The CMP designation helps event planners distinguish their credentials and expertise in planning and executing professional events.
APEX is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that is bringing together all stakeholders in the development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. Check out the tools designed to help event planners.
An event planner asks how she can develop her own hotel RFP to receive hotel bids for meetings and other events. Find out what proposal examples should be included in your hotel RFP.
Looking to organize -- or attend -- a bridal show and expo? This is a great place for wedding suppliers to promote themselves, and a fun challenge for the bridal show organizer. Learn how.
A pre-con meeting is a meeting that is held with event vendors and suppliers where the event or program is scheduled to take place. It is held usually one or two days prior to the actual event, and is different from the walk through that occurs on the day of an event. Learn more about what is a pre-con.
A computer industry marketing manager is searching for some unique venues in Basel Switzerland. Find out which venues were recommended.
Considering a visit to London and wanting to find a unique venue for a group activity? The London Eye may be what you're looking for. Whether you're hosting an event there or wanting to replicate some ideas at another giant ferris wheel structure. Either way, this will be a hit.
An event planner identifies venues for potential programs, reviewing proposals, negotiates discounts, determines food and beverage needs, incorporates transportation needs, and makes overall recommendations for their event programs.
What are the more popular speaker categories today and who are some of the professional speakers hired by event planners for corporate and association events?
The Convention Industry Council's 32 member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals, as well as, 17,300 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries. The CIC offers its members many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges, facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and ensure its credibility and high standards of quality.