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Trent Conference Director first Canadian to earn Collegiate Conference and Events Professional (CCEP)

Ashok Kaushik, director of Conference and Hospitality Services at Trent University has completed a grueling three-year program to become the first Canadian certified as a conference and events professional. He will be recognized at the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors- International (ACCED-I) annual conference next March in Vancouver.

CCEP certification is ACCED-I’s official designation of professional knowledge and maturity identifies professional standards for conference and events management and conveys recognition of education and achievement among professional peers.

In order to be successful, candidates must present evidence of substantial professional experience, volunteer work in the profession, publish an article in a professional journal or submit a written proposal and present a program at the ACCED-I Annual conference. They must also complete a lengthy research based examination. Only 16 individuals have earned this prestigious CCEP designation in North Americca and Mr. Kaushik is the first Canadian to receive this certification. With the intensity of the program and the amount of research required, many individuals fail to finish the requirements. Completed research material is judged by a panel of four peers. Mr. Kaushik feels that the course has had a direct and positive impact on his ability to do his job every day.

Spending his whole professional life in the hospitality industry, Mr. Kaushik has been working with Trent for the past nine years. He enjoys the working environment at the University. This summer is busy as nearly every weekend has an event planned. An average summer will bring almost 4500 people through the University and this summer is no exception.

With this certification, Mr. Kaushik believes Conference and Hospitality Services at Trent University will become better able to serve the needs of University customers.

Posted July 4, 2003

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