Selecting Service Contractors - VIRTUAL CLASS - 9/14/2021

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This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on Tuesday, 14 September from 8:30am - 4:00pm Central Time. This includes a 30-minute study period and an hour for the exam. Those that are recertifying or not taking the exam will end their day at 3:00pm CST. 

You are required to read the workbook before class. It is located under the “Workbook” tab.

You must have a webcam to take this class.

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.

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the types of facilities that host exhibitions
  • Explain the role of the official service contractor (OSC)
  • Describe the responsibilities of the OSC
  • Create criteria used in selecting service contractors for the exhibition or event
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC)
  • Discuss the importance of identifying who handles what service and how this can impact services or costs
  • Identify the purpose and types of specialty contractors 

In 2020, Catherine Mellett founded JerseyCat Productions, LLC, a company dedicated in understanding the complexities and strategic challenges facing the restart in the live events / tradeshow sector by providing executed solutions. Uncomplicate the complicated by contracting a partner with a strategic accomplished and result driven record on a project basis no matter the size.

Has a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry on a national platform. Freeman employee from 1993 -2020 in NY/NY; Southern California; Chicago Corporate; Reed Exhibition, CT in-house liaison. Special productions: The Smithsonian 150th Anniversary road tour (1997): Republican National Convention (1996; 2000; 2004; 2008 & 2012).

Catherine is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE); Certification in Event Management (CEM); is a CEM Faculty member and certified NCTMB.



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Enter code to continue. Please enter the password provided to you by your proctor. The exam is made up of 40 true/false and multiple-choice questions and you must answer at least 30 questions out of 40 to pass. You have 60 minutes to complete the exam. If you do not pass, you can retake the exam for a fee of $25. Instructions on retaking the exam will be provided to you in your exam results letter sent after completion of your exam.
Selecting Service Contractors Exam
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass