Specialist MICE education programmes in universities worldwide are growing steadily, as educators are beginning to understand the importance of our industry as a source of exciting and gainful careers for their students.
My principal employers were two outstanding London universities, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who want to study – or teach – subjects relevant to the MICE industry. At the University of Greenwich, with my colleague Nick Wilde, I developed an undergraduate course in Events Venue Management. And at the University of Westminster, I developed a Masters course in Events and Conference Management.
I continue to work as a Visiting Professor, teaching MICE management on a regular basis in these universities. This gives me the opportunity to inspire and educate the next generation of MICE professionals, and that is a both a pleasure and a privilege for me.