THE CONVENTION INDUSTRY COUNCIL has approved suggested accepted practices from the APEX initiative's Resumes & Work Orders Panel, making this the third series of practices to be established by the initiative.

As a result of the panel's work, CIC will consider Event Specifications Guides to be the industry's official term for the document used by an organizer to convey information to venues and suppliers regarding requirements for an event. ESGs should be three-part documents that include an overview of the event, a timetable outlining all functions, and specifications for each function.

The panel's report, which outlines a series of accepted practices and includes an ESG template for industry use, can be found online at

CIC has also approved accepted practices in terminology and history/post-event reporting; panels continue to work on accepted practices for requests for proposals, meeting and site profiles, housing and registration, and contracts.