Singapore-based SACEOS Inks Collaboration with UFI
In an MOU signed at SMF 2018 between SACEOS and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, both associations agreed upon a collaboration to develop a joint ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ to create new strengths relevant for the future-readiness of exhibition professionals in the region.
This program will be distinguished in its value with industry-first recognized certification for the program.
Both associations aim to announce the launch of the joint ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ at the upcoming UFI Asia Pacific Congress 2019 in Japan.
Aloysius Arlando, president-elect, SACEOS, welcomes the co-operation.
“It is the mission of SACEOS to raise the industry’s professional standards and enhance the mastery of skills, over and above what is in the marketplace,” Arlando said.
He added, “The skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore's next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society. Our collaboration with UFI will allow us to collaborate on education, talent development, and peer to peer exchanges - working on the foundational of professional training in exhibition. This enhanced skills development will help Singapore’s MICE professionals in increasing skills elevation and job opportunities.”
Kai Hattendorf, managing director/CEO, UFI, welcomes the co-operation.
He remarked, “It is UFI’s mission to connect and serve the exhibition industry globally. Our collaboration with SACEOS will allow both our associations to do this more efficiently, tapping on research, and nurturing more industry professionals in Asia and globally."
SACEOS is on track to be the centre of excellence for developing skilled talent, imparting knowledge, and creating new opportunities for industry professionals.
This further strengthens Singapore’s position as the Asia-Pacific hub for professional and skills development for the MICE and events industry.
Andrew Phua, Director, Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “The new programme will strengthen Singapore’s position as the Asia-Pacific hub for MICE training and development. With more training opportunities in the pipeline, MICE players will be able to deepen their knowledge, expand their skillsets and further elevate the standards of the MICE industry in Singapore and around the region. We invite industry professionals to participate actively to further enhance their capabilities.”