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AIBTM, RecertTrack Partner to Bolster Career Development

April 16, 2014

AIBTM, RecertTrack Partner to Bolster Career Development
‘Official Education Tracking Service’ Offered in Orlando

The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has teamed with RecertTrack to support meeting professionals in continuing their career education and will showcase the first-ever “Official Education Tracking Service” during AIBTM 2014 in June. Through its Association & Meeting Professional Advancement Portal, RecertTrack (www.recerttrack.com/assn-meetings) is the only provider globally to offer centralized tracking, storage and delivery of re-certification documents online.

As a Web-based platform, RecertTrack is able to track, update and hold education information, as well as remind users when recertification is due, effectively providing Certified Meeting Planners (CMPs), Certified Exhibition Managers (CEMs) and Certified Association Sales Executives (CASEs) and the like with a framework for managing their professional development.

“Career advancement for certified professionals in the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry is highly dependent on education, and keeping track of continuing education unit (CEU) documentation is vital,” explained Michael Lyons, Exhibition Director for AIBTM. “The industry has been in need of automated re-certification tracking for a long time, and AIBTM is pleased to join with RecertTrack to offer the Association & Meeting Professional Advancement Portal in Orlando.

“AIBTM is the first entity in the meeting industry to partner with RecertTrack and offer online document management and automated recertification tracking solution to meeting professionals,” said Cedric Calhoun, founder and chief executive of RecertTrack. “As a premier MICE organization, AIBTM understands that continuing education and certification is part of a greater need for better structure in career development.”

Calhoun will head the “To Certify or Not to Certify” education session that will focus on the importance of continuing education and the career path structure that is provided by certification programs. It will also highlight recent research studies on the MICE industry and how it impacts the future progression of the individual meeting planner and overall industry. This session will take place June 10 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. as part of the AIBTM professional education program.

To apply for the AIBTM Hosted Buyer program or register to attend AIBTM as a Trade Visitor go to: http://www.aibtm.com/Visiting/. Join AIBTM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

EIBTM ADDS FURTHER SUPPORT TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN MEETINGS INDUSTRY

February 20, 2014

EIBTM ADDS FURTHER SUPPORT TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN MEETINGS INDUSTRY

http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/EMEC2014

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, is to enhance its support for the professional development of the European meeting industry through its sponsorship of the annual MPI European Meetings & Events Conference, taking place next week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sallie Coventry, recently appointed as the new Portfolio Director for the IBTM Global Events Portfolio, announces that Reed Travel Exhibitions and EIBTM will be sponsoring the General Opening Session entitled “Flipping the Model: When Companies Reboot in the World of New Normal” at this year’s EMEC.

Sallie Coventry, commented, “We are delighted to once again be part of the annual EMEC event. At the core of the IBTM portfolio of events, is the Knowledge Programme and our partnership with MPI through education is a key strategic alliance. Our sponsorship of the opening session recognizes the value we place on industry education, not least because the IBTM portfolio itself hosts more than 150 sessions, conferences and workshops every year at its events on 5 continents. Understanding the need for professional qualifications in this industry and the continuing education process we are also in partnership with RecertTrack, the world’s first online portal for re-certification. IBTM Events now gives attendees participating in our global Knowledge education programmes the opportunity to track their industry related professional development activities towards certification or re-certification at http://www.recerttrack.com/assn-meetings.”

The MPI EMEC General Opening session will be held by Peter Hinssen, Co-founder of Across Group and one of Europe’s thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. The session will provide attendees with an understanding of new business models that are emerging in an era of communications and technology commoditization.

The next EIBTM 2014 will take place from 18th – 20th November, with the EIBTM Forum taking place the day before the exhibition on 17th November. For more information visit http://www.eibtm.com and for details of the IBTM Global Events portfolio go to http://www.ibtmevents.com.

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RecertTrack Announces the Association

August 31, 2012

RecertTrack Announces the Association, Event and Meetings Industry’s First Portal Featuring an e-Certification Renewal Solution, Global Education and News

RecertTrack (a US based company) is announcing that its e-certification renewal support and tracking solution has expanded its portfolio of services to include global education, research, trends and news for the nearly 700,000 association, meetings and event professionals worldwide. RecertTrack is the first company to offer an e-certification renewal support solution to certified professionals in the sector. Access to this unique, online tool is available to individuals for .99 at http://www.recerttrack.com/assn-meetings.

Combining the elements of an online e-certification renewal solution, global news and education opportunities to meet the needs of the busy association and meetings professional, were the direct result of research conducted across the industry. Results showed that these professionals are constantly in search of more centralized resources to make an individual’s business life more manageable.

Initially, this e-certification solution was only provided to CAE candidates. RecertTrack now offers a centralized site that will gather critical industry education, wherever it may take place around the world. It will also have industry news plus trends and research. Keeping track of hard-copy documentation to support claims of continuing professional development is currently standard practice for industries whose members have some professional certification or licenses that require validation and renewal. The web-based tracking solution of RecertTrack for recertification eliminates paper waste, and creates a greener and more efficient system for anyone who has a credential or license that needs to be renewed. It will also provide information and detail on continuing education that is a substantial part of the careers of individuals in the association, meetings and events industry. In the US alone there are more than 30 different certification programs and many more internationally.

“This type of service portal is desperately needed in this industry that has put an emphasis and priority on increasing our value as meeting professionals. With the variety of certification programs available, an aggregator that manages global education and news as well as the storage of documentation, activities and reminders for individuals certified through these programs is making the best use of technology to fit a need in the meetings industry”, says Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Chair-Elect of MPI International Board of Directors.

Joan Eisenstodt, Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, Facilitator & Trainer says: “Keeping track of day-to-day tasks becomes more complicated the busier we get. Remembering professional development in which we’ve participated and for which we’ve earned continuing education units is trickier and often not remembered until it’s time to re-certify. RecertTrack presents an option to help each of us and our professional associations make it easier. For that I am grateful!”

Along with making storage and delivery of certification renewal more efficient, RecertTrack will provide certified professionals in the association and meetings industry with the ability to track multiple certifications in a centralized profile. This reduces the need to store recertification information in more than one system and will provide automatic reminders via email based on user preference or frequency.

RecertTrack subscriber Michelle W. Jones, CMP, Director, Convention & Meeting Services, International Parking Institute shares her thoughts: “I have been a paid subscriber since I learned of RecertTrack in 2010 because I saw the value immediately. I am very organized, but this made my life easier and allowed me to focus on my job and not where I was in my recertification cycle. Now that RecertTrack has expanded its service to include global education and news it is truly an online ‘one-stop shop’ for me as a meeting professional. Now, I won’t have to go searching for industry news or where to get my continuing education. It will all be in one centralized location. The Association and Meetings Professionals Advancement Portal will benefit the entire industry regardless of where you are in the world.”

According to RecertTrack CEO & Founder A. Cedric Calhoun, FASAE, CAE, certified/licensed professionals in the association and meetings industry are seeking a solution that makes access to education and news as well as the recertification process less cumbersome, less time-consuming, and less stressful; “I have been in the association management industry for over 16 years. Across the board, very little assistance exists beyond the recertification manuals, which are helpful, but I felt more needed to be done. So, out of my own frustration and an identified need I set out to build RecertTrack to help the certified professional to manage their recertification activities and store their documentation all in a centralized location” says Calhoun,

“At the end of the day, I want to provide an affordable industry solution through RecertTrack that will save individuals and organizations time and resources to devote back to their personal and professional lives,” he added.

To speak with Cedric Calhoun, CEO RecertTrack, please call +301-452-5846 or email ccalhoun@recerttrack.com

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