Elizabeth Goad, Executive Director of Events and Meetings at MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, has made a significant career achievement by earning the esteemed Certification in Exhibition Management (CEM), the organization announced this week.
The prestigious CEM recognition, first instituted in 1975, is the hallmark of high professional standards in the exhibition and events management sector.
The Research Triangle Park-based executive undertook a comprehensive three-year program consisting of nine relevant courses and exams to earn the CEM certification. This program reflects current trends and operations in the exhibition management industry, making Goad more equipped in her role at MEMA.
“Elizabeth’s commitment to ongoing education and professional development is reflected in the superior level of quality members find in MEMA’s events. The hard work that Elizbeth has put in to achieve the CEM designation also serves as an example of living MEMA’s core values: member-centric, mission-driven, and seeking excellence,” said Bill Long, CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. “We are proud of Elizabeth and congratulate her on her hard work on this accomplishment.”
In her position at the MEMA, Vehicle Suppliers Association, Goad is responsible for coordinating nearly 300 physical and virtual events annually. Among these events is MEMA’s co-owned AAPEX, a recipient of the Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Award. AAPEX has previously featured 5,450 booths, 33 pavilions and has drawn approximately 49,000 attendees from more than 110 countries.
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