Diane Chen awarded CVE from IAVM

Diane Chen, general manager of the Shenyang New World EXPO (EXPO) has been awarded the designation of Certified Venue Executive (CVE) from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). She is the first venue industry professional in Mainland China to receive the certification from the IAVM. She joins only 310 other CVE’s globally who have received the certification since 1976.

CVE applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments in public venue management and must successfully complete a comprehensive written essay, written examination and oral interview that tests general knowledge of the public venue management profession. The CVE designation is intended to demonstrate that a venue executive is a skilled manager, is committed to the industry, and is pledged to continued professional growth and development.

Clifford Rippetoe, CVE, IAVM’s board chair, said: “Since 1976 this prestigious programme has served as a distinction for those in venue management. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to Ms Chen.”

Cliff Wallace, CVE, senior executive advisor to and former chairman of EXPO’s management company, commented: “Diane Chen has led EXPO since 2012. Our organisation is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated, highly trained and well-regarded individual in the senior leadership role.”