• GBTA and MPI Present Meeting Certificates

     
    POSTED February 1, 2017
     

Recently, the Global Business Travel Association and Meeting Professionals International awarded the Certificate in Meeting Management to 37 professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class. The association will offer programs in Palm Springs, Calif., and Reno, Nev., this year.

“We cannot be more pleased with the strong interest the CMM Program has received from our global community,” says Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, MPI. “Participants have consistently shared positive feedback on the program’s educational content and instructors.”

By adding the Norfolk class, the holders increased to 1,185 worldwide. The CMM Norfolk 2016 program proved very popular.

“Hands down the best opportunity, to grow both professionally and personally that I have experienced in my 14-plus years in the meeting and events industry,” says Lisa Causey, Communities Foundation of Texas. :The attention to detail, dedication by the facilitators and helpful nature of the staff all make this the number one professional development program in my opinion.”

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.