ICESAP Annual Conference and Awards Hong Kong 30 August – 01 September 2015
The Incentive Conference and Exhibition Society Asia Pacific will hold its annual conference and Excellence Awards in Hong Kong from 30 August – 01 September.
The event has generated huge interest from the industry and customers and is filling fast. Cathay Pacific is supporting the event by providing special rates to travel to Hong Kong for the event.
In addition ICESAP are providing a special membership fee for delegates who are not current members of ICESAP and who would like to join and attend the conference.
If you are involved or a customer in this industry “… then this is the one conference you need to be at…” said Simon Bernardi, Executive Director of ICESAP
The conference has the major thought leaders and customers in the industry today in its speaker line-up, for more got to; http://www.icesap.org for more information on ICESAP.
ICESAP is an exciting new peak body for the Incentive, Conference & Event industry across all the markets of Asia-Pacific.
Until now there have been only national bodies, often representing only Incentive, Conference or Event, but not all three. Being by nature a cross-border industry there needs to be a consistent approach in key areas, such as industry standards, education and accreditation.
Despite the scale of the industry there has been no peak body until the formation of ICESAP and no agency accreditation scheme. Unlike the requirements of agencies to hold IATA accreditation to manage air travel, or Travel Agents licensing required in most jurisdictions to operate as a retail travel agent, the Incentive Travel, Conference, Meetings & Event Agencies have had no such requirement
ICESAP is working in the region to establish an industry accreditation scheme
> The ICESAP accreditation scheme will ensure sustained growth of this valuable sector of tourism continues
> The ICESAP accreditation scheme will foster best practices, professional conduct and financial integrity amongst the 4,000+ Intermediary Agencies operating across Asia Pacific
> The ICESAP accreditation scheme includes an Industry Guarantee Fund to protect both customers and suppliers, this will in turn give customers the confidence to safely invest further in Incentives, Conferences and Events in Asia Pacific
> ICESAP is the only industry body that represents both industry and customers, over 40% of the 350+ members of ICESAP are from the Corporate sector
Since the proposal of the accreditation scheme we have received strong support from suppliers, intermediaries and customers in the region, some of whom will participate in our advisory boards.