The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) has signed an agreement with the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) to build stronger capabilities for event management practitioners through the joint development of training courses.
SACEOS will contribute to the overall curriculum and develop five new modules such as financial and risk management for events, trends and technologies for events, event ideation and conceptualisation for SUSS’ BSc Events Management with Minor programme.
These new modules will impart students with practical skills and insights of real challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic such as risk impact resulting from event cancellation and postponements, and effective systems thinking capabilities to solve complex problems.
Students will be able to redesign events into a virtual or hybrid model, and implement latest safe management measures to run events effectively.
The programme also weaves in online channel creation and management, virtual and augmented reality courses, while imbuing versatile and portable skillset such as marketing, communication, critical and creative thinking as well as financial planning.
This Bsc Events Management with Minor programme will be the first for the MICE industry conferred by a Singapore university, and will start in July 2021.
This partnership aligns with the Event Industry Resilience Roadmap recently launched by SACEOS together with the Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore. It is the world’s first roadmap for the MICE and Event industry whereby a key pillar is to build capabilities for the future to support livelihoods and enterprise resilience in the sector.