The Events Industry Council, 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 and education.
Gus’s remit for EIC includes directing the CMP and CMP-HC credentialing program—recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry, to ensure that the examination program continues to adhere to the highest test development and administration standards; and continuing to grow and develop the organization’s educational products and services.
Amy Calvert (pictured right), CEO, Events Industry Council, says, “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,” says 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 examination program as part of the EIC’s wider strategy to extend its global footprint, and I’m looking forward to helping the team achieve its ambitious plans for growth.”
Previously, Chijioke was director, membership and certification at Capital Association Management, where he was responsible for the management of several association certification boards (AABC Commissioning Group, Energy Management Association, & Associated Air Balance Council, and served as the program and project manager on various initiatives. He has also held the positions of manager, database & membership operations manager and recertification & health-system specialist at the American Pharmacists Association.
The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organizations represent more than 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 program and signature program activities. The CMP credential is recognized 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 programs – Sustainability and Social Impact, Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX), Knowledge, and Leadership – represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. For more info, visit www.eventscouncil.org or www.eventscouncil.org/CMP/About-CMP.