Events Industry Council Welcomes 42 Newly Certified Meeting Professionals

January 20, 2022

Forty-two newly certified meeting professionals recently joined the ever-growing roster of event professionals who have earned the Events Industry Council’s (EIC) Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.

“The Events Industry Council is proud to celebrate the latest class of Certified Meeting Professionals and welcomes them to our global community,” said EIC CEO Amy Calvert. “Your dedication to excellence and continued learning is a testament to the strength and resilience of the global business events industry.”

View the full list of December 2021 graduates here.

Recognized globally as a badge of excellence in the events industry, EIC’s CMP program has so far graduated more than 11,000 meeting professionals from 40 nations who now hold the CMP or Certified Meeting Professional healthcare subspecialty (CMP-HC) designation. 

Launched in 1985, the CMP program was created to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession and advance uniform standards of practice. 

In 2014, the EIC initiated the CMP-HC subspecialty. Both programs provide continuing education, increase professionalism and enhance career opportunities in all sectors of the industry by:

  • Identifying a comprehensive body of knowledge in the meeting management profession
  • Promoting industry standards, practices and ethics
  • Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management
  • Increasing the value of CMPs to their employers
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CMPs

The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam.

Created by and for meeting professionals, the CMP exam was developed and is maintained by meeting professionals from all over the world who volunteer their time to ensure that the program reflects the best practices in the meeting management field. This unique community represents every sector of the industry, including corporations, associations, government and institutional organizations.

In 2020, EIC expanded its testing options to include year-round testing and remote proctoring as part of ongoing efforts to support industry professionals seeking to earn this designation, according to EIC officials.

The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. With a vision to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence, the organization promotes high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the CMP program and signature program activities. 


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