EXPO General Manager Earns Prestigious Venue Industry Certification
 
Aug 05, 2021
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Shenyang, China – 6 August 2021 - 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 prestigious certification from the IAVM. She joins only 310 other CVE’s globally who have received the certification since 1976. Eight (8) other venue management professionals have been awarded their CVE certification this year.

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 demonstrates that a venue executive: is a skilled manager, is committed to the industry, and is pledged to continued professional growth and development. Managers who earn the CVE designation are recognized, by those inside and outside the industry, as experts in their profession.

IAVM’s Board Chair, Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, CVE, said, “Since 1976 this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in venue management. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to Ms. Chen. There is no doubt that her hard work and leadership are to be admired within the industry.”

“Diane Chen has led EXPO since 2012. Our organization is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated, highly trained and well regarded individual in the senior leadership role,” says Cliff Wallace, CVE, Senior Executive Advisor to and former chairman of EXPO’s management company. Mr. Wallace continued, “The CVE designation is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership, activity in community affairs, operational successes, and expertise in management of public assembly venues. I am especially proud that Diane is the first venue executive to receive this respected certification in the PRC.”

The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) currently has over 6,900 members worldwide. Founded in 1924 as the Auditorium Managers Association, IAVM is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Association members include venue managers from amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts centers, stadiums and university complexes. The International Association of Venue Managers, having significant influence in a global industry, is the acknowledged organization providing superlative leadership, cutting-edge innovation, advanced education, supportive advocacy, opportunities for networking and connection between venue professionals around the world. Committed to international membership growth and development, IAVM is the preeminent source for all public assembly related research, information, services, and life-safety issues worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Diane CHEN - dianechen@shenyangnwexpo.com