Last Feb. 21, the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management through its MICE Class Section 7 held a ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Understanding between FEU ITHM and Wadhwani Foundation.This ceremonial MOU signing signifies a new partnership that is intended for Tourism and HRM students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses.

The ceremony was attended by the Regional Director for Southeast Asia of Wadhwani Foundation Lucrecio Delgado, ITHM Dean Dr. Harold Bueno, ITHM Associate Dean Chef John Lester Tuason, MICE Adviser Dr. John Malonzo and the Executive Committee of the MICE Class Section 7.

This partnership will ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship to FEU ITHM students, to inspire them to aspire and practice entrepreneurship. This partnership will also help accelerate academic innovation in groundbreaking tech domains of Artificial Intelligence in tourism and hospitality field. This partnership also aims to help in achieving Sustainable Development Goals #1, #2, #4, #8, #11, #12, and #17.

Wadhwani Foundation’s mission is to accelerate job growth in emerging economies and enable millions to earn a family-sustaining wage and lead a dignified life.

Meanwhile, FEU ITHM through its MICE Class Section 8 recently held a ceremonial MOU signing with Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement and Slow Food Youth Movement Philippines in hosting the KainCon this year as part of the celebration of the National Food Month.

KainCon will take place from April 15 to 17 at the FEU Main Auditorium.

Philippine Food Heritage Movement founder Chef Jam Melchor. Photo from FEU Media Center.

This activity through Introduction to MICE aims to provide advanced and contemporary knowledge and skills in conducting special events in different sectors such as culture, heritage, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, sports and recreation, business, and leisure.

This upcoming event will also be an avenue for students to properly apply their learnings from the course.