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. Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

      Explore skift.com (Aug 29 2016)

      Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security ... the many different associations representing each vertical, including: meetings (MPI), conventions (PCMA and CIC), incentive travel (SITE), exhibitions and trade shows (IAEE), associations (ASAE), and many more in the n... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ROI   Orlando   PCMA

    3. 10 Tips to Fix Event Sponsorship [Webinar]

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 16 2016)

      10 Tips to Fix Event Sponsorship [Webinar] ...rmation email you receive in your inbox. The email you use to sign up to 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

    4. Why You're Not Too Busy to Get Your CMP

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 23 2016)

      ...C suggests that would-be CMPs do now, even if they aren’t planning to start the process right away, go to the CIC website and click on the “login” button at the top right to create a profile. New as of 2016, 20 percent (... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CMP International Standards

    5. 2016 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Inductees Announced

      Explore Meetings Net (May 16 2016)

      ...es the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, and serves as a resource for standards and practices. CIC has more than 30 member organizations representing more than 103,500 individuals. For more information on ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   ISES   CMP

    6. The Better, Faster, Easier e-RFP: Here at Last?

      Explore Meetings Net (Apr 21 2016)

      ...hey don’t have the meeting rooms.” Meeting Evolution created its RFP fields from a template developed for the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX). Planners complete the fields and hotels rece... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   Atlanta   RFP

    7. Is MPI’s New Certificate a Rip Off, an Insult, or a Good Idea?

      Explore Meetings Net (Apr 10 2016)

      Is MPI’s New Certificate a Rip Off, an Insult, or a Good Idea? ...l Meeting Professionals Association, it launched a similar course for those who plan around the same time the Convention Industry Council launched the Certified Meeting Profession—Healthcare designation. So I didn’t thin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    8. Global Meetings Industry Day anthem released!

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Mar 24 2016)

      Global Meetings Industry Day anthem released! ... on Periscope and 40 at the actual recording studio in London (plus the six-piece SongDivision band). AS: The Convention Industry Council has been onboard from the very outset, which is fantastic as they oversee GMID and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ISES   PCMA   Convention Industry Council

    9. Green Meeting Industry Council Relaunches as Part of CIC

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 26 2016)

      ...ternal council of the Convention Industry Council—“the United Nations of our industry,” as Simons put it. The CIC is an umbrella organization for 33 meeting, event, exhibition, and organizations. Relying on CIC for opera... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PBS   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    10. New Leaders for Industry Groups

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 6 2016)

      ...ndup: Convention Industry Council Bonnie Fedchock, CAE, of the National Association for Catering & Events, is CIC’s new chair, taking over from ​David DuBois, CMP, CAE, CTA, FASAE, of the International Association of Exh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    11. 8 Insights from Meetings Industry Thought Leaders

      Explore Meetings Net (Nov 25 2015)

      ...cil’s council of delegates recently held its biannual face-to-face meeting in Baltimore, Md., with leaders of CIC’s 34 member organizations invited to discuss emerging issues and trends, share information with each other... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CAE

    12. The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings, in Good Times and Bad

      Explore Meetings Net (Nov 19 2015)

      ...as, and David DuBois, president and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events and chair of the Convention Industry Council, discussed the renewed value of face-to-face meetings. Both executives are part of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hilton Worldwide   Convention Industry Council

    13. Meetings Mean Business names Richard Harper as Co-Chair, Lanyon as Board Member

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 29 2015)

      ...Association, American Society of Association Executives, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, ConferenceDirect, Convention Industry Council, Cruise Lines International Association, Destination Marketing Association Interna... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hilton Worldwide   Marriott International   PCMA

    14. Visit Denver First Convention Bureau In U.S. To Earn Level 2 Green Meeting Certification

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 28 2015)

      ...APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards. The American Society for Testing and Materials and the Convention Industry Council’s APEX initiative developed the certification process, which has become the indust... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Visitors Bureau   Colorado Convention Center

    15. Meet the Top CMP Influencers

      Explore Meetings Net (Aug 3 2015)

      ...o embody “the spirit of the CMP credential: professionalism, credibility, and excellence,” says the CIC. The Convention Industry Council recently asked members of the meetings industry to nominate peers who exemplify th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CAE

    16. Convention Industry Council Announces 2015 Hall of Leaders Ceremony

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jul 2 2015)

      ...sponsorship and tickets visit conventionindustry.org/HallofLeaders/2015HallofLeadersCelebration About CIC The Convention Industry Council (CIC) champions the economic and social value of the meetings and event profession... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Vegas   Convention Industry Council

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