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23 required sessions and 5 electives embody the classroom training that all enrollees must complete. In order to make education more accessible, we offer sessions at the annual EXHIBITORLIVE Conference in Las Vegas, online through EXHIBITOR eTrak, and at EXHIBITORFastTrak* regional conferences in Boston, Chicago, San Diego, and Atlanta.
Core Sessions

This spring, with the assistance of several CTSM graduates and members of the Conference Advisory Board, we completed a thorough evaluation of our current CTSM curriculum. This review has resulted in several changes to our 23 core sessions beginning with EXHIBITORLIVE in 2015. Current enrollees please note: If you have already taken a required session that is no longer on this list, you have met that requirement and do not need to take its replacement.

Four CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are earned upon completion of the 23 required sessions listed below, plus 5 electives. Enrollees must take quizzes after each session to receive credit.

LEARNING TRACKS: REQUIRED SESSIONS:
Measurement and Results 10515 Using Surveys to Measure Your Performance
in Trade Shows and Events
10815 How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation
Planning and Execution 20115 Selecting the Right Shows: The Critical Decision
20215 Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills
20315 The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting for Results
20415 Don't Skip the Meetings –
Pre, At and Post: Guideposts to Success
20615 Show Operation Basics –
Part I: Pre-Show Planning
20715 Exhibit Law Primer:
Legal Concepts & Practical Advice to Be Compliant
20915 Show Operation Basics –
Part II: On-Site Implementation
21315 Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
Marketing & Communication 30715 Advanced Learning Session:
Creative Thinking to Reinvigorate Your Program
(Replaces 31214 Realizing Your Public Relations Potential)
30815 Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows
31115 How to Grow Your Brand: Incorporating Brand
Marketing into Your Exhibit Program
31515 Integrated Marketing Communications
Corporate Events 40915 Formulas that Can Save You Money
(Replaces 41914 Liquor Liability and the Law)
41615 The Basics of Event Planning and Management
41715 The Basics of Event Logistics and Implementation
Personal and Career 52115 Negotiating Skills to Win
52315 Communicating with Others: Essentials for Success
Exhibits & Experiences 61715 Graphics Boot Camp:
The Basics Every Event Manager Should Know
62015 The @show Experience –
Understanding the Essentials of Exhibit Design
(Replaces 61914 Exhibit Design From Concept to Completion)
62115 Collaborate. Create. Succeed.
Maximize Results Through the Power of Design
(Replaces 62414 Green Trade Shows)
Global 72215 International Events: Expanding Your Global Reach



Customizable Learning Options
For 5+ Years of Industry Experience
Enrollees with 5 or more years of experience must complete the core curriculum but have the option to
replace a required session, that they may already have knowledge in, with an approved elective.


* Attendance by industry suppliers is not permitted at ExhibitorFastTrak.



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