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  • This course is divided into four sections and facilitated through Elevate. All work must be completed by 1 November 2022. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course and not part of the CEM program. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Understanding the application of accounting, finance and budgeting fundamentals allows the exhibition organizer to make a greater contribution to the growth and financial success of the organization. It is essential the exhibition organizer know the terminology used in financial management to develop a budget and manage the financial strategies of the exhibition. A well-developed and well-administered budget is crucial to enabling the exhibition organizer to accurately project and monitor income and expenses, track cash flow and cost controls and ultimately measure the success of the event and the organization’s return on investment.

  • This course is divided into four sections and facilitated through Elevate. All work must be completed by 1 November 2022. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course and not part of the CEM program. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A well-designed floor plan or layout is critical to the success of an exhibition or event. The floor plan is a schematic drawing of the exhibit hall or event venue that includes the booths/stands available for rent to the exhibitors, facility physical features, official areas (such as registration) and other feature areas that become the exhibition marketplace. In a rapidly changing business environment, a floor plan must meet the logistical needs of exhibitors and sponsors and the shopping habits of attendees with sufficient flexibility to adjust for growth or consolidation.

  • This course will increase the student’s knowledge of infectious disease basics, including how they spread and how people become sick. This course increases awareness on the chain of infection and what that is. More importantly it elaborates on breaking the chain through proper cleaning and disinfection practices along with other mitigation strategies. This course also explores the importance of infectious disease or communicable disease prevention programs in the workplace and how they will not only help with the mitigation or prevention of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in the workplace but also may help with regulatory compliance. Other topics in this course include risk assessment, the hierarchy of control, and personal protective equipment or PPE.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/12/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A successful exhibition or event is produced by the mutual efforts of multiple entities, many of which exist outside the sponsoring organization. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to shop the industry for services and products needed and to contract for those services and products.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/12/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A well-designed floor plan or layout is critical to the success of an exhibition or event. The floor plan is a schematic drawing of the exhibit hall or event venue that includes the booths/stands available for rent to the exhibitors, facility physical features, official areas (such as registration) and other feature areas that become the exhibition marketplace. In a rapidly changing business environment, a floor plan must meet the logistical needs of exhibitors and sponsors and the shopping habits of attendees with sufficient flexibility to adjust for growth or consolidation.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/12/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Exhibitions and events support industry and market segments thereby fueling the local economy. Business travel is one example of a multi-million-dollar industry supported by exhibitions and events. In order for organizations that plan, manage or own exhibitions and events to remain competitive, they must continually define and review their strategies, measure where an event falls within a particular market segment, position the exhibition or event to meet or beat the competition and develop plans to ensure business continuity and success.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/13/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: In order to ensure the success of an event or exhibition, there are vital elements involved in the planning process that should be conducted from the ground up. No matter how successful or well respected an exhibition may be, it should be presented as if it were a first-time event – it is the marketing and selling equivalent of zero-based budgeting. This involves highlighting an event’s features and benefits, understanding the phases of the sales cycle and the need to support sales efforts with the appropriate tools and resources, and preparing the exhibition prospectus in a comprehensive and engaging way.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/13/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Producing successful exhibitions often hinges upon the proper management of logistics. Every event contains thousands of details that must be processed logically, sequentially and precisely. While managing logistics well is essential, exhibitions are intended primarily to bring buyers and sellers together in an environment that is conducive to their respective objectives. All of the stakeholders of an exhibition must communicate effectively before, during and after the event to ensure its success. Event operations focuses on the unique role of the exhibition organizer and his/her team in orchestrating all of the elements.

  • This course is scheduled to take place before Expo! Expo! in Louisville, KY on 12/13/22 from 8:30am CST – 3:00pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learning has become a vital part of most meetings, events and exhibitions. Whether formal, such as credit granting continuing education programs, training sessions or seminars, or informal, such as exhibitor-provided demonstrations, presentations or networking, they add significant value to the face-to-face experience. While planning and managing exhibitions and meetings share some common aspects, competent planning and management of meetings requires special knowledge and skills. Exhibition managers may be called upon to work closely with their organization’s meeting and education manager and should be knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 9/27/22 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learning has become a vital part of most meetings, events and exhibitions. Whether formal, such as credit granting continuing education programs, training sessions or seminars, or informal, such as exhibitor-provided demonstrations, presentations or networking, they add significant value to the face-to-face experience. While planning and managing exhibitions and meetings share some common aspects, competent planning and management of meetings requires special knowledge and skills. Exhibition managers may be called upon to work closely with their organization’s meeting and education manager and should be knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats.