1. About Convention Industry Council

    The Convention Liaison Council was founded in 1949 by four organizations to facilitate the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. Now the Convention Industry Council, the organization has grown to include 31 member organizations.

    CIC's members represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. CIC offers many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges; facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; and educate the public on its profound economic impact. Some of the ways the CIC achieves these goals are by:

  2. Quotes about Convention Industry Council

    1. Data from the Convention Industry Council points out that meetings support more jobs than the computer, trucking, broadcast, and telecommunications industries
      In Guest Column: 3 Ways You Can Support the Event Industry Today
    2. The Convention Industry Council and board of directors worked together to formulate a series of exciting action plans to translate our strategic vision into reality, befitting the strength that comes from the collaboration of all of our members from every segment of the meetings industry.
      In CIC Approves New Strategic Plan Focusing on Advocacy, Professional Practices
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    2. What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 15 2017)

      What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing ...o provide a good experience.” One good resource Harvey recommended was an RFP Strategy Guide developed by the Convention Industry Council APEX committee on Event Internet and Communications. “The RFP strategy guide gives... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RFP   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    3. 3 Absolutely Valid Reasons Planners Get Nervous Negotiating Event Wi-Fi

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 10 2017)

      3 Absolutely Valid Reasons Planners Get Nervous Negotiating Event Wi-Fi ...t up to speed is Bandwidth and Networking Terms for Meeting and Event Professionals, a free download from the Convention Industry Council’s APEX Workgroup on Bandwidth and High-Speed Internet Access. 2. It’s an intangibl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    4. Top Trends In Experiential Marketing for 2017 [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Feb 7 2017)

      Top Trends In Experiential Marketing for 2017 [Webinar] ...sures you will be able to get access to catch up on demand, at your convenience. EventMB is accredited by the Convention Industry Council to provide CE credits for webinars. If you are a Certified Meeting Professional (C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    5. How To Get Your Event Website Noticed [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 11 2017)

      How To Get Your Event Website Noticed [Webinar] ...sures you will be able to get access to catch up on demand, at your convenience. EventMB is accredited by the Convention Industry Council to provide CE credits for webinars. If you are a Certified Meeting Professional (C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    6. 3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017

      Explore skift.com (Jan 4 2017)

      3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017 ...such a large degree that it’s meaningless, too. Shawnna Kerns, 26, marketing & communications manager for the Convention Industry Council, emphasized during a Skift-moderated panel last year that Millennials are sick of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   MIT   Las Vegas

    7. 5 Free Reports Every Event Planner Should Read

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 23 2016)

      5 Free Reports Every Event Planner Should Read ...ents. These 5 free reports published in 2016 are a great place to start and many of them are even approved by CIC to offer continuing education credits for CMPs. Download these ebooks and read them cover to cover, or ref... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    8. The Special Event Show Invites Event Professionals to TSE 2017 January 10-12, 2017

      Explore cbs8.com (Dec 12 2016)

      The Special Event Show Invites Event Professionals to TSE 2017 January 10-12, 2017 ...er year," says Show Director Tara Melingonis. "We've created an experience like no other industry event." The Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, has named The S... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Drape Kings   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    9. 10 Tips To Measure Event Sponsorship [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Nov 23 2016)

      10 Tips To Measure Event Sponsorship [Webinar] ...sures you will be able to get access to catch up on demand, at your convenience. EventMB is accredited by the Convention Industry Council to provide CE credits for webinars. If you are a Certified Meeting Professional (C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    10. New Must-Have Wi-Fi Negotiation Guide

      Explore Meetings Net (Nov 2 2016)

      New Must-Have Wi-Fi Negotiation Guide ...the Wi-Fi you need while you use a fill-in Excel file to create an actual RFP. If you haven’t checked out the Convention Industry Council’s APEX resources for meeting planners, you’re missing out on a rich collection of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RFP   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    11. Conference Associations Aim for National Guidelines for Conference Security

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 20 2016)

      Conference Associations Aim for National Guidelines for Conference Security ... Exhibition Services and Contractors Association; supporters include Meeting Professionals International, the Convention Industry Council, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Society of Independent Sh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    12. Conference Industry Promotes Security Initiative at IMEX America

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 19 2016)

      Conference Industry Promotes Security Initiative at IMEX America ...sociation of Venue Managers, and the Exhibition Services and Contractors Association; supporters include MPI, CIC, ASAE and the Society of Independent Show Organizers. STREAMLINING THE APPLICATION PROCESS The association... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    13. Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event?

      Explore Meetings Net (Sep 30 2016)

      Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event? ...l’s Accepted Practices Exchange Standards Committee is tackling. The goal of the task force, according to the CIC, is to research the level of awareness the meetings industry has about the many different types of cyber t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    14. 10 Things You Need To Know Before Using Snapchat At Your Event [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 22 2016)

      10 Things You Need To Know Before Using Snapchat At Your Event [Webinar] ...mation email you receive in your inbox. The email you use to sign up for the webinar MUST be the same as your CIC registration. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    15. Top 10 Trends in Event Branding [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 7 2016)

      Top 10 Trends in Event Branding [Webinar] ...mation email you receive in your inbox. The email you use to sign up for the webinar MUST be the same as your CIC registration. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    16. MEET National Attendance to Exceed Expectations - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Aug 30 2016)

      MEET National Attendance to Exceed Expectations - International Meetings Review ...eamBonding Wednesday afternoon whose donations will support DC Kitchen. Sponsors of this year’s event include Convention Industry Council, Convention Planit, Cvent, Destination Marketing International Association, Digite... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

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