Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS), formerly known as Association of Bartenders, was first established in 1986 by a group of like-minded beverage managers, sharing a vision to form an association for the bartenders in the industry. ABSS has since held a number of courses and competitions for the bartenders and sommeliers, and is highly regarded by the industry.
The Bar Awards brings people together to celebrate achievement and excellence within the bar community. With independent Bar Awards in 4 major cities in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong (and counting!), it aims to be the most influential awarding body in Asia.
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World Gourmet Summit (WGS), Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival to celebrate fine cuisines, excellent wines and wonderful dining experiences presents a unique opportunity to relish gourmet dishes sporting a multitude of culinary influences. At the 23rd outing of this month-long food festival, expect another line-up of international MasterChefs, along with our brightest culinary talents, serving you up dinners, brunches, masterclasses and more in an event not to be missed.
Supporting Associations and Partners
The Association of Thai Sommelier (ATS) provides classes and seminars for wine professionals and enthusiast. ATS believes that the sommelier today are more than just serving wine, they should also have complete knowledge on wine and has a flair for human relations. He or she must also display a considerable understanding of purchase and stock management relating to Thai culture and International Standard Procedure of Gastronomic Squences “TISP”.
The Food and Beverage Management Association (FBMA) was founded and registered in Singapore in 1989. Starting out as an avenue for food and beverage professionals to gather, the association has developed into a hub for its members to network, exchange business ideas and practices and support the ever growing food and beverage industry.
The objectives of Hospitality Purchasing Association (HPA) are to foster and promote the professionalism, development and application of hospitality purchasing in all aspects including sourcing, buying, store management, inventory control, facilities management through the organization of appropriate activities and services amongst its members.
Hong Kong FoodProfessionals Association (HKFPA), founded in 2011, was established by a team of food professionals with enthusiasm. Our mission is to strengthen the professional knowledge on food quality and safety among local food industries and food-related business. Our ultimate goal is to maintain Hong Kong’s international high reputation on food safety. In the past five years, we have organized few seminars and training courses for local food industries. We also linked up with food industries in Taiwan and Mainland China via industrial visit tours.
HKFPA brings together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share food knowledge, minimize food waste, promote healthy eating, influence the development of food safety, strengthen food testing and certification management, educate public on food hygiene, help to shape government food policy and to inform the public on latest food policy implementation.
Jakarta Hotels Association, consists of the finest 3, 4 & 5 star Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. JHA or known as JIHA previously was notarized and formally established in the first quarter of 2000 replacing the previous informal General Managers’ organization or known as Casa Grande. With 47 active members, JHA works along similar lines as other International Hotel Associations where members proactively address common issues and opportunities that impact to the hotel industry in Jakarta.
JHA built communication and maintain relationship with both Tourism and Government Agencies and ensure that important issues are well distribute to all members in an accurate and timely manner.
Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) was established in 1974. Since its inception, MAH has constantly enhanced the hotel and tourism industry by integrating member hotels throughout Malaysia. To date, MAH has over 900 members under 13 chapters and partnerships with both the private sectors and Government agencies such as the Ministry of Tourism. Being officially recognised as a National Hotel Association, MAH is committed to the exacting standards of service quality acknowledged by Malaysia and beyond.
The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) is a private sector-led non-profit organization established in May 2002. The goal of the PCBI is to develop and promote the Philippine coffee industry through technical assistance for coffee farmers and processors; and through marketing and promotions of coffee for domestic and export markets. It conducts several events a year, including coffee farming courses, coffee shop seminars, trade shows, and farm tours. The PCBI is composed of members from the growers, millers, roasters, retailers, local governments, and agriculture credit sectors.
The Philippine Bartenders League is a national organization of bar service practitioners from different hotels, restaurants, and bars establishments throughout the Philippines, whose concerns focus on trade developments & upliftment of the bar service trade.
The Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is part of a network of 140 offices of the German bilateral Chambers of Industry and Commerce abroad in 92 countries. The Chamber is one of the largest national Business Chambers in Singapore with a membership of close to 550 representatives from a variety of industries from Germany and Singapore. The SGC is a valuable and well established networking platform and well connected with authorities in Singapore and Germany. With its distinct service unit and trade fairs arms – DEinternational and Fairs & More respectively – the SGC builds a primary source for receiving reliable information on the German and Singapore business environment as well as bilateral trade relations. DEinternational serves clients in their business needs e.g. searching for business partners, organizing business missions and business trips, finding staff members and providing market analysis. DEinternational has worked in many areas such as Energy Efficiency, education, Industrie 4.0, finance, research and many more.