ASIA - The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) have renewed their education and training collaboration.
The partnership between the two organisations aims to help advance the MICE industry in the Asia Pacific region through joint work on education and certification.
In 2014, the partnership provided the opportunity for SACEOS members to participate in a face-to-face Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) training programme in Singapore, as well as an online programme to continue the preparation for the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) CMP exam.
In addition, PCMA and SACEOS provided a train-the-trainer programme on the ground in Singapore, allowing existing SACEOS members who hold the designation to be able to continue providing support and training to those planning to take the exam in Singapore and the region.
“It’s fitting that we should be here in PCMA’s hometown of Chicago and at Convening Leaders to extend our agreement with SACEOS,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO (pictured).
“Both of our open cities are ones designed with big plans for our citizens and the professionals that work in our communities. PCMA and SACEOS together are committed to providing the destination with the blueprint, tools and resources that will enhance the quality of meetings delivery in the region.”
Janet Tan-Collis, SACEOS’ president, added: “Our partnership with PCMA had been one of the core components of the accreditation efforts of the Singapore MICE industry. Singapore is the knowledge capital of Asia and provides thought leadership to the region. This collaborative partnership where PCMA’s content is paired with SACEOS’s regional reach will collectively further the organisational goals of both associations.”
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