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Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

An MBA-level executive education program for meeting professionals with more than seven years of experience, including a minimum of three years in management positions.

Upcoming CMM Program:

May 23 -26, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort
Palm Springs, CA

Apply before April 15
Registration Deadline: April 23


  • $2,499: MPI or GBTA Member Registration Rate
  • $2,999: Non-Member Buyer or Supplier - Membership Bundle (includes 12-month MPI membership)

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What They're Saying


"The CMM Program is the pinnacle of management training for those interested in taking their careers to the next level. It is taught by world-class business professors, and the program allows for a deep dive with your industry peers to help apply the curriculum to the meetings and hospitality industry. It is an experience that leaves you energized to improve personally and professionally, and to inspire change within your organization and the industry."


"CMM is a credential any legitimate meeting professional should work toward completing. The training will set you apart and hotels and other vendors in the industry may respect you more for these three initials behind your name."

See the full registry of CMM graduates >

Program Fees

CMM Program Enrollment

MPI Member Registration Rate $2,499
GBTA Member Registration Rate $2,499
Non-Member Buyer - Membership Bundle (includes 12-month MPI membership) &
Non-Member Supplier - Membership Bundle (includes 12-month MPI membership)

CMM Program Inclusions

Complete enrollment in the CMM Program includes*:
  • 3.5 day immersion program
  • All course materials
  • Online Boot Camp
  • Accommodations for four nights
  • Breakfast and lunch daily
  • Dinner for 3 nights
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport
*Inclusions may differ depending on the specific program.

Program Eligibility Requirements,

Application & Registration

The criteria for participation in the CMM Program align with the Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS). Each candidate will be evaluated through a comprehensive application process with a documented panel review against the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in the meeting and event or business travel industry
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of management experience with two years of profit and loss responsibility
  • Personal statement and letter of recommendation from professional colleague or supervisor

To provide for the greatest learning and networking opportunities, class sizes for the CMM Program will be kept to a maximum of 50 candidates.

Application Process

1. Apply to the CMM program at

Attach required documents:

  • Résumé: Résumés should be up to date, include current role and must clearly exemplify a) 7-10 years of professional experience in the meeting and event or business travel industry; b) 3-5 years of management experience; and c) 2 years of profi t and loss responsibility
  • Letter of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation should be written by a professional colleague or supervisor, appear on offi cial company letterhead, and clearly state the candidate’s suitability for the CMM program.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement provides candidates with an opportunity to tell their story from a perspective that may not easily be gleaned from the résumé. In the past, candidates have chronicled their experience in the industry, recapped their résumé, discussed how they plan to use the knowledge acquired in the CMM program, and explained how the CMM is a natural next step on their career path.

3. Once your application has been submitted and reviewed, you will receive an application status update via email.

Registration Process

1. Choose a program to attend.

2. Register for desired program and pay fees.

3. Be sure to add the following into the registration portal: lodging & travel information, dietary restrictions, etc.