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SACEOS and PCMA continues a successful partnership

Date: 19 January 2015, Monday


The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) have renewed their partnership to advance the MICE and events Industry in Asia Pacific via a collaborative effort on education and certification, as a result of the success of a similar tie-up last year.

In 2014, the partnership allowed SACEOS members to participate in face-to-face Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) training in Singapore, as well as an online programme to continue their preparation for the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) CMP exam.

PCMA and SACEOS also provided an on-the-ground “train-the-trainer” programme in Singapore, letting SACEOS members who hold the designation continue providing support and training to those planning to take the exam in Singapore and the region.  Both programmes are designed to foster education on the most effective ways to prepare professionals for the CMP exam.

“It’s fitting we should be here in PCMA’s hometown of Chicago… to extend our agreement with SACEOS,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO (pictured above, left). “Both of our open cities are 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 in the region.”

Added Janet Tan-Collis, SACEOS president (pictured above, right): “Our partnership with PCMA has been one of the core components of the accreditation efforts of the Singapore MICE industry. This collaborative partnership, where PCMA’s content is paired with SACEOS’ regional reach, will collectively further the organisational goals of both associations.”