Convention Industry Council Forming New CMP Governing Body

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The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is forming a new body to oversee its Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification, it announced last week. Called the CMP Governance Commission, it replaces the CMP Board as the body in charge of keeping the CMP program current with regards to what requirements are necessary to be successful in the meetings management profession.

"These are exciting times for the CMP program," CIC CEO Karen Kotowski said in a statement. "The changes to the CMP governance structure are just the next step in moving the CMP forward as the globally accepted standard in meeting certifications. As such, we have continued to evolve our operations to follow certification best practice, and the changes to the governance body are another piece of that process."

CIC currently is accepting applications from individuals who wish to serve on the new CMP Governance Commission, which ultimately will consist of representatives from all sectors of the CMP community, including planners, suppliers, third-party consultants, and those in academia. CIC must receive nomination forms no later than Feb. 15, and will announce appointments no later than March 1.

For more information, and to download a nomination form, visit

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