The World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT) hosted its annual Regional conference in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 22, 2016, under the theme "Development of competences for hospitality industry in the university environment".
This one-day event took place at the Hotel Business and Tourism Institute of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow).
Mrs Svetlana DIKHTYAR, Director of the Hotel Business and Tourism Institute, and AMFORHT Vice-president for Russia and Eastern Europe Region, welcomed hundred of AMFORHT members, representatives of the Russian University as well as heads of regional tourist offices, major tour operators, consulting companies, representatives of Russian Universities, including Roman SKORYY, Deputy of the Federal Agency for Tourism in Russia, Vitaliy Volynets, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Practice of Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law, and AMFORHT Delegate for Ukraine & Vice-president of universities.
In a friendly and interactive atmosphere, participants gave their feedback and shared their experiences on educational process and efficiency of Hospitality Industry.
AMFORHT President Philippe FRANCOIS praised the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, where students from more than 150 countries have received higher education for 56 years, for its role in promoting international cooperation in the field of education.
During the conference, students of the Institute have presented projects on stage, such as a master class on business etiquette, the "High level service" project and a concept of « 7 restaurants », later developed during workshops.
Participants concluded that creativity and innovation can be instrumental in helping students to become effective in a rapidly changing environment within the hospitality industry.
Created 46 years ago at the instigation of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the AMFORHT now gathers more than 800 Members, sympathizers and partners from 57 countries, with a common purpose: to work together to foster the training and professional blooming of people who «shape» the tourism industry worldwide.
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