Inspiring the MICE leaders of tomorrow - SACEOS signs MOU with MIS
Date: 25 February 2015
Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre (MIS Training Centre) today to further enhance and equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be industry-ready.
Singapore’s Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is in a position of strength today with a record of 175 International Congresses and Convention Associations held in year 2013, a 16.7 percent increase from 150 events in 2012 which is the strongest growth since 2005. Singapore places huge emphasis on the MICE industry and the importance of positioning Singapore as the venue of international events. With that, it is named Asia’s Top Convention City for the 12th Convention year in 2014.
With business booming for the MICE industry, professionals with knowledge of the MICE industry is also in demand. The collaboration with SACEOS provides students with the competitive edge through three to six months industrial attachment programme with SACEOS’ corporate members. SACEOS also endorsed MIS Training Centre’s Advance Diploma in International Events and MICE. This is a testament to the quality and industry-recognition of programmes offered by the institute. Moreover, SACEOS members are offered preferential rate for MIS Training Centre programmes. On this partnership, Mr Roger Wang, President of MIS Training Centre, said “I am confident that this partnership will further deepen student’s engagement with MICE industry and open doors to more networking opportunities”.