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EuroCHRIE Federation


Xander Lub
Breda University of Applied Sciences

Always on the move!  

Chrystel Madsupuy, Immediate Past President, EuroCHRIE

Dear EuroCHRIE friends and family,

The first International CHRIE joint conference has been a success and now it is time to think of the next joint conference that will take place in 2023. We are already working on this to make sure our members get the best experience ever, and if you are willing to host this conference, then do not hesitate to contact us and fill in the Expression of Interest documents. Do not hesitate to contact our Director of Conference and Networking, Dr James Musgrave at

Many projects are currently being undertaken: a new format has been created, thanks to our Director of Education, Dr Henri Kuokkanen, and our Vice-President, Dr Xander Lub, a new format has been created to promote research. Our Small Group Meetings will encourage researchers to share their experience and methods. The first one will take place in Lyon, on November 13th – 15th 2019. The aim of these events is to create a truly multidisciplinary environment that can help to open new research avenues and stimulate cooperation within these exciting fields of exploration. The first two days focus on how food and hospitality experiences can be designed and measured. The third day moves forward to a detailed analysis of food experience by investigating food and flavour perception mechanisms and exploring the business and public health outcomes. Come and enjoy utter excellence at Institut Paul Bocuse, in Lyon, the best city in France for students.

Our new website is almost ready, and will be able to offer more possibilities to all users, such as learning material sharing initiated by our Director of Education, Dr Henri Kuokkanen. Our online presence is being more dominant as well thanks to the work of our Director of Marketing, Florian Hummel.

We have been working on conference process so that potential hosts find it easier to apply. Dr James Musgrave, our Director of Conference and Networking, has done a tremendous work on this new process and helps bidders as much as he can, along with board members. Let me take this opportunity to encourage you and your institution to submit a bid for the years to come. It will be our pleasure to help you with this procedure, and highlight your country. On that note, our next EuroCHRIE conference will take place in Aalborg, Denmark from October 5th till 8th 2020. Make sure you attend and take the opportunity to visit the number 8 city on “The New York Times: 52 places to go in 2019”-list.

Greeting from your new Director of Membership
Hi there!
As another summer has passed, we are through another ICHRIE conference and the transition of leadership. It is with great humility towards the heritage and history of our organization and former Directors of Membership that I have taken over this responsibility as of late July.

What will the coming two years bring you may wonder? I will work towards increasing our current member base and further improving our current range of experiences and services offered to you as our members.

I will work towards this, by further enabling our Area Consultants/Board Associates, with more tools for promotion and EuroCHRIE activity in their regional areas through promotion tools, co-hosted EuroCHRIE events, our Small Group Meeting concept, an expansion of the European part of the Eta Sigma Delta association and more. Increasing our value proposal to you is my primary goal.

An even stronger bond of unity, keeping our EuroCHRIE family strong through our interactions and shared experiences across the globe, whether this should be by SGM’s in Africa, co-hosted events in Middle-East, conferences in Turkey, Denmark or Johannesburg, ESD associations sprawling up around Europe, or a toast at ITB in Berlin… I am here to help us grow together in our professional, academic and network aspects – together with my colleagues on the board, for you.

Hjalte B. Mansa
Director of Member Services and Development
University College Lillebaelt, Denmark
If you have any questions, then do not hesitate to contact us, either by email or social networks:
I hope to have the chance to see you all soon,


Federation Overview
Meet the EuroCHRIE Board

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