First Certified Marina Professional In Asia
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) announces the first Certified Marina Professional (CMP) designation in Asia. The recipient is Trevor Fong, Head of Marina Management at Keppel Land Hospitality Management and General Manager of the award-winning Marina at Keppel Bay in Singapore.
The CMP certification is delivered through GMI members of the British Marine Federation and the Marina Industries Association (MIA). CMP applicants are required to have successfully completed the Advanced Marina Management course and demonstrate a minimum of five years’ senior management experience in the marina industries. CMP applicants also are required to submit a 5,000-word report on a marina related topic that will become a valuable reference for the marina industries. Fong’s report focused on Marina at Keppel Bay’s business strategy to increase revenue from visiting superyachts, including an overview of the wider superyacht industry as well as highlighting issues that impact the yachting industry in Singapore and South East Asia.
Since taking over the reins, Fong has led Marina at Keppel Bay to win numerous awards and accreditations including the International Marina of the Year 2013-2014 and 5 Gold Anchors awarded by the MIA. Trevor is responsible for the overall management of Marina at Keppel Bay including the strategic planning and management of key projects, business development and maintaining customer relationships.
“Trevor’s achievement heralds the arrival of the Asian region as a significant and rapidly developing participant in the global marina industry,” says GMI Chairman Mick Bettesworth. “The delivery of the GMI career pathway for the marina industries in the Asia region is very important to ensure world class education and training underpins the roll out of infrastructure and services. The awarding of the CMP to Trevor provides a benchmark for others in the region to strive for.”