CIC Membership Qualifications & Application

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is dedicated to advancing professionalism and standards within the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry while promoting awareness of the social and economic impact the industry has on society.

Qualifications for Membership: An organization must meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration as a member of CIC:

(a) Have objectives and purposes consistent with those of CIC.

(b) Be composed of individuals and/or organizations whose interests relate substantially to the planning and management or servicing of meetings, conventions and exhibitions, and be national or international in structure and scope.

(c) Show evidence of its incorporation as a non-profit or tax-exempt corporation, or of its organization as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization through appropriate documents.

(d) Have been in continuous operation for at least three years immediately prior to application for membership.

(e) Show evidence of financial stability, including the ability to meet CIC dues and other assessment obligations.

(f) Meet other criteria established by the Board of Directors or Executive Committee.

(g) Support the programs of CIC at the level set by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee.

 For more information on application procedures and to apply for membership, download the CIC Member Application.