Centre for Hospitality Innovation and Leadership (CHIL)

Centre for Hospitality Innovation and Leadership (CHIL)


The Centre for Hospitality Innovation and Leadership (CHIL) is a dynamic platform designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Conceived as a vibrant hub within the School of Hospitality and Service Management (SHSM), CHIL serves as a conduit for forging deeper ties with our esteemed industry partners.

Beyond the conventional academic spectrum, CHIL seeks to redefine collaboration by extending beyond the traditional confines of work-based learning programs. Our vision is to provide students with enriching, hands-on experiences, while simultaneously bolstering our industry connections through collaborative educational endeavours and effective delivery.

Our strategy does not stop there. We plan on fuelling industry-relevant research, training and consultancy, striving to offer insights, short courses and solutions that reflect the changing dynamics of the hospitality sector.
Ultimately, CHIL is not just an educational centre, it's an innovation powerhouse. Our commitment is to drive talent development, business innovation, and empower the hospitality and tourism industry to reach new heights. We are passionately working towards shaping the future of the hospitality industry, one initiative at a time.



Vision and Mission of the Centre


It is the vision of the Centre that academia and industry could draw on each other’s strengths and develop synergy to support the development of the hospitality and tourism industry through collaborations.

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Members from Academia and Industry


Experienced members from both academia and industry in various aspects of hospitality - from culinary arts and food studies to hospitality management, marketing, and service.

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Previous Event

Hospitality United: Reshaping the Future for Culinary, Events & Hotels

30 November 2023

This event aimed to strengthen the relationship between the industry and academia through educational development and industry-relevant discussions. The highlight of the event was a riveting panel discussion with esteemed industry leaders Michele Kwok (Co-Founder and driving force behind Soul Society Group), Victor Foo (MIHM and Certified Hotel Administrator), and Rahul Bharadwaj (Co-Founder of Anderes Fourdy Sdn Bhd). Furthermore, both undergraduate and postgraduate students also contributed to the event showcasing, their hospitality knowledge and skills in different segments. 

Read more about the event's highlights here.

Event's Photo Gallery

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opening speech prof marcus stephenson


Hospitality United


Opening Ceremony
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elangkovan narayanan



Contact Us



Centre for Hospitality, Innovation and Leadership (CHIL)
School of Hospitality and Service Management, Level 6,
5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway,
47500, Petaling Jaya, Selangor


Dr Gary Daniels
Head - Centre for Hospitality Innovation and Leadership

Contact Number

+603 7491 8622 Ext 7684