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IAEE and Informa Markets Partner for Workforce Development Training

July 9, 2019

IAEE and Informa Markets Partner for Workforce Development Training

Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the leading association for the global exhibitions industry, and Informa Markets, the leading exhibitions organizer that creates global platforms for specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow, have partnered to provide Informa Markets colleagues with a workforce development training program. The training program is a unique opportunity for Informa Markets colleagues to receive a globally recognized Certificate in Exhibition Management qualification.

The Certificate in Exhibition Management program is built on the body of knowledge from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s comprehensive competency model for the Hospitality, Tourism, and Events industry – a partnership that IAEE established in 2014. The new certificate program involves a combination of classroom instruction and applied learning overseen by the Informa Markets Global Learning and Performance team.

“We are excited to offer our extensive knowledge in exhibition management with a global leader like Informa Markets,” said IAEE president and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “This is the first-ever agreement IAEE has entered into with another company to extend knowledge in core competencies of exhibition management.”

Upon completion of each course and in order to receive an applied learning certificate from Informa Markets and IAEE, colleagues will be required to apply the knowledge they have gained in their ongoing work. They will also have the option to complete the official Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program and obtain the globally recognized designation.

“The partnership with IAEE brings amazing opportunities for our colleagues around the world with its globally recognized Certificate in Exhibition Management Qualification,” said Sean Ongers, Head of Global Learning and Performance, Informa Markets.


About IAEE

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. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint; a2z, Inc.; BearCom; Buttine Exhibition Insurance; Convention News Television (CNTV); Delta Airlines; New Orleans & Company; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Orange County Convention Center; Streampoint Solutions; and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.


About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals to Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit




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