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From left: Dr Punarjeeva Karunanayake, CEO/Executive Director, ANC Education, Dr. W C J Alwis, Chairman ANC Education, Mrs Marianne Saulwick, Director - Industry Liaison, Ms. Judy Hau, Managing Director - Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Manik Suriyaaratchi, Managing Director, Omega Global, Mr Sudesh Sudesh Kolonne, Director of Omega Global

In a bid to address the growing need for professional training and development in the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka, Omega Global, the Sri Lankan partner for Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) marked its entrance to the Sri Lankan market with a gala event at the Cinnamon Grand recently.

Omega Global tied up with ANC Education, leading private education provider in Sri Lanka to facilitate the Emirates Academy Professional Development and Consultancy in the country. Their entrance into the Sri Lakan market is a first for the Dubai based academy.  Hinting at a taste of what’s to follow, the gala event featured industry presentations on new dining concept and the latest global trends followed by live actions – cocktails and canapés incorporating Ceylon ingredients by International culinary masters such as Chef Scott Price, Chef Nick Alvis, master barmen Russell Shanchez and emirates academy team.

A host of distinguished invitees including Abdul Hamid Abdul Fattah Kazim Al Mulla, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Ms. Judy Hau, Managing Director – Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Mrs Marianne Saulwick, Director – Industry Liaison, Chef Scott Price, Chef Nick Alvis, Russell – Master Cocktailer.

“ANC Education values quality above all and EAHM has the expertise and the partnerships to offer excellent standards in its consultancy and training programs. This was the reason that we chose to go ahead with the tie up with Omega Global to introduce EAHM to the Sri Lankan market,” commented Dr Punarjeeva Karunanayake, CEO/Executive Director, ANC Education in his welcome address.

EAHM, a prestigious education provider with a focus on hospitality management, works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the oldest and most respected hospitality school in the world. EAHM is the only academy that has established such an exclusive academic association with EHL in Switzerland.