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  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 7/19/22 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: 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 divided into four sections and facilitated through Elevate. All work must be completed by 4 October 2022. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course and not part of the CEM program. 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 divided into four sections and facilitated through Elevate. All work must be completed by 4 October 2022. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course and not part of the CEM program. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Protecting the financial integrity of exhibitions is critical, and an essential element of that goal is proper risk assessment and planning. Risk management is a continuing process that identifies, analyzes, evaluates and addresses loss exposures and monitors risk control and financial resources for the purpose of mitigating the undesirable effects of loss. This involves evaluating the security needs for an event and if a crisis should occur, having a crisis management team in place to manage it.

  • 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 is part of CEM Week and will take place on 8/29/22 from 8:30am EST – 3:00pm EST. 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 not taking the course as part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm EST. All documents in the REQUIRED READING section are required to be read before class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Our brain selects or inhibits information based on our motivations and needs. Our social concerns are the primary drivers for how we behave. As event and exhibitions professionals we must create event experiences that driver deeper meaning, inspire innovation, accelerate connections and maximize our attendees’ brainpower to supercharge results. It is not about creating high energy events and exhibitions; it is about creating experiences that are meaningful and engage the social brain. This course will help you discover the primary colors of intrinsic motivation, explore how to optimize the physical space of our events and exhibitions to produce experiences that influence what attendees think, and how they think so you can drive the results you want from your show.

  • This course is part of CEM Week and will take place on 9/2/22 from 8:30am EST – 3:00pm EST. 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 not taking the course as part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm EST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Digital events have become increasingly popular, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021. These types of events were initially designed as an alternative method of bringing event attendees together that made sense both economically and environmentally and as part of a company’s overall digital transformation strategy. Since the pandemic, such experiences have been developed as necessary to fill meetings, and many feel digital events will most likely remain in demand even post-pandemic. More and more companies are building out hybrid event strategies that will play up the advantages of producing face-to-face events while extending their reach by including a digital component. Only time will tell us for sure.

  • This course is part of CEM Week and will take place on 8/31/22 from 8:30am EST – 3:00pm EST. 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 not taking the course as part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm EST. 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 part of CEM Week and will take place on 9/1/22 from 8:30am EST – 3:00pm EST. 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 not taking the course as part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm EST. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Marketing is not an exact science. It includes a number of strategies and tactics that are constantly evolving so they can address changing social, cultural and economic circumstances effectively. The creation of a marketing plan that includes core practices as well as new ideas, innovations and unique points of view allows for the creation of an exhibition that may have begun as just a concept. The goal of an exhibition is to provide an appropriate environment in which buyers and sellers can come together face-to-face. Today’s technology increasingly permits the show organizer to extend the useful life of an exhibition by employing digital tools, thus further enriching the show experience.

  • This course is part of CEM Week and will take place on 8/30/22 from 8:30am EST – 3:00pm EST. 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 not taking the course as part of the CEM program will be finished at 3:00pm EST. 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.