London Met is named as UK's first educational member of a global events management network

The University has been named as the UK's first educational member of a global membership, allowing the School's staff and students to enhance their own learning and research.

Date: 8 January 2018

The Guildhall School of Business and Law, one of London Metropolitan University’s six Schools, has been recognised as the UK’s first educational member of the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM).

The APIEM bring together events industry employers and education providers who are committed to establishing high quality courses for students and events professionals who want to develop their skills and abilities to work in the global events industry. London Met will join other APIEM educational members who are currently in Kazakzstan, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore and Vietnam.

Being named as an educational member means the University will have access and links to APIEM’s 15 Centres of Excellence, allowing students and staff an insight into the industry and the chance to enhance their own learning and research.

Professor David Hind, President of the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management, and a Visiting Professor at London Met, said: “Being APIEM’s first educational member in the UK is significant as there is a mutual benefit. London Metropolitan University will gain by being introduced to some of the leading universities, polytechnics and colleges in Asia Pacific that offer an events management and tourism management curriculum.

“These APIEM Centres of Excellence are interested in collaborating with universities in the UK and, being APIEM`s first UK educational member, London Met will be recommended to these institutions.

“APIEM also benefit by being able to draw upon London Met’s expertise on curriculum development and quality assurance – both of which are of interest to our network.”

Dr Simon Jones, Dean of the Guildhall School of Business and Law at London Metropolitan University, said: "Being recognised as the UK's first educational member by the APIEM is a fantastic achievement for the School. This is important for developing our networks and connections and our students will benefit greatly from this.

"Our students will be offered an insight into international collaborations and can enrich their learning. Staff at the School will also benefit as they have the opportunity to attend APIEM conferences and events and to publish their research through the APIEM Journal."