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Scene City | JIB Schools take the lead in Events Industry

Chairperson of the JIB Schools, Ms. Joji Ilagan Bian with VP – Education Development, Ms. Nicole Hao Bian and President of APIEM, Prof. David Hind with an Events Management book authored by Prof. David Hind

Being the only educational institution located south of the Philippines to be accredited as an International Center of Excellence for Events Management by the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM, UK), the Joji Ilagan International Schools have successfully conducted a Certified Event Planner certification program last November 25-29 and December 2, 2019.

This story appeared on Page 12 of the December 11, 2019 issue of Mindanao Times. Click for an online copy.

The course was delivered in partnership with APIEM and the United Kingdom Event Industry Academy (UKEIA) which are professional organizations registered in the United Kingdom and the Philippines respectively to provide educational services.

JIB Schools VP Education Development, Nicole Hao Bian receives the certification from APIEM

The program was also made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Department of Tourism Region XI.

The certification course is a 6-day program where participants develop knowledge and understanding of international best practice standards for the events industry based on United Kingdom National Occupation Standards.

Certified Event Management Tutors of the JIB International Schools Joji Parondo Ang, Christine Indong, Esiel Cabrera, Raul Hermosisima Jr. and Anne Pelingon with JIB Schools VP Education Development, Nicole Hao Bian and Prof. David Hind, President of APIEM

In particular, participants will have in-depth understanding of how to prepare and plan an event that is at par with international standards. Upon successfully passing the oral presentations and assessment done throughout the workshop, participants will be awarded with a UKEIA and APIEM Certified Event Planner. The training program was conducted by the President of APIEM (UK), Prof. David Hind along with five JIB International Schools’ faculty who are all Certified Event Management Tutors.

From left, Jenny Ann Soriano, Tessa Krisna Jewel Piansay, Cherry Faye Al-ag, Christopher Ledesma, Maria Isabel Domingo-Reyes, Arlen Awa-ao, Pia Montano, Marian Jane Amparado, Mary Grace Plata, Michelle Alezandria Franco, Francie Marie Calderon Carl James Rañoa ( Southern Technological Institute of the Philippines: Assistant Student Coord, Fides Castañeda (Chief Operations Officer: Panorama Summit Hotel), Christine Angelica Kaindoy. Christine Kaindoy, Joan Ong

Last December 2, 2019, Prof. David Hind personally awarded the participants with the Certified Event Planner qualification after successfully passing the oral assessment.

Chairperson of the JIB Schools, Ms. Joji Ilagan Bian with VP – Education Development, Ms. Nicole Hao Bian and President of APIEM, Prof. David Hind with an Events Management book authored by Prof. David Hind

This makes them the first professional event organizers and planners in the country to achieve this distinction. Prof. Hind also awarded the Joji Ilagan International Schools as the first and only school in the Philippines to be an approved training center for the Certified Event Planner course

Christine Kaindoy of Christine Kaindoy Weddings and Events

The JIB International schools have taken the lead in professionalizing the city’s local events and MICE industry. This comes at a time when Davao City is gearing towards its hosting MICECon 2020 and the city being established as the country’s hub for MICE and that of Southeast Asia.

Erratum:
LAMDAG Foundation was organized in 1991 by a group of women from Manila and Davao. Alicia del Mundo was one of the pioneers, not the founder as earlier published in this column. Our apologies.

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