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January 19, 2016
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Americas: Impressive Year for CIC: 2015 in Review


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If you belong to almost any meetings industry association, you’ve got a connection with the Convention Industry Council, an umbrella group with more than 30 member organizations, from Financial & Insurance Conference Planners, to the Corporate Event Marketing Association, to the Green Meeting Industry Council, to the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. CIC had a big year in 2015, and has just come out with its “Year in Review,” highlighting initiatives and collaborations that have advanced its efforts “to champion the economic and social value of the convention, meeting, exhibition, and events industry.” Here’s a rundown:

cic year in reviewBattling Poachers

In January, CIC’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) initiative released a suite of resources to help prevent businesses from recruiting attendees and exhibitors away from official hotel bookings, known as room-block poaching—and lessen the impact when it does happen. The free resources include sample cease-and-desist letters, a list of state attorneys general, a guide to best practices, sample messaging to exhibitors, and more.

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