Events Industry Council rolls out fresh CMP Fellows designation

Calvert: these new initiatives ensure that as many event professionals as possible have ready access to and can benefit from accreditation

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has launched its new CMP Fellows Programme, one of a number of new initiatives designed to enhance the association’s CMP programme both in terms of the depth of its offer, as well as its global reach.

The CMP Fellows programme will recognise and reward CMPs and/or Emeritus who continue to make a significant investment towards the betterment of the events industry and the community of people working within it. Fellowship is open to those with at least 10 years’ tenure as a CMP or Emeritus who can provide robust evidence of engagement and experience within the events industry.

Calvert: these new initiatives ensure that event professionals have ready access to and can benefit from accreditation

“The CMP designation has been the gold standard within the event planning industry for nearly 40 years. To further emphasise the commitment, hard work and tenure of those who embrace this field of expertise, the advanced recognition of CMP Fellow has been developed,” said Barbara Connell, CMP, CAE, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

A new class of Fellows will be inducted annually, with benefits including access to exclusive networking opportunities, peer-to-peer collaborations and opportunities at EIC and other industry events.

As part of the EIC’s commitment to supporting education and advancement in the industry, the organisation’s CMP Governance Commission has also created the CMP One-time Reinstatement Programme. The initiative provides eligible meeting professionals an opportunity to reinstate expired certification through continuing education without having to retake the CMP certification exam.

Amy Calvert, CEO of the EIC, said: “Ensuring event professionals can benefit from the opportunities afforded by continued high-quality education is critical to the future growth of our industry.

“Our new CMP Fellows programme aims to celebrate those who continue to strive to grow and improve our industry and I am very much looking forward to reading the applications for our inaugural Class.”

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