ibtm africa and Meetings magazine launch professional development programme

In the fast developing world of business events, it’s easy for professionals to feel overwhelmed by the rate of change and new skills that seem to be required on an almost daily basis to perform their jobs to the highest standard.

This is why ibtm africa, in collaboration with Meetings magazine, has launched its Career Progression Programme (CPP), which will help professionals stay up to date with information and trends that are crucial to event planners. 

“ibtm africa has always had a powerful focus on improving the skill set within the business events sector in Africa, and we’re thrilled to introduce a collaboration that will show definite results to report on in 2018,” says General Manager of Africa Travel Week, Chardonnay Marchesi.

“Knowledge is power – the more you know about your role, the business you work for and its practices, the more valuable you are as an employee and team member,” says Editor of Meetings magazine, Martin Hiller, “You are aware of the changing trends and directions in your profession. The pace of change is probably faster than it’s ever been – and this is a feature of the new normal that we live and work in. If you stand still, you will get left behind, as the currency of your knowledge and skills becomes out-dated.”

What are the benefits?

The programme will:

  • ensure your capabilities keep pace with the current standards of others in the same field
  • ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your clients
  • ensure that you and your knowledge stay relevant and up to date
  • help you to stay interested and interesting. The programme will open you up to new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas

How it works

From the March/April edition of Meetings, the magazine will publish two articles linked to the CPP programme. These articles will be written by professionals, for professionals. Once registered participants have read the articles, they will be required to take an online test to demonstrate that they have understood the subject matter.

From April 2017 to March 2018, participants need to accumulate 36 points. Each article carries 3 points and participants that attend ibtm africa will automatically get 6 points to kick-start the programme.

All successful participants will receive a certificate at the end of programme, as well as benefit from additional knowledge and skills that will enhance their professionalism.

Join today

The programme will deliver a deeper understanding of what it means to be a professional, along with a greater appreciation of the implications and impacts of your work.

Don’t miss out! Registration is now open for ibtm africa 2017. Make sure to register soon at www.ibtmafrica.com to ensure your place at this year’s exciting and insightful event!

Not registered? Register here