Informa Markets, producer of 550 B2B events globally each year, has partnered with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) to provide its 4,400 employees with a workforce training programme.
The programme, open to all employees who have passed their probation period, will provide an opportunity to earn a Certificate in Exhibition Management qualification.
Sean Ongers, Head of Global Learning and Performance, Informa Markets, said the initiative was all about the knowledge and impact.
“Informa Markets colleagues will complete a series of courses and exams. For each course, their manager will also be required to sign off on the impact back in the workplace before receiving the certificate of completion and qualification.”
Informa Markets staff will also have the option to complete IAEE’s official Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Programme.
Informa’s training team, who have completed the IAEE Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning program will be conducting the in-house training.
“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. “This is the first-ever agreement IAEE has entered into with another company to extend knowledge in core competencies of exhibition management.”
In 2014, IAEE partnered with the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to offer a competency model for the hospitality, tourism and events industry. This model serves as the cornerstone for the curriculum delivered in this partnership. The programme involves a combination of classroom instruction and applied learning.