Macau, September 14, 2016 – Organized by the MISE – Macau Incentives & Special Events Association and SITE – Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (, the “Certified Incentive Specialist – CIS Certification Program” ( opened yesterday (September 13) at the Macau Business Support Centre (MBSC) of the Macao Trade and Investment Institute (IPIM). About 30 local industry professionals participated in this 2-day education program.



This is an entry level certification program aiming to provide an educational opportunity for emerging professionals to learn more about the incentive travel sector within the MICE industry spectrum and achieve a higher understanding on the marketing and sales part of the business.

According to Ms. Rebecca Choi, Vice President of MISE, “the CIS education program presented in Macau is significant in that it is not only in line with our Association’s objectives, but it is also an opportunity for the industry professionals and stakeholders to acquire key knowledge and start developing new approaches to further market Macau as a destination for incentive travel.” “We are also delighted that our Association’s work is being recognized by the industry, and this CIS certification program was made possible through the education subsidy supported of IPIM”, adds Ms. Choi.




The 2-day education program, which also included exam and certificate presentation, was conducted by two renowned speakers, namely, Mr. Fernando Compeán, President and CEO of Avanti Meetings and Incentives, Mexico, and Mr. Bruce Tepper, Vice President of Joselyn, Tepper & Associates, Inc. Both speakers are very knowledgeable in the field of incentive, meeting, travel and tourism industries with decades of industry experience behind them.

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