IAEE Exporting CEM Designation to India

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is partnering with the India Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) to offer IAEE's Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) professional designation to exhibition industry professionals in India, it announced yesterday.

"IAEE is pleased to collaborate with IEIA to bring the globally recognized CEM program to this region," IAEE President and CEO David DuBois said in a statement. "We are in the process of launching an exciting new partnership that will bridge the gap between the exhibition industries in both countries."

Added IEIA President Rakesh Kumar, "I am happy to state that the reciprocity agreement we signed with IAEE is already bearing fruit. I thank Mr. David DuBois and his team at IAEE for helping us roll out the first edition of the CEM Program in India this year. I invite industry colleagues to make the best use of this opportunity and enroll themselves."

Established in 1975, the CEM designation is awarded to exhibition and event professionals who complete a nine-part education program focusing on various aspects of exhibition management, ranging from event marketing and event operations to floor plan development and financing.

To date, more than 2,300 CEMs have earned and maintained their designation, according to IAEE -- including graduates from the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand.

India's first CEM Learning Program classes are scheduled to take place Oct. 26-30 in Hyderabad. For more information, visit www.iaee.com/cem.

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