The 9th of September 2022 signified two special occasions successfully took place at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus which was the partnership signing between HAPA® Group and Taylor’s University alongside with the launch of HAPA® Awards Malaysia Series 2022-2023. The start of this partnership between an Industry Awards Excellence Organization (HAPA® Group) and the World’s Top 20 University in Hospitality and Leisure Management area (Taylor's University) just further elevates the quality and standards of the HAPA® Awards. It also provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in managing and coordinating an internationally known awards series.
The partnership was signed off by Prof. Dr. Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer of Taylor's University and Ms. Jennifer Ong, Chief Executive Officer of HAPA® Group, witnessed by Prof. Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Executive Dean of Taylor's Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management and Mr. Joshua Michael Ernest, Business Development Manager, HAPA® Group.
Industry partners from all areas of Hospitality, Tourism, Food & Beverage (F&B), Culinary and Events were invited for this partnership signing and launch of the HAPA® Awards Malaysia Series 2022-2023. More than 130 industry partners celebrated this joyous event with us. We also had the honour to have Ms. Christina Toh, President, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) and Mr. Deepak Ohri, Chief Executive Officer, Lebua Hotels and Resorts (Thailand) who delivered their keynote addresses on "Covid-19 Aftermath – The Inclusive Hotelier and Journey Post Covid in Today’s World" during the launch event.
During the event, a total of 16 awards categories were revealed. The HAPA® Awards Malaysia Series 2022-2023 will feature Malaysia's Best Awards in different categories of F&B, Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism. Some of the prominent awards for this series are Best Service Excellence Establishments, Best Hotels & Resorts, Best Tourism Destinations & Tourist Attractions, Best Restaurants, Best Chefs and Best Human Resource Strategic Talent Development.