a true representative of our evolving industry our organization needed to evolve for the future. A name change to include ‘events’ would better reflect the organizations we represent and you – the meeting professionals we serve. Now, we are the Events Industry Council. Your credential remains the same – Certified Meeting Professional – but your credential is taking on a fresh new look. You are a CMP – powered by the Events Industry Council. Please note our new website is and any certification questions should be directed to Your certification portal is With our announced rebrand, our general email boxes have changed as well: For general inquiries: CMP Application and Recertification inquiries: CMP Continuing Education Providers: Events: Sustainability (formerly GMIC): And look to the next edition of CMP Today for the debut of a new look to the newsletter, complete with our new logo!
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Chair's Corner
With spring often comes new beginnings, and Matt reflects on some new beginnings stemming from the Certified Meetings Professionals (CMP) Governance Commission’s Spring Meeting in Dallas last week, including what we should be looking forward to in the months ahead.
CMP Events
The 2017 CMP Conclave will be held November 13-15 at the MGM National Harbor, Maryland, MGM's newest luxury resort, retail, dining, entertainment and gaming experience. The Events Industry Council is seeking inspiring presenters for our concurrent sessions that offer different planning perspectives to share the latest trends, topics and best practices with our attendees.
In Depth
These are exciting times! Over the past month, we have announced a transition to a new management firm and opened the doors to new offices in Washington, D.C., all while still fulfilling our daily mission of serving the events industry.
Research and Trends
Seafood can be a great and healthy menu choice for your event, and selecting a sustainable seafood option is even better!
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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. Click the Learn More link below to read more about the 2017 changes to the CMP International Standards.
CMP on the Road
Association Day – May 15, 2017 Are you an association professional attending IMEX Frankfurt? If yes, then you need to be at Association Day this year. This free event is designed exclusively for association professionals and was researched and re-designed for 2017 to focus on the greatest challenges facing associations across the world. Find out more and register your interest today! IMEX Frankfurt – May 16-18, 2017 IMEX in Frankfurt brings meeting and event professionals together from around the globe. The Events Industry Council will be there, sharing educational insights and information. Learn how to get your event on the sustainable track, and discover new ideas and menu suggestions. Join an educational session presented by Mariela McIlwraith on behalf of our Sustainability program. Explore event risk in our changing world with findings from APEX, part of our Knowledge program. Want to learn more about the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program? Have questions about the exciting future for the Events Industry Council? Come see us at stand number G206. XDP – Experience Design Project – May 23-24 at the Gaylord National Use DISCOUNT CODE: CMPSATXDP17 when registering in order to receive a $400 discount, making registration $295! And if you register a third person from your organization, they are free! Special Offers/Discount Codes/ASAE Access Pass: Use of a discount code is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase.
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