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International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)
Established in 2004 by the Australian government, THE-ICE is as a center promoting Australian educational skills. Today, it is an international agency for non-profit accreditation and quality assurance creating a global network of leading institutions dealing with tourism, hospitality industry, organization of events and culinary arts, including public and private universities and professional institutions. The organization promotes activities raising the quality of education, interinstitutional benchmarking and the accreditation programme. The THE-ICE accreditation awarded to the Warsaw School of Hospitality is one of the two principal certificates in the world granted to universities educating for the needs of the tourism and hospitality industry. It is a globally recognized mark of the highest quality, proof of recognition for a culture of openness, cooperation with the industry and strong links between science and practice.
International Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (International CHRIE)
International CHRIE was founded in 1946 by a group of American professionals operating in the area of the hospitality industry. As an international non-profit organization, whose mission is to spread and deepen knowledge in the field of tourism and hospitality, it brings together institutions, corporations and associations representing the hospitality and tourism industry as well as universities offering education for the needs of this sector. International CHRIE continually provides programs and services aimed at enhancing the quality of education, research, services and business activities in the industry. The organization promotes creative, ethical and innovative activities as well as the improvement of the quality of the global hospitality sector and tourism education and research. Membership in the organization opens the opportunity to exchange information, access the latest research and achieve professional and personal development. It allows to build and strengthen a network of contacts and increase recognition among industry leaders and specialists from around the world. CHRIE provides access to innovation, industry publications and training.
European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN)
ECTN is an international association registered in Belgium in 2009, which is the only pan-European network for the development and promotion of cultural tourism. Currently, it has 29 members in 19 countries, bringing together research institutes, universities and NGOs. It works towards enhancing cooperation among its members, institutions of the European Union and other international organizations, networks and public institutions around the world with a view to exchanging experiences and information on best practices and innovation, facilitating sharing research data, developing transnational and interregional cooperation projects, and ensuring better cooperation and integration between the tourism and culture sectors. The organization works on developing trainings and new, innovative approaches and tools in this area.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
MPI is the largest association of the meetings and events industry in the world. Founded in 1972 in the USA, today it associates 60,000 institutions and professionals working for the dynamically developing event industry. It has over 70 branches and clubs in 75 countries, including Poland.
MPI plays a significant role in promoting and developing the industry forming a strong network and providing its members with innovative education, support in professional development, networking and business exchange. It runs the MPI Academy, certification programmes, trainings and workshops. MPI organizes prestigious annual industry conferences and meetings providing participants with an opportunity to make new contacts, build valuable relationships and discover the latest trends in the industry. MPI is also involved in joint initiatives undertaken with other organizations operating in the MICE area.
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Established in 1928 to represent the interests of trade fair and exhibition organizers, IAEE is a leading organization of the world exhibition industry. The association currently gathers 12,000 members in 50 countries over half of them being directly involved in the planning, management and implementation of exhibitions and fairs and the remaining part entities providing products and services. The organization works towards promoting the industry and the professional development of its employees. It is involved in developing educational projects as well as in providing knowledge and training. It also offers the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) certification program – a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard in the management of exhibitions and fairs.
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE and SITE Poland)
SITE is an international association of professionals from the meetings industry founded in 1973. Currently, it gathers approx. 2,500 members from 90 countries, including employees of event agencies, hotels, airlines and shipping companies, as well as lecturers and providers of services for the dynamically growing sector of business travel. Site Global acts as a mouthpiece for the industry, working with all major business tourism industry organizations. Membership in the association, both on a global and local level, is above all an opportunity to build a network of contacts, access to education and certification at a global level, and participation in industry events. The organization is involved in nurturing a new generation of specialists – SITE Young Leaders dedicating to this issue annual conferences and a number of educational activities.
The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS)
Founded in 1991, the organization aims at developing international educational and research initiatives in the field of tourism and leisure. The association promotes professional development in this area, employee and student exchange as well as international research. Currently, ATLAS has members in about 60 countries. It organizes conferences and courses, designs and coordinates the development of curricula under the SOCRATES programme as well as initiates and participates in international research projects. ATLAS membership opens a possibility to, among others, establish contacts with other members of the association and participate in projects related to education and research in the field of tourism and leisure.
Polish Chamber of Tourism
The largest nationwide organization of the tourism industry economic self-government. Members of the Polish Chamber of Tourism include the major travel agents, tour operators, insurance companies, colleges and universities, well-known carriers, accommodation managers and other representatives of the tourist sector. Its main role consists in representing and protecting the economic interests of associated entities. Moreover, the organization lobbies for the development of the tourism industry in Poland and works towards its popularization with the aim of securing its position as an important economic sector for the state budget. The Chamber propagates the need for developing competences in the tourism industry and applying the latest knowledge, modern technologies and business ethics.
Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry
The Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry is a mouthpiece for the hotel and catering business environment in dealing with the various levels of state administration. It lobbies to create proper conditions for the development of economic life, particularly of the hotel and catering sector and supports all business initiatives of its members. The organization plays an active role in the development of legal regulations in the hotel and catering sector at the same time shaping and propagating the principles of ethics in business operations. Representatives of the Chamber participate in the work of advisory and opinion-forming institutions operating at state administration bodies as well as the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland in matters related to the hospitality industry.
Polish Educational Union
PUE (Polish Educational Union), formerly PPZPE (Polish Association of Private Employers of Education), is an organization operating in the non-public education sector. Its main goal is to protect the rights and represent interests of private employers before the authorities and state administration as well as local government bodies. PUE is trying to exert influence on the framing of legislation and socioeconomic policy regarding the education sector as well as to define the standards of economic, social, didactic and scientific activity carried out by private employers operating in this area. The organization implements its goals, among others by issuing opinions on assumptions and draft laws, conducting research and promoting economic, legal and organizational knowledge as well as that related to teaching and science. PUE is a member of the Polish Lewiatan Confederation.
Warsaw Tourism Organization (WOT)
WOT is a public-private association founded by the Warsaw City Hall. The organization brings together entities operating in the capital in the tourism industry (tourism organizers, event agencies, hotels, conference facilities, cultural institutions, restaurants). One of the association’s major tasks is to support the promotion of Warsaw as a tourist, business and conference destination. WOT membership provides an opportunity to cooperate with key industry representatives. It also guarantees access to the latest research and information on the sector as well as participation in workshops. Affiliates can count on working contact with the Warsaw authorities, support for their business and promotion.
EURHODIP is a prestigious international association supporting education and training in the field of hospitality and tourism. Founded in 1988 in Brussels, it currently associates over 150 education institutions from 39 countries – schools, colleges and training centres catering for the needs of the tourism and hotel industry. Although, most of them are located in Europe, other continents are also represented. The organization’s goal is to provide knowledge and education opening the door to an international career.
The association grants accreditation in recognition of high-quality education. EURHODIP membership provides access to a number of unique and innovative services.
Director of International Marketing and Recruitment
tel. +48 501 294 962
(cooperation with recruitment agencies and institutions)
International Admission Coordinator
tel.: +48 502 603 174
(cooperation with recruitment agencies)