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EXHIBITOR Magazine's Randal Acker Earns IAEE's Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Designation
EXHIBITOR magazine, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, today announced that its President and COO Randal Acker has joined the ranks of the trade show industry's top talent by earning the International Association of Exhibitions and Events Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation.
The Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibitions and events management arena. It was first created in 1975 to raise professional standards in the event industry and it continues to be the premier mark of professional achievement.
The designation is obtained by completion of nine courses offered through on-location classrooms and on-line formats. The CEM Learning Program is offered in a variety of countries, including the United States.
Acker has nearly 25 years of experience in trade show and event marketing. He is President and COO of Exhibitor Media Group and Adjunct Faculty in the exhibit design program at Bemidji State University. He is actively involved in industry associations including EDPA and IAEE, he and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
"Like most people in face-to-face marketing, I fell into it by accident. I didn’t go to school for it," said Acker. "So many mentors have helped me learn the nuances of our industry over the past 25 years. The CEM certification process formalizes best practices that show organizers need to execute, and when they do, exhibitions will continue to drive business. Now that I am certified I hope to extend my love of teaching and one day to teach within the CEM program."
About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR's learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, Best Practices in Trade Shows and Events; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at www.ExhibitorOnline.com.
EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry.
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