The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI), established in 1953, is a nonprofit educational foundation. Its mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.  More details can be found at www.ahlei.org

 

Asia Society of Visual Merchandisers (ASVM), founded in 2002, was established to promote prestige of visual merchandising profession and recognition of visual merchandisers as key players in the retail industry.  Our headquarters is situated in Sydney, Australia, while the Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong and Branch office in Shanghai, China。 Since its branch established in 2003, ASVM has been actively promoting professional training in visual merchandising for our Society’s member, corporate community and educational sectors. More details can be found at: www.asiasocietyvm.com

The Burgundy Wine School (Ecole des vins de Bourgogne) forms part of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB). For more than 30 years it has been organising training courses, aiming at wine trade professionals as well as the general public. To meet its clients’ needs, the Burgundy Wine School is broadening its scope, paying particular attention to foreign consumers and professionals. It has therefore arranged numerous multi-national courses, conferences and residential programmes.  For more details, please visit www.ecoledesvins-bourgogne.fr

 

CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty and Holistic Therapists worldwide. It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its high levels of training and strict quality control. There are now over 150 schools in 18 countries accredited to offer the prestigious CIBTAC Awards.  More details can be found at www.cibtac.com

 

City & Guilds is one of the world's top professional skills qualifications awarding bodies. Since 1878, the Institute has helped millions of students to learn and develop their potential, provided certification for their professional knowledge and skills, and encouraged students to lifelong learning. Every year, about 1.8 million students from more than 80 countries are awarded the professional qualification through City and Guilds. For more details, please visit:http://www.cityandguilds.com/About-Us/International/East-Asia

FERRANDI Paris culinary school was established in 1920 and is affiliated to the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It trains high-level culinary professionals in cooking, pastry, bread baking, restaurant service and management, and provides multiple opportunities for motivated individuals to launch their careers in the culinary industry. Despite offering post-secondary education in the culinary arts, the school also offers on-the-job training for industry professionals. During internships or apprenticeships, students are overseen by the elite of the culinary profession (e.g. chefs that have won stars from Le Guide Michelin, “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France”, famous names in the catering or pastry businesses). In addition, it works closely with both local and overseas businesses and branches of activity to adjust and respond to market trends and company needs. More details can be found at: http://www.ferrandi-paris.fr/en

The IATA/UFTAA International Travel Agent Foundation Course was launched in 1972 to meet a growing demand for well-trained staff within the travel industry. It is now available in almost every country of the world and has attracted hundreds of thousands students to date.

The IATA/UFTAA Diploma has become a benchmark for the travel industry. It guarantees high standards of training and has gained world-wide recognition and acceptance as a quality product. It is a key for anyone wishing to upgrade his/her professional competence or start a career in the travel industry.  More details can be found at www.iata.org

 

 

The International Bartenders Association (I.B.A.) was founded in 1951 with the aim to set up an international organization to represent the best bartenders in the world.  Their main objectives are

  • To make available the opportunity for the exchange of news, view, proposals and ideas between Guild Members to encourage a high standard of competence and conduct for the benefit and advancement of the profession of Bartending
  • To promote a close relationship and liaison between the Guild Members and the kindred industry throughout the world
  • To organize and promote International Mixed Drink Competitions
  • To promote educational facilities for the bartenders of the I.B.A.

More information can be found at www.iba-world.com

 

International Personal Trainers and Fitness Academy (IPTFA) was established in Singapore in 1959 and founded in Hong Kong since 2003. It is a leading personal trainers and fitness academy in Asia. It cooperates jointly with many worldwide organizations in developing Personal Fitness Trainer recognition system.  IPTFA provides professional physical training to those who are interested to develop their career in the personal trainers. The graduates could acquire international recognized certificate of personal trainers.  For more information, please visit: www.iptfa.com

Founded in 1947, ITEC has been a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.
ITEC fosters a close working relationship with its 655 college partners in 38 countries.  The qualifications are highly appreciated by the professionals from the beauty industry.  For more details, please visit www.itecworld.co.uk

 

LCCI International Qualifications have been offered globally for over 100 years and have a reputation of being relevant and fit for purpose in the international business market.There are more than 5,000 training centres, schools, colleges, universities in around 120 countries offering LCCI International Qualifications, and every year approximately 250,000 students choose the qualifications to further their professional and academic careers.LCCI International Qualifications are available as single subjects or group diplomas across a range of business-related subject areas:

  • Financial and Quantitative
  • Languages
  • Marketing and Customer Service
  • Business, Administration and IT

More details can be found at www.lcciasia.com/

 

 

Le Cordon Bleu is a world renowned network of educational institutions dedicated to providing the highest level of culinary and hospitality instruction through world class programs. It is considered to be the guardian of French culinary technique.  More details can be found at www.cordonbleu.edu.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is one of the leading IT certifications in the world. More than 1 million MOS exams are taken every year in over 140 countries.  The Certification enables candidates to tap the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system, resulting in heightened levels of individual performance, confidence, and differentiation.  Detailed information can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/learning/default.aspx

 

The Sake Sommelier Association (SSA), is the first organisation in the UK to offer sake education outside of Japan to provide Sake sommelier certification all over the world.  Candidates passing the Introductory Sake Sommelier and Certified Sake Sommelier will become a sake sommelier.  The courses have drawn positive comments from many experts in the trade as well as amateur sake lovers.  For more information: www.sakesommelierassociation.com/index.html

 

The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is a certification which meets the needs of today's diverse industry.  Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP), the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is internationally recognized. To date, more than 3 million ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certifications have been awarded.  More details can be found at www.servsafe.com

 

As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, established in 1988, have officially become one unified organization - the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).


The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge.  From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain.  SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach.  Dedicated to building an industry that is fair and sustainable, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. For more details, please go to: https://sca.coffee/

 

 

In order to disseminate the culture of the wines and vinegars produced in the region of Jerez, and thereby enhance the visibility and prestige of the wine culture at an international level, the Regulatory Council (Consejos Reguladores del Marco de Jerez) established the Sherry Academy as a cultural and educational project.   The Sherry Academy develops training programmes at various different levels which are held at both the head offices and a number of other venues in Spain and abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.sherry.org

ETS, an industry leader in English-language assessment for over 60 years, designed the TOEIC tests to measure workplace English skills. For more than 30 years, over 10,000 organizations (businesses, government agencies, universities and vocational schools) in 120 countries rely on the TOEIC tests to demonstrate English proficiency and help them get ahead of the competition.  More details can be found at: http://www.toeic.com.hk/English/index.html 

Founded in 1997, ViniPortugal is an inter-professional association that promotes the image of Portugal as a wine producing country of excellence, valuing the brand "Wines of Portugal" and contributing to a sustained growth of the volume and average price of Portuguese wines as well as their diversity.  More details can be found at: www.winesofportugal.info

 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits.  Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.  It is the only wine & spirit education organization approved by the UK government as a national awarding body of vocational qualifications. More details can be found at www.wset.co.uk