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. GES Earns Environmental Sustainability Certification for General Contracting

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 17 2015)

      ...air quality, water, procurement, and community partners. The standards were created under the auspices of the Convention Industry Council’s APEX panel in partnership with ASTM International. iCompli, a division of BPA Wo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Atlanta   Convention Industry Council   ISO

    3. Industry Welcomes New Global Certificate in Event Design - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (May 22 2015)

      ...g education clock hours in "Domain G: Meeting & Event Design," as defined by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). "SDSU believes in innovative and rigorous programs for event executives," said Carl H. Winston, directo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Sands Expo & Convention Center   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    4. MeetingsNet Named a CMP Preferred Provider

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 18 2015)

      ...inisters the Certified Meeting Professional designation, has named MeetingsNet a CMP Preferred Provider. The Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, has named Meeti... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Corporate Meetings

    5. Atlantic City Focuses on Much More Than Gaming - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Feb 3 2015)

      Atlantic City Focuses on Much More Than Gaming - Successful Meetings ...are honored to partner with him at Caesars." Wyndham has acquired Dolce Hotels for $57 million in cash. The Convention Industry Council is forming a new body to oversee its Certified Meeting Professional certification.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   Las Vegas   Orlando

    6. Only You Can Protect Meetings

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 28 2015)

      ...eds grassroots participation. Rickard asks anyone who cares about meetings to sign up at CIC.advocacyhub.info CIC.advocacyhub.info to receive occasional bulletins about the coalition’s work and to be on call to push back... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   Convention Industry Council

    7. Coming In 2015: North American Meetings Industry Day

      Explore Meetings Net (Dec 22 2014)

      ...the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. “The Meetings Mean Business campaign is excited to join CIC and our Meeting Professionals International chapter partners in establishing this important advocacy day f... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Maritz Travel Company

    8. Meetings and Events Industry Joins Together to Launch the First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Dec 17 2014)

      Meetings and Events Industry Joins Together to Launch the First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015 ...ns and advocacy campaign, will spearhead activities taking place in the U.S. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) in collaboration with MMB will facilitate and support CIC members, chapters and other coalition members a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    9. IMEX America: A Roundup of the Week in Pictures

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 31 2014)

      IMEX America: A Roundup of the Week in Pictures ...rts International, IMEX Group, and other partners. Here CIC’s Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, and 2014 chair of the CIC Board of Directors Bob Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, boo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   CMP

    10. Guest Column: 3 Ways You Can Support the Event Industry Today

      Explore BizBash Media (Jul 24 2014)

      Guest Column: 3 Ways You Can Support the Event Industry Today ...ons industries”—making the meetings industry the fourth largest employer in the country. I remember when the Convention Industry Council’s Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy study reported that the me... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council

    11. Special Events Business News for July 9, 2014

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Jul 8 2014)

      ... as account director … The Convention Industry Council has partnered with Avila Government Services to offer CIC member organizations an online sustainable meting planning program to assist them in planning, managing an... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Classic Party Rentals   Convention Industry Council

    12. 6 Fresh Event Startups To Watch This Summer

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Jul 8 2014)

      6 Fresh Event Startups To Watch This Summer ...ent industry. Here are six apps you may not know of that will help you run smoother events. A study from the Convention Industry Council calculated that the contribution of the meetings industry to the worldwide economy... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    13. Convention Industry Council Offering Online Tool for Sustainable Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jul 4 2014)

      Convention Industry Council Offering Online Tool for Sustainable Meetings ...nchmark their meetings against the APEX/ASTM standards." Through its partnership with CIC, Avila is offering CIC members a 50 percent discount on the Sustainable Meeting Planning Program. For more information, visit CIC... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   ISO

    14. CIC Partners With Social Tables on Meeting Planning App, and With Avila on Sustainable Meetings Tool

      Explore Meetings Net (Jul 1 2014)

      ...copy of the CIC Manual for use in studying for the CMP, and for reference in their day-to-day operations. The CIC is working on a mobile version of the manual, which will be added to the Pocket Planner App once it is rel... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   ISO

    15. Beyond Borders Summit to Feature Three Global Events Experts

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 23 2014)

      ...lling will define the priorities for discussions. Attendees receive four clock hours of education credit from CIC toward their CMP certification or re-certification. Space is limited for this free all-day event, so regi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    16. 3 Things You Might be Doing Wrong if Your Tech Conference Flopped - Entrepreneur

      Explore entrepreneur.com (Jun 20 2014)

      3 Things You Might be Doing Wrong if Your Tech Conference Flopped - Entrepreneur ...specially considering you can expect to spend at least $500, and up to $1,000, per attendee? According to the Convention Industry Council, total direct spending on trade shows and conferences topped $280 million in 2012,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   LinkedIn

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