To provide leadership and continuous improvement throughout the events, meetings, and incentives industries, we believe in affiliating ourselves with the best. For the last 23 years in business, Bishop-McCann has never stopped learning and growing, and that’s something you can expect as an added benefit of working with us. We’ll never stop! Our leadership shines through the continual awards and certifications we receive.


Bishop-McCann CMA Award

Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine

Top 25 Largest & Most Influential Corporate Meeting Companies
2007 – Present

Bishop-McCann Award and Affiliation MPI

Meeting Professionals International

2017 – Legacy Award, MPI Kansas City Chapter
2018 – Event of the Year, MPI Kansas City Chapter

Bishop-McCann Award IASB

International Association of Speakers Bureaus

2017 – Community Service Award

Bishop-McCann Motivation Masters Award

Incentive Magazine

2017 – Motivation Masters Award
2019 – Motivation Masters Award

Bishop-McCann Award KC Chamber

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

2014 – Small Business of the Year
2018 – Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification

Bishop-McCann Ingram's Award

Ingram’s Magazine

2004 – 2013 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City

Bishop-McCann KC Business Journal Award

Kansas City Business Journal

2002 – Best Places to Work



Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program was launched to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting planners and professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and advance uniform standards of practice. It is a globally recognized badge of excellence in the events industry. A CMP designation demonstrates a planner’s commitment to continuing education and involvement within the industry, and recognizes the professional for their experience and successful completion of a rigorous exam. Bishop-McCann encourages our planning teams to complete the CMP and provides assistance to achieve and maintain this prestigious designation.

CMP-HC Subspecialty

The Certified Meeting Professional healthcare subspecialty (CMP-HC) program was launched to address the needs of a growing segment of CMPs who manage the production of meetings in the healthcare industry. The CMP-HC is a subspecialty of the CMP that validates CMP’s who have demonstrated a superior understanding and mastery of the specific regulations, laws, and best practices that must be followed when conducting a healthcare-focused meeting.

Certificate In Meeting Management (CMM)

The Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) program takes 15 weeks to complete, and shows strategic thinking in the meetings industry and the ability to assume a leadership role within it. This intensive, three-phased executive education program packs the highlights of a graduate degree program into four days, followed by eight hours of advanced-level online coursework, and a final project focused on solving a real-world, work-based problem.

Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC)

Designed for medical meeting professionals and the partners they work with, the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate offers a broad understanding of regulatory topics, laying competency groundwork upon which critical thinking skills are developed, through case studies, business simulation, discussion, and active exercises. This intensive program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment.

Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS)

CIS designated meeting professionals understand the origins of incentive programs and travel, the value chain and proposition of motivational programs, making of programs and budgets, industry tools, platforms, and incentive industry best practices.

Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate 

Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate course is for those who make sustainability a priority and wish to improve sustainability efforts in planning their meetings and events. Sustainable planning is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions. A key benefit of participating in the SMPC course is learning about the comprehensive nature of the SMPP® system. Knowledge of the SMPP system will help you plan sustainable events immediately. It provides education, training and implementation steps to begin planning.

ARC Specialist

The ARC Specialist, a travel agency accreditation, is an designation for professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge of ARC’s Area Settlement Plan (ASP) by passing the ARC Specialist Certification examination. ARC gives U.S. travel agencies the ability to easily ticket flights worldwide on more than 200 airlines and provides access to financial solutions, revenue opportunities and industry expertise to help agencies better manage their relationships with these global air travel suppliers. All individuals who successfully pass the exam receive a certificate and the “ARC Specialist” designation. ARC offers training to help prepare you for the certification exam.

International Event Planning Professional (IEPP)

The International Event Planning Professional (IEPP) certifies individuals who complete a four-unit course. These courses explore ways to create unique event concepts for clients, work-back schedule development, budget management, venue and catering selections and management, and overseeing the planning process for industry and special events, as well as for charities and community partners.

International Event Decor Professional (IEDP)

During this certification, International Event Decor Professionals (IEDP) show their proficiency in color matching, popular theme development, and the latest event design trends to create a cohesive and modern design for any event. IEDP’s know how to choose and decipher themes while keeping true to the goals and objectives of the program, and orchestrate all elements to create cohesive presentation.

Cvent Event Management Certified

This Event Management Certification is designed for event professionals who want to demonstrate their expertise, skills, and proficiency in the event management solution we all know and love, Cvent.