dmg Events has been awarded a 3-year certification as an Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) service provider for civil engineers across South Africa. Typically, this status is only awarded to higher learning institutions or education providers and associations. However, the event company’s trade shows feature a strong educational component through its skills-building workshops held in collaboration with prominent industry experts, which have now been recognised in this way.
“This verification is a welcome recognition of the effective learning and development support that has existed at all of our trade shows for many years.”
Trade shows as learning hubs
CPD accreditation is not a new thing at dmg Events. Previous events held around the country offered CPD recognition at their workshops, but approval to do this was done on an event-to-event basis. This falls away with their certification from the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE).
“We are extremely proud to be awarded longer-term recognition by SAICE as a CPD Service Provider, which recognises our interactive event workshops as accreditable platforms to present learning activities for Continuing Professional Development,” said Vice President of dmg events Devi Paulsen-Abbott.
“This means that civil engineers can attend our event workshops – which are generally free of charge – to receive up-to-date, accurate industry knowledge, and remain accredited as per the body’s requirements.”
She adds, “This verification is a welcome recognition of the effective learning and development support that has existed at all of our trade shows for many years and speaks to the quality and reputation that we, as an event management company, have always strived to achieve.”
Empower professionals and facilitate industry innovation
The company’s portfolio includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality and design, coatings, and transportation sectors, including flagship events such as The Big 5 Construct, Transport Evolution and The Hotel & Hospitality Show.
Tom McKune, SAICE Head of Training, concludes: “Since the initial approval of the principle of continuing professional development many years ago, SAICE as an organisation has encouraged its members to keep abreast of developments and knowledge in their areas of expertise in order to maintain their competence. We welcome this opportunity to strengthen our ties with dmg Events, using the CPD framework to help professionals maximise their professional potential and overall business performance.”