The Organisers


A member of the Laureate International Universities® network of higher education institutions, Kendall College is located in Chicago, Illinois. For over 80 years, students have enjoyed rigorous, hands-on learning experiences in the International School of Business, School of Culinary Arts and School of Hospitality Management. Our faculty consists of subject matter experts and industry thought-leaders who bring real world experiences to the classroom. Our faculty focus on preparing students to be well-rounded professionals – with an emphasis on things such as people skills, polish, presentation and practical knowledge – giving our graduates a real advantage in the work place.  

Established in 1995, the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao (IFT) offers the most extensive selection of tourism and hospitality related bachelor degree programmes in Macao, and about twenty thousand participants attend its vocational and professional training courses annually. IFT collaborates with 97 universities and tourism organisations around the world, and builds strong links with 500 leading tourism and hospitality corporations to offer internship opportunities to its students.

Being the first institution accredited by the UNWTO.TedQual Certification System for tourism education, IFT has now 7 bachelor degree programmes with the Certification. Currently, the Institute has the most number of bachelor degree programmes certified under the System of any tertiary education establishment worldwide. IFT has received the Medal of Merit in Tourism from the Macao SAR Government, and won twice the Gold Award in ‘Education and Training’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).