The ICCA is covering the cost of the pair’s flights, fees and accommodation during the event.
Rhodri Thomas, professor in events tourism and hospitality at Leeds Met, will be travelling with them and will be the keynote speaker at the conference’s Best Cities Global Alliance knowledge exchange event. He will discuss ways of maximising the benefits of events portfolios for global cities.
He said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Elissa and Yanning, who both competed with many others studying events management at an advanced level to win these scholarships. The conference in Shanghai will provide them with an excellent opportunity to learn from senior practitioners and to strengthen their networking skills and contacts."