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.