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. CIC Releases Healthcare Planner Certification Criteria, Exam Dates

      Explore Meetings Net (Aug 1 2013)

      CIC Releases Healthcare Planner Certification Criteria, Exam Dates ...rom the CIC Web site. Because the rules and regulations around healthcare meetings tend to change frequently, CIC also provides a list of recommended literature, which will be updated on a regular basis. These books, art... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    3. Requirements Revealed for New Healthcare Meetings Certification

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 1 2013)

      ... the industry’s first healthcare meetings certification — the CMP-HC — the Convention Industry Council (CIC) has released details about the new program, including the certification’s eligibility requirements, tes... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    4. Convention Industry Council Appoints New CMP Leadership

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jul 23 2013)

      ...ention Industry Council has named the 2013-2014 leadership of its CMP Board. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has named the 2013-2014 leadership of its CMP Board, it announced last week. The board — which is charg... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Destination Marketing Association International

    5. Industry Advocacy Campaigns Launching on Several Fronts

      Explore Meetings Net (Jul 1 2013)

      Industry Advocacy Campaigns Launching on Several Fronts ...mpaign. The New Advocacy Hub Karen Kotowski, CEO of the CIC, also announced during the AIBTM session that the CIC has launched a new advocacy hub to help support and protect the industry. The Meetings Industry Advocacy H... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   RFP   PCMA

    6. The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry in 2013

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jul 1 2013)

      ...rd and executive committee positions with the American Society of Association Executives, PCMA, USTA, and the Convention Industry Council.
 Kathleen Bertrand, senior vice president of community and governmental affairs... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   Orlando   Cirque du Soleil

    7. The Green Meeting Industry Council Celebrates Ten Years and Welcomes New Leadership

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jun 26 2013)

      ...development, awareness building and partnersolutions. As an active member of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), GMIC inspires and trains leaders at all levels to make meetings better through sustainable solutions. Fo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Green Meetings Industry Council   GMIC Sustainable Meetings Foundation

    8. Exhibition Industry Leader Doug Ducate to Leave CEIR

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 26 2013)

      Exhibition Industry Leader Doug Ducate to Leave CEIR ... was the largest annual conference and exhibition held in the U.S. In 1995, the year he was inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders, Ducate left SPE to create an exhibition division at Production ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   CEIR   Exhibition Services & Contractors Association

    9. Convention Industry Council Launches Online Advocacy Tool

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 24 2013)

      ... meetings industry, and mobilize it around causes and issues that impact it, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) has partnered with advocacy consultancy Voices in Advocacy to launch a new online tool that will “engag... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    10. Boost Your Education With Pre-WEC Workshops

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Jun 19 2013)

      ...nference session such as the ROI Workshop or the CMP Master Class, and you are well on your way to satisfying Convention Industry Council clock hour requirements for CMP certification or re-certification.” Attendees at... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ROI   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    11. 6 Tools for Industry Advocacy

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Jun 11 2013)

      ...of meetings can be found at www.mpiweb.org/bvom, an initiative supported by the MPI Foundation and AIBTM. The Convention Industry Council funded a survey of corporate and association meeting planners as well as industry ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International   MPI Foundation

    12. Healthcare Meeting Manager Designation Moving Forward

      Explore Meetings Net (May 15 2013)

      ...erstones that will ensure quality control in medical meetings.” That’s why the panel was carefully crafted by CIC Certification Director Gayle Dahlman to include people from pharmaceutical companies, medical education co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    13. White Paper Explains How to Navigate, Negotiate Meeting-Venue Wi-Fi

      Explore Successful Meetings (May 1 2013)

      ... sink a meeting faster than a sluggish Internet connection. For that reason, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) have published a new white pape... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RFP   Convention Industry Council   Psav

    14. Internet at Events: A Planner’s Cheat Sheet

      Explore Meetings Net (Apr 29 2013)

      ...it’s just a starting point. Try out the Bandwidth Estimator (convn.org/wifi-estimator), a tool from the Convention Industry Council’s new Bandwidth and Connectivity Workgroup, part of the Accepted Practices Exchang... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    15. APEX Standard for Sustainable Accommodations Published

      Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 12 2013)

      ...d the final of nine APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting standards, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) reported today. The final standard — E2772, which addresses sustainable accommodations — comes more t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    16. Pushing Back, CIC Responds to Meetings Industry Critique

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 18 2013)

      ...recent column in the The Wall Street Journal that denigrated the value of meetings. read more Pushing Back, CIC Responds to Meetings Industry Critique Mar. 18, 2013 Dave Kovaleski * + EMAIL * * Tweet * * Comments 0 Adv... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Wall Street Journal   Convention Industry Council

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