Orange County Convention Center
CEM Learning Programme

Cookie Walner, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM

Cookie Walner, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM, HMCC

Global Project Manager, ConferenceDirect

Cookie Walner, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM is the Global Project Manager at ConferenceDirect. Her professional career includes association and corporate experience orchestrating international and domestic meetings and events and international tradeshows of 10-16,000 attendees. Cookie has 20+ years of experience in the industry. Thrown into exhibits after a long career in meetings and events, she focused on learning best practices from IAEE. Cookie received her CEM in 2013 and became part of the CEM Faculty in 2014. She also served as the 2018 CEM Commission Chairperson.