Dr. Anang Sutono, CHE, is currently as the Senior Advisor of the Minister for Economy and Destination Development at the Ministry of Tourism of Republic Indonesia. He used to be the Director of NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism under Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia and lead that institute since 2014 with his inspiring motto “Proud of the Past and Confident for Tomorrow”. He began his career as a lecturer/faculty member of NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism since 1992. He was also appointed by the Minister of Tourism to be a Steering Committee of Visit Wonderful Indonesia (ViWI 2018) programme.
He achieved his Doctorate degree programme from Indonesia University of Education (2016) and Master degree in Tourism Management from NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism (2005). He got “Master of Specialization in Hotel Management” at Scuola Internationale de Scienze Turistiche (2001) at Rome, Italy. His master of specialization was granted by UN-WTO and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italian Government. He was a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) from American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) in 2012. He also graduated from National Resilience Institute of Republic Indonesia (Lembaga Ketahanan Negara: LEMHANAS) batch XXI in 2017. Currently, He is a board member of ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA) and the Vice President of Asia Pacific Institute for Event Management (APIEM). He also accredited as a Professional Fellow of the Asia Pacific Institute for Event Management (APIEM).
He became a speaker in various international events, such as; the speaker in the 2nd AITTEI International Conference of Education Attaché of Indonesian Embassy (2013) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also represented Indonesia as a speaker in UN-WTO TedQual Worldwide Event in 2013 at Madrid, Spain. He was the speaker of Managing Tourism Education Quality in the Perspectives of Leadership & Culture at the Second Joint Group Meeting on Tourism Cooperation between Indonesia and France in Saumur, France (2015). He gave a presentation on the Establishment of a Strategic Collaboration Project in the Perspective of Pentahelix Model at Leeds Beckett University, England in 2016. He was the speaker of Internationalization of Tourism Education in the Perspectives Pentahelix in the CHINA-ASEAN University Presidents Forum (2016) at Hainan Tropical Ocean University, China. He was also the speaker of Tourism Vocational Education Focus Group Discussion “A Cooperation Meeting between Indonesia and European Countries (2016)” in University of Anger, France.
Moreover, He took part as a speaker at Deliberative President of the Republic of Indonesia (WaTim Press) on Vocational Tourism Education Road Map in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2018, He was also a speaker at The British Chamber on Foodie Travelogue Food, Travel, Lodge and Leisure in Jakarta, Indonesia. Passionate about tourism education, he had been a speaker for some tourism forums, such as; “Winning and Optimizing Chinese Tourist Through OMNI-Way” at Markplus.Inc Center in Bali (2018), the speaker of Managing Crises in Tourism at 2nd ASEAN Crises Communication Special Meeting at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018). He was the speaker of Sales Mission at Bangalore and Hyderabad in India and also the speaker of Community Empowerment Tourism Cooperation between KJRI Shanghai and the Ministry of Tourism in Jakarta, Indonesia (2018).He was the speaker of General Studium at StiPRAM (Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Ambarrukmo) Yogyakarta (2018). Moreover, he was the speaker of Visiting Professor Workshop Series in Mercu Buana University, Jakarta (2018). He was also the keynote speaker of the 2nd Hotel Week Indonesia, Jakarta (2018). He was the speaker of General Studium at Polytechnic Tourism Lombok (2019) and He was also the speaker of General Studium at Polytechnic Tourism Palembang (2019).