“Danang Chef Talents Competition 2023” is scheduled for December 19, 2023, and is making a highly anticipated return to the renowned culinary and heritage resort destination of Vietnam, Furama Resort Danang. The event will take place at the Furama International Convention Palace.
Chef Doan Van Tuan, the Executive Chef of the Furama and Ariyana Tourism Complex, and the Vice President of the Central Region Artisan Cluster of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association (VCCA), is one of the esteemed judges for this year’s competition.
The program is collaboratively organized by the Danang Federation of Labor, the American Poultry and Egg Association, the Danang Hotel Association, Furama Resort Danang, and the Danang Culinary Culture Association.
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Danang, Vietnam – The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) networking forum is all set to return to Danang, Vietnam, an event that will be hosted at the culinary & heritage Furama Resort Danang from the 25th to the 28th of 2023. This marks the second time the APOT forum will grace the charming city of Danang, the previous successful hosting being in 2014.
APOT is a unique organization in the Asia Pacific region that primarily focuses on airlines and their associated industry members, including inflight services, catering, interior design, suppliers, cargo companies, tour and destination operators, and travel tourism departments. The primary objective of the event is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and new ideas among industry professionals. Notably, APOT is a non-profit organization committed to networking differently and driving positive change within the industry. This year, the organization is celebrating its 11th anniversary since its inception.
The 2023 APOT forum promises a dynamic lineup of interactive activities. The event will kick off with a media briefing in the afternoon of the 25th, followed by the SOVICO welcome cocktail party by the poolside of Furama Resort Danang, generously sponsored by the SOVICO group. On the 26th, the CATRION “Jet Setters Palette” chefs challenge, sponsored by CATRION Airline Catering Saudi Arabia, will showcase culinary expertise.
Delegates will also embark on a unique excursion to Bana Hills on the 26th, hosted by the Danang Tourism and Promotions, featuring a delightful lunch and a captivating exploration of the area. In the evening, delegates will enjoy a bus trip to Hoi An Heritage City for a tour and a sumptuous central Vietnamese traditional dinner at the esteemed Morning Glory restaurant by the river, sponsored by Ms. Vy of Taste Vietnam Group.
On the 27th, delegates will convene at the hotel for an information-sharing networking session. In the afternoon, the world-renowned Master Chef Dimuthu will demonstrate sugar arts at the Furama Resort Danang. Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, or Chef DK as he is popularly known, is the Group Skills Development Chef at Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels and Resorts. A world renowned culinary celebrity, Chef DK is the only chef in the world to ever win 9 gold medals in individual events held at two separate Culinary Olympics, once in 2004 and again in 2006. All chefs from Danang are invited to witness and participate in this enlightening session.
The evening will culminate with the Danang Tourism and Promotions Department hosting an award and closing ceremony evening at the picturesque Poseidon river cruise on the beautiful HAN river.
APOT extends a warm invitation to industry leaders across the Asia Pacific region and beyond to join this year’s event in Danang. In previous years, the APOT forum has successfully convened in diverse locations including South Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, and China. This year APOT partner with Danang Toirism and Promotions department and Furama Resort Danang as accommodations partner, APOT founder Mr Keerthi Hapugasdeniya (happyk) said.
For more information or to register for the 2023 APOT forum and past events, please visit www.APOT.asia/danang
The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation within the airline and associated industries across the Asia Pacific region. With a history dating back over a decade, APOT continues to redefine networking experiences through its annual forums and events, bringing together industry leaders and professionals to drive positive change and growth in the sector. Mr happyK further said.
On November 10th, the forum “OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIETNAMESE BUSINESS” was organized by the Danang Young Entrepreneurs Association in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam – Da Nang Chapter (AmCham Da Nang) at Furama International Convention Palace.
The forum had the honor of hosting distinguished guests, including Mr. Marc E. Knapper – the US Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Ho Ky Minh – Vice Chairman of Da Nang City People’s Committee, Mr. Ho Quang Buu – Vice Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee, and Mr. Le Tri Hai – Chairman of the Da Nang Young Entrepreneurs Association. Over 300 business representatives from prominent enterprises in Da Nang were also in attendance.
Alongside the forum, an exhibition showcased products from notable businesses in Da Nang, fostering connections and exchanges among participating entrepreneurs. This platform promised to unlock opportunities for collaboration and growth.
The culinary & heritage Furama Resort Danang took pride in being the diamond sponsor, contributing to the success of the program. Congratulations on the fruitful conclusion of the event. We extend our best wishes for the continuous growth of the Young Businessmen Association of Da Nang City and convey our sincere wishes for the good health, success, and happiness of our esteemed guests.
Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex has enjoyed a thriving and prosperous year in the Central region’s tourism sector. The resort has garnered numerous prestigious awards, symbolizing the dedication and excellence of its staff and services. The esteemed World Luxury Awards 2023 has recently recognized four renowned brands within the Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex across various prestigious categories.
Furama Resort Danang – Best Luxury Beach Resort at South East Asia
Designed by the Australian architectural firm Denton Corker and Marshall, with interior decoration by Hirsch Bedner & Associates from Hong Kong, Furama Reasot Danang boasts a prime beachfront location on one of the most stunning beaches in the world, Danang Beach. The coastline is adorned with graceful coconut trees and pristine white sands, enhancing the beauty of Da Nang.
Furama Resort Danang is a gateway to three World Heritage Sites of Hoi An (20 minutes), My Son (90 minutes) and Hue (2 hours). The 198 rooms and suites plus 70 two to four bedroom pool villas feature tasteful décor, designed with traditional Vietnamese style and a touch of French colonial architecture and guarantee the Vietnam’s the most prestigious resort -counting royalty, presidents, movie stars and international business leaders among its celebrity guests.
Don Cipriani’s – Best Luxury Heritage Restaurant in Asia
Don Cipriani’s Italian Restaurant at Furama Resort Danang continues to solidify its status as the quintessential Italian dining destination by securing the title of “Best Luxury Heritage Restaurant in Asia” at the 2023 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. This marks the second consecutive year that Don Cipriani’s restaurant has been acknowledged by the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, a testament to the establishment’s timeless elegance and culinary excellence.
Ariyana Convention Centre Danang – Best Convention Centre in Vietnam
Since its inauguration in 2017, the Ariyana Convention Centre has garnered numerous accolades and distinctions, including the privilege of hosting 21 world economic leaders during APEC 2017. Its recent triumph in the “Best Convention Center in Vietnam” category at the 2023 World Luxury Travel Awards reaffirms Ariyana Convention Center’s prominent position as a paragon of quality and service in Vietnam.
V-senses Wellness & Spa – Best Theme Design Spa in South East Asia
Inspired by Cham culture, hidden away in a secluded corner of the resort, V-Senses Wellness & Spa ensconces guests in a serene haven of complete relaxation and rejuvenation. In a secluded Vietnamese Traditional House, hover over the tranquil koi pond, a small lush garden overseeing the blue sea, while the treatment rooms themselves feature a no wall spaces separated by glass panels, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors.
The esteemed “Best Theme Spa Design in Asia” award from the 2023 World Luxury Spa Awards serves as an evident to the unparalleled beauty and opulent resort experience that V-senses Wellness & Spa bestows upon its visitors.”
Mr. Gentzsch Andre Piere, General Manager of Furama – Ariyana Tourism Complex, expressed his elation following the multitude of awards from the World Luxury Awards 2023, stating, “We are truly proud. This accolade reaffirms the forefront of Furama – Ariyana International Tourism Complex in delivering top-tier services to our guests, partners and ours role in enhancing the overall tourism image of Da Nang city.”
About Furama – Ariyana Tourism Complex
The Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex encompasses Furama Resort Da Nang, Furama Villas Da Nang, and the forthcoming Ariyana Beach Resort & Suites Da Nang. In addition, Ariyana Convention Centre is seamlessly linked with Furama International Convention Palace to create the largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) venue in Vietnam. Situated a mere 14 minutes from Da Nang International Airport and just 10 minutes from the city center, the complex is intricately connected to a comprehensive network of hotels and resorts, as well as a diverse array of captivating restaurants, entertainment, and shopping destinations.