Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Setting the Standard of Excellence
The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Established in 1985, the CMP credential increases the proficiency of meeting professionals.

International Association of Administrative Professionals
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP®) offers top-notch resources to help administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective contributors to their employers.

The International Airlines Travel Agent Network
IATAN's mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products and services that benefit the travel industry. Through the use of its informational and other resources, IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the U.S. travel distribution network.

Independent Meeting Professionals
IMP is comprised of independent meeting and event professionals who have aligned their resources and expertise to provide you the convenience of full-service planning capabilities. Each member represents an individual business with unique experience and specialties. Collectively, they are a pool from which to formulate the ad hoc team that is a perfect match for the requirements of your event.

Meeting Professionals International
Building an inspired, global meeting and events industry community is the vision of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Our mission is to help our members be their best by building human connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. For 24,000+ meeting and event professionals in over 80 countries, MPI is the inspired, global community that accelerates their personal growth.

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THE MEETiNG DEPARTMENT® gratefully acknowledges that the outstanding photos used on this site are courtesy of: Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (Preferred Hotels & Resorts / Kessler Collection); Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Kiawah Island Golf Resort; Kiawah Island, SC; KSL Resorts (Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX); The Carneros Inn, Napa, CA; The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff, AB (Canada); The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, AB and The Rimkrock Resort, Banff, AB.