Keynote Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) Athula Gnanapala

Speech Title: “Rethinking Tourism: Issues and Challenges associated with the Destination Management in New Normal.”

Professor in Tourism Management
Dean / Faculty of Management Studies
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof. Chris Ryan

Speech Title: “Thinking about Tourism Recovery, the TALC and Smart Tourism”

Professor of Tourism Management
Director of China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Tourism and Hospitality Management
New Zealand

Prof. Urmilla Bob

University of KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Plenary Speakers

Prof. S. K. Lenka

Professor in Tourism
Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management,
(An Autonomous Body under Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India)

Dr. Ayu Cornellia

STP AMPTA Yogyakarta

Dr.W.H.M.S. Samarathunga

Speech Title: “Advancement of Tourism Knowledge through Grounded Theory”

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management,
Faculty of Management Studies,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Ms. Cindy Buser

Founder and Managing Director
Mirchee Destination Management, Weddings in Africa, MIAM(Mirchee Internship, Apprenticeship and Mentorship Initiative)
Entrepreneur/Mentor/Facilitator/Top 40 Women in MICE-Class of 2019
Cape Town-South Africa

Assoc. Prof. Zhang Yang

Speech Title: “The cultural components in tourism and hospitality research”

Program Director of Postgraduate Program
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
Macao University of Science and Technology