46 Earn CTSM Certification at EXHIBITOR2013
46 CTSM candidates have completed their certification programs
and will be recognized as Certified Trade Show Marketers during ceremonies at
EXHIBITOR2013, which meets from March 17-21, at the Mandalay Bay Convention
Center, Las Vegas.
The new certifications bring the total of CTSM graduates to 394. Currently, there are
more than 3,200 active candidates. The CTSM program is sponsored by
Exhibitor Media Group in conjunction with Northern Illinois University Outreach.
“To earn the CTSM designation, candidates must complete a curriculum of 23 required
and five elective seminars, totaling 42 hours of classroom training,” said Janice Nelson,
CTSM Executive Director. “Candidates now have several options for taking their 28
seminars. They include EXHIBITOR Show in Las Vegas, EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences
offered in four different US cities throughout the year, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, a new way to experience our highly-rated educational sessions at home or in the office.”
Additionally, 19 Bronze Level, 14 Silver Level, 10 Gold Level and three Diamond Level
Certification Upgrades will be awarded to more than three dozen previous graduates at
“Each of these Certification Upgrades recognizes various levels of each
graduate’s commitment to lifelong learning and their professional contributions, to the
industry,” Nelson continued. “Several have earned multiple upgrades since
A complete listing of the graduates can be found at www.ctsm.com.
About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media
Group publishes EXHIBITOR magazine - best practices in trade show marketing.
EXHIBITOR also produces EXHIBITOR2013, the trade show and corporate event
industry's top-rated educational conference; EXHIBITORFastTrak regional accelerated
learning conferences; EXHIBITOR eTrak, live online educational sessions; and GRAVITY
FREE, the World's Only Multidisciplinary Design Conference. EXHIBITOR is the founder
and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only universityaffiliated
professional certification program. EXHIBITOR'S web site,
www.ExhibitorOnline.com, is the trade show and event community's most comprehensive
Created in 1992, the Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) program, sponsored by
EXHIBITOR, is affiliated with Northern Illinois University Outreach to assure academic
standards are met. All CEUs earned in the program are awarded by NIU. EXHIBITOR's
CTSM program has more than 3,200 professionals enrolled. For more information, go to