07 Mar MACEOS Unveils MICE Training Programme for Malaysia
The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has launched a new Congress Certification Program (CCP) for the business events industry.
The three-day training programme aims to equip conference and meeting planners with the necessary tools and processes in executing a successful conference.
The first CCP will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from March 18-20, at Hotel No 5, and is HRDF claimable.
Winnee Lim, chairperson for MACEOS education & training committee, said that the CCP is accredited by the Events Industry Council and carries 14.5 Continuing Education credits. This will enable participants to apply for the Certified Meeting Professional credential.
The CCP is part of a series of MACEOS’ newly developed professional education programme that will be launched this year. Other programmes in the pipeline are the Exhibition Management Program and Total Event Management.
Lim added that the association hopes aims to “train about 300 participants by 2020 under the three new programmes”.
According to Vincent Lim, president of MACEOS, the organisation has been spearheading initiatives to strengthen the education and training programmes offered so as to create a pool of talents for the business events industry.
He added: “By building the supply of workforce, it will then help to attract more business events effectively. This will sustainably increase Malaysia’s business events market share and contributes to the economic growth.”