New cyber security education modules for the Asian MICE industry

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) are launching a new educational initiative for MICE professionals on physical and cyber-security.

This certified program is part of the “Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme” framework developed by SACEOS and supported by UFI.

The programme will be an add-on for UFI’s existing educational offers, such as the Exhibition Management Degree, the Venue Management School and the International Summer University.

“Educational priorities around the world are as diverse as the exhibition industry,” said Kai Hattendorf, managing director/CEO, UFI. “As the global association for our industry, we are happy to collaborate with our partner associations around the world to bring just the right mix of programmes into specific regions.”

The Asia-Pacific Executive Development Program was a specific initiative that was derived from the Asia-Pacific Community Building Manifesto that was formulated at the Singapore MICE Forum 2018.

“The online platform is becoming integral in any business event make-up as participants demand data and insights at their fingertips while engaging in face-to-face meetings so that impactful collaborations can take place,” said Aloysius Arlando, president of SACEOS.

“Accordingly, a trusted and secured environment, both onsite and online, must exist to facilitate such exchanges and the proven ability of MICE organisers and professionals to provide such an environment will become an imperative.”

The collaboration will begin with the “MICE Events Security” and “MICE Events Cybersecurity and Data Privacy” modules in Singapore in May.

Professionals who successfully graduate from one of the three UFI educational offers and at least two modules in the Asia-Pacific Executive Development Programme offered by SACEOS will receive a graduation certificate signed by both associations.

Program and registration details are available on the SACEOS website.