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Are you working towards achieving or renewing your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification? These articles have been reviewed by the Convention Industry Council.

Read the article and take the attached exam and you'll be awarded CE credits in CMP-IS domains. Don't forget to self-report your hours and credits to the CIC.

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Articles

Social Media Open Door Policy

Social Media Open Door Policy

Publication Date: Apr 11, 2017
Expiration Date: Apr 29, 2022

Identification: A001

Credits: None available.

As social media usage at events grows and gets increasingly diverse, so does the urge to over-control it. Here's why you should resist that urge.

Learner objectives:

  • Understand why having a social media policy is important.
  • Analyze the most effective types of policies.
  • Consider the best kind of policy for your organization or event.

Author(s):
Standard: Free

Tips for Matching Bio-Pharma Meetings with the Perfect Destination

Tips for Matching Bio-Pharma Meetings with the Perfect Destination


Identification: A002

Credits: None available.

Planning medical and pharm meetings can be challenging, but selecting the right destination and venue can ease the process.

Learner objectives:

  1. Understand the unique challenges of finding sites for bio-pharma, medical and other life sciences meetings
  2. Identify ways your objectives for meeting will define your destination requirements
  3. Apply what you’ve learned to your site selection process

Author(s):
Standard: Free

Excellence in Destination Selection for Tech Events

Excellence in Destination Selection for Tech Events


Identification: A003

Credits: None available.

High-tech meetings have unique requirements; finding a location with experience in that field helps ensure a successful event.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Understand site requirements unique to producing technology meetings
  2. Identify what type of destinations might best fit upcoming tech events
  3. Develop a list of questions you might need to ask potential sites 

Author(s):
Standard: Free

The Essential Guide to Safety and Security

The Essential Guide to Safety and Security

Publication Date: Jun 18, 2018

Credits: None available.

To claim this free MPI Member benefit or to purchase a copy of the Essential Guide, select "Add to Cart." After your transaction is complete, you can download the Essential Guide by clicking the "Files" link that will appear when you're logged in.


About the Safety & Security Guide

According to recent studies, 53% of meeting and event organizers don’t have an event-specific crisis management plan in place. The Essential Guide to Safety and Security provides nearly 400 recommendations for safety and security best practices for meeting and events, and may be adapted for meetings large or small.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) partnered with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi to establish these best practices. 
These best practices are the product of Risk Management Conclave discussions, personal interviews, expert vetting and a comprehensive review of literature, including existing security plans and operational procedures, government publications such as theSAFETY ACT, academic research reports and published articles.


The Areas Covered Include:

  • Risk, Threat, Vulnerability Assessment
  • Event Safety and Security Planning
  • People Movement and Management
  • Emergency Action Planning and Crisis Management 
  • Business Continuity, Resilience and Recovery
  • Staff Management/Performance, Training, Coordination and Development
  • Technology/Information Management and Security  

This guide will be refreshed annually during Risk Management Conclaves, which bring together representatives from industry associations, event management groups, venue operations, transportation, audiovisual, federal, state and local public safety agencies and more. If you would like to receive invitations to participate in future Conclaves, enter your name and email to register interest.

The Essential Guide is a free member benefit for MPI Members and may be purchased by non-members for $49. 

Standard: $49.00
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00