The Convention Industry Council announced that it has unanimously approved accepted practices for the first two of the Accepted Practices Exchange initiatives: Terminology and History/Post Event Reports.

CIC approved the terminology section's APEX Industry Glossary, which includes 3,780 entries covering everything from food and beverage to speakers and exhibits.

The CIC also approved the History/Post Event Reports' accepted practices on the how's and what's of post-event reporting. They are clearly outlined in the APEX Post-Event Report Template.

In addition to these two areas, APEX is addressing resumes and work orders; requests for proposal; housing and registration; meeting and site profiles; and contracts. City discussion groups continue to meet throughout North America. Don't miss an opportunity to have a say in the accepted practices our industry will eventually adopt.

In other CIC news, the new Hall of Leaders inductees have been announced. They are
-George A. Aguel, senior vice president, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Nominated by Meeting Professionals International -Roger Dow, senior vice president, Marriott International Inc.
Nominated by Marriott International Inc.
-Joan Eisenstodt, president, Eisenstodt Associates LLC
Nominated by Mark Jordon
-Bruce Harris, president, Conferon Global Services (CGS)
Nominated by Conferon Inc.
-Jim Jones, president, JEJ James E. Jones Associates
Nominated by Insurance Conference Planners Association
-Peter Nathan, president, PWN Exhibicon International LLC
Nominated by New York Area Chapter of International
Association of Exhibition Management

They will be inducted into the Hall of Leaders at a gala next July in Denver during the annual meeting of Meeting Professionals International.