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Strathmore University Hosts 35th EuroCHRIE Executive Board Conference in Nairobi

For the first time, the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), hosted the EuroCHRIE Board in Africa for their spring and autumn board meetings.

ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education) has six federations spread throughout America, Europe and Asia. The European Federation (EuroCHRIE) recently opened its arms to Africa and the Middle East, holding its 35th conference on African soil, right in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya on 23rd-25th October 2017. The conference was hosted at Strathmore Business School by three universities: Strathmore University, Saxion University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, and University College of Northern Denmark.

ICHRIE promotes global education, research, service, and business in the hospitality and tourism industry. While EuroCHRIE’s mission is to advance knowledge in hospitality and tourism, with the hope of becoming the global leaders in hospitality and tourism education and research.

Membership categories at the EuroCHIRIE board include premium, institutional, and individual memberships. Currently, Strathmore University is the only premium member in Africa, outside South Africa.

This year’s board meeting was attended by ICHRIE President Prof. Amit Sharma and the Secretary of Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Prof. Pearl Lin. The meeting was presided by the EuroCHRIE President Anders Justenlund (Denmark) and was attended by Executive Committee officials Ralf Burbach (Ireland), John Fong (USA), and Chrystel Masdupuy (France); Board of Directors Peter Russell (UK), Bill Samenfink (USA), Xander Lub (Netherlands)  and Ed Kastli (USA); and Area Consultants Hjalte Mansa (Denmark) and Joy Goopio (East Africa).

Among other things, the board discussed ways of engaging with African members through hosting symposiums, webinars and local mini-conferences working closely with Area Consultants in Africa.

To register as a member of ICHRIE, contact Joy Goopio on jgoopio@strathmore.edu

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