International Association of Exhibitions and Events Adds New Chapter in India

April 5, 2016

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has added another new chapter in Asia, the IAEE India Chapter.

The IAEE Board of Directors approved the creation of this new chapter during its meeting, held March 31 at the HITEX Exhibition Center in Hyderabad, India.

“This is another important step forward in the internationalization of IAEE,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA.

He added, “We have been met this week with great enthusiasm about our member benefits and CEM Learning Program, and it is very rewarding to see the expansion of our global impact."

In addition, IAEE’s CEM Learning Program added 30 graduates from India as certified in exhibition management professionals.

Launched in October of 2015 as part of its agreement with the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), final classes were taught this week by 2016 IAEE Chairperson Julia Smith, CEM, CTA, senior vice president of National Sales at Global Experience Specialists, and IAEE Board Member Bob McLean, CPA, executive vice president, Promotional Products Association International.

The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation was created in 1975 to provide a professional designation for individuals in the exhibition industry.

The designation was formed to raise professional standards and is recognized throughout the industry as the premier mark of professional achievement.

The CEM Learning Program currently is offered in the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand. More than 2,400 active CEMs around the world make up the CEM Network which serves as a new channel for communication, ideas, thought leadership, industry recognition and promotion.

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