On invitation by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Busan Metropolitan City and the Busan Tourism Organization (BTO), through the auspices of the Brussels-based Union of International Associations (UIA), the PCAAE, represented by its President & CEO, Octavio B. Peralta, attended the Global MICE Forum 2016 held at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) on September 27, 2016 in Busan,South Korea.
The event was part of a week-long Busan MICE Festival 2016 showcasing the best of the meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) sector in South Korea. During the occasion and after the opening ceremony, a short briefing and experience-sharing on associations was held and attended by about 100 South Korean university students, mostly taking up tourism and MICE courses. The resource persons for the event included Mr. Cyril Ritchie, UIA Vice President, Ms. Nancy Carfrae, UIA Roundtable Coordinator, Mr. Ryan Brubaker, UIA Web Developer & Database Programmer, Mr. Chris Champion, CEO of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering and Mr. Peralta. Also at hand were Mr. Jacques de Mevius, UIA Secretary General and Ms. Clara Fernandez Lopez, UIA External Relations Manager.