ICCA launches global skills accreditation programme at IMEX Frankfurt

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ICCA launches global skills accreditation programme at IMEX Frankfurt

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has launched ICCASkills, an accredited and globally recognised certification programme for suppliers across the meetings industry. The educational programme offers 51 chapters, divided across two certification tracks.

Senthil Gopinath, CEO of ICCA, said of the new accreditation: “ICCA is proud to bring this important learning opportunity to raise the standards of business events worldwide. ICCASkills combines the extensive knowledge of our industry’s experts, business leaders, and academics. The programme is the result of our community working together with dedication and passion for the industry.”

ICCASkills courses are designed to address issues such as sustainable destination growth, stakeholder collaboration, community engagement, industry advocacy, and best practices in proposal bidding.

Learners can enrol in online courses with live instruction on the TalentLMS platform. Organisations can also arrange on-site classes. All ICCASkills instructors are industry experts with proven teaching abilities and international business events experience.

Gopinath commented: “ICCASkills was developed to bridge the education gap for the entire industry. It’s relevant and accessible for every career level, location, and sector.”

The Certified International Convention Specialist (CICS) track provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for professionals who are new to the industry or want to improve their understanding of global business events standards.

The Certified International Convention Executive (CICE) track is for professionals with at least three years of management experience. This eight-week programme offers advanced courses with a focus on collaborative learning.

Enrolment is now open for both certifications. The first CICS class will commence in July and the CICE programme will begin in August.

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