Event professionals in Sarawak can now add a new certification to
their belt, as the state becomes the first destination in Malaysia to
host the Level 3 Event Design Certificate (EDC) programme.
This Swiss-based international certification, recognised by the
Events Industry Council, will enable event practitioners in the state to
obtain the Certified Event Designer (CED) designation.
The EDC programme, made possible by BESarawak in collaboration with
the Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers
& Suppliers (MACEOS) and local partner ARC Creators, equips
candidates with a comprehensive understanding of event design through
the use of the Event Canvas Methodology.
This strategic management tool focuses on developing event and
conference models that measure success through behaviour change. Upon
completion of the programme, which consists of a three-day professional
course and a six-month coaching period, candidates will develop the
skills and tools for creating innovative and impactful events.
CEO of BESarawak, Amelia Roziman, stated that "Not only can our
partners deliver quality international business events, but widen their
opportunities to collaborate with the private and government sectors to
propose more events that will provide a platform to develop Sarawak's
economies and support social development, contributing to the state's
social and economic transformation," said Amelia Roziman, BESarawak’s
Such education and training programmes will help to develop and
nurture human capital in the business events industry, which in turn
will contribute to the growth of the local talent pool and help to
establish the state as a leading player in the business events sector,
according to BESarawak.
BESarawak's general manager for capacity and digital development,
Dylan Redas Noel, said that "national and international business event
planners have a growing appetite for creative and engaging conventions,
hence we are determined to certify more industry partners and raise
their professionalism through international courses."
Some 27 industry partners have already registered for the EDC
programme and BESarawak is offering subsidies for certification programs
to Sarawak-based partners.
Event professionals interested in the EDC or other certification programmes can reach out to Ellya Emelda at firstname.lastname@example.org.