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Events Industry Council appoints Director of Certification

Today (6 July 2021) the Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, announces the appointment of Augustine (Gus) Chijioke as Director of Certification & Education.

Gus’s remit for EIC includes directing the CMP and CMP-HC credentialing programme - recognised globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry, to ensure that the examination programme continues to adhere to the highest test development and administration standards; and continuing to grow and develop the organisation’s educational products and services.

Amy Calvert, Chief Executive Officer, Events Industry Council, said: “Professional development will continue to be a significant driver behind the growth of our industry. As we navigate the adaptations and innovations necessary post pandemic, our workforce continues to demonstrate its resilience and a remarkable commitment to lifelong learning. Gus will play a key role for the EIC as we continue to deliver relevant high-quality education and make it available and easily accessible to an increasingly global audience.”

“I’m excited to be working with the EIC and its talented team”, said Chijioke, commenting on his appointment. Education will play a critical role supporting our members and the wider industry, as individuals and businesses rebuild over the coming months and years. We have ambitious plans to extend the reach and scope of our Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Examination programme as part of the EICs wider strategy to extend its global footprint, and I’m looking forward to helping the team achieve its ambitious plans for growth.”

Previously, Gus was Director, Membership & Certification at Capital Association Management, where he was responsible for the management of several association certification boards (AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), Energy Management Association (EMA), & Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and served as the program and project manager on various initiatives. Gus has also held the positions of Manager, Database & Membership Operations Manager and Recertification & Health-System Specialist at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

For more information on the Events Industry Council and its CMP programme, visit: https://www.eventscouncil.org/CMP/About-CMP.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About the Events Industry Council

The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organisations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. The Events Industry Council’s vision is to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence. It promotes high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme and signature programme activities. The CMP credential is recognised globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam. The four signature programmes – Sustainability and Social Impact, Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX), Knowledge, and Leadership – represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. Learn more online at www.eventscouncil.org.