David Hind as President of APIEM visited four colleges and universities in the Philippines to sign Memoranda of Understanding and to deliver guest lectures. His programme was organised by Dr Karen Fernandez, Vice President of APIEM.

Imus Institute of Science and Technology, Cavite

David signed an MoU with the President of Imus, Dr Encarnacion N. Raralio to confirm APIEM`s contribution to the development of an events management curriculum at Imus. He then delivered a guest lecture on the evolution and development of events management as an academic discipline in the UK before speaking about the importance of creativity for the events industry.

Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila

David was welcomed to LPU by Dr Lilibeth C. Aragon, Dean of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (CITHM). CITHM is the largest provider of tourism, hospitality and events management courses in the Philippines and David invited CITHM to consider becoming an APIEM International Centre of Excellence. The guest lecture David delivered was attended by 80 students and faculty and was on the topic of creativity for the events industry.

Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City

Dr Evangeline V. Sanchez provided an amazing welcome for David and Dr Karen Fernandez when they arrived at Tacloban airport – welcome banners and necklaces. Both David and Karen gave guest lectures to students, faculty and events professionals and an MoU was signed to recognise APIEM`s support for the development of an events management curriculum at Leyte`s College of Management & Entrepreneurship.

JIB College of Business and Tourism, Davao City

Some 150 students, faculty and events professionals attended David`s guest lecture on research and innovations in tourism and events management: the UK experience. The lecture took place at the Grand Men Seng Hotel and was hosted by Corporate Dean Dr Christi M. Aldave. Dr Christi provided David with a tour of the Joji Ilagan Career Centre Foundations Campuses and he was hugely impressed with the quality of the teaching and learning facilities – of an international standard.