Important Employment Factors of MICE Talents in Taiwan

Important Employment Factors of MICE Talents in Taiwan

Pei-Ying Wu (Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/IJKBO.2020040103

Abstract

MICE—Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition—is also called the MICE Industry. The development of the MICE industry not only affects its surrounding industries, but also Taiwan's universities have gradually set up departments related to the MICE industry, such as exhibition, conference, sightseeing, hospitality, leisure, hotel, hotel management, tourism service, tour guide, etc. to train talents. Therefore, the education and training of tourism and MICE professionals has become the focus of attention in the industry currently. This study analyzed the current situation of the MICE industry and the impact of Taiwan's MICE education on MICE talents based on the literature review, with the aim of integrating the current situation of Taiwan's MICE industry and clarifying the current situation of MICE education and talents in Taiwan.
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Mice Industry

The MICE industry started with the 1st World Expo held in the UK in 1851, which caused a great sensation at the time. Europe has since experienced a hundred and seventy years of development, and Germany, the UK, Italy and France have all become the world-famous MICE countries. The MICE industry in Taiwan, which is called the “Three-high” industry, has high growth potential, high added value and high innovation benefits.

It can produce direct benefits to the local economy, including ticket sales and revenue and increased employment opportunities. Because of the multi-integration nature of the MICE industry, holding MICE events can promote the development of related industries such as accommodation, catering, transportation, travel, and decoration, promote the sale of tangible goods and intangible services, form a huge industrial connection effect, and at the same time establish an international image with the function of marketing a country or city (Bowdin et al., 2006; Davidson & Rogers, 2006; Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, 2014). Compared with Europe and the US, the MICE industry in Asian countries started late and did not rise gradually until the 20th century. At present, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong are well-known, and China and Taiwan have only started stepping up to the plate in recent years (Liu, 2008).

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