Rancho Mirage, CA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that Regional Director of Sales Vicki Keyser is now credentialed as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), which is one of the meeting industry’s top professional designations.
This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, demonstrates Keyser’s comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.
Established in 1985, the mission of the CMP program is to elevate and enhance the professionalism of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry and the dedicated individuals who are responsible for meeting management. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam. Since its inception, the CMP designation has been earned by more than 10,000 individuals in 46 countries and territories worldwide.
Obtaining the CMP designation is a two-part process consisting of an application and a written examination, administered and monitored by an independent testing agency. Eligibility to take the examination is based on an extensive review of professional qualifications – candidates must have at least three years of employment in the meetings industry, as well as demonstrate responsibility and accountability for successful meetings. Additionally, each applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of industry-specific continuing education or a meeting management internship. The comprehensive written examination tests knowledge of all functions of meeting management.
Keyser joined the CVB in 2008. As Regional Director of Sales, Keyser’s territory covers Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Western Canada.
About Greater Palm Springs CVB
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism agency for the entire Coachella Valley, providing sales, marketing and promotional efforts targeted to potential leisure and convention group markets. The CVB serves more than 1,300 business Partners throughout Riverside County’s nine-city region of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. For more information, please visit the CVB website at http://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.