One of the strategic goals of the Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals (HUPKT), a leading professional association of congress and business tourism, is to raise the professional standards of congress tourism through education, training and personal development. It was on this track last year that HUPKT conceived and conducted its own certification program called CCMEP (Certified Croatian Meetings and Events Professional) and so in two certification cycle Croatia received a total of 58 certified professionals in congress tourism. Certification brings additional competitiveness and a certain guarantee to customers that their service provider is a professional, who approaches each project according to the rules of the profession. Only natural persons, participants from the congress-incentive-event industry, with a minimum of two years of experience in the MICE sector can apply for certification. The certificate is valid for five years, after which recertification is done based on the collected educational points, by participating in educational events organized by HUPKT.The third cycle of certification of professionals in congress tourism is startingHUPKT will organize certification for the third time this winter, the first round of 5-6. December 2017, and the second round in late January 2018. HUPKT invites all interested colleagues from the congress-incentive-event industry to express their interest in the program by email (email@example.com) in order to be able to obtain application forms and the Certification Ordinance. “We are extremely satisfied with the first two cycles because the response was very good, so 58 people were certified as professionals in congress tourism. This is extremely important for our industry, especially for clients from abroad. They recognize and appreciate certification because it has been normal for them for years. The certificate itself makes it known that these are people who have experience in the profession and work according to the rules of the profession, while giving clients the assurance that they have found a quality partner and a guarantee that their service provider is a professional. “Points out Ranko Filipović, president of the Croatian Association of Congress Tourism ProfessionalsThe CCMEP certificate has been recognized and accepted by the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb – Department of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Sector for Tourism and the European Federation of Congress Organizers – EFAPCO. HUPKT is also the Preferred Provider for the Events Industry Council (EIC) which has recognized the value of the program and awarded it certification points, and collecting points is one of the steps towards CMP certification.
Clinical Wales led 15-6 at the break, tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies putting Wales on course to make it four wins in four matches.Scotland dominated the second half but only had a Graham try to show for its superiority as Wales dug in with its backs to the wall to stand on the verge of a Grand Slam, with Ireland to come in Cardiff on the final weekend. Related News Six Nations 2019: Ireland captain Rory Best set to retire after RWC 2019 “The players had to handle some things that went against them, injuries early on and reshuffling the backline and players out of position, but we showed what we were made of in that second half in terms of the rugby we want to play and in our character.”We had enough pressure in the second half to win. Strong defenses will force errors, but we forced a lot of penalties out of Wales.”I think [there were] five in the 22 that should normally lead to yellow cards with that pressure, but obviously we are very frustrated that didn’t happen.” Townsend was encouraged by a much-improved performance from his side but was left to reflect on what might have been after Scotland suffered its third loss in a row.FULL TIME | A win for Wales. A compelling game of rugby comes to an end as the visitors secure a victory by 7 points. #AsOne pic.twitter.com/8GppgtfESQ— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) 9 March 2019″There is partly frustration but a lot of pride,” he told BBC Sport. “We gave a true picture of what we are capable of. Six Nations 2019: Wales edges Scotland to set up shot at Grand Slam Coach Gregor Townsend said there was “partly frustration but a lot of pride” for injury-hit Scotland after it was beaten 18-11 Saturday by Six Nations leader Wales at Murrayfield.Scotland lost its entire back three of Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and try-scorer Darcy Graham in a tight contest, with Stuart Hogg already missing.