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CIC Releases Updated Industry Glossary


The 2016 edition of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) Industry Glossary is now available for purchase.

“As the industry evolves, so does the terminology. Updating the Glossary was a necessary step in improving the resources we offer,” said Convention Industry Council CEO, Karen Kotowski CAE, CMP.“We are proud of this collaborative project that used industry experts and our CMP community.”

The CIC Glossary is recognized as one of the most comprehensive guides to terminology in the industry. More than 150 CMP volunteers contributed to the update. They were lead by APEX Standards Committee Members Gary Murakami CTC, GLP, GTP, CMP of MGM Resorts International and Carol Norfleet CMP, DMCP of Destination Nashville.

With approximately 1,400 terms defined, the Glossary is a key reference for the specialized terminology and acronyms used throughout the convention industry. Notable additions to the 2016 version include a British/English Style Guide and an Appendix on Bandwidth Terms.

The convention industry glossary serves as part of recommended CMP Study Materials, and serves as a resource for industry professionals and students.

​​About Convention Industry Council

The Convention Industry Council’s 33 member organizations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The mission of the Convention Industry Council is to provide a forum for member organizations to exchange information on global trends and topics, promulgate excellence in best practices and guidelines, collaborate on industry issues and advocate the value of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry.

About APEX

The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that promotes development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiency throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.



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