Associations

SISFU is a proud member of top professional associations in Philippines and abroad.

Founded in 1946, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programmes in hotel and restaurant management, food service management, and culinary arts. In recent years, International CHRIE's focus has expanded and its mission statement has evolved, making it a marketplace for facilitating exchanges of information, ideas, research, products, and services related to education, training, and resource development for the hospitality and tourism industry (food, lodging, recreation, and travel services). Serving as the hospitality and tourism education network, it strives to unite educators, industry executives, and associations.

Council of Hotel & Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), an organization of educators, trainors, and industry practitioners, affirms and avows its commitments to provide leadership toward the attainment of excellence through united efforts for the development of its members. COHREP envisions itself as the prime mover of excellence in hospitality education through the general advancement of teaching, learning, research, and human resource development in the hospitality education industry.

Founded in 1946, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (hereafter I-CHRIE) is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programmes in hotel and restaurant management, travel and tourism management, and culinary arts. Asia Pacific CHRIE – better known as APacCHRIE – is a Federation of the ICHRIE. Members of APacCHRIE constitute all countries at the Pacific Rim who are registered members of ICHRIE.

Conferences are usually hosted by well-known hospitality universities in Asia. For example, this year the conference is hosted by Auckland University of Technology, which is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university. The conference in 2014 was hosted by Taylor’s University, which is Malaysia’s premier private educator in hospitality and tourism. The conference in 2013 was hosted by the University of Macau which is also considered a leading hospitality programme in the world.

The conference in 2012 was hosted by the University of Santo Tomas which is the oldest university in the Philippines (founded in 1611). The 2011 conference was hosted by Hong Kong Polytechnic which is ranked in the top five in the world in hospitality and tourism programmes. For 2016, Dusit Thani College is honoured to have won the bid to host such a renowned hospitality and tourism research conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

While the conference has an academic side encouraging participation by hospitality and tourism students and faculty from the Asia region and internationally, practitioners also get unique insight into the most up to date research trends in the global hospitality industry. The topics are multifaceted dealing with a breadth of topics such as hospitality and tourism management, finance, marketing, operations, design, best practice and responsible development. Therefore, the conference provides a great forum for practical and academic knowledge for industry practitioners and researchers alike in the fields of hospitality and tourism.  View APacCHRIE Newsletters.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organization, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and well-being. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice, it advises on policy development; provides education and training services; encourages scientific research; disseminates information; and certifies products, training centres, and processes. As a vital part of its remit, the RSPH provides vocationally related qualifications [RSPH training and courses lead to qualifications!] that are directly relevant to the workplace and national health priorities. Around 100,000 students qualify through RSPH every year, through a network of UK-wide registered training centres.

A non-stock and non-profit organization, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) is an umbrella organization that speaks for the hospitality industry, especially for the Hotel and Restaurant sectors. Created in 1951, HRAP membership includes luxury/deluxe, first class, standard, and economy hotels, leading restaurants and fastfood groups, schools and universities offering hotel and restaurant management, vocational, and 4-year degree courses, and allied industry partners. Member establishments are represented by hotel general managers, restaurant owners, university deans, HR chairs and corporate CEOs/COO.

Philippine Marketing Association (PMA). Marked by turbulent economic and political upheavals, the PMA embraced the 80’s with an equally trailblazing passion to improve the practice and teaching of Marketing, and further develop the professional growth of the marketing men and women's’ outstanding contributions to Philippine Marketing.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they are sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programmes, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon. All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

The Rotary Club of Makati was founded in the mid-60's by the Rotary Club of Pasay at a time when Pasay was a sprawling residential community with a sprinkling of business establishments whilst Makati was a promise waiting to be fulfilled. Most of the members of RC Pasay were residents of neighboring Makati. In the early 1960's there was a clamor among the Makati residents, who made up the majority of RC Pasay members, to change the club's name to Rotary Club of Pasay-Makati, to make it reflective of its composition. The proposal, however, was nixed by Rotary International. After an impassioned exchange of communication that spanned about 4 years, it became clear that the only way to solve the impasse was to found a new club – the Rotary Club of Makati.