Agency Accreditation

Accreditation Objectives

The Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific has from its inception in 2014 believed that one of its key objectives was to strengthen the role of intermediary agencies operating across Asia Pacific by implementing a single pan-Asia Pacific Agency Accreditation Scheme. The scheme was created to assist customers, media, suppliers and the broader business community in identifying those agencies that meet a published set of standards in this sector.

The Agency Accreditation Scheme was developed in consultation with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and will play a vital role in nurturing and improving the business events industry across the region. Apart from ensuring agencies are financially stable and competent in their service offerings, it is a requirement for accredited agencies to be in compliance with a prescribed code of conduct and a set of best practices.

Hear the benefits from corporate customers in the region

A strong intermediary agency community across Asia Pacific will significantly strengthen the industry, protect the current investment companies are making in the Incentive, Conference and Event (IC&E) sector and gives the assurance the corporate sector needs to increase their future investment in Incentive, Conference & Event projects. An accredited agency community is the basis for a sustainable future.

Click here to download the ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme

  • Promote accreditation as a clear point of differentiation
  • Improved trading terms with emphasis shifting away from price alone as a determining factor for winning and retaining business
  • Ability to recruit more qualified management and staff in a professional environment which provides greater opportunity for personal development
  • Boost the overall profile of your agency
  • Confidence in the competency of accredited agencies engaged
  • Confidence that an accredited agency is financially and legally sound
  • Knowledge that the accredited agency commits to a Code of Conduct
  • Ability to differentiate intermediary agencies on more than price
  • Assurance that an accredited agency has the skills and experience to add tangible value to any IC&E project
  • More stable pipeline of higher quality projects
  • Reduce doubtful debts and need for indiscriminate offering of commissions
  • Benefit from accredited agencies’ compliance to a Code of Conduct and Best Practices

Accreditation Elements

Probity Check &
Due Diligence Steps

Managers & Staff
Competency Record

Code of Conduct

Best Practices

Notice of Variation (if any)

Accreditation Process

Before starting, download and read the ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme.

Step 1
Review the entire application form prior to commencing completion.

Step 2
Assemble the required addendums.

Step 3
Proceed to the dedicated ICESAP Agency Accreditation page for online application.

Step 4
Payment of application and accreditation fee.

Step 5
Receive notice of acceptance of accreditation application and permission to advertise status as an ICESAP Accredited Agency. The agency will also receive the ICESAP Agency Accreditation Certificate.

Application & Accreditation Fees

Lead EntityUS$
Initial Application Fee (non-refundable)1,000.00
Two-year Accreditation Fee (24 months from date of approval)1,500.00
Subsequent Two-year Accreditation Renewal Fee1,250.00

Additional Entity (for second and subsequent applications)US$
Initial Application Fee (non-refundable)750.00
Two-year Accreditation Fee (24 months from date of approval)750.00
Subsequent Two-year Accreditation Renewal Fee 750.00

NOTE

Each legal entity making an application for accreditation needs to apply separately. However, where the applicants are part of a group of companies sharing the same management structure and trading name, a reduced rate applies to the second and all subsequent applications.

Fees include a non-refundable portion which in the case of a failed application is non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should receive the results of your Agency Accreditation within 15 working days.

Submit a "Notice of Variation" during application, listing the specific items which the applicant agency is not currently compliant with. This gives agency owners and managers the opportunity over the next 12 months (starting from the date of application) to make the necessary changes to ensure they will be fully compliant in the second year of accreditation.

Yes, for start-up companies, or companies less than 2 years of operation, a separate set of information is required for the Probity and Due Diligence check. Please refer to 2.1 Probity and Due Diligence in the ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme.

Non-operational staff such as finance, administration, secretarial and sales positions is excluded from the Managers & Staff Competency Record. Only managers and staff engaged in planning and execution of Incentive Travel Programs, Conference, Corporate Meetings & Business Events should be included.

Yes. ICESAP authorised consultants will process company records in the official business language of countries within Asia Pacific.

On application, all information provided for the Agency Accreditation Scheme to ICESAP from the ICESAP Accredited Agencies or the new applicant agencies shall only be used for the purpose of this scheme in accordance to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 of Singapore and privacy laws in the applicable jurisdiction where the agency is based and operates office from.

ICESAP has intentionally distanced its executives, staff and Advisory Board members from having access to any of the legal and financial information disclosed by the applicant agency and its owners through the appointment of third party business consultants.

The Agency Accreditation components will continue to be reviewed every 2 years by ICESAP authorised consultants. However, subsequent renewal fees will be levied at a reduced rate.

Accredited agencies will receive permission to commence advertising their status as an Accredited Agency and permission to use the ICESAP Agency Accreditation logo on marketing and communication materials in accordance to the ICESAP Style Guide. The agency will also receive the certificate of accreditation and have their company information listed on the ICESAP Accredited Agencies directory.

Yes. Where the applicants are part of a group of companies sharing the same management structure and trading name, a reduced rate applies to the second and all subsequent applications (also known as Additional Entity).

Please refer to Section 5.2 Fees Applicable and Payment Process of the ICESAP Agency Accreditation Scheme.

Accredited Agencies

LogoCompany NameTrading NameCompany AddressCountryWebsiteICESAP Accreditation Number
MCI Australia Pty Ltd MCI Australia11 Floor, 87 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Queensland 4000

Level 2, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Level 2, 19 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Level 30 Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Australia www.mci-group.com06100020
George P. Johnson (Australia) Pty LtdGeorge P. JohnsonLevel 1, 191 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000, Australia

Level 4, 70 Riley Street, East Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia

1/60 Wilson Street, South Yarra, Vic 3141, Australia
Australia www.gpj.com06100025
International Express Pty LtdBCD Meetings and EventsLevel 9, 580 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australiawww.bcdme.com06100030
Pacific World (Shanghai) Travel Agency Co. Ltd Pacific World Shanghai Room 705, No. 1277 Beijing Xi Road, Shanghai 200040 Chinawww.pacificworld.com08600014
BI Worldwide ChinaBI Worldwide No. 188 Wujiang Road, Jing An New Times Plaza, Level 15, Shanghai 200041China www.biworldwide.com06500028
George P. Johnson Event Marketing Co., LtdGeorge P. JohnsonUnit 703, SK Tower, 6A Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022

Unit 06A, 31/F Teem Tower, 208 Tian He Road, Tian He District, Guangzhou 510620

Unit 2401, Hong Kong New World Tower, No. 300 Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpu District Shanghai 200021
China www.gpj.com08600023
MCI (Hong Kong) Group Limited MCI Hong Kong 653-659 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, North Point Hong Kongwww.mci-group.com85200019
Pacific World Meetings & Events Hong Kong Ltd Pacific World Hong Kong Room 2603-5, Peninsula Tower, 538 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Kowloon City 999077 Hong Kong www.pacificworld.com85200012
Pash Limited Don't Believe In Style Portion B, Ground Floor, Tung Chong Factory Building, 653-659 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong Hong Kongwww.dontbelieveinstyle.com85200019
MCI Management India Private Limited MCI IndiaG-8 A/6, DLF PHASE , New Silveroaks Avenue, Gurgaon 122003 Indiawww.mci-group.com09100022
P.T. Pacific World Nusantara (PMA) Pacific World Indonesia JI. By Pass Ngurah Rai 9x Sanur, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia www.pacificworld.com06200013
George P. Johnson (Japan) LtdGeorge P. JohnsonLapiross Roppongi 6F, 6-1-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Sakaeohno Bldg. 4F
1-10-24, Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 461-0001
Japan www.gpj.com08100027
George P. Johnson (Korea) LLCGeorge P. Johnson7F Dongnam Building, 221 Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 135-893Korea www.gpj.com08200026
MCI (Macau) Limited MCI MacauAv. Marciano Baptista No. 26, Centro Commercial, Chong Fok 9F Macau Macauwww.mci-group.com85200019
MCI Management Sdn Bhd MCI Malaysia Suite 12-9, Level 12, Wisma UOA 2, 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur 50450 Malaysiawww.mci-group.com06000018
House of Travel Christchurch City LimitedHOT Events122 Victoria Street, PO Box 25 157, 8144 Christchurch
New Zealandwww.hotevents.com06400029
BCD Meetings & Events Asia Pacific Pte LtdBCD Meetings & Events 20 Anson Road, #06-01 Singapore 079912 Singapore www.bcdme.com06500017
BI Worldwide (Singapore) Pte Ltd BI Worldwide 10 Ubi Cresent, Ubitech Park Lobby C - Unit 04-50Singapore www.biworldwide.com06500016
MCI Group Asia Pacific Pte LtdMCI Singapore 20 Bendemeer Road, BS Bendemeer Centre, #04-02/06, Singapore 339914Singaporewww.mci-group.com06500015
Pacific World Meetings & Events Singapore Pte LtdPacific World Singapore 101 Thomson Road #26-02 United Square Singapore 307591Singaporewww.pacificworld.com06500010
George P. Johnson (Singapore) Pte LtdGeorge P. Johnson300 Beach Road, #22-07, The Concourse, Singapore 199555Singapore www.gpj.com06500024
Pacific World Meetings & Events (Thailand) LtdPacific World Thailand 511 Sri Ayutthaya Road Thanonphayathai, Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400 Thailand www.pacificworld.com06600011
MCI Middle East LLC MCI UAEOffice Suite # 902, Level 9, Dubai World Trade Centre UAE www.mci-group.com97100021

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