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As a testament to Gallagher the premier convention & exhibition centre in southern Africa and the CEO Adolf Venters ongoing commitment to ensuring the personnel are constantly at the cutting edge, it was announced by Prometric the testing adjudicators for several exam programmes that Nicole Grobbelaar Assistant Manager Co-ordination had achieved CMP status.

Nicole was seated during the July exam window period and found the experience a valuable and worthwhile undertaking. The July exam was the first computer-based exam and it proved a learning curve for all the parties concerned. It is hoped with the November exam looming that registered candidates will be able to obtain their results more swiftly than to date commented a MICE Academy spokesperson.

Having benchmarked one event management status from every conceivable aspect – the MICE Academy are best placed with knowledge and experience to recognize all status achievers within the broad definition of events management. Added to this is the soon-to-be-launched authentic CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme for all MICE industry individuals as a life-long learning process with or without status attainment. Its the journey that achieves credibility not necessarily the destination concluded the Academys Financial Officer

As at September 2012 Gallagher can boast 4 management personnel who have achieved their CMP status the first time around through the MICE Academy. Several candidates remain in the Gallagher wings and during 2013 it is likely that further senior members of personnel will be taken through their CPD paces.

With 2012 drawing to a close Gallagher can reflect on the major developments that have taken place at this truly magnificent 5 MESE-star graded facility. This month alone has witnessed high-media coverage conferences plus several large capacity attendance exhibitions.
Charles Wilson CMP added Its been a busy and tough year with excellent results and accolades from existing and new clients.ongoing care and attention to detail and the right personnel makes for a successful convention centre. With well-informed personnel Gallagher are likely to progress from strength-to-strength.

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