For years, our energy user group's annual conference suffered
through a frustrating series of meeting problems -- registration
lists weren't correct, A/V wasn't operating, seating wasn't
adequate, refreshments and meals weren't ready when scheduled,
and so on. Although our sessions were rich in technical content
and our attendees were working hard, the nagging mistakes by the
meeting planners held back our events and kept our membership
Then we brought in CMI,
and the turn-around was remarkable. Our annual conference
became, not something to suffer through, but an enjoyable and
productive event for all attendees. Three years later, that
annual meeting has grown to include a successful expo which
CMI also sells and manages our one event per year has
increased to three, and our user group membership has
professional meeting planning ensures that our events now are as
well-oiled as the machinery at our members' power plants.
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passion for excellence is made evident in everything they do. From their attention
to every last detail, to their ability to build strong relationships with our
delegates and vendors, they possess the understanding necessary to produce exceptional
results, and make it look easy. Perhaps most importantly, their expertise led
us to a significant increase in our bottom line."
"It has been a genuine pleasure working with the CMI staff and
I look forward to working with them again on our future projects."
Wendy O'Brien and Associates, Inc.
Event Management Consultants
"My introduction to CMI was during a transition of our
conference business, which I had managed for 15 years, to
outsourcing the function that had always been under my total
control. I was very skeptical about the success that could
be had without my involvement. My fears were quickly put to
rest. CMI handled our most important meeting of the year with
ease. The staff is completely professional, they bring to
any project a unique mix of fresh ideas, respect for past
traditions, an instinctive understanding of the uniqueness
of customer groups and an attention to detail that is very
impressive. Without reservation, I would highly recommend
CMI for future projects--big or small."
Barbara A. McKenna
Director of Circulation & Fulfillment
Platts A Division of the McGraw-Hill Companies
"CMI staff is responsive, extremely
professional and most importantly
Their attention to detail and flexibility has been demonstrated
time and time again. Working with CMI is like having a professional
meeting management department on call
. Its GREAT!!"
Dale Howard Associates
"Since I have a very small staff, having
CMI to do our meeting room setups and AV has freed me up to
oversee all the conferences activities. They are very professional
in every respect and my convention services manager and speakers
feel very comfortable working with them, as I do."
Barbara de Weever
Director of Conferences
Travel Trade Productions
"Using creative solutions and planning techniques, CMI pulls
out all the stops to make each clients event a success!
Big Apple Planners
"CMIs creativity and attention to every
detail makes them an invaluable resource for our meetings
Whitaker Davis Associates