MPI and GBTA Recognize CMM Norfolk 2016 Class, Announce Destinations for 2017 Programs

Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

GBTA Final Logo_origMeeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class. Also, the associations are planning to offer two 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,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Participants have consistently shared positive feedback on the program’s educational content and instructors.”

With the addition of the Norfolk class, there are now a total of 1,185 holders worldwide. The group participated in the program held August 25 – 28, 2016, in Norfolk, Va., at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

“Congratulations to each of these remarkable leaders on their achievement,” added Van Deventer.Following are a few testimonials from CMM Norfolk 2016 program participants.

“The CMM Program was a beneficial experience. The caliber of instructors from Darden was exceptional. The years of experience and the caliber of the other meeting planners in the program enhanced my learning experience.” – Renee Hipp, The Details.“Great experience for the tenured, experienced meeting professional whose career has expanded to the leadership and strategic level.” – Wayne Robinson, FM Global

“Hands down the best opportunity, to grow both professionally and personally that I have experienced in my 14+ years in the meeting and events industry. 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.” – Lisa Causey, Communities Foundation of Texas

“The education and instructors are worth so much more than the cost of the program. This is a learning environment that engages critical, creative thinking that can be applied immediately to real world scenarios.” – Nicholas Bonora, Purdue University.

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