IAAPA Asia-Pacific Team Members Create Student Mentoring Program
IAAPA team members in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region recently partnered with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) to create a student mentoring program.
“Our vision was to become more involved with the community in Hong Kong, be able to spread the word about what IAAPA does as an association, and introduce the attractions industry to young people and students in Hong Kong,” said June Ko, IAAPA Asia-Pacific vice president and executive director.
Zenia Choy, senior manager of conferences and trade show operations at IAAPA, worked as the student mentoring program’s lead project manager since 2018, coordinating its development, logistics, and registration with the school, HKGCC, and the IAAPA APAC team. The culmination of the program was a one-hour mentoring event and discussion held at the school, which included 150 high school-age students in fourth form. IAAPA APAC team members Ko, Choy, Ceylon Chan, Chris Lo, and Coby Liu attended the event along with Rachel Chan, guest service manager of park operations at Hong Kong Disneyland, who served as an IAAPA Ambassador for IAAPA Expo Asia (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) in 2015.
Through student-focused programs and initiatives, IAAPA has increased awareness of IAAPA and the attractions industry among students. This year, a group of 18 students from the APAC region will travel to IAAPA Expo Asia to participate in education program events.