Subscribe


BEN breaking news – ICESAP acquired by PCMA

US-based Professional Conference Management Association joins with Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific. 

The Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA) is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with the acquisition of ICESAP, the business events organisation founded in 2013 by Melbourne-based Nigel Gaunt.

Now based in Singapore, ICESAP provides education, career development and networking for corporate, agency and supplier professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, and will continue to operate under the ICESAP brand led by Gaunt.

The agreement was announced overnight, with Gaunt telling Business Events News “I am delighted with PCMA’s acquistion of ICESAP, it represents the best possible future for our Society.

“ICESAP will continue on delivering on our commitment to agency accreditation, member education and most importantly advocacy for the benefits the sector brings to the businesses and economies of Asia-Pacific. A stronger ICESAP under PCMA is a win-win…for me personally it is validation of the investment of time and money I have made over the past four years in establishing what I felt was needed for our industry in Asia Pacific,” he said.

ICESAP launched the Agency Accreditation Scheme earlier this year, and also offers the certificate in Incentive, Conference and Event Management, a five-module online distance learning program created in association with William Angliss Institute.

PCMA is headquartered in Chicago and has 17 chapters across the US, Canada and Mexico, with members in more than 40 countries worldwide.

More details in today’s Travel Daily and in the next edition of Business Events News.


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Business Events News subscribers on 01 Aug 17

Make a comment...



Established in 2012, Business Events News is Australia's leading travel events industry publication, and is sent as a free subscription to people across the industry as a PDF newsletter every weekday.

Register for Business Events News trial subscription

To sign up for a free subscription, click on the button at right.

Click here to see a sample issue of Business Events News.

Click here for more information on subscriptions.

Alternatively, you can search our site via the search box on the right hand side of the page, or find other content below.

Recent Business Events News articles

25 Sep

Crumbs! 25 Sep 17 - IT WAS a spooky site in Enid, ...


25 Sep

UNICEO IBTM sign deal - UNICEO has signed a partnership with IBTM ...


25 Sep

New Auckland advisory group - AUCKLAND Convention Bureau (ACB) has created the ...


25 Sep

Cairns opens Aquarium - CAIRNS Aquarium is after a slice of ...


25 Sep

PCOA deadline - DELEGATES wishing to take advantage of earlybird ...


25 Sep

Alice Springs takes centre stage - SIXTEEN event planners from around Australia descended ...


25 Sep

Astronauts land in Adelaide - AUSTRALIA'S role in international space exploration has ...


25 Sep

PCB opens up Aspire program - APPLICATIONS have opened for the Perth Convention ...


25 Sep

Optimism for events - INDUSTRY leaders believe the business events sector ...


25 Sep

CIEvents expands Asia team - CIEVENTS will strengthen its leadership team to ...


25 Sep

Events Calendar 25 Sep 17 - 25 - 27 OCT: ITB Asia; Marina ...


21 Sep

Partner Up 21 Sep 17: How to ensure you have clear audio at your event - AUDIO makes up a huge part of ...


21 Sep

Crumbs! 21 Sep 17 - ATTENDING an exhibition often feels like a ...


21 Sep

Women & Law take on Cairns - OVER 1,000 delegates from 60 countries have ...


21 Sep

Luxperience names 2018 event - LUXPERIENCE has announced its 2018 event will ...


21 Sep

Buyer interest open for AIME - ASIA-PACIFIC Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) has ...


21 Sep

ICC clocks up 1,000 - AFTER 10 months of operation, The International ...


21 Sep

Digitalisation is the future of Events - DIGITALISATION will be the key to success ...


18 Sep

Crumbs! 18 Sep 17 - THE Javitz Convention Center in New York ...


18 Sep

MEA names Crabb as champ - MEETING & Events Australia (MEA) has named ...



Show Business Events News items by month:
 
 
>