Panel Discussion

"Event Tourism: An industry on the Road to Recovery"

No industry suffered more during the COVID-19 pandemic than the event tourism sector.  As strategy and planning begin for travel to events, hospitality and tourism business professionals must work together for a successful recovery. Industry professionals and academic researchers should join this session as the panelists discuss global “lessons learned”, what will be different for many years to come, and areas that require significant research in the near future.  

panelists

Dr. Allan Jepson

Senior Lecturer/ Multidisciplinary researcher
University of Hertfordshire
England

Assoc. Prof. Judith Mair

University of Queensland
Australia

Mr. Hiran Cooray

Chairman of Jetwing
Sri Lanka

Moderator

Dr. Amanda Cecil

Dr. Amanda K. Cecil

Professor & Director of the Event & Tourism Institute
Indiana University (IUPUI)
United States

Date 04th November 2021

Time : 6.00 PM- 7.00PM

WHATT RoundTable Discussion

The WHATT roundtable discussion of the 8th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management (ICOHT) 2021 is a special feature for the delegates (Industry and academic) of the conference. Roundtable discussion would provide a great platform for the delegates to discuss and share their insights on the current trends, issues, possible solutions to prevailing concerns to rebuild Tourism and Hospitality Industry. This would be conducted parallel to the other sessions and the delegates interested are encouraged to participate and gain the maximum output during conference period.

Roundtable theme – What innovations would enable tourism and hospitality industry to re-build?

Moderator

hospitality and tourism conference

DR. CHANDANA (CHANDI) JAYAWARDENA

President - Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada.

panelists

Industry Experts

Donald-Sinclair

Donald Sinclair

Director General at Department of Tourism
Guyana

Mr.-Imran-Hassan

Mr. Imran Hassan

CEO / Managing Director at CDC Events & Travels (Pvt) Ltd
President of SLAPCEO
Sri Lanka

Dr.-John-Paolo-R

Dr. John Paolo R. Rivera

Associate Director
The Asian Institute of Management
Philippines

Dr.-Altaf-Husen-Sovani

Dr. Altaf Husen Sovani

Educator/ Consultant/ Entrepreneur
Founder/CEO - Alzen Consulting Inc.
Canada 

Diana-McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike

Community Tourism Consultant/Trainer
President/Founder,
Countrystyle Community Tourism Network & Villages as Businesses
Jamaica

Academic Experts

Dr.-Michael-Cheng

Dr. Michael Cheng

Dean at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Florida International University
USA

Asst-Prof.-Ali-Afshar

Asst Prof. Ali Afshar

Eqbal Lahoori Institute for Higher Education
Iran

Dr.-Sarath-Munasinghe

Dr. Sarath Munasinghe

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management
Faculty of the Management Studies
Sabaragamuwa University
Sri Lanka

PAUL-ANTHONY-C.-NOTORIO

Asst Prof. PAUL ANTHONY C. NOTORIO

Director of Center for Innovative Learning Programs, De La Salle University - Dasmariñas,
Philippines

Anne-P.-Crick

Anne P. Crick 

The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Jamaica

Dr.-Paul-Willie

Dr. Paul Willie

Professor of Niagara College, Canada

Hanshika-Herath

Hanshika Herath

Teaching Assistant, School of Social Science and Public Policy Auckland University of Technology New Zealand

PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the scientific research process. Hence, it is of utmost importance for a researcher who is writing a full paper with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding. Furthermore, getting a paper published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or proceeding is an important milestone for researchers.

ICOHT 2021 is happy to offer these two special workshops for the participants to provide them with a good knowledge in research and publication related to the field of tourism and hospitality.

Conference day workshop on Publication

Dr. Jinlin Zhao
Editor in Chief-- International Hospitality Review

Date: 5th November 2021
Time: 05.00 pm (IST)

Webinar on "Spiritual Tourism"

Webinar of the GLOBAL SPIRITUAL FORUM (GSF) and the GLOBAL
HOSPITALITY FORUM (GHF) in association with the 8th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management (ICOHT 2021)

Moderator

hospitality and tourism conference

DR. CHANDANA (CHANDI) JAYAWARDENA

President - Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada.

Panelist

Dr. S. K. Premaratne

Head, Department of Tourism, London School of Science and Technology, UK.

Panelist

Dr. Vipula Wanigasekara

Lecturer in Tourism, Edith Cowan University, Australia.