Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Grad Spotlight: January 2023

Caryn Kocel CMP, CIS, CTA
Independent Global Travel Director and Program Manager

How has being a CMP helped you? Earning my CMP designation has allowed me to join an elite group of professionals who dedicated their time and efforts to learning and studying multiple aspects of our Meetings & Events industry. To me, a CMP designation reflects knowledge, commitment, and determination to elevate their careers to the highest level.

What advice do you have for those prepping for their CMP exam? Remember every moment you devote to studying for this exam reflects a step you're taking to further your career. Keep going even during busy times- don't put this on your back burner. It's hard when you're working long hours and living out of a suitcase, but your career is worth it. Commit and do it!

What do you love about being an event professional? You know the routine - the planning, the stress, the ups and downs, the endless emails and confirmation calls...but in the end you witness the success of your event and the joy experienced by your attendees and you're ready to do it all again!