The Asia Pacific Council of Hotel and Restaurant Institutional Educators [APacCHRIE] is the leading hospitality and tourism education association within the Asia–Pacific Region. Our members are from more than 18 countries or regions within the Asia Pacific, covering most countries and regions within the region.
T.H.E International Management School and the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) will be hosting the 21st Asia Pacific CHRIE [APacCHRIE] Conference; the 14th APacCHRIE Youth Conference; and the 31st COHREP National Conference. COHREP is the leading and the largest hospitality and tourism educators’ organization with the widest network of regional chapters all over the country.
After two years of ‘lock down’ and ‘closing of borders’; we are very excited to network and meet each other again. This three [3[ conferences will be held face to face at the Clark Global City, Philippines on May 25-27, 2023.
The theme of the Conference is “4N* in Hospitality and Tourism on FIRe**: Where Creativity Meets Technology.” (*4N - Now, Next and New Normal, ** FIRe - Fourth Industrial Revolution). The conference will have plenary and panel sessions; research breakout groups and exhibits.
We would like to invite you to attend this very exciting event!
We are very confident that you will find this three  events the perfect venue to promote and expand your network and meet your colleagues! Plus, the rare opportunity of listening and inter-acting with our roster of speakers and panelists! All experts in their field!
See you in the Philippines
Joji Ilagan Bian
Chair: T.H.E International Management School
It gives me great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all delegates participating in the 21st APacCHRIE Conference, the 14thAPacCHRIE Youth Conference and the 31st COHREP National Conference, hosted by the T.H.E. International Management School and the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP). These conferences offer excellent opportunity for all of us to celebrate our first face-to-face gathering after a three-year disruption.
Taking an overarching theme of “4N in Hospitality and Tourism on FIRe: Where Creativity Meets Technology”, these concurrent conferences will not only feature a diversity of research papers, they will also bring together educators, scholars, researchers, industry professionals and government policy makers from around the world to discuss a broad range of topics related to future development of the hospitality and tourism industry and the education sector.
Organizing an international conference with published proceedings takes collective team efforts by many people. I would like to thank all conference sponsors for their generous support and our host sin making these remarkable events possible.
Since its inception in2002, APacCHRIE has been playing an instrumental role in promoting academic and research exchange in the Asia Pacific region. The APacCHRIE conference is now one of the major conferences not only in Asia but also in the world for our field. As the Founding Chairman of APacCHRIE, I look forward to the role the organization will continue to play in furthering the development of hospitality and tourism.
I look forward to your active participation in these conferences.
Professor Kaye Chon
Dean and Chair Professor
Walter and Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Founding Chairman, APacCHRIE