• AccorHotels, ICESAP launch new agency accreditation scheme

    AccorHotels, ICESAP launch new agency accreditation scheme

    Singapore, May 16, 2017

    The Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) and AccorHotels have jointly launched the first ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme and the Certification in Incentive, Conference and Event Management, a distance-learning programme for the business events industry.

    As the principal partner, AccorHotels will work with ICESAP on improving training standards, supporting education and advancing best practices throughout the sector.

    Nigel Gaunt

    “The partnership will help strengthen our commitment to professionalising the MICE industry in Asia-Pacific, giving our staff access to the best training in the market in addition to our own accredited Academie Accor,” said Kerry Healey, vice president of sales Asia-Pacific, AccorHotels.

    Nigel Gaunt, president of ICESAP, said: “The accreditation from ICESAP provides the industry with a consistent set of standards to follow and a strong foundation for raising the quality and professionalism of organisations in the industry. It also enables end-users to more confidently navigate through the process of researching, appointing and managing event agencies.”

    The ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme will allow corporate end-users the ability to confidently identify and contract event agencies that meet the stringent accreditation standards. The scheme will assess an agency’s policies, processes, management and staff competencies, as well as conduct a third-party probity and due diligence check on company directors.