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Now Offering CMP CEU Credits to Attendees

Meeting and Event Planners Can Earn CMP CEU Credits at PlannerPalooza! On November 13

(Chicago) – PlannerPalooza, an exclusive, half-day networking and educational opportunity for meeting and event planners and industry venues and vendors, is now CMP certified! Meeting and event planners who attend will earn two CMP CEUs upon completion of the event. Planners can take advantage of the ‘hosted buyer’ program to get complimentary admittance. PlannerPalooza! will take place on November 13, 2019 at The Kaplan Institute For Innovation & Tech Entrepreneurship, led by former 1871 CEO, Howard Tullman.

PlannerPalooza! comes as a spinoff of the wildly popular Chicago Planner Master Class, where hundreds of meeting and event planners, venues and vendors have come together to discuss the most timely issues in the meetings and events industry. Participating planners can hear group-oriented companies present their meetings and events offerings, in rapid-fire presentations, with 200 other meeting and event planners. The event will include three educational panel discussions, venue and vendor presentations and a networking cocktail hour featuring wine from City Winery.

“We’ve gotten such great feedback about the Chicago Planner Master Class events that we felt PlannerPalooza was the next step in bringing planners, venues, and vendors together”, said Tim O’Malley, CEO of Ateema Media & Marketing. “This unique, exclusive, format gives planners the chance to hear directly from a number of venues and vendors that specialize in serving groups in Chicago.” He continued, “As one of Crain’s ‘Top New Event Spaces’ list, The Kaplan Institute For Innovation & Tech Entrepreneurship is the perfect venue for us.”

Businesses can also network and learn with 200 planners at the educational sessions. These panel discussions will be led by top industry leaders. Topics include: “Follow The Money: Trends in Procurement & Vendor Relationships,” “Innovation In Events: Planning Through Production [presented by Convene,]” and finally, “The Green Rush: Weed Legalization and Its Effects on Meetings & Events.”

For more information on PlannerPalooza, visit If you are a planner looking for an invitation to the event or a discount code for complimentary admittance through the hosted buyer program, contact Dillin Ravenscraft at To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact VP of Media, Sam Krause at

About Ateema Media & Marketing

Founded in 2001, Ateema Media & Marketing is a Chicago-based media and marketing company with an array of products and services designed to help our tourism and group meetings and events related customers attract business from meeting and event planners, visitors, social media influencers, and groups.

Ateema Media & Marketing’s digital portfolio includes a digital advertising platform, a visitor content marketing program, and a weekly newsletter about things to do in Chicago. The producers of Concierge Preferred Magazine, Hospitality & Tourism Summit Chicago, Chicago Planner Master Classes, Chicago Concierge Favorites Awards, Mobile Visitor Network, and, Ateema Media & Marketing also provides a plethora of research and marketing services around the concierge community. For more information about Ateema, visit

Ateema Media & Marketing is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Precheck logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

Erica Abdnour
Ateema Media & Marketing