The Department of Tourism Studies, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (UWU) and Sri Lanka Association of Professional Conference, Exhibition and Event Organizers (SLAPCEO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Sri Lanka MICE Expo 2021 held on 1st December to 3rd December 2021 and officially became an academic partner of SLAPCEO.
Both UWU and SLAPCEO believes this is a great start to the further improvement of the relationship between State Universities and leading organizations in MICE industry. The signed MOU has the capability to lead both parties to mutually beneficial areas as research & development, job opportunities and many more. With the assist of the signed MOU, UWU & SLAPCEO are looking forward to work towards the collaborative involvement of the development of the MICE industry in Sri Lanka.
SLAPCEO agreed to distinguish an outstanding performer in the Event Management subject stream who is awarded with a gold medal and a cash price at the General Convocation of UWU annually and UWU agrees to enrich SLAPCEO member’s workforce with their skillful graduates.
Signing of agreements took place in the biggest MICE event in Sri Lanka in year 2021, The Sri Lanka MICE Expo 2021. Event date was – 1st of December 2021 and event took place at BMICH, Colombo. Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University, Prof. J. L. Ratnasekera and President of SLAPCEO, Mr. Imran Hassan singed the agreements by representing UWU & SLAPCEO to officially announce the relationship between UWU and SLAPCEO. Parallel to the main event, Prof. J. L. Ratnasekera engaged with the distribution of saplings to mark the green event certification program during Sri Lanka MICE Expo 2021.