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DPhil, MSc, Dip.M (CIM), Dip.BA, Dip.HC, FCHSGA, FIH, FIMCA, CHE
President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada.
Founder – Global Hospitality Forum

Chandi was educated at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in England. In addition, he was also educated / trained in Sri Lanka, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland, France, Guyana, Jamaica, USA and Canada.

Chandi has worked as a Hotelier, University Professor, College Dean (accountable for three schools with 260 professors / Instructors and 3,300 students), Leadership Coach and Management Consultant. He has led businesses in six capital cities in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and North America. As the General Manager of seven well-known hotels / resorts, he has served 34 heads of state / government, including Queen Elizabeth II and President Fidel Castro.

Chandi has travelled to 98 countries and has done assignments in 44 countries, including conference / seminar presentations in 38 countries. He has published 21 academic books and over 130 articles. He has led / conducted tourism and hospitality consulting projects for over 40 client organizations, including EU, USAID, Sandals Resorts, Rocco Forte Hotels, Hotel & Tourism Associations in Jamaica and Barbados.

Chandi has served as the President of the Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA), UK. He has won awards for International Hospitality. In the midst of the global pandemic in 2020 and 2021, he founded two global forums which attracted over 5,000 members from 103 countries within a year. Chandi’s 50-year career story is currently serialized on the Sunday Island, as a weekly column – ‘Confessions of a Global Gypsy’.

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Prof. Dr. D.A.C. Suranga Silva

Professor in Tourism Economics, University of Colombo.
Secretary General, Tourism and Hospitality Educators and Researchers Association of Asia (THERAA).
Director, Center for Economic Research and Industrial Policy Analysis (CERIPA).Act. Director, Colombo University Community Extension Center (CUCEC).

Prof. Suranga Silva (Ph.D., (Amst.) in Tourism Econ; M.Phill (Maast.) in Enviremental Eco; MA (CMB) in Econ; Dip (Aus) in Env. Mgt; B.A (CMB) in Econ) is the Founding Coordinator: Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management, University of Colombo, Secretary-General: Tourism and Hospitality Educators and Researchers Association of Asia (THERAA), Director: Center for Economic Research and Industrial Policy Analysis (CERIPA) and Act. Director: Colombo University Community Extension Center (CUCEC). Currently, he is working as a Permanent Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Colombo. He has conducted many training programmes, research projects, workshops, conferences for academics, administrative and supportive staff of the University of Colombo and other universities and academic institutions. He has published more 80 research articles, books and other related publications. Among several awards, he received the award for the Most Outstanding Tourism Education & Training Effort – the Year 2010 when he was the Director General (DG/CEO) of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM), Ministry of Economic Development , the Winner of the Best IFITT-Talk Award – 2016 and Received a felicitation for the commendable service rendered with commitment and dedication to strengthen Indo Sri Lankan Relations with special reference to Tourism Academia, awarded by Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), Nov 2016. In addition, Prof. Silva was felicitated by the Association for Sri Lanka–China Social and Cultural Cooperation for Dedication to Promoting Research and Academic Studies on Tourism Relations between Sri Lanka and China.


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Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka
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North Cyprus
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Sri Lanka
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