The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), in partnership with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, have debuted virtual training platform webEDGE.
Starting out with 14 courses on congress project management, the platform was launched to help industry professionals upgrade their skills amid travel disruptions.
Developed by the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), webEDGE will feature courses delivered by 24 meeting industry experts from IAPCO accredited member companies. Topics covered include risk and crisis management, budgeting, negotiations and cultural intelligence.
IAPCOâ€™s involvement means issues will be addressed from an international perspective, a factor that drew MyCEB to offer the platform for the industry, which depends on business between countries, shared Abdul Khani Daud, CEO, MyCEB in a press statement.
Abdul Khani said he believes the platformâ€™s content, which also incorporates real-life case studies, will help raise professionalism across the supply chain in the business events industry.
MyCEBâ€™s launching of webEDGE follows a series of efforts by tourism industry players in various countries to step up training during the current downtime.
â€śIt is time to take a step back and not only plan for the future, but to include learning and development as part of the process for a bigger and better comeback,â€ť said Abdul Khani.
Training on webEDGE will not be a â€śtouch-and-go processâ€ť, said Abdul Khani, as participants will be able to earn certification and a social media badge for their time. Additionally, the modules are, in total, approved by the Events Industry Council, for 15.25 Certified Meeting Professional Program (CMP) hours.
Another factor that differentiates the platform is a community forum that promotes knowledge sharing and allows participants to clarify doubts.
MyCEB is promoting the virtual learning channel through its database and digital platforms, urging professionals to make full use of the advantages of digital training to learn at their own time.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre will also be hosting an IAPCO EDGE Seminar in 2021.