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CEM Commission

The purpose of the CEM Commission is to oversee the administration of the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) program and presents the designation to those who have qualified for CEM status.  Each member of the CEM Commission must have attained the designation and must remain a CEM during the term of his/her service on the Commission.


The Mission of the CEM Commission is to provide the policy and procedures for the continued development and conduct of the CEM Learning Program and for maintaining the quality and professional standards of the CEM designation. The CEM Commission makes decisions on all matters relating to policies and procedures of the CEM Learning Program, as well as the Licensees and their role in the conduct of the CEM Learning Program, subject to approval by the IAEE Board of Directors.

It is the Commission’s responsibility  to review and consider eligible appeals of CEM candidates and current CEMs. Appeals are bound by policy and the CEM Manual of Operations and cannot compromise the core requirements and integrity of the CEM Learning Program Designation. The core requirements of the CEM Learning Program include completing nine courses and passing the corresponding exam for each course for those seeking their designation and completing 15 hours of professional development specifically correlated to the CEM Blueprint for those seeking re-certification.

2024 Chairperson

Matthew Kalb, CMP, CEM-AP
VP of Client Experience
T3 Expo

Board Liaison

2024 IAEE Ex-Officio – Past Chairpersons’ Advisory Group
Randy Bauler, MBA, CEM
Corporate Relations and Exhibits Director
American Association of Critical-Care Nurse

Staff Lead

Jennifer Potter, CEM
Senior CEM Program Manager,