The APIEM Gold Badge of Honour is awarded to events/MICE professionals who have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to the professionalization of the Asia Pacific events/MICE industry through their work. It is always a great pleasure for me as President of APIEM to formally pin the Gold Badge to each worthy recipient.

Gold Badges have so far been awarded to all of the senior academics in Asia Pacific who have been founding members of APIEM – these academics work in Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Our two latest recipients are pioneers of Indonesia`s only university degree course – the S1 Event programme offered by Universitas Prasetiya Mulya. Ibu Peni and Pak Hanesman received their Gold Badges when President David Hind visited their university. It was a great joy for David to be able to recognise the outstanding work undertaken by Ibu Peni and Pak Hanesman by pinning the APIEM Gold Badge of Honour to their lapels – many congratulations Peni and Hanesman for your pioneering work.