President's Message

“Awarded 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO Iowa”



Meet the owner...

CEM is a one-of-a-kind, elite, boutique company that tailors unique world class events, conferences, incentive travel, reward strategies, hotel site selection and speaking engagements to fit your specific needs.

Forget cookie-cutter responses. Everything we do is custom designed. If you’re one of our clients, you’ve already enjoyed the luxury of our personalized service by passionate team members who take ownership in your events. We help you achieve higher ROI and reduce your risk by understanding your business, goals, and deadlines.

I created a unique business model built with integrity and offering complete transparency. The concept is based on my work history with Presidents and CEOs, Sales Directors and VPs; top producers from insurance/financial, agriculture and sales divisions; as well as leading organization attendees and association members.

The result: A highly-specialized, value-driven company that gives clients the discretion to hire us for as little as one or two service areas; or full event management. Our primary focus is on price integrity and personal relationships that provide unsurpassed customer service.

We earn your trust daily by proving that being bigger is not always better.CEM emphasizes exceptional value, too often not found in larger firms. Elite service, expertise, and innovation distinguish us from other companies, where you can too easily become a number.

Typical Client

Our typical client is a meeting planner with too much on his/her plate. We’re here to assist you—not replace you!  No job is too big or too small for CEM, and we always do what is in your best interest.CLICK HERE to learn more about our unique approach and how we’re different from the rest! 

If you need a refreshing change, when ROI matters more than ever, click on the "Contact Us” button or call me today.

I’ll be in touch.



Michelle DeClerck, CMP (Certified Meeting Professional)
Conference Event Management (CEM)
A Woman-owned Company

Michelle DeClerck, President, has received the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.  The CMP credential was developed to increase the proficiency of meeting professionals and recognize those who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism through professional experience and academic examination.

As a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), DeClerck stays on top of industry trends.  She also is helping advance women initiatives statewide with her leadership role on the executive board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the executive committee for event design for Iowa Women’s Leadership Council (IWLC), the newly formed executive committee serving under the Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds for Million Women Mentors – Iowa, speaking to women entrepreneurs through the State’s ISED, and for her involvement with the Clive Chamber and the Summit Group.  She also serves as the President of Opportunity on Deck providing children in need with confidence, athletic and team building skill building.

In addition to her involvement with the Matthew 25 Hunger and Homeless Awareness initiative, DeClerck recently founded Mentor Tank ™. The first of it’s kind in Iowa, Mentor Tank ™ is a monthly gathering for young women to learn about hot topics affecting women in today’s workforce.

DeClerck’s achievement demonstrates CEM’s commitment from leadership’s top down approach to providing clients with expert planning support and highly personalized service. 

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