CEM Testimonials

“I began the Certified in Exposition Management (CEM) program in 2008, which has been an integral part of my career journey. The program's experiential learning allowed me to absorb and apply the knowledge in real-time scenarios, which was invaluable.

After earning my CEM designation, I felt a strong desire to contribute and give back to our industry. I enrolled in the faculty training program, an equally rewarding decision.

What makes the CEM program truly special is the interaction it fosters among attendees. It creates a support system of skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated professionals.

The CEM program is not just a certification; it's a dynamic community of learning and growth. It has shaped my career, broadened my horizons, and introduced me to a network of incredible colleagues and friends, many of whom have become lifelong friends.”

Michael Dargavel – Director of Operations, Association & Events Management International

“Being part of the CEM certified community has benefited me on both professional and personal levels over the years. Many of the connections I made at the in-person courses became trusted and valued resources within the industry, leading to a variety of beneficial and relevant pathways. I truly believe that investing in our collective industry-specific learning and elevating the industry enhances the overall event landscape for us all!”

Kristen McIntyre – Executed Events Inc

“Embracing the CEM certification for your team yields tangible and quantifiable returns on investment. Aspiring industry leaders recognize the paramount importance of learning from seasoned experts and acquiring a standardized foundation of expertise, both of which the CEM program impeccably provides. The infusion of fresh perspectives and innovative strategies brought back by our CEM-certified professionals invigorates our entire team, fostering a culture of continuous enhancement. Moreover, the invaluable networking opportunities and enduring relationships cultivated throughout the journey toward CEM attainment serve as pivotal assets, propelling our events to unprecedented heights in the years ahead.”

Steve Dempsey – General Manager, Canada, Diversified Communications

“As an Event Director of Consumer Shows, being a member of the CAEM and working towards my CEM designation has given me accreditation to my sponsors and vendors. The network of resources in working with an organization with members specialized in the field of expositions has given me and my company an unlimited pool of knowledge in a niche industry.”

Tina Plett – Founder, KW Expo Productions

“The instructors approach in the CEM class is refreshing and all industry professionals should want to experience it! One of the best ways to grow professionally is continued education that can also include learning by discussing processes, errors and alternative methods with peers. Each time I complete a CEM course, I take away new ideas, techniques and perspectives. Always leaving inspired and driven to succeed. This is just the beginning of my CAEM journey and I am looking forward to the many opportunities this association has to offer.”

Mary-Catherine Buczkowicz, Restaurants Canada

“The knowledge you can learn from your fellow “classmates” is unfathomably priceless. Also, the accumulated years of experience that coalesces in a CEM classroom would place one in the Triassic era.”

– CEM Student

“I went through the CEM program as a show manager with many years of experience so for me it was about walking the talk and applying the standard theory. I have two of my staff doing this designation so I wanted to participate to ensure they bought into the program. I am excited with the fact that one is now a CEM and the other will be in the not too distant future. It will be part of my legacy to my organization.”

– CEM Student