HTMi International Development Group Steps Up Global Expansion – India

 

We are delighted to announce a major expansion plan in India, and HTMi Switzerland is delighted to form a new partnership with Kingston Educational Institute Kolkata (www.keical.edu.in). Kingston Educational Institute are one of the largest, longest established polytechnic education institutes in Kolkata, and are highly reputed in hospitality and management education.

HTMi Switzerland is delighted to partner with Kingston Educational Institute to provide both institute’s students and staff culture, education, work experience and research exchange, and to explore academic collaboration in subject areas: hospitality and culinary.

Congratulations to HTMi International Development Group’s Bernie Quinn and Vinoth Prakas for forging this exciting new partnership.

New Release – Russian International Protocol Forum 2019

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland’s Head of Events Education and Planning, Mr. Anthony Lack was invited as a speaker at the first edition of the Russian International Protocol Forum 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The topic of his presentation was “The Gap between Protocol and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies” and was part of a panel discussion focusing on Protocol Education Market review: where to study protocol and etiquette today.

The forum was organised by IQ Protocol and took place at the Skolkovo Innovation Center Moscow. The two-day forum consisted of 65 speakers and presenters during 15 sessions and panel discussions and was attended by over 455 participants.

Speakers consisted of Heads of executive office and chiefs of Protocol of federal and regional authorities, Chiefs of Protocol of large Russian and International corporations and companies and International and Russian experts in the field of Protocol, Etiquette and Cross-Cultural Communication and provided an excellent platform for business networking.

Mr.Vladislav Kitayev, Chief of Protocol of the President of the Russian Federation, opened the plenary session. ‘The world dynamics and the associated trends of globalization, informatization, and digitalization, are setting new requirements for Protocol today,’ said Mr.Kitaev. ‘It is becoming more dynamic, flexible, transparent, less standardized and more open’.

Pavel Zarubin, the Political Correspondent of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, moderated the opening session, encouraging the Protocol experts as they stepped into their unusual roles of the plenary speakers.

On reflection, Mr. Lack said, “it was a great occasion to meet and network with so many high-profile experts in the fields of protocol, etiquette and cross-cultural communication from both Russia and internationally and amazing opportunity of learning”.

Swiss – South African Apprenticeship Programme – HTMi Trainer Update

On 26th April, the Swiss – South African Apprenticeship Programme SSHAP has been successfully launched.
SSHAP supported by The Swiss Embassy to South Africa, National Business Initiative (NBI) and HTMi had placed students in Johannesburg’s leading hotels: Park Inn Sandton, Hilton Sandton and Hyatt regency Rosebank.

This initiative provides South African youth with the opportunity to gain Swiss certification through hospitality education, but most importantly industry exposure within various departments of international hotel brands. The model is based upon the famous Swiss Dual System where young apprentices work, and then go to school 1- 2 days per week.

HTMi Switzerland is a proud partner in the SSHAP and wishes good luck to all young hospitality enthusiasts on their journey to become industry professionals. The SSHAP is a supporting programme for the South African Government strategy to get millions of unemployed South African Youth ready to work.

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