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. RCMA Executive Director Announces Retirement

      Explore Successful Meetings (Nov 16 2011)

      ...e to thrive under Harry's leadership for years to come." A past CIC chairman, one of the original founders of CIC's Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification program, and a 1994 inductee into CIC's distinguished... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Rcma

    3. Commentary: New Green Standards Help Make Sustainability Sustainable

      Explore Meetings Net (Nov 14 2011)

      Commentary: New Green Standards Help Make Sustainability Sustainable ... gains. Maybe more so, from the point of view of making sustainability itself sustainable at the organiza The Convention Industry Council didn’t refer to cost savings or economic impact when it recently announced that ei... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   The Conference Publishers Inc.   MeetGreen

    4. CIC Announces Sustainability Standards

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Nov 7 2011)

      ...ation process, watch this video from MPI Professional Development On Demand. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has announced that eight of the nine APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting standards are complete... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Transportation

    5. Green Meeting Standards Nearly Complete

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Nov 4 2011)

      Green Meeting Standards Nearly Complete ...er to the introduction of the very first green meetings and event standards. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) recently announced that eight of the nine APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting standards are com... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CAE

    6. APEX Sustainable Meeting Standards Complete

      Explore Successful Meetings (Nov 1 2011)

      ...h anticipated so this is a great moment for the volunteers who put such effort to this project." According to CIC, much of the work and research behind the APEX standards was done by the APEX Green Meetings and Events Pr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Transportation   MeetGreen

    7. PCMA Announces 2012 Professional Achievement Honorees

      Explore Successful Meetings (Oct 19 2011)

      PCMA Announces 2012 Professional Achievement Honorees ...l (CMP) Online Prep Course, which is the only only online course endorsed by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). For more information about the 2012 PCMA Education Foundation Dinner, visit the foundation's website, ww... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Convention Industry Council   Walt Disney Company

    8. Certified Meeting Professional Designation Goes Global

      Explore Successful Meetings (Oct 18 2011)

      ...sional designation were designed to be "globally relevant," according to the Convention Industry Council. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has updated the body of knowledge, known as the "CMP Blueprint," on which th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    9. PCMA Announces 2012 Professional Achievement Honorees

      Explore pcma.org (Oct 18 2011)

      ...He has served on the PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees, from 2004-2007. Aguel was inducted into the Convention Industry Council's Hall of Leaders in 2004. George Aguel was selected the 2012 PCMA Education Foun... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   Chicago   PBD

    10. Robust New CMP Standards Announced

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Oct 17 2011)

      Robust New CMP Standards Announced ...owski, CMP, CAE, CEO of the Convention Industry Council. This effort was made possible by support from one of CIC’s membership organizations, Meeting Professionals International (MPI). “To have a globally relevant ce... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    11. New Event Calculator Tool Measures Your Meeting’s Impact

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 7 2011)

      New Event Calculator Tool Measures Your Meeting’s Impact ...act data. SMG joins eight other data sources used to estimate the economic impact of a meeting, including the Convention Industry Council’s study on the Economic Significance of Meetings, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council   Destination Marketing Association International

    12. CIC Announces New CMP Class

      Explore Successful Meetings (Oct 5 2011)

      ...d raise industry standards," and "increase the value of these practitioners to their employers," according to CIC, which said more than 14,000 meeting professionals in 42 countries have earned the CMP since its inception... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    13. Meetings Industry Responds to 'Muffin' Meeting

      Explore Successful Meetings (Sep 29 2011)

      ... delivery of meetings and elevating the professional practices of the meeting planning profession. A study by CIC on the value of face-to-face meetings found that face-to-face meetings build trust and relationships; educ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   GSA

    14. CIC Releases Free RFP Workbook

      Explore Meetings Net (Aug 23 2011)

      CIC Releases Free RFP Workbook ...a new tool for planners this month—the APEX RFP Workbook—for creating and managing requests for proposal. The Convention Industry Council released a new tool for planners this month—the APEX RFP Workbook—for creating and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   APEX Standards Review Council   SRC Council

    15. New APEX Tool for RFPs Now Available

      Explore CIC - Home (Aug 3 2011)

      New APEX Tool for RFPs Now Available ...assist planners with creating and managing RFPs. New APEX Tool for RFPs Now Available 8/3/2011 2:00:00 AM The Convention Industry Council today released a new APEX tool to assist planners with creating and managing RFPs.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   APEX Standards Review Council   SRC Council

    16. IMEX Poll Shows Meetings Optimism

      Explore imexamerica.com (May 20 2011)

      ...ting IMEX America partners include: ACTE Global, ADME, AIPC, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, CIC, ECM, IAEE, JMIC, ICCA, The Venetian and The Palazzo Resorts and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Aut... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Sands Expo & Convention Center   Economic Significance of Meetings

    17. CIC Releases Major Study on Economic Significance of Meetings

      Explore Event Solutions (Feb 17 2011)

      ...rete proof of how significant our industry is to the U.S. economy. Now, this evidence exists – in detail. The Convention Industry Council, a group of key professional associations including PCMA, ISES and MPI, just relea... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council

    18. APEX Study to Quantify Cost of Planning Processes

      Explore CIC - Home (Jan 24 2011)

      APEX Study to Quantify Cost of Planning Processes ... Planning Processes 1/18/2011 2:53:32 PM January 18, 2011, Alexandria, VA -- The Convention Industry Council (CIC) today announced the launch of a research study to quantify the time and cost inefficiencies of existing m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Marriott International   Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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