Events Industry Council invites global business event professionals to help shape the industry’s future

Survey responses will inform evolution of CMP IS and exam to launch in 2024-2025.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The Events Industry Council (EIC) invites global business event professionals to participate in a survey that will help inform the evolution the Certified Meeting Professional standards and exam.

Since 1985, the CMP programme has enhanced the profession as well as the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals globally, creating a community of dedicated lifelong learners leading and modeling the way for all. Its purpose is to promote the value and standing of the meeting profession and develop constant standards of practice. The CMP accreditation is recognised globally as a badge of quality and excellence in the events industry, with more than 12,000 CMPs.

As the global federation that manages the CMP programme, EIC is conducting a Competency Profile project, which is done approximately every five to seven years. This collaborative project incorporates input, feedback and expertise from industry professionals via focus groups, a task force, and a survey. The end result will be an updated exam and accompanying study materials to launch in 2024-2025.

Current CMPs will receive 1 CE for completing the survey. This credit will appear in their CMP profile if their name and email are provided upon completion of the survey. Business event professionals who are not CMPs are eligible to receive a 5 percent discount on the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate programme also offered by EIC. To receive the discount, a name and email must be provided upon completion of the survey.

“As our sector continues evolve, adapt and innovate, the CMP programme is evolving to ensure its relevance now and into the future,” said EIC CEO Amy Calvert. “The CMP Competency Profile project is critical to identifying the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for global event professionals to maximise their strategic value to their organisations in support of a relevant, equitable and sustainable industry.”

“EIC engaged focus groups and a task force – business event volunteers from around the world – and also utilised the expertise of the CMP exam administrator, Prometric, to manage the focus groups and coordinate the updates to the exam,” said Timothy  Glanzer, CMP Fellow, Chair of the CMP Governance Commission. “These measures provide for a sound, globally relevant approach to the Competency Profile project and the future growth of the CMP programme. Now we are asking for input from our industry peers around the world via this survey. We value that input and it will impact the end result: a new examination that will launch in 2024-2025.”

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