SLCB has conducted a series of MICE tourism training sessions for the regional hoteliers including Kandy and South regions and the latest was conducted in the Cultural Triangle area on the 05th September 2023. The aim of these training sessions was to reestablish and enhance the awareness of the importance of Sri Lanka’s MICE industry.
Mr. Krishantha Fernando – General Manager SLCB, by delivering the inaugural and welcome speech elaborated in a nutshell how to make optimal use of environmental resources in cultural triangle to constitute a key element in tourism development focusing at biggest markets of India, China and Europe.
Prominent personalities from the hospitality and event Industry comprising Mr. Trevin Gomez- senior hotelier, former president of Ceylon Hotel School Graduate association, focusing on Business events and Incentive Travel from a hoteliers perspective, Mrs. Paddy Paul Managing Director of Golden Isle Pvt Ltd Entrepreneur & member of SLAPCEO on Reshaping of MICE Tourism – Technology and HR and Mr. Gihan De Silva – Corporate Facilitator, trainer, coach & mentoring specialist & member of SLAPCEO on experiential Marketing were present.
Panel discussion on current status of Business Events , Incentive Travel and new trends was conducted with the Participation of Mr. Trevine Gomez Mr. Asela Wavita General Manager Heritance Kandalama, Mr. Kasun Wijerathne Resident Manager Aliya Resort & Spa accompanied Mr. Krishantha Fernando General Manager SLCB, Moderated by SLAPCEO President Mr. Imran Hassan.
Participants from leading hotels in cultural triangle joined the training and actively carried out group work and presentations. All participants were issued with certificates of participation followed by a group photograph.
SLCB will continue to conduct these training programs in all regions in order for all hoteliers to be fully geared up to serve MICE travelers in the upcoming seasons.