The Meetings Show’s education programme will help individuals earn or maintain the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification – the leading, industry wide professional qualification. The Meetings Show is achieving this by working with the Convention Industry Council to become a CMP Preferred Provider.
The Convention Industry Council’s Karen Kotowski comments: “We are delighted that the CMP qualification continues to gain so much traction and recognition around the world. It is the industry’s premiere qualification and a demonstration of the credibility of CIC’s education programme. The Meetings Show’s decision to be a CMP Preferred Provider places them amongst a core group of world leading education providers and we look forward to seeing the content they deliver in June.”
“The CMP qualification is arguably the most robust demonstration of an individual’s commitment to their personal development and professionalism and we are delighted to be providing a variety of sessions supporting them,” comments Steve Knight, The Meetings Show’s Event Director. “MPI UK & Ireland is a committed supporter of this scheme, I’m delighted that we are too, and I encourage other industry education providers to do the same. Education and learning are at the very heart of our offering as we bring people together to develop new opportunities and feed their minds. With more than 80 education sessions available at The Meetings Show, there really is something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming current and prospective CMPs to the show in June.”
Jane Baker, president elect of MPI UK & Ireland adds: “MPI, both globally and here in the UK and Ireland continually works to develop professionalism within the meetings industry, which is why we are such strong supporters of the CMP scheme. We welcome the fact that The Meetings Show has decided to accredit their education programme as it demonstrates their desire to deliver high end content of genuine value. We have worked closely with the Show over the last couple of years and continue to do so in 2016, encouraging our members to attend, join the education and develop themselves and their careers.”
To be approved for CMP credits each session is rigorously assessed by the Convention Industry Council to ensure quality and credibility of the content. Sessions have to be aligned with learning objectives in one of the following areas:
- Strategic Planning
- Project Management
- Risk Management
- Financial Management
- Human Resources
- Stakeholder Management
- Meeting or Event Design
- Site Management
With more than 80 education sessions during the three days of The Meetings Show from 14-16 June at Olympia, as well as further content taking place as part of the Association Meetings Conference on 13 June at Church House, Westminster; there are a wealth of opportunities for those working towards or looking to maintain their CMP certification.
Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 14-16 June 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.