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. Green Meeting Industry Council Announces Strategic Partnership with iCompli

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Feb 13 2013)

      ...rising standards consumers set for sustainable meetings. GMIC is a member of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and hosts the annual Sustainable Meetings Conference. www.gmicglobal.org About iCompli ICompli is a divis... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Green Meetings Industry Council

    3. GMIC to Develop Certification Around APEX Green Meeting Standards

      Explore Successful Meetings (Feb 12 2013)

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

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Transportation   Green Meetings Industry Council

    4. 5 Corporate Event Trends to Watch in 2013

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jan 31 2013)

      ...ential to increase strategic ROI for events in 2013: 1. Smart events will take center stage: According to the Convention Industry Council, in 2011, 205 million people attended 1.8 million events that cost more than $263 ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Gartner

    5. Meetings Industry to Create Messaging

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 28 2013)

      ...Roger Rickard of Revent LLC, then mailed the letters. Attendees could also sign a statement in support of the CIC’s Economic Significance of Meetings study, which will be circulated on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   PCMA   Economic Significance of Meetings

    6. Meetings industry will never be the same

      Explore Exhibit City News (Jan 20 2013)

      Meetings industry will never be the same ...stment of events for companies on both sides of the registration desk. Increasingly smart events In 2011, the Convention Industry Council released a study titled The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   Chicago

    7. CIC Approves New Strategic Plan Focusing on Advocacy, Professional Practices

      Explore Successful Meetings (Dec 11 2012)

      ...s the synergy of the collective research efforts of both CIC and its members, will further enhance the impact CIC has on the global meetings industry." Added CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, "The new strategic plan defines a visi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    8. Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards to be Held at IMEX America in 2013

      Explore Meetings Net (Dec 5 2012)

      Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards to be Held at IMEX America in 2013 ...al Pacesetter Awards. CIC is accepting nominations for the 2013 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards. The deadline to nominate individuals is February 1, 2013. For more information, visit the CIC Web site.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    9. Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards to be Held at IMEX America

      Explore Meetings Net (Dec 5 2012)

      ...will move to Las Vegas next year through a partnership with IMEX and MGM. It will be held in conjunction with CIC’s Pacesetter Awards. read more Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Aw... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    10. Convention Industry Council to Host 2013 Hall of Leaders Gala at IMEX America

      Explore Successful Meetings (Dec 4 2012)

      Convention Industry Council to Host 2013 Hall of Leaders Gala at IMEX America ...ndustry Council will hold its 2013 Hall of Leaders Pacesetter Awards Gala prior to IMEX America in 2013. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) will kick off a week of meetings industry honors and education by holding it... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Convention Industry Council   MGM

    11. Top 10 Jobs Supported by the Meetings Industry

      Explore Successful Meetings (Nov 15 2012)

      ...rism industry, according to the 2011 study The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy by the Convention Industry Council. The top 10 industries in which jobs are directly supported by the meetings indus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council

    12. National Conference Center Offers '78 Reasons to Host a Meeting'

      Explore Successful Meetings (Nov 6 2012)

      ...es: • Leah Retting, Student, George Mason University: "Meetings are great for the economy! According to the CIC's Economic Significance Study, the meetings industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $263 billion in s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council   Visitors Bureau   National Conference Center

    13. DMAI Confirms Dates for 2013 Destinations Showcase Confernce & Expos

      Explore eventsmagazine.com (Oct 10 2012)

      ...ved on boards of Leadership Louisville, Meeting Professionals International, DMAI, APEX Commissioner with the Convention Industry Council, and is a past chair of the Destination & Travel Foundation. (continued) DMAI’S ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   Walter E. Washington Convention Center   Convention Industry Council

    14. Future is golden for exhibitions industry

      Explore Exhibit City News (Oct 2 2012)

      Future is golden for exhibitions industry ...t influential people in the meetings and conventions industry for 12 consecutive years and induction into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders in 2007. Hacker will continue working as a columnist, tradeshow ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Convention Industry Council   CEIR

    15. New certification coming for medical meeting planners

      Explore Meetings Net Home Page (Sep 13 2012)

      ...en seeing how hard it seems to be to make it happen. But I think that we have the right players lined up now. CIC, with IMMPA's help, should be able to pull it off. Do we need it? Even though we do have the Certified CME... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CME

    16. New certification coming for medical meeting planners

      Explore Meetings Net (Sep 13 2012)

      ...en seeing how hard it seems to be to make it happen. But I think that we have the right players lined up now. CIC, with IMMPA's help, should be able to pull it off. Do we need it? Even though we do have the Certified CME... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CME

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