Planner profile: Arlene Schilke, CMP

Present: Timewise Event Management Inc. Expertise: Meeting and Convention Management Specialty:  Social Media, Leadership, Trends Tell us about yourself. #girlboss, #eventprof, #entrepreneur, #workingmom #snapchatter #foodie — Needless to say, I love social media almost as much as I love face-to-face … Continue reading

The Events Industry Council recognizes new Certified Meeting Professionals

Announcing the latest class of new CMP and CMP-HC designees The Events Industry Council recently announced 234 individuals passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination. Furthermore, an additional professional succeeded in achieving the Certified Meeting Professional – Health Care … Continue reading

Meeting planner profile: Mariella Irivarren, CMP, BMO Financial Group

Present: BMO Financial Group Past: JPdL Destination Management, Toronto | Acuren Group Inc. Expertise: Corporate events, client seminars and road shows, external client-facing events Specialty: Client-focused corporate events Tell us about yourself I graduated from the University of Colorado in … Continue reading

QuickMobile introduces first mobile app certificate program for meeting industry professionals

Meeting professionals can earn up to 10 continuing education credits towards CMP accreditation and recertification requirements QuickMobile, the global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, today announced the meeting industry’s first mobile app certificate program to award up … Continue reading

Meeting Planner Profile: Jennifer Campbell, CMP, CMM, Director, Meetings and Conference Services, BDO

Name: Jennifer Campbell, CMP, CMM Present: Director, Meetings and Conference Services, BDO Expertise: 26 years of providing meeting and event planning services to BDO’s internal clients (have been with BDO for almost 39 years). Specialty: Great attention to detail; providing … Continue reading

Meeting challenges, trends and solutions

Independent planner Q & A with: Angela Zaltsman, CMP, A to Z Event Management Mary Mulligan, CMP, Mary Mulligan Event Management Heather Baker, Amaryllis Events What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an independent meeting and event … Continue reading

Top meeting mistakes: Five items you may be forgetting

Frantic as CMPs and corporate meeting specialists often find themselves planning engaging programs and plotting event logistics, it’s all too easy to overlook simple value-adds that can radically enhance any gathering’s impact. But if properly leveraged, these cost-affordable and easily-implemented … Continue reading

Canadian Allen Morgan wins International Association of Conference Centers’ Award of Excellence

At the recent annual conference of the International Association of Conference Centers, IACC Americas President Peter J. Stockmann presented two major awards that honor significant contributions to IACC education. Continue reading