Emma Clark, event director at brand experience agency Action Impact, has become the first event professional in the region to achieve the global qualification of Certified Special Events Professional, awarded by the International Special Events Society.
Since 1993, the CSEP qualification has provided global recognition to event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability to carry out all the components that contribute to a successful special event around the world.
With over ten years' experience producing events of all kinds, Clark had to: "use both my practical knowledge gained from learning on the job, to flesh out the theory, and the exam was very tough." She adds: "Mike Wain and Adrian Bell and the team at Action Impact supported me as I studied for the qualification."
Rebecca Wilson, president of ILEA Middle East, the region's affiliate chapter of the International Special Events Society, commented: “I am thrilled that Emma and Action Impact have taken the initiative and invested the time to achieve this first. It’s our aim to encourage more people to sign up, which in turn helps to strengthen the perception of events as a profession in its own right, not to mention the positive impact on an individual's career."