awards & affiliations

To maintain our leadership position in the event and association industries, we believe in continuous improvement. We routinely raise the bar and evolve our skills and services to deliver on our promise of innovation and excellence. Meeting Expectations consistently achieves industry recognition symbolic of our 29 years of growing influence – an advantage you’ll enjoy when we represent your interests as our client.


Our recent accolades and awards include:

  • Art of the Show AwardAttendee/Booth Interaction
  • Art of the Show AwardSignage & Decoration
  • 20 Under 30 Recognition
  • Outstanding Achievementin Marketing and Sales, Show Management
  • IAEE Art of the ShowSponsorship Development Program

  • MeetingsNetTop 25 Largest & Most Influential Corporate Meeting Companies

  • Best Places to Work

  • American Inhouse Design Awards

  • Team Work Makes the Dream Work Partnership Award

  • EXCEL Platinum Award
  • EXCEL Platinum Award
  • EXCEL Silver Award

  • MPI Georgia President’s Award
  • MPI-CAC President’s Award
  • MPI RISE Award

  • All Media ContestExhibitor Sales Kit, Gold Medal

  • Platinum Pencil Awardfor Outstanding Creative and Effective Use of Graphics, Illustrations and Design

  • Meeting Professionals to Watch

  • Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration40 Outstanding Alumni


Meeting Expectations is a proud member of the following organizations:

American Marketing Association
AMC Institute
ASAECSAEGeorgia Society of Association ExecutivesEvents Industry CouncilInternational Association of Exhibitions and EventsMPIMPI Chicago Area ChapterPCMASHRMInternational Franchise AssociationSenior Planners Industry Network



To establish a standard of excellence in meeting and exposition planning, the Convention Industry Council (CIC), a governing body comprised of more than 30 organizations in the meeting planners industry, developed the “Certified Meeting Professional” (CMP) designation. For more than ten years, the CIC has defined new standards of professionalism through the CMP program.

A meeting planner’s CMP designation illustrates their commitment to continuing education and industry involvement, and recognizes them for their professional experience and the successful completion of an academic test. Meeting Expectations encourages all of our meeting planners to become CMPs, and provides assistance for them to achieve and maintain this designation. We believe that the discipline and knowledge required to achieve certification result in qualified staff of meeting planners suited to exceed the expectations of our clients.


The “Certified Association Executive” (CAE) designation is earned through a program developed by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.

Founded in 1960, the CAE program stands as a mark of excellence for association executives and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today’s challenging climate.


The Certified in Exhibition Management ™ (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management arena. It was first created 1975 to raise professional standards in the event industry and it continues to be the premier mark of professional achievement.