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The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing
Conference: February 24-28, 2019             Exhibit Hall: February 25-27, 2019             Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
CTSM Required Sessions Scheduling Guide
To fulfill the educational component of the CTSM certification program, these 23 five-digit REQUIRED sessions must be taken,
along with any five ELECTIVE (three-digit) sessions offered at EXHIBITOR conferences, for a total of 28 sessions.
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
10819 CTSM
How To Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part I: Basic Concepts
8 AM
10919 CTSM
How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part II: Practical Application
10 AM
20119 CTSM
Selecting the Right Shows: The Critical Decision
10 AM
20319 CTSM
The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting for Results
8 AM
20419 CTSM
Don't Skip the Meetings - Pre-, At-, and Post-: Guideposts to Success
3:45 PM
21419 CTSM NEW
The Basics of Trade Show Project Management - Part I
8 AM 1 PM
21519 CTSM NEW
The Basics of Trade Show Project Management - Part II
10 AM 3 PM
30719 CTSM
Advanced Learning Session:Creative Thinking to Reinvigorate Your Program
8 AM 8 AM
30819 CTSM
Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows
8 AM
31119 CTSM
How to Grow Your Brand: Incorporating Brand Marketing into Your Exhibit Program
Offered at EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences.
31319 CTSM
Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
3:45 PM
31519 CTSM
Integrated Marketing Communications
10 AM
32219 CTSM
No Exhibit is an Island - Building a Bridge to Success
3:45 PM 3 PM
40219 CTSM
Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills
10 AM
40719 CTSM
Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice
8 AM
52219 CTSM
International Events: Expanding Your Global Reach
Offered at EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences or online via EXHIBITOR eTrak.
60819 CTSM
From Marketing to Measurement: 10 Steps to a Great Corporate Event
3:45 PM 1 PM
61019 CTSM
The Basics of Event Planning and Management - Part I
10 AM
61119 CTSM
The Basics of Event Logistics and Implementation - Part II
3:45 PM
61719 CTSM
Graphics Boot Camp: The Basics Every Event Manager Should Know
10 AM
62019 CTSM
The @show Experience: Understand the Essentials of Exhibit Design
8 AM
72119 CTSM
Negotiating Skills to Win
10 AM
72319 CTSM
Communicating with Others: Essentials for Success
3:45 PM

Special notes for CTSM Candidates:
Candidates are required to take session 10819 prior to 10919 and 21419 prior to 21519.
It would also be beneficial to take session 61019 prior to 61119.

To receive credit on your transcript, be sure to take the quizzes online at for each of your sessions taken. Quizzes must be taken within two weeks following EXHIBITORLIVE.

Save all of your session handouts. You will need them to prepare for the final exam.

Trade show and event managers who have five or more years of experience are eligible to replace some of the more basic CTSM required courses with elective sessions, with prior approval. Use this form to request approval before registering.

We recommend including session 710, "Preparing, Developing, and Submitting a Quality CTSM Portfolio" as one of your 5 electives.

Call or email our program administrator, Wendy Lewis at:

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