On Thursday 8th June 2023, Dr Craig Thompson, CEO of THE-ICE, met with Mr Maxime Moïse, Strategic Partnerships Manager of the Alliance Network, in Lyon, France, to formally announce a new partnership between THE-ICE and the Alliance Network.
The Alliance Network, formerly Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, was created in 2004 and is operated as a non-profit activity by Institut LYFE. The Alliance Network aims to gather leading higher education institutions and universities around the world, to promote and develop the professions in hospitality, food service, and culinary arts. In April 2021 Institut LYFE, formerly Institut Paul Bocuse, successfully obtained international accreditation with THE-ICE and joined THE-ICE global network.
The Alliance Network and THE-ICE share several important characteristics:
- International network organisations
- Serving academic institutions offering hospitality and culinary arts programmes
- Not for profit
- Providing a range of member benefits
- Primary objective of promoting quality and excellence in education
Benefits offered by the Alliance Network to THE-ICE Members
Alliance Network Friends
The Alliance Network is offering all members of THE-ICE the opportunity to become Alliance Network Friends at no cost.
Participation in Alliance Network activities
Members of THE-ICE may participate free of charge in all events organised by Alliance Network members, including short programmes, and will receive regular communications throughout the year detailing these events.
Hospitality Seminar for faculty members
Faculty members of THE-ICE institutions will be invited to attend the annual Hospitality Seminar, an event that is held at one of the Alliance Member institutions and addresses educational and industry challenges.
Alliance Programme for students
Members of THE-ICE can promote the Alliance Summer Programme (10 weeks at Institut LYFE) to their students at the Alliance Member rates.
The vision of THE-ICE is to significantly and sustainably enhance the quality of higher education in tourism, hospitality, events, and culinary arts (TH&E) globally. We believe that collaboration is the optimal approach and THE-ICE is delighted to be engaging in activity and alliance that serves our vision, both within and beyond THE-ICE global network.