CMM holders pass the 1,000-mark with new programme graduates

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CMM holders pass the 1,000-mark with new programme graduates

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation have announced a new list of 26 recipients of the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

The new crop of CMM qualified meeting and travel professionals increases the total number of CMM holders from 996 to 1,022 worldwide.

This most recent class participated in the programme of study held in Puebla, Mexico, in June, and is the second group to earn the premier CMM designation since the two associations partnered to update the programme.

“We congratulate this new group of leaders on their accomplishment and also celebrate the growing number of more than 1,000 CMM recipients around the globe,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Since the CMM was established in the mid-1990s, it continues to be a remarkable programme, attracting some of the most talented professionals within both the meeting and event and travel industries.”

The CMM programme is a three-phased comprehensive business education programme, featuring a 3.5 day on-site immersion programme comprised of business education courses delivered in a participatory learning format by professors from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. It also includes a virtual boot camp with on-demand offerings focused in both meeting management and business travel management and requires the development and evaluation of an independent work-based, business project.

MPI and GBTA most recent CMM class was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, last week and the deadline is approaching for individuals interested in signing up for the last CMM programme of 2015, to be held 12-15 November in Anaheim, California. Full information: or

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