The Institute of Event Management (IEM) will be holding a pre-launch event at The Meetings Show this week (8th-10th July).
The IEM aims to help revolutionise professional standards across the global meetings and events industry and will offer new accreditation to members, as well as information resources and knowledge-sharing platforms.
Susan Spibey, executive board chair of the IEM, is conducting ’Meet the Expert’ sessions on all three days of The Meetings Show to present The Route to Professional Recognition for Event Managers. Susan commented: "The Institute’s Executive Board includes senior executives from the university sector, major conference and exhibition venues, professional organisations and leading PCO companies. Our manifesto embraces new dimensions in professional recognition with the IEM Quality Mark featuring qualifications to demonstrate and benchmark competence thanks to accreditation, experiential and front-line learning helping employers and their staff."
"Lifelong learning opportunities will prove key to assisting personal development and enhanced career pathways. We intend to open up an ambitious spectrum of information resources, signposting and knowledge sharing."
"Longer-term aims include establishing a portfolio of awards and bursaries, creating a publications library, setting up recruitment and support services, plus research fellowships."
"I was tremendously encouraged by the positive response received to my outline presentation to the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) during its first meeting in Liverpool at the International Festival for Business (IFB)."
Susan added that if the pre-launch event at The Meetings Show is a success, the association’s official launch will take place later in the year.