The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has developed programmes for young professionals new to the exhibitions, conference and event management fields, in order to upgrade the level of professionalism in the industry.
The three-day courses will start this year and is meant for those with one or two yearsâ€™ of work experience, shared Kenneth Fong, education & training committee chairperson at MACEOS.
Fong further shared that MACEOS, together with Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau and 13 universities in Malaysia, are part of the Business Events Academic Council, where the council is encouraging local universities to introduce more modules in both diploma and degree courses that relate to event management.
â€œSome universities are dishing out wedding planning as a topic. This is unsuitable for the business events industry and is not equipping students with the relevant knowledge,” pointed out Fong.