Nanyang Polytechnic and GEVME launch new Digital Event Management course

Nanyang Polytechnic and GEVME launch new Digital Event Management course

Due to the current heightened restrictions, the course has been postponed to a later date that is still to be confirmed. 

Virtual events platform GEVME has announced the inaugural launch of a new Digital Event Management course, conducted in collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic’s Center for Industry and Lifelong Learning. This course comes as part of NYP’s ongoing educational partnership with (GEVME’s parent company) to nurture Singapore’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) industry capabilities and foster the next generation of event managers.

As the global travel and hospitality industry was hit by a massive loss of US$935 billion, business events, traditionally dependent on face-to-face, physical interaction, have to rapidly reinvent themselves to survive. Now, as it finds its footing amidst the ongoing pandemic and charts its course for the future, the MICE industry is at a turning point. According to the whitepaper “Reimagining Business Events – Through COVID-19 and Beyond” by STB, PCMA and UFI, as the global events sector experiences accelerated digitalisation, multiple facets of the business event industry must transform: reimagining the business models, the delegate experience — and the talents and capabilities of those building and executing events. 

“As the events industry reinvents itself, the role of the event manager will evolve. Alongside core skills in event management, the digital event managers of the future will need to develop flexible and diversified skill sets to manage new multi-modal event formats,” said Veemal Gungadin, CEO of GEVME. “In developing this course, we gathered the insights and best practices of event professionals, our partners and other industry actors — to give learners a comprehensive overview of the skills they need to effectively successfully plan, produce and measure the results of virtual events.”   

Targeted at current and aspiring event professionals, meeting planners and marketing executives, the Digital Event Management course will equip attendees with fundamental skills needed to get started in the emerging field of virtual and hybrid events. The curriculum will cover key learning areas including but not limited to:

  • Managing virtual event stakeholders
  • Designing a virtual venue
  • Providing value to sponsors and exhibitors
  • Fundamental digital skills like livestreaming and data privacy 
  • Event monitoring and post-event reporting, and more 

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