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.

The CIC now 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 includes an ESG template for industry use, is online at

The CIC has also approved accepted practices for terminology and history/post-event reporting. Panels are working on accepted practices for requests for proposals, meeting and site profiles, housing and registration, and contracts.