Earning the CEM designation is a professional game changer! IAEE interviewed recent graduate Rajiv Kumar, CEM of DB Schenker India Pvt Ltd. Learn why he believes the CEM designation is important to elevating his career in this week’s CEM spotlight.
Hometown: New Delhi, India
How has the CEM designation helped in your career?
The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation and provides a wide range of benefits in my career. It shows that you have a long-term commitment to the exhibitions and events industry. CEM has provided me an excellent opportunity to enhance my industry knowledge, exhibition management principles and learn new ideas.
Why is it important to maintain the CEM designation?
The CEM designation helps you achieve short and long-term career goals with knowledge gained through the program. That’s why it is very important to maintain the CEM designation. It’s helpful for our partners, customers and the organizations to feel more confident about working with us.
What made you want to obtain your CEM designation?
I wanted to acquire this professional qualification because I wanted to learn about international practices and gain insights from industry experts. Being a CEM graduate certainly adds more to our confidence and improves our work.
What advice would you give to an aspiring individual who wants to apply for the CEM program?
If you want to develop your career, GO for CEM! You will learn new things and the network with industry professionals.
How did you start your career in this industry?
I began my career in logistics, shipping and international freight forwarding. Then, I got an opportunity to work with the fair and exhibition department at the same company. Now, I am responsible for the growth of some leading exhibitions in India.
How have you made a difference with your show or with working with a client by applying the knowledge you gained by obtaining your CEM designation?
The insights I learned from the floor plan development and crisis management courses will help in making our clients’ shows successful.
What did you like most about the CEM Learning Program?
There’s so much to like about the CEM Learning Program. I liked the great fun-loving faculty teachers, live presentations & classroom exercises, camaraderie with friends and the networking with my peers.