Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Programme - (Event Ended)

About the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)

The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event 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 CEM designation accommodates short and long-term career goals with education that can be tailored to meet specific needs and interests. The designation is obtained by completion of nine modules offered in classroom format. The CEM Learning Programme is offered in the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Dubai, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Recertification is required every three years after the initial program is completed to maintain the certification1.

Eligibility to Enrol

Participants are required to have at least 03 years of working experience in the industry before they can be enrolled in the CEM Learning Programme.

Upon completion of each CEM module, participants are awarded 06 Continuous Education (CE) clock hours. These hours can be used in either the Application or Recertification processs of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme.

Module Dates

9 - 11 October 2019 


Module Facilitator

Chandran Nair
General Manager, SingEx Holdings


Modules Outline

  1. Conference & Meetings Management Module (9 October 2019)
    • Understand differences in meeting types
    • Compare education & programming formats
    • Explain adult learning theory
    • Select speakers appropriate for program
    • Propose room set-ups based on meeting type & size

  2. Floor Plan Development Module (10 October 2019)
    • Understand the importance of and identify the factors necessary to create a functional and workable floor plan that meets the sales goals and objectives and the needs of exhibitors and show management
    • Analyze past floor plans to identify areas of improvement and necessary enhancements to future floor plans
    • Identify the most common kinds of booths/stands used in a typical floor plan
    • Demonstrate an understanding of fire and safety codes and security and safety issues as they relate to floor plan development
    • State the factors that impact traffic flow on a floor plan
    • Identify various space assignment systems and how they will affect the design
    • Understand the exhibition’s target market and industry-segment needs in order to develop a floor plan that meets exhibitor and attendee needs
    • Design a workable floor plan for an exhibition

  3. Facilities & Site Selection Module (11 October 2019)
    • Select sites for an event
    • Differentiate facility types
    • State the advantages and disadvantages of various exhibition sites
    • Evaluate facility types and their services
    • Explain how to choose a site
    • Develop a request for proposal

Module Fees

Purchase of Individual Module(s)

SACEOS Members: SGD 428.00 nett per module

Non-Members: SGD 513.60 nett per module 


Purchase of a Full 9-module Package

SACEOS Members: SGD 3,625.16 nett

Non-Members: SGD 4,588.16 nett 

Other Module Dates

  • 11 November 2019: Strategic Planning & Management Module
  • 12 November 2019: Event Marketing Module
  • 13 November 2019: Event Operations Module


For any assistance, please contact the Secretariat at secretariat@saceos.org.sg or +65 9732 3941.


1Recertification would only apply to participants who commence his/her CEM journey from 1 January 2018 onwards.

Packages Categories Rates
CEM 1 Module
Conference & Meeting Management
9 - 11 October 2019

Floor Plan Development
9 - 11 October 2019

Facilities & Site Selection
9 - 11 October 2019



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     Level 3 Venue Management Office,
     Suntec City, Singapore 039593

Phone: +65 9732 3941

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