Earning the CEM designation is a game changer. IAEE interviewed recent CEM graduate, Arthur Fritch, CMP, CEM, Senior Event Manager at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Read his journey on earning the CEM desgination and how the designation has helped his relationship with clients.
Hometown: South Boston, MA
University of Education: UMASS/ Boston
How has the CEM designation helped in your career?
Clients respect my knowledge and expertise knowing that I have the CEM designation.
Why is it important to maintain the CEM designation?
It is important to maintain the CEM designation to o keep up with new technologies and trends. It also allows me to network with fellow CEM game changers.
What made you want to obtain your CEM designation?
I wanted to obtain the CEM designation because of the prestige associated with the designation.
What advice would you give to an aspiring individual who wants to apply for the CEM program?
I would advise others to look at all aspects of the exhibition industry and evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses. Seek out industry publications that will help you expand your knowledge of the industry.
How did you start your career in this industry?
I worked as a part time bartender and worked my way into the position I have now.
Fun fact about you – What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am of Tahitian descent.