Two MCI Australia project managers have both successfully completed the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, which recognises individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest international standard of professionalism.
Adele Cumerford and Brylee McFarlane are two of only five current CMPs based in Australia, though they join an elite community of over 14,000 peers in 36 countries who have earned the CMP designation since the program was established in 1985.
Requirements for CMP certification are based on professional experience and a rigorous examination, ensuring its participants demonstrate the highest level of experience, knowledge and skill in order to qualify.
MCI Australia director of operations and development, Jan Shaw, congratulated the project managers on what can be a gruelling process.
“The amount of preparation required to sit an exam of this calibre is phenomenal and Adele and Brylee’s fantastic results are a testament to the MCI team’s commitment to quality,” she said.
“Our project managers work directly with clients to build the best possible events, so having talent with this prestigious certification on the front line is a huge advantage.”
On obtaining the certification, Brylee expressed her gratitude towards her colleagues and industry peers.
“The support from everyone at MCI has been massive, and although the program was definitely a challenge I’m sure it will set new industry standards in Australia.”
“Adele and I are two of five CMPs in Australia, so I feel privileged to be one of the only local representatives of the global CMP community,” she added.
Overseen by the Convention Industry Council (CIC), the CMP program is the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognises individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism.
The CMP Board of Directors includes one representative from each CIC organization. The CMP Board represents the profession’s diversity and serves as a voice for stakeholders who have an interest in maintaining high industry standards.