UAE chapter of international hotel and catering association launched
Khalid Bin Sulayem, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), joined more than 100 members of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s hotel and catering sectors at the launch of the UAE chapter of the Hotel & Catering International Management Association (HCIMA) this week, at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
Bin Sulayem kicked off the first HCIMA meeting, which is geared to promote HCIMA membership among industry professionals, with an overview of the growth surge experienced by the tourism and hospitality sectors in Dubai and the UAE over the past decade.
With more than 18,000 members worldwide, HCIMA is considered the global professional body for the international hospitality industry. According to HCIMA UAE chairman, Robert Fadel : "The HCIMA promotes the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality industry.”
“It was established in 1971, and aims to bring together individuals from all sectors of the hospitality industry—hotels, contract catering, restaurants, fast food, pubs and clubs, hospitals, education, armed forces and the teaching profession. In its size and scope, it leads the world and we are now poised to develop a strong HCIMA chapter here in the UAE.”
Fadel said that the aim is to enroll more than 200 members in the UAE during 2003. — (menareport.com)
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