Dr. Nicolae ALBU, General Manager of Aro Palace S.A. Group, Braşov, Member of the Board of the Romanian Distribution Committee and Director of the Tourism and Hospitality Department of the Romanian Distribution Committee (http://www.crd-aida.ro/our-team/nicolae-albu/) received the Diploma of Special Merit awarded by the Romanian Distribution Committee for his significant contribution to the success of the partnership for „ Health, Nutrition, Fitness and Wellbeing”, „SANABUNA” International (http://www.sanabuna.ro/ ), whose Honorary President is Professor Eliot SOREL (http://www.sanabuna.ro/speakers/eliotsorel/ ; http://www.sanabuna.ro/reflections-on-enhancing-health-systems-performance-access-quality-and-affordability/ ).
On the occasion of the First SANABUNA International Congress, whose works were carried out on 15-17 October 2011, at Aro Palace Hotel, Brasov (http://www.crd-aida.ro/activitiespartnership/sanabuna-2011/ ), our host Dr. Nicolae ALBU reconfirmed his continuous expertise and competence in country brand building, by contributing to the reciprocal understanding and respect for people and society, by energizing the effective partnership in tourist benefit through an adequate value chain management, while proving confidence, vision, dedication, and timing. It is not by chance that the well-known food marketing practitioner Dr. John L. STANTON (Professor from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, and Editor, Journal of Food Products Marketing, and Editor, Journal of International Food and Agribusiness), after he came home in the USA, he sent a message to express the great pleasure to take part in the First SANABUNA International Congress and to have the opportunity to benefit for the second time of the customer service excellence specific to Aro-Palace Brand that leave such an unforgettable impression on the customers: << I had again a very good overall impression, from the attentiveness and courteousness of the staff in guest interactions – the standard of behavior for greeting, interacting with, and problem-solving for guest is obvious – till the quality of the food and of the cultural programs. Congratulations to you and your team for the excellent organization of this First SANABUNA International Congress and providing us with an unique “Aro Palace” atmosphere, for this continuous focusing on brand elements that drive guest and associate engagement, for this passionate hard work to develop a specific perception of this beautiful place… we can only give great conferences when guests are in the best environment to think, to talk and to meet. Your Hotel helped make the conference a success >>. It is worth to remember that Professor John L. Stanton, who set up the first endowed chair in food marketing in the USA, is also well-known for positions held in different companies’ boards, as expert and expert witness to many food and beverage companies, being regularly quoted in the news media including CNN, the Today Show and NBC Nightly News, and also in Forbes, Fortune, Advertising Age, Brand Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others.