Dr. Suborno Bose CEO IIHM addresses SCO countries in UNWTO 25th General Assembly unveils Chef Coat for International Young Chef Olympiad with UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili

KOLKATA, India, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Suborno Bose, Founder and Chief Mentor of IIHM Hotel School and Chairman of Indismart Group, delivered the keynote address on 'Prospects of Development of Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Heritage in SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Countries' at the historic 25th UNWTO General Assembly held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Dr. Bose emphasized the importance of ecological, social, and economic sustainability as key factors for sustainable tourism development. He also discussed the role of skill development and education in creating a positive impact on society and the environment.

In a blitz meeting with H.E. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO, Dr. Bose discussed the importance of Sustainable Hospitality and how educational institutions play a pivotal part in promoting sustainability. H.E. Pololikashvili unveiled the commemorative Chef Coat of the IIHM International Young Chef Olympiad, with Dr. Bose as a symbol of solidarity with the global Hospitality and Tourism community.

During his visit to Samarkand for the session, Dr. Bose met H.E. Mr Aziz Abdukhakimov, Minister Ecology, Environmental Protection & Climate Change Republic of Uzbekistan, and discussed the bilateral association with Uzbekistan for the development of a sustainable sphere of growth for Tourism and Hospitality.

The session was attended by prominent scholars, researchers, community leaders, policy and decision-makers, and industry experts from the participating countries of UNWTO. Dr. Bose's speech was well-received by the audience, who appreciated his insights on sustainable tourism development.

Dr. Suborno Bose is a first-generation entrepreneur and global thought leader in the hospitality industry. He holds the position of Chairman at the International Hospitality Council and is the force behind the IIHM International Young Chef Olympiad. Dr. Bose has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Economic Times Most Promising Business Leader Award.

Dr. Bose's keynote was a call to action for all stakeholders in the tourism industry to work towards sustainable tourism development. He emphasized that sustainable tourism is not just about environmental conservation but also about creating economic opportunities for local communities while preserving their cultural heritage.

In conclusion, Dr. Suborno Bose's keynote address during the historic UNWTO 25th General Assembly was an event that highlighted the importance of sustainable tourism development in SCO countries. His insights on ecological, social, and economic sustainability will go a long way in shaping the future of tourism in these countries.

About IIHM

IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) is one of the largest chains of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India that started its journey in 1994 at Kolkata. IIHM is a part of Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. IIHM campuses are located across eleven National and International cities with the associate institute IAM-IHM located in Kolkata, and Guwahati.

IIHM has campuses in Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Goa, Bangkok, Samarkand in Uzbekistan, and Singapore (opening soon). Students passing out of the group are awarded International Degree from the University of West London and are equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world. IIHM is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and global placements. Real-time experience is the key to success in IIHM's learning experience which includes working in own training hotels and resorts attached to the campuses.

IIHM is a Founding Institutional member of the (IHC) International Hospitality Council, London. It offers discerning students excellent opportunities to be a global partner of the University of West London. Following a truly international curriculum, IIHM offers a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from the University of West London, UK. Students are also awarded UGC approved Indian Degrees. IIHM students also have the option of completing their final year in the UK, Switzerland, Germany or Canada, after completing and performing well in the first two years in India.

The institute has bagged several prestigious awards in the past 30 years. The list includes the Best Education Brand Award from Economic Times six times including 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and recently in 2023. "Most Valuable Hospitality Education Brand 2023" by Zee 24ghanta. Awarded "Best Hospitality Education Brand 2020" & 2022, "Best Global Hospitality Education Brand 2023" by Zee Education Excellence Award. It was also featured in Forbes Magazine as Great Indian Institute and Great Place to Study consecutively in the year 2018 - 2019 and 2019 - 2020. IIHM was also awarded as one among the World's Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015-16 by URS International (IMEA - Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) and also received the Best Institute in Hospitality Education Award by ASSOCHAM consecutively for 5 years. With it presence felt internationally and having alumni across almost all continents of the world.

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