Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has launched its new accreditation programme, designed to recognise events industry practitioners who have reached the highest levels of professionalism in event management.
The standard for becoming an MEA Accredited Event Professional will be based on bothâ€¯quantitative and qualitative assessmentsâ€¯of career achievements, work history,â€¯industry knowledge, qualifications, continuing skills development, and education in addition to the applicantâ€™s contribution to the events sector.
MEA’s CEO, Robyn Johnson, said in a statement: â€œMEAâ€™s individual accreditation programme has undergone a long-overdue review… It acknowledges event professionals who are committed to continued learning and improvement of their skills and knowledge. Having the AEP (Accredited Event Professional) post-nominal will be the highest accolade in the Australian events community and will be highly prized.”
The association has indicated it will be promoting the benefits of becoming a MEA Accredited Event Professional to industry and government, and the value to clients and employers of engaging such an individual.