Strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events education addressed at international forum held in Dubai
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management welcomed 80 experts from 20 countries
21 November 2012, Dubai – The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, one of the world’s leading business hospitality management schools and a part of the global luxury hospitality management company, Jumeirah Group, successfully hosted the 6th International Panel of Experts (IPoE) Forum 2012 from 18‑20 November 2012. This annual Forum is the signature event of The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), an Australian-based international accreditation body.
A total of four key panel presentations, two workshops and a number of discussion groups addressed various issues within the industry in line with the forum theme, “Changing Times in Tourism and Hospitality Education”. Close to 80 attendees from 20 different countries and 5 continents were present throughout the three days as well as students from The Academy. Professor Badr Aboul-Ela, Executive Director, Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stated that the IPoE is a rare occasion where accreditors, faculty and students have the opportunity to come together and interact with one another.
Participants also had the opportunity to experience true Arabian hospitality in various locations throughout Dubai, including a lavish dinner at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Paddy Hat, a student managed restaurant with a South-East Asian concept, also served the guests a sumptuous dinner, showcasing the talents and skills of The Academy students with all proceedings going to charity.
Delegates are already looking ahead to 2013 where the 7th edition of the International Panel of Experts will be held in Sydney, Australia. Guy Bentley, Chairman of THE-ICE Board, shared his final appreciations by thanking The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the staff and the students who have worked on this event.
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- Photo of Professor Badr Aboul-Ela, Executive Director, Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an independent international accreditation body that specialises in tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and events management (TH&E) education, training and research. In addition to accreditation, THE-ICE is also committed in the benchmarking and the promotion of education excellence and raising awareness of the quality of our accredited members to future students and educators.
About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is a leading provider of University-level business education in the Middle East; it offers both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. The Academy works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality (UK) and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. The Academy has also been awarded the “Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme”, the only education institution in its category for 2010.
About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. www.jumeirah.com