Monthly Archives: October 2013

My Destination Wish List

I haven’t traveled on business for about seven months now, and the family for about 10 months. Well several reasons, one of which is that we are investing in a big project this year, which we hope will culminate by year end. After that, we are going to be living on a tight budget. LOL

Needless to say, living on a tight budget doesn’t mean not being to travel still. Who knows, I might still go on a trip—free trip at that—courtesy of Air Asia Zest and Nuffnang.

My destinations wish list for this year and into the next year are:

  1. Tagbilaran, Bohol
  2. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  3. Shanghai, China

My husband went to Shanghai on business a couple of years ago, and he mentioned an interesting place, Pudong, where the old and the new Shanghai sort of faces off each other. I’d like to see that.

It would be interesting to fly with the new Air Asia Zest, after a successful merger of Air Asia and Zest Air. The airline is now offering Filipinos the right way to fly, which means taking you to your dream destinations at affordable prices.

Air Asia Zest flies from Manila to local Philippine destinations. Not only that Filipinos can now travel in Asia with Air Asia.
If you want to be in the loop of latest deals from Air Asia Zest, Like AirAsiaPhilippines on Facebook and Follow @AirAsiaPH on Twitter and tweet using the hash tag #AirAsiaInManila.

Book now! 😀

Event Management Certification Course

Event Management Certification Course

November 25-29, 2013
Diamond Hotel, Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines

Course Topics:

The Event Management Certification Course will cover the following topics:

Event Administration and Coordination
Event Marketing and Risk Management
Event Design, Decor, and Protocol
Event Catering, Hospitality Management, and Entertainment
Panel Discussion/Presentation, Quizzes, Awards, and Graduation
This Course will have lectures, case studies, role playing, site experience, and audio-visual presentations in the learning modules, and will touch on fund raising and corporate sponsorships all throughout the course.

The Course will cover corporate and social events – including fund raising and political events.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

Define event management and the role of the event manager.
Develop concepts and themes in events.
Understand the five (5) phases of event management.
Manage and nurture the creative process in events.
Understand the financial plan for events.
Identify protocol best practices in events.
Predict consequences of logistics management including staging and technical production.
Understand the role of technical production in events.

Who Should Attend:

Event Professionals/Managers, Corporate Communication Managers, Brand Managers, PR Professionals, Trade Show/Exhibition Organizers/Managers, MICE Planners, Event Project Managers, Marketing/Advertising Managers/Professionals, HR Managers, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Students and those involved in event planning, organizing, managing; or, those shifting careers to event management.

Registration Fees:
To cover 5 days attendance, lunch, 2 snacks daily, hand-outs, site experience, certificate and taxes.

Local Participants Rate
P27,000 Early Bird on or before October 15, 2013.
P30,000 Regular
P34,000 Walk-In/On-site

Foreign Participants Rate
US$ 900 Early Bird on or before October 15, 2013.
US$ 1,000 Regular
US$ 1,200 Walk-In/On-site

Discount Scheme Package of 5 Delegates + 1 Free

The Subject Matter Expert

Alice Conway, CSEP, is the Director of Event Management Program of Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia, where she produces all the major university events. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stratford University. She completed all academic requirements for a Doctorate in Higher Education at Stratford University.

Alice is one of the elites in international events management industry to hold the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation from the International Special Events Society (ISES), and one of a handful event professionals to reach Emeritus status. She is the Founder and past President of the Greater Washington Chapter of ISES and served for years on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board. She taught and lectured at universities in Spain, Canada, De La Salle University in the Philippines, University of San Diego, University of Southern Oregon, Temple University, James Madison University and University of Arizona.

Alice mentored students all over the world, many of whom attained successful careers and achieved CSEP status. She is demand as an industry Speaker. In 2010, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Washington Chapter of ISES.

In 2000, Alice Conway and Dr. Mina T. Gabor, President and Chairman of ISST (International School for Sustainable Tourism), worked closely with the DLSU-College of St. Benilde to start and implement the Certification Course on Events Management in the Philippines.

For Sponsorship/Registration:

Call: +632-8960639, 8960637
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