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. CIC to Launch Industry's First Healthcare Meetings Certification

      Explore Successful Meetings (Sep 13 2012)

      ...ment is growing and CIC is prepared to meet the demand with the creation of a healthcare certification," said CIC CEO Karen Kotowski. "Over the next year, CIC will undertake a rigorous development process that includes a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    3. CIC to Develop CMP Subspecialty Certification for Healthcare Meetings Management

      Explore Meetings Net Home Page (Sep 12 2012)

      CIC to Develop CMP Subspecialty Certification for Healthcare Meetings Management ...owing, and CIC is prepared to meet the demand with the creation of a healthcare certification,” said CIC’s Chief Executive Officer Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, in a statement. CIC plans to work with IMMPA members a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CAE

    4. CIC to Develop CMP Subspecialty Certification for Healthcare Meetings Management

      Explore Meetings Net (Sep 12 2012)

      ...owing, and CIC is prepared to meet the demand with the creation of a healthcare certification,” said CIC’s Chief Executive Officer Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, in a statement. CIC plans to work with IMMPA members a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CAE

    5. IMMPA Schedules 2013 Conference for Healthcare Meeting Professionals

      Explore Meetings Net (Sep 4 2012)

      ...are professional certification program, which will be jointly presented by representatives from IMMPA and the Convention Industry Council, according to Graham. For those who can’t attend in person, IMMPA is negotiating w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Time Magazine

    6. Spatrisano Among First Professionals to be Recognized by Meetings Industry with New Pacesetter Award

      Explore Meetings Net (Aug 31 2012)

      ...patrisano, principal at MeetGreen, and four young meeting professionals are the first to be recognized in the Convention Industry Council’s new awards program, the Pacesetter Awards. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    7. Professionals Recognized by Meetings Industry with New Pacesetter Award

      Explore Meeting Professionals International (Aug 27 2012)

      ...r Award By Jason Hensel August 27, 2012 A new awards program spearheaded by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) honors accomplished industry supporters and emerging leaders in the meetings and events community. Called... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   IACC   DMC

    8. New CIC Awards Program Honors Meetings-Industry Leaders, Supporters

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 27 2012)

      New CIC Awards Program Honors Meetings-Industry Leaders, Supporters ...l has launched a new awards program that honors meeting professionals and supporters in seven categories. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has launched a new awards program that honors "accomplished industry support... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   IACC   DMC

    9. Freeman sells Fern Exposition & Event Services

      Explore Exhibit City News (Jul 3 2012)

      ...on, a board member of the International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing, and a council member of the Convention Industry Council . Freeman and Fern both began as family businesses and while they've taken differe... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Convention Industry Council   Wheelhouse Solutions

    10. CIC Establishes Global CMP Support Network

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 22 2012)

      ... around the world, it announced yesterday. "Globalizing the CMP program will continue to be a major focus for CIC," said CIC CEO Karen Kotowski. "With professionals in 46 countries around the globe we are well on our way... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    11. Disney's George Aguel Relinquishes Meetings Role

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 22 2012)

      ...l Convention Management Association (PCMA), the U. S. Travel Association and the Convention Industry Council (CIC). In 2004 he was inducted into CIC's Hall of Leaders, and in May PCMA presented him with its Professional ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   PCMA   Convention Industry Council

    12. 20 Trends in Food, Beverage, and Decor From C.M.P. Conclave [ORLANDO]

      Explore BizBash Media (Jun 12 2012)

      20 Trends in Food, Beverage, and Decor From C.M.P. Conclave [ORLANDO] ...onally inside furniture for an outdoor event. 20. Using black and white with an accent color. ORLANDO The Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Planner Conclave wrapped up Monday at the Tampa Marriott Water... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Orlando   Convention Industry Council   BizBash

    13. How Much Do Planners Make? More If They Have Their CMP

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 6 2012)

      ...to prove its value in a competitive marketplace,” said Karen Kotowski, CMP and chief executive officer at the Convention Industry Council, which administers the CMP exam. The survey also found that 80 percent of responde... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   PCMA   Convention Industry Council

    14. Salary Survey: Certified Meeting Professionals Make More Money

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 1 2012)

      ...ssional (CMP) designation make more money than those who don't, according to the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which reported yesterday on the findings of the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   PCMA   Convention Industry Council

    15. MPI Announces 2012 RISE Award Winners

      Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 27 2012)

      ...pational standard for the meeting and event profession, which was adopted by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) to be used in updating the CMP job analysis and exam blueprint. • MPI's Tampa Bay Area Chapter will be ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    16. Convention Industry Council's Sustainable Meeting Standards Available for Purchase

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Apr 25 2012)

      ... purchase the standards, visit www.astm.org/BOOKSTORE/COMPS/GREENMTGS.htm. About Convention Industry Council (CIC) The Convention Industry Council's 32 member organizations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 f... (Read Full Article)

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