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Diary date: ESSMA general assembly 3 September

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ESSMA has announced a general assembly which will focus on the financial, administration and members status, followed by future actions and events. ESSMA President John Beattie (pictured) said:

We are looking forward to our first general assembly in quite some time, having all members together and running practical workshops with our members on very tangible issues today in our stadium business.

The general assembly will highlight the French stadium situation, discussing stadium projects with business model, financing, operating and current status.

There will also be several workshops on stadium and safety management, defined by the topics that have been set by ESSMA’s expert group members such as wi-fi, lifecycle management, digital signage, public catering and multifunctional venues. Those workshops will be run by ESSMA board members.

New qualification for venue managers in Asia Pacific

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The Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) (VMA) has launched a new Accredited Venue Manager Program.

The program will form part of a two tier achievement programme which includes:

1. The new Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) designed to recognise extensive venue management experience, contribution and qualifications for middle to senior managers;

2. The internationally recognised Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) under the auspices of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) at the higher level.

Accredited managers will be able to place the designation AVM or CFE after their name as appropriate.

The trade organisation stated that the objective of the programme is to enhance career prospects and encourage VMA members to take part in personal development as venue management professionals.

Professionals wanting to gain recognition for their achievements within the venue management industry and become an AVM need to complete an Entry Criteria Scoresheet to determine their eligibility.

For more information on AVM contact Karen Windram, VMA General Manager


VMS 2013 open for enrolments

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Enrolments are now open for the 2013 Venue Management School (VMS). Managed by the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific), the 2013 School will be held from 10-15 November at the Intercontinental Resort, Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

The School provides students with a TAFE New South Wales Diploma qualification and has international associations, having been adapted from the Oglebay (International Association of Venue Managers VMS) model to suit the local industry.

Course instructors are drawn from the ranks of senior venue managers in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Asia along with other those with specialist skills.

To enrol contact Maria Lamari: