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SGS and JSF have signed a partnership agreement to promote talent development and raise awareness for the travel and tourism industry.

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This strategic partnership will drive several initiatives, including the improvement of capabilities of travel and tourism professionals, as well as developing research, innovation and entrepreneurship projects. Thus sharing expertise amongst leading travel companies to attract talent to the industry.

SGS and JSF will also jointly promote activities and other initiatives through general events for the promotion of academic programs.

Peter Hvidberg, Global Head of Travel and Hospitality at SGS, says: “It gives me great pleasure to strengthen our relationship and build upon our respective areas of expertise. We look forward to amplifying this through our joint activities and events with the aim of developing future travel leaders.”

“Talent development is fundamental for the tourism sector’s competitiveness. JSF is looking forward to working with SGS in the development of programs that contribute to and have an overall positive impact on the travel and tourism industry,” says Antonio Peña, JSF Travel & Tourism School Director.

JSF has just launched the second edition of its Senior Executive Program for the Travel & Tourism Industry, the highest level executive leadership program in travel. The program consists of three modules in Hong Kong (February 2018), New York (April 2018) and Mallorca (June 2018). Working across three continents, participants gain invaluable insights into global markets. For more information please visit JSF Travel and Tourism School.

For further information, please contact:

For SGS:

Peter Hvidberg
Global Head, Travel & Hospitality
t: +41 22 739 94 76

For JSF:

Antonio Peña
JSF Travel & Tourism School Director
t: +34 871 159 983

About JSF Travel & Tourism School

JSF Travel & Tourism School aims to attract talent to the tourism industry and help develop it. The school’s values of “Investing in Tourism & Travel People" highlights its commitment to its people and goals to have a positive impact on the market and society. JSF focuses on executive and postgraduate education, as well as several senior management programs such as the SEP T & T. Trustees of JSF are companies such as Hotelbeds Group and Barceló Group, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Riu Hotels & Resorts, Deloitte, BBVA, Amadeus, Apple Leisure Group, or Catenon.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.