Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organization, signed up 24 staff members who represent four of its European destinations to undertake the MPI CMP Boot Camp and help prepare their employees for the Convention Industry Council´s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification. The Boot Camp will be held in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 23-24.
The event planning and management company is one of the first to sign up for the in-house boot camps that have been developed by the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University on behalf of MPI UK and Ireland.
This European initiative builds on a similar initiative announced in Singapore for a further 22 of Pacific World´s employees, (based across the company´s Asia locations), to train for the CMP examination.
MPI UK and Ireland President, Miguel Neves, who recently gained his CMP certification has welcomed the move.
“It is great to see buy-in by the industry and in particular to see an agency committed to getting high level education to prepare their staff for the CMP examination. We are delighted with the content of the boot camp, which covers not only the 10 knowledge domains in two days, but also uses best practices, group activities and real-time scenarios, to provide an effective all-round learning experiences for planners,” stated Neves.
Mark Barber, regional director for Pacific World Europe explained, “Pacific World has acknowledged that the events industry is at a turning point and that today´s clients are looking for a reliable events partner, who recognizes among other things, the importance of continued staff development, to deliver a world-class event experience. The CMP training and certification will provide our staff with important skills and know-how to deliver the needs of our clients and at the same time, we believe existing and new clients will recognize the value of working with a partner whose staff understand and all speak the same language.
The successful completion of the CMP training and certification in our European and Asian locations, will complement existing CMP professionals, within the team of our alliance partner, ACCESS Destination Services.
Together, the Pacific World / ACCESS global team of CMP qualified professionals will aim to ensure a consistent and compliant way of working, along with exemplary operational standards, regardless of the destination our clients choose from our extensive portfolio of possible event locations.”
VP for Education on MPW UKI board of directors, Jane Baker of Freeman XP commented, “The CMP has been a core part of our vision to support the professional development of our industry. There has been significant interest on the certification and boot camp from agencies, so this in-house solution adds to what we can offer in the UK and beyond, alongside the scheduled boot camps that will run twice a year.”
MPI will be running the next CMP Boot camp in London July 6-7. More details on this and future boot camps can be found on the website www.mpiuk.org.
For more information on Pacific World, visit www.pacificworld.com.