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It seems like a no brainer that there should be an event for event and meeting professionals, right? We’re always emphasising the importance of face-to-face meetings to our clients because we know the value. There’s nothing more inspiring than getting a group of like-minded people together to connect, learn and grow together.
That’s why I strongly encourage you to attend CMP Conclave this year.
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Registration is open for CMP Conclave, the premier event for CMPs across the globe. Reinvigorate your mind, body and soul through experiential activities, intimate networking with CMP peers and education designed specifically for experienced meeting professionals all among the picturesque surroundings of The Broadmoor. Earn continuing education (CE) hours toward your CMP recertification while getting up-to-speed on the latest in sustainability, gaining valuable leadership lessons, and expanding your meeting planning expertise.
Where: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
When: 15–17 November 2019
Be sure to check out our schedule at a glance to get a sneak peek of the education sessions. 
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Galveston Island CVB
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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Events and programmes
Tuesday, 29 October | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT/UTC-04:00
IMEX Group has been committed to implementing sustainable event practices at both IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt for several years. As part of a trial period earlier this year, the Events Industry Council (EIC) released the new EIC Sustainable Event Standards, which IMEX began to implement in its planning process. The results of this experience was a captivating conversation at IMEX Frankfurt, and the conversation continued in Las Vegas. Keeping that commitment to sustainable practices, you are invited to hear about the experiences from both events in this case study presentation.
Learning outcomes:
  • Learn about the changes to the sustainable event standards from the previous APEX/ASTM version
  • Hear about initiatives at IMEX including water-wise choices, materials donation and exhibitor engagement
  • Learn how to implement the new EIC Sustainable Event Standards for event organisers and suppliers
Combining active learning and experiential elements, this Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) programme is designed to enable participants to implement their own sustainable events.The next SEPC programme will be offered in conjunction with CMP Conclave at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Topics will include understanding the business value of sustainability for the events industry; practical solutions for improving your environmental performance in areas such as food and beverage, transportation and supply chain management; and effective methods for achieving corporate social responsibility goals. As part of the programme, the participants will customise a roadmap for their own sustainable event.
SEPC programme at CMP Conclave
•  Thursday, 14 November | 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | 3.00 CEs
•  Friday, 15 November | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | 5.00 CEs
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Call for action
The following is sponsored content from Events Industry Council sponsor Cadmium.
Conferences and trade shows provide education and opportunity to a wide range of people with different abilities. It is more important than ever to make sure these people can access the full range of opportunities your event has to offer, both online and onsite. That’s why many tech companies are embracing website accessibility standards like WCAG 2.1.
CMPs in the news
PCMA recently announced its final slate of 2020 board officers and directors for open positions. Of those nominated, five were CMPs.
• Chair: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES; Vice president of events and exhibitions at the Risk and Insurance Management Society

• Three-year term: Lisa Astorga, CMP; Director of meetings at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

• Three-year term: Diane Kovats, CMP, CAE, DES; Executive director of the International Society for Computational Biology

• Three-year term: Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES; Senior director of meetings at the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers

• Three-year term: Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE; Director of education and meetings at the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

For more information about the other nominees—and to learn about PCMA’s nomination process—visit the PCMA website.
Eventex recently named 100 of the most influential people in the events industry. Of those named, seven were CMPs. 

•  Annamaria Ruffini, CMP
•  Corbin Ball, CMP emeritus
•  Dave Lutz, CMP
•  Melinda Burdette, CMP
•  Miguel Neves, CMP
•  Tracey Smith, CMP
•  Tahira Endean, CMP

For the full list, click here.
aNd Logistix Inc. was recently named to Canada’s Top 500 Fastest-Growing Companies list, compiled by Canadian Business. Dana Zita, CMP, CSEP, who is the company’s president, said it’s an honour to be included. The list looks at Canadian businesses based on a five-year revenue growth. Those companies, including aNd Logistix Inc., will be featured in an upcoming issue of Canadian Business
“This achievement reflects the strength of our nimble but mighty team,” Zita said. “To be recognised for our steady and continuous growth on our 25th anniversary year is especially momentous.”
Industry news
Conversations around sustainability are commonplace in many companies. The events and meetings industry is no different. Translating those conversations into action takes commitment and the know-how to make it happen. The events industry’s size, reach and global impact puts it in a unique position to lead the effort to affect meaningful change around the adoption of sustainability practices.
For those looking for direction on what to implement—or to connect with others already doing the work—there’s now one centralised resource to look to. The Events Industry Council (EIC) leadership came together with several industry partners to launch the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events. The Centre is a virtual platform that offers resources, webinars, groundbreaking research and tools for those looking to increase their sustainability efforts. It is also a vehicle to drive awareness and collective action to support global concerns on topics such as environmental and social justice issues, accessibility, and diversity and inclusion.
On the move
Several CMPs were honoured with an Events Industry Council 2019 Pacesetter award or inducted into the 2019 Hall of Leaders. For a full list of the 2019 Hall of Leaders inductees, click here. For a full list of the 2019 Pacesetter award winners, click here.
Pacesetter award winners: 
•  Frank Yang, CMP, PMP, CEM
•  Desirée Knight, CMP, CAE
Hall of Leaders inductee: 
•  David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
Watch the livestream of the 2019 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards ceremony. 

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