The Jordan Tourism Development Project selected the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) to train more than 30 meetings industry professionals in preparation for the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) Certified Meetings Professional (CMP) exam.
“If we can help global destinations grow their infrastructure and further professionalize the meetings industry, while expanding the PCMA brand and membership globally, then everyone wins,” contends Sherrif Karamat, PCMA chief operating officer, in a statement.
The PCMA conducted a two-day training session in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 25-26 focusing on test preparation for the CMP exam in addition to offering its online prep course.
Ibrahim Osta, chief of party for the USAID Jordan Tourism Development Project, is confident that CMP certification for local operators will “cement Jordan’s capacity to host meetings and conventions,” helping to expand the developing market.
Jordan’s national tourism strategy is aimed at advancing the country’s meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition sector—still untapped in Jordan. On the whole, the country wants to facilitate, service and attract more international business opportunities.
“Jordan is very well positioned to host international meetings and conventions as the country offers world-class facilities along with a diverse range of wonderful attractions and engaging experiences,” Osta says in a statement.