The Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM) is an operating subsidiary of the UK Event Industry Academy Ltd (company number 11364048) which is registered in England and Wales to provide educational services – anywhere in the world. The UK Event Industry Academy Ltd (UKEIA) provides the corporate, financial and strategic governance of APIEM and authorises APIEM to conduct it`s activities and services in the Asia Pacific region.
APIEM is a not-for-profit membership organisation with a mission to contribute to the professionalisation of the Asia Pacific region`s events and MICE industries through it`s activities and services. The membership subscriptions that APIEM generates are used to cover the operational expenses of APIEM. All executives of APIEM contribute their time and services on a pro-bono basis (unpaid).
The APIEM Senior Executive Committee is formed of Professor David Hind, President; Dr. Anang Sutono, Executive Vice President and Dr. Karen Fernandez, Vice President Education and Accreditation. Additional functional Vice President roles are established as required to carry out specific functions on behalf of the Senior Executive Committee.
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Professor David Hind
Professor David Hind is President of the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management; President of the APIEM Academy; Chairman of the Sri Lanka Institute for Events Management Board of Study; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Management and Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific International Events Management Journal; Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Event Industry Academy Ltd ; Distinguished Professor at Chung Hua University, Taiwan; Visiting Professor at Bali, Institute of Tourism, Indonesia; Batam Tourism Polytechnic, Indonesia; Bandung Institute of Tourism, Indonesia; and Palembang Polytechnic of Tourism, Indonesia.
Dr. Anang Sutono, CHE
Dr. Anang Sutono, CHE, was the former Senior Advisor to the Minister for Economy and Destination Development at the Ministry of Tourism of Republic Indonesia. He used to be the Rector/Director of STP NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism, West Java, Indonesia, at the Ministry of Tourism of RI and he led that institute from 2104 to 2018. He began his career as a lecturer/faculty member of STP NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism in 1992. He was appointed by the Minister of Tourism to be a Steering Committee of the Visit Wonderful Indonesia (VIWI 2018) programme and in 2019 he was also assigned as Chairman for Accelerated Development of Halal Tourism Indonesia.
Dr. Karen Miranda-Fernandez
Vice President, South East Asia
Dr. Karen Miranda-Fernandez is an educator, author, practitioner, and international speaker in the field of events, tourism, and hospitality. She is the Vice President for Education and Accreditation of Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM) and President of APIEM Events Management Services. She is also the Vice President for Research and International Affairs and Dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Imus Institute of Science and Technology, Philippines.