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This October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is commemorating its 15th year to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security in the United States. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance.

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More and more events are going paperless, and it’s easy to understand why: Paperless meetings allow you to reduce printing (and environmental) costs, they are more forgiving for last-minute edits, and participants appreciate the convenience of having the information they need on their devices. That said, paperless events can increase your cyber risks. Fortunately, there are practical ways to mitigate that risk.
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Mix work and play in Galveston Island, Texas. Ultramodern meeting facilities and exhibition spaces? Yep. Exceptional off-site event venues? Of course. A charming historic district filled with attractions and activities? Definitely. And the bonus that sets Galveston apart—easy access to beautiful stretches of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.
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We invite you to attend Events Industry Council’s CMP Conclave 2018, 16-18 November in Birmingham, Ala. This event will be a valuable opportunity for CMPs to gain education, industry knowledge and new ideas that they can put to use immediately upon return. This year’s CMP Conclave is filled with amazing keynote speakers, concurrent session presenters and many opportunities for CMPs to contribute, inspire and elevate.

With an expected attendance of hundreds of professionals within our industry, there will be industry leaders and event professional peers to connect and exchange ideas. The opportunity to meet and network with fellow CMPs who face similar challenges will be invaluable and will provide a chance to share with others the best practices we use within the industry.

We hope to see you there!

By Tim Glanzer, CMP

IMEX America 2018 has concluded, and as expected, it was a smashing success with so many opportunities to connect, build your business and network in this amazing industry.

There were wonderful and exciting options to choose from whether it be continuous education courses that build and improve your business to creating numerous new experiences and memories which are always a big ROI at IMEX.


For the first time ever, the Events Industry Council will be offering a Sustainable Event Professional certificate event in Europe. The course, which will take place in Monaco from 2-4 December, will focus on the integration of sustainability into the strategic planning of events.

The programme will give participates a customised roadmap for creating their own sustainable events and will touch on everything from food and beverage, transportation and supply chain management. It also gives professionals the chance to connect with one another and discuss best practices for sustainable events. Early bird registration is available until 4 November, and students and non-profit event planners qualify for a discounted rate.


Participate in an in-depth look at event sustainability at Greenbuild, a past recipient of the IMEX-EIC sustainability award, in this interactive session led by key members of the Greenbuild sustainability team and walk away with a deeper understanding of Greenbuild’s process and a road map for greening events. This session is eligible for 1 CE towards your CMP certification or recertification. View session details here. The event is scheduled to take place on 14 November from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Register with the promo code GB18MEDIA12 to receive complimentary access.
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ALA, along with other major organizations like ADA, WVC, MLA, and AAAnthro, have been in the process of Beta Testing the Logistics Module for the past year and a half so that it is ready for use by all meeting organizers in 2019. One organization calculated over 40 hours of labor saved after using the system
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During IMEX America, the Events Industry Council (EIC) announced preliminary results of an unprecedented worldwide study on the economic significance of face-to-face business events.

The Global Economic Significance of Business Events, conducted by Oxford Economics is the first-ever comprehensive study on the impact of business events. The research was made possible by a ground-breaking industry collaboration with the EIC in partnership with IMEX, Hilton, the MPI Foundation and the PCMA Education Foundation.

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The PCMA Capital Chapter announced its 2019 Board of Directors and executive committee, which includes many CMPs.

Vicki Johnson, CMP, of Vicki Johnson & Associates, will serve as the chapter’s new president. Marcus Eng, CMP, of the American Public Transportation Association, will serve as secretary. Sara Haywood, CMP, of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and Shannon Burke, CMP, of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, were selected professional members of the board of directors. Tracie Howard, CMP, of AcademyHealth will continue her role on the board.

BizBash's "Top 500 People in Events" list represents the who’s-who of the industry, from time-tested industry leaders to young movers and shakers. Several CMPs were honoured for their outstanding leadership and innovation this year. Congratulations to the 35+ CMPs who were recognised! 


David Peckinpaugh, CMP, CIS, and president of Maritz Global Events, recently spoke to attendees at Experient’s Changing Agents-themed conference. His focus centered on how design is fundamental to what CMPs and event planners do in their industry. He encouraged participants to embrace experience design, and how focusing on intentional design can help preempt changes in the industry to come.

Peckinpaugh was recognised as an Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders inductee in 2017.

Each year,  the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selects a handful of young professionals who are leaders in their field. This year’s inductees will be recognised at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

The 20 Under 30 programme provides selected honourees with industry and leadership education, as well as professional growth. This year, two CMPs made the list: Nataki Hemmings, CMP, SmithBucklin; and Shameka Jennings, CMP, MTA, DES, National WIC Association. 

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