Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Grad Spotlight: January 2024

Ashley Robillard, CMP

Marketing and Event Program Coordinator, Calian Group

What made you decide to pursue your CMP? For a personal and professional challenge. Though I've worked in the events industry for 10+ years, a CMP designation has never been a requirement for my role. But I like knowing I'm working towards something, so wanted to complete the CMP designation.

What do you love about being an event professional? Every day is different! Even if I'm working on an event I've done in the past, no two events are exactly the same. I also love the creativity and problem-solving that come with planning events.

What advice do you have for those prepping for the CMP exam? I would advise anyone writing the CMP exam to make sure they study and have a good understanding of all subject matter, regardless of what people tell you will be on the test. There were numerous things I had been told would definitely be on the exam that weren't, and other categories I didn't expect to see as much of that popped up a lot.