The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), established in 1953, is a nonprofit educational foundation. Its mission is to support AHLA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals. More details can be found at
The Bordeaux Wine School was founded by Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) in 1989, aiming at promoting the viticulture, winemaking, and the diverse range of Bordeaux wines to anyone who are interested in Bordeaux Wine.  Their classes are suited to all levels and backgrounds.  To discover more, please visit:
City & Guilds is one of the world's top professional skills qualifications awarding bodies. Since 1878, the Institute has helped millions of students to learn and develop their potential, provided certification for their professional knowledge and skills, and encouraged students to lifelong learning. Every year, about 1.8 million students from more than 80 countries are awarded the professional qualification through City and Guilds. For more details, please visit:
FERRANDI Paris culinary school was established in 1920 and is affiliated to the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It trains high-level culinary professionals in cooking, pastry, bread baking, restaurant service and management, and provides multiple opportunities for motivated individuals to launch their careers in the culinary industry. Despite offering post-secondary education in the culinary arts, the school also offers on-the-job training for industry professionals. During internships or apprenticeships, students are overseen by the elite of the culinary profession (e.g. chefs that have won stars from Le Guide Michelin, “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France”, famous names in the catering or pastry businesses). In addition, it works closely with both local and overseas businesses and branches of activity to adjust and respond to market trends and company needs. More details can be found at:
The International Bartenders Association (I.B.A.) was founded in 1951 with the aim to set up an international organization to represent the best bartenders in the world. Their main objectives are

  • To make available the opportunity for the exchange of news, view, proposals and ideas between Guild Members to encourage a high standard of competence and conduct for the benefit and advancement of the profession of Bartending
  • To promote a close relationship and liaison between the Guild Members and the kindred industry throughout the world
  • To organize and promote International Mixed Drink Competitions
  • To promote educational facilities for the bartenders of the I.B.A.
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International Personal Trainers and Fitness Academy (IPTFA) was established in Singapore in 1959 and founded in Hong Kong since 2003. It is a leading personal trainers and fitness academy in Asia. It cooperates jointly with many worldwide organizations in developing Personal Fitness Trainer recognition system. IPTFA provides professional physical training to those who are interested to develop their career in the personal trainers. The graduates could acquire international recognized certificate of personal trainers. For more information, please visit:
Le Cordon Bleu is a world renowned network of educational institutions dedicated to providing the highest level of culinary and hospitality instruction through world class programs. It is considered to be the guardian of French culinary technique. More details can be found at
Since 1997, PIVERDIE FRANCE has been offering short-term trainings to professional florists and individuals. Dedicated to upholding creativity and offering avant-garde trainings, the School has also been listening to the market, participating major events around the world and organizing regular exchanges with major suppliers in the industry.

The School has now extended the way in transmitting its know-how abroad by partnering with professionals in China, Japan and South Korea. Please visit for more details.
The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is a certification which meets the needs of today's diverse industry. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP), the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is internationally recognized. To date, more than 3 million ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certifications have been awarded. More details can be found at
As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, established in 1988, have officially become one unified organization - the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair and sustainable, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. For more details, please go to:
In order to disseminate the culture of the wines and vinegars produced in the region of Jerez, and thereby enhance the visibility and prestige of the wine culture at an international level, the Regulatory Council (Consejos Reguladores del Marco de Jerez) established the Sherry Academy as a cultural and educational project. The Sherry Academy develops training programmes at various different levels which are held at both the head offices and a number of other venues in Spain and abroad. For more information, please visit:
ETS, an industry leader in English-language assessment for over 60 years, designed the TOEIC tests to measure workplace English skills. For more than 30 years, over 10,000 organizations (businesses, government agencies, universities and vocational schools) in 120 countries rely on the TOEIC tests to demonstrate English proficiency and help them get ahead of the competition. More details can be found at:
Founded in 1997, ViniPortugal is an inter-professional association that promotes the image of Portugal as a wine producing country of excellence, valuing the brand "Wines of Portugal" and contributing to a sustained growth of the volume and average price of Portuguese wines as well as their diversity.  More details can be found at:
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. Trusted by the world’s most recognised drinks organisations, WSET has led the design and delivery of wine and spirit education for five decades. With four progressive levels of study offered through a network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications inspire and empower drinks professionals and enthusiasts.  More details can be found at: