Industry endorsement of excellence
in Meetings Management and commitment to achieving high
standards and ethical practice in the Meetings, Convention
and Business Events Industry.
AMM Accreditation and how to get
the MEA tick of approval
MEA's Meetings Manager Accreditation Program has been in operation since 1997. It was originally designed for meetings professionals who were financial members of MEA with at least three years industry experience.
Accredited members have demonstrated competency in all aspects of meetings management and obtained industry endorsement of their commitment and ability to achieve high standards and ethical practice.
AMM Accreditation belongs to the individual (and not the
company that employs them).
The process is one of rigorous peer review including a competency assessment covering all skills and aspects of the meetings and events industry, an interview and client references.
What are the benefits for me as a Meetings Manager?
Accreditation assists potential clients to identify those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise. As a meetings manager you will:
Be rewarded and acknowledged for your commitment
to professionalism, high standards and ethical practice
Gain credibility and the respect of colleagues
and suppliers within the industry
Create opportunities for career development and
Have the opportunity to exchange experiences, problems
and solutions, through relevant continuing education
workshops, forums, seminar and informal discussion
Attend exclusive MEA Accreditation members functions
Receive a certificate of Accreditation, pin and
Promotion of AMM status to the industry and the
general public through: Australian Financial Review;
Who's Who; mice.net magazine; National Franchise journal;
MEA website (with specific search facilities for Accredited
What are the benefits of Accreditation
to the Industry?
Accreditation promotes exemplary practitioners and identifies those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise.
Embrace the practice of ‘continuous improvement' thus
raising the industry standards
Sets benchmarks and professional standards that are
consistent and credible across the industry
Encourage consumer confidence when dealing with industry
Provides other industry practitioners and regulatory
bodies with an understanding that industry needs are
being met through a more uniformed level of practice
Enforces the Industry's Code of Ethics
What do I need to be Accredited?
Applicants for AMM must:
Provide evidence of employment as an Meetings Manager for at least three of the four years immediately prior to the application
Be a current financial member of MEA
Provide evidence of continuing Professional Development
which includes undertaking, developing or delivering
meetings industry education. An accumulation of at
least 100 PD 'points', obtained from a range of PD
categories over the previous three years
Nominate a set number of client and supplier referees who are willing to provide a confidential reference
Successfully complete an Assessment Task, which is
set by the Accreditation Admissions Panel, or seek
exemption from this task by way of the 'Recognition
of Prior Learning" (RPL) process
Attend a personal interview with members of the Accreditation
Be endorsed by the MEA Board of Directors as having met all the standards
What do I need to be Re-Accredited?
All MEA Accredited members must re-apply every three years, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to professional development and training.
Requirements for Re-Accreditation:
Continue to be employed in the Industry
Be a financial member of MEA
Maintain a minimum amount of Professional Development
(80 points) during the three year period
Provide three referees
Abide by the MEA Code of Ethics
Approval for renewal of AMM accreditation will be granted
if all of the above requirements are adequately met.
The Assessment Task is not repeated, however, an interview
will be repeated every 6th year to quality assure all
candidates still meet the high standards required by