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:

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

      Explore Yahoo! Finance (Jun 20 2014)

      3 Things You Might be Doing Wrong if Your Tech Conference Flopped ...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)

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    3. 2014 Changemakers: MaryAnne Bobrow and Lawrence Leonard

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 16 2014)

      ...he Certified Meeting Professional program and Hall of Leaders. It’s an exciting time for our industry and for CIC. Bobrow: For me, anything that adversely affects our industry is fair game for change. Right now, I am wo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    4. IMMPA Sells Healthcare Meeting Certification to MPI, Ceases Operations

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 4 2014)

      IMMPA Sells Healthcare Meeting Certification to MPI, Ceases Operations ...f the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program offered by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). “When CIC introduced the CMP healthcare sub-specialty last year, we knew there was an industry need for more resourc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    5. MPI Buys Medical Meetings Certificate Program

      Explore Meetings Net (May 21 2014)

      ...ions at its World Education Congress in August. The HMCC certificate program should not be confused with the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professionals-Healthcare certification, a subspecialty of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    6. Book a Meeting With No RFP, No Contract

      Explore Meetings Net (May 19 2014)

      ...recisely under the radar of the traditional definition of a meeting (or at least the one that was used in the Convention Industry Council’s Economic Significance Study: at least 10 people meeting for at least four hours ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   COO   Convention Industry Council

    7. Convention Industry Council Names 2014 Hall of Leaders Inductees

      Explore Successful Meetings (May 8 2014)

      ...l this year will induct three new meeting professionals into its prestigious Hall of Leaders. This fall, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) will induct three new meetings industry pioneers into its prestigious Hall o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Convention Industry Council

    8. Convention Industry Council Targets Room Block 'Poaching'

      Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 2 2014)

      ...lds of Africa. It also happens in the staid confines of hotels, according to the Convention Industry Council (CIC), whose Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) has formed a new workgroup to address the issue of room block â... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   MGM Resorts International

    9. Going green? Here’s a Top 10 to consider

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Apr 1 2014)

      ... listed its Top 10 cities for sustainable events in 2014. This year’s list is the first to come out since the Convention Industry Council and the Green Meetings Industry Council released it acronym-heavy ASTM/APEX stand... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   Chicago

    10. livecube Launches to Kill the Hashtag At Events

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Mar 26 2014)

      livecube Launches to Kill the Hashtag At Events ...re than $263 Billion was spent on events in 2013, making it... The event industry continues to grow with the Convention Industry Council reporting that more than $263 Billion was spent on events in 2013, making it large... (Read Full Article)

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    11. The CMP Quiz: Test Yourself!

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 14 2014)

      ...Do you think you could pass the test for the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional? ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. CEIR Report Looks at Latest Trends in Attendee, Exhibitor Spending at Events - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Mar 14 2014)

      CEIR Report Looks at Latest Trends in Attendee, Exhibitor Spending at Events - International Meetings Review ...sitively impacting cities and businesses across the country. As a coalition member of Meetings Mean Business, CIC and this research will be a part of the broader campaign to define and understand the link between meeting... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council   CEIR

    13. Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know ...

      Explore businessmanagementdaily.com (Mar 4 2014)

      Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know ... ...e you sign any event contracts, make sure you know what you’re signing by using online resources, such as the Convention Industry Council website, to understand the contract language, she warns. “Contracting for an event... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    14. CIC Announces First Crop of CMP-HC Certificants

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 26 2014)

      ...lthcare meeting professionals, called the CMP-HC. “CIC congratulates the early adopters of the CMP-HC,” said CIC Chief Executive Officer Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP. “The early interest and success in the program confirms ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    15. Global Meeting Leaders Join Maritz Travel

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 26 2014)

      ...ing Professional (CMP) Board. In 2013, he was inducted into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders. CIC's HALL OF LEADERS See the full slate of inductees Prior to joining Maritz Travel Co., Ben Goedegebuure s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   PCMA   Convention Industry Council

    16. Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 18 2014)

      ...nvention Industry Council.  Primary funding organizations include American Hotel & Lodging Association, ASAE, Convention Industry Council, Destination Marketing Association International/Destination & Travel Foundation, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ISES   CMP   National Restaurant Association

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