July 21, 2004

On July 15, the International Association for Exhibition Management announced the expansion of its Certified in Exhibition Management certification program to Europe. The European program will be administered by Association Global Services, a Brussels-based association management company. "The exhibition industry across Europe is enormous and thriving," said Steven Hacker, IAEM president and CEO. "We have customized the CEM Learning Program to account for cultural differences and different teaching practices in different countries." In addition to the United States, CEM programs also are conducted in China, Mexico, Singapore and Korea. About 200 professionals hold the CEM designation worldwide.