APIEM was established in 2016 to support the professionalisation of the events industry in Asia Pacific. For the last two years we have been concentrating our activities in Asia and we now have APIEM Professional Members in India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. In addition, we have also welcomed Professional Members from Europe and the Middle East – Cyprus, Jordan, Latvia, Russia and the United Kingdom. So today it is a great honour to welcome our 1st APIEM Professional Member from the Pacific Region of APIEM – Josephine Solomona.

Josephine is a professional events organiser who stage manages events in Samoa, Polynesia in her role as Member Services Manager for the Samoa Hotel Association. The events that Josephine organises include conferences whose delegate lists includes VIPs such as Prime Ministers and senior government officials to regional meetings and events for residents of Samoa.
Samoa comprises of two volcanic islands (Upolu and Savai`i) and is situated south of the equator half-way between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesia Region of the Pacific Ocean. With a small population of just under 200,000 people Samoa`s rich cultural heritage makes it a very interesting tourist destination as well as a country that is starting to professionalise its events industry.

APIEM looks forward to working with Josephine in the months and years ahead on helping to develop the events/MICE industry of Samoa and Polynesia.
We also look forward to receiving APIEM Professional Member applications from events/MICE professionals in the wider Pacific Ocean region who wish to join APIEM. For details of our membership scheme please visit www.theapiem.com or e-mail: contact@theapiem.com – we look forward to hearing from you.