Washington, DC – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) selected Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG) as its new management firm. The association will be run out of TMG’s office in Alexandria, VA.
TMG was selected in an extensive search process. Former CIC President Mary Power announced her resignation a year ago. (See Trade Show Executive, “The Vault,” May 29, 2007). “Based on our strategic planning process begun in December 2007, the board identified the key attributes needed in our management partner,” said Brenda Anderson, chair of the CIC board. “TMG exceeds these required parameters.”
TMG manages 22 national and international associations. “We are honored to serve CIC and, by extension, the industry,” said Gregg Talley, president of TMG. “We look forward to this partnership and to growing the CIC.”
The Convention Industry Council’s 32 member organizations include IAEE, SISO, PCMA, ESCA and TSEA. Collectively, the member associations represent more than 103,500 individuals and 17,300 companies involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. The CIC sponsors the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) programs for exhibition industry professionals. There are over 14,000 professionals worldwide with the CMP designation. The CIC is also well known for its Hall of Leaders award gala, which includes recognition pavilions in the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC and McCormick Place in Chicago. Trade Show Executive columnist Bob Dallmeyer was inducted into CIC’s Hall of Leaders in 2006.