List two professional organizations that provide training and certification in the special events industry. Discuss the different certifications offered and some benefits.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type="block" ihc_mb_who="unreg" ihc_mb_template="1" ] International Festivals and Events Association; offers a CFEE designation which is a four-step program ending with a professional designation requiring a high degree of dedication and commitment. Benefits include recognition in the industry and usually a higher salary. Meeting Planners International (MPI) is a global resource for the meetings and event industry. They offer a CMP and a CMM designation which benefit professionals with global certification and recognition.[/ihc-hide-content]
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