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. Meetings Industry Mourns the Loss of Trade Show Icon

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 13 2014)

      ...lso received the Trade Show Executive’s Legend and Leader Award. Here's the video from his induction into the CIC Hall of Leaders in 2006: The IAEE note also said, “Bob’s contributions through his vast experiences, unwa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   IAEE   Trade Show

    3. Report: Meetings put billions into U.S. economy

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Feb 12 2014)

      ...l at least 50 miles to attend a meeting, and thus spend money on hotels, transportation and restaurants. The CIC last month relaunched its “Meetings Mean Business” campaign promoting the benefits of face-to-face meeting... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    4. Study: Meetings Generated $770 Billion in Economic Impact in 2012

      Explore Successful Meetings (Feb 11 2014)

      ...n the United States, up from approximately 1.8 million in 2009, according to the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which today published an update to its 2009 study, The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Eco... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council

    5. Meetings Mean Business Initiative Launched

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 21 2014)

      ...tive media.” The CIC’s update of the Economic Significance Study is an important component. “Commissioned by CIC’s members back in 2009, the Economic Significance Study represents much more than hard data,” said Karen K... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   Hilton Worldwide   CMP

    6. PCCA Announces Philadelphia Named One of Top Ten U.S. Cities for Green Meetings

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jan 15 2014)

      PCCA Announces Philadelphia Named One of Top Ten U.S. Cities for Green Meetings ...rankings of convention centers were developed based on standards for sustainable meetings as set forth by the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and the American Society for Testing and Mate... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau   Pcca

    7. Philadelphia Named One Of Top 10 Cities for Green Meetings

      Explore eventsmagazine.com (Jan 13 2014)

      ...rankings of convention centers were developed based on standards for sustainable meetings as set forth by the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and the American Society for Testing and Mate... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau   Pcca

    8. Convention Industry Council Names Fourth Quarter CMP Class

      Explore Successful Meetings (Dec 25 2013)

      ...sionals passed the fourth-quarter Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced last week. Established in 1985, the CMP program is designed to "increase the professionalism o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    9. How Top Venues Are Implementing Environmentally Friendly Practices

      Explore BizBash Media (Nov 25 2013)

      How Top Venues Are Implementing Environmentally Friendly Practices ...stry’s comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings, created through a partnership of the Convention Industry Council’s APEX initiative and A.S.T.M. ­International. The venue’s initiatives ­include r... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Chicago   Convention Industry Council

    10. Can You Circle Back to Me on That?

      Explore Meetings Net (Nov 4 2013)

      ...pretty much every industry, meeting and event planners have a language all their own—so much so that the CIC (Convention Industry Council) created a glossary just to help you keep up. And when you get into the meeting i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Alliance for Continuing Education

    11. Meetings Mean Business Coalition Hires PR Firm to Create Messaging Campaign

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 28 2013)

      ... Association, Meeting Professionals International, International Association of Exhibitions and Events, ASAE, Convention Industry Council, and Destination Marketing Association International, as well as hotel and destina... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   RFP   PCMA

    12. A Model of Innovation, Partnership

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 21 2013)

      ...ds Expo in Las Vegas October 15 to 17—and stacked them in a pile, you would have a complete alphabet: • CIC (Convention Industry Council)—held its prestigious Hall of Leaders event Sunday, October 13, inducting Jorge Ca... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   DMC

    13. GMIC Launches New Campaign in Support of Green Meeting Standards

      Explore Successful Meetings (Oct 17 2013)

      ... The APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) initiative was launched in 2007 by the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which set out to create industry standards for environmentally sustainable events. Officially sanctioned... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Transportation   Green Meetings Industry Council

    14. CMP-HC Beta Test Now Free for Medical Meeting Planners - Meetings Net

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 8 2013)

      ... managers who have earned the Certified Meeting Professional designation. And now, according to its Web site, CIC is waiving all fees for those who want to take the beta test. The beta test, which initially was scheduled... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    15. CMP-HC Beta Test Now Free for Medical Meeting Planners

      Explore Meetings Net (Oct 8 2013)

      CMP-HC Beta Test Now Free for Medical Meeting Planners ... managers who have earned the Certified Meeting Professional designation. And now, according to its Web site, CIC is waiving all fees for those who want to take the beta test. The beta test, which initially was scheduled... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    16. IMEX America: More than a Trade Show

      Explore Meetings Net (Aug 20 2013)

      ... Bar is open throughout the three-day event. 2. The IMEX/CIC Inspiration Center IMEX is partnering with the Convention Industry Council to present educational sessions on hot topics such as RFPs, healthcare meeting pro... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   PCMA   Sands Expo & Convention Center

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