Dr. Konstantinos Andriotis is a Professor in Tourism at Middlesex University London and in the past he was Associate Professor and Head of the Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Management and Economics at the Cyprus University of Technology. He holds an MSc in International Hospitality Management (University of Strathclyde, 1995), a PhD in Tourism Development and Planning (Bournemouth University, 2000) and a Post Doc in Tourism Marketing (Hellenic Open University, 2006). He edits the ‘International Journal of Tourism Policy’ and he is regular reviewer for nineteen international journals and member of the Editorial Board of sixteen journals (including the leading tourism journal Annals of Tourism Research). He is author of five books and over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. He has an h-index of 21 and more than 1700 citations. He has acted as Chairman and member of the Organising and Scientific Committees of various international conferences and he has given keynote speeches in several conferences. His research interests are in tourism development and planning, alternative forms of tourism and tourism experience.
Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo,Sri Lanka. Professor Kotagama is a member of the Environmental Council, Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka; Chairman, Biodiversity Experts Committee; and has received Presidential Award for contribution to environment activities in 2004 , he is recipient of distinguish service award for Conservation Education from Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) in 2003. The SCB, with a membership of over 6,000 science experts in 90 countries, is the premier professional society for those seeking to conserve biological diversity and represent the highest recognition that the Society bestows upon colleagues in the struggle to study, protect, sustain, and restore that diversity.Prof. Kotagama is the third Asian and the only Sri Lankan to receive the award. India’s Anil Agrawal and a Malaysian environmentalist were the earlier two winners of this award.Prof. Kotagama is the third Asian and the only Sri Lankan to receive the award. India’s Anil Agrawal and a Malaysian environmentalist were the earlier two winners of this award. Prof. Kotagama has many ‘firsts’ to his credit. He founded the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL), the ‘March for Conservation’, ‘The Young Zoologists Association’, ‘The Sri Lanka Environmental Foundation’, ‘The Mihikatha Foundation’, ‘The Mihikatha Institute’ and the semi-government ‘Wild Life Trust’. Being actively involved in research on Birds and Wildlife, he has authoured several publications mostly on birds and has made outstanding national contributions. Significant among these are the National Wildlife Policy for Sri Lanka (1990) and the National Wetland Conservation Policy for Sri Lanka (1997), Strategy for the Preparation of the National Biodiversity Action Plan for Sri Lanka (1997). He has also been the Director of Wildlife (1989-1992) and still provides expert advice to the Wildlife Sector. He is current President of the Eco-tourism Society of Sri Lanka and the President of Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka.
Prof. Serigus Koku is a tenured full professor at the Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He holds the JD from the University of Miami School of Law, PhD (Finance and Marketing) MBA (Finance) and MA (Applied Economics), all from Rutgers University, MBA (Marketing) from Oregon State University, and BA Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from University of the Virgin Islands. Prof. Koku is a well known interdisciplinary researcher.
Dr. Pairach has involved in a number of research projects in tourism economics and logistics as well as consultancy works to various organisations such as The World Bank and Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals and conferences such as Tourism Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Service Management, Academy of Management Conference, and British Academy of Management Conference. Dr.Pairach is also an R enthusiast, co-founder of R User Groups in Cardiff (Cardiff-R) in the UK and Chiang Mai (ChiangMaiR), in Thailand. His underlying research theme is an application of economics theories and techniques to logistics and supply chainmanagement. Economic sectors Dr Pairach has been studied include tourism, ICT, energy and herbs.
Nichapa Yoswee is a competent CEO who has served as the Director at the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.She has also been the Vice Chairman of the Asean MICE Cirriculum Course Board while having served as a representative in the Sustainable Development Committee and the Industry Education Committee of the UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.Having served in several positions at Reed Tradex she is also a Dhamma lecturer at the Dharmma Foundation.
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