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Philippe Francois, World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education Training, AMFORHT, France

• President of AMFORHT, the International Association for Hospitality and Tourism Training – mandate 2010 to 2014 and 2014 to 2018 – 1 700 members and partners – www.amforht.com

• Expert to International Organisations in Tourism, Hospitality and Restaurant since 1992 :

– United Nations Development Programme (U.N.D.P.), World Tourism Organisation (U.N.W.T.O.), United Nations Environment Program (U.N.E.P.), International Labour Office (I.L.O.), European Commission (E.U.), Embassies and Governments,…
– More than 130 international assignments in the field of : human resource development – territory sustainable design and planning – environmental approaches for enterprises and destinations – creation and development of professional associations – institutional strengthening (ministries, universities, …)

• Founder and Chairman of FRANCOIS-TOURISME-CONSULTANTS, registered company providing international consultancy services in sustainable development and human resources management since 1994 – 17 permanents and 14 consultants – more than 2 000 assignments performed – www.francoistourismeconsultants.com

• Founder and Chairman of FTC Training & Auditing, company providing trainings in sustainable development in tourism and hospitality industries, and audit quality and environment – www.francoistourismeconsultants.com

• Founder and Chairman of ECORISMO®, the international forums and trade-fairs on eco-products and environmental solutions for the hospitality and tourism sector, created in 2007 – www.ecorismo.com

• Founder and President of BIORISMO®, solutions and certification for biodiversity in hospitality, camping, restaurant and tourist destinations, trademark created in 2014 – www.biorismo.com

• Founder and Honorary Director of ECOLE DE SAVIGNAC®, international master program in hospitality management in France – Director from 1987 to 1994 – www.ecole-de-savignac.com

• President of the INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STRATEGY : International organisation providing technical assistance to research and education in strategy and tourism development, since 1998

• Vice-President of University Polytechnics Institute (IUT) of Perigueux – 750 students – University of Bordeaux IV, since 2009 – www.perigueux.u-bordeaux4.fr/iut/

• President of HOTOCO – Professional Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Sales – IUT Perigueux – Bordeaux IV University, since 2009 – www.perigueux.u-bordeaux4.fr/iut/lp/index.php?nom=hotoco_info

• Vice-Président of the Tourism Office of Perigueux – Member of the Board since 2013
//www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/

• Elected Board Member of AFEST : French Association of Tourism Experts – member since 1988 – www.afest.org

• Member of the French Association of Consultancy and Engineering Companies – Tourism, Leisure, Culture : GEFIL, from 1995 to 2013 – Member of the Board from 2007 to 2010

• Vice-President of the Board of the Perigord Agency of Health Service at Work, since 2001 – www.simt24.org

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• Elected member of the Dordogne Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie – from 2010 to 2015 – www.dordogne.cci.fr

• President of Web Challenge 24 – The competition of excellence of websites – organized by the CCI of the Dordogne – from 2012 – //www.webchallenge24.com/

• Member of the Board of the Tourism Office of Périgueux – since 2013 – //www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/

• Consultant, lecturer and visiting professor to numerous colleges and universities in the world

• Consultant in creation and development of hotel schools and academic programs in France and abroad – 20 schools and programs developed to date in France and abroad, particularly in Jordan, Haïti, Namibia, Russia, Baltic States, Guinea, Ukraine, Romania,…

PUBLICATIONS

• 18 guides, videos and publications since 2001
To consult on : < www.francoistourismeconsultants.com > Page « Publications »

• Journalism for professional magazines since 1980

DISTINCTIONS

• Chevalier of the Academic Palms – Ministerial decree of April 24, 2008

• Silver Medal of Tourism – Ministerial decree of January 1, 2005

• Golden Helm International Tourism Award – Laureate 2000 – ITB Berlin

• Tourism Initiative Award – 1987 – Tourist Board / AFEST for the concept Gît’Hôtel

 

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