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Oxford Cultural Collective leading on development of new educational institute in Bangladesh




7th September, 2020


The Oxford Cultural Collective is working in partnership with Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, to create a new educational institute – the Daffodil Oxford Centre of Excellence for Hospitality (DOCEH) – which will make a significant and distinctive contribution to higher education, to the international hospitality industry and to Bangladeshi society.  This initiative forms part of OCC’s wider agenda of promoting progressive forms of education in the fields of hospitality and the culinary arts. 


DOCEH aims to be a respected educational institute that serves the following objectives:



Daffodil International Symposium on Hospitality (10th September 2020)

On 10th September 2020, Daffodil International University (DIU) will host an online international symposium that will bring together senior representatives from the hospitality industry, government and academia, as well as notable figures from the UK hospitality industry, to address critical issues facing hospitality education in Bangladesh. This event will also mark the forthcoming launch of the Daffodil Oxford Centre of Excellence for Hospitality.



The event will be chaired by Donald Sloan of the Oxford Cultural Collective, and contributors will include the Mr Sabur Khan, Chairman of the Daffodil Group; Mr Gowher Rizvy, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh; the Bangladeshi Minister of Tourism and the Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment; and the Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University.

From the UK, contributors to this event will include Aktar Islam, chef and owner of Michelin-starred Opheem in Birmingham; Dina Begum, chef and food writer and champion of Bangladeshi culture; Atul Kochhar, Michelin-starred chef and television personality; Anna Pollock, tourism industry strategist; Professor Una McMahon Beattie, Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ulster University; and Robert Chatterton-Dickson, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh.


For more details, and to register to attend this online event, follow this link.

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