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PolyU plays host to HONG KONG 2016 conference

Fifty-three undergraduates from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have formed a committee to run HONG KONG 2016: 2nd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference (GTHC) and 15th Asia Pacific Forum (APF) for Graduate Students Research in Tourism.

Held at Hotel ICON from 16-18 May, the Conference aims to provide a platform of educators, students and industry professionals to network, exchanging insights related to innovations, trends, opportunities and challenges in the hospitality and tourism industry.

"In the face of the rapid growth and fast-changing development of the global hospitality and tourism industry, it is becoming increasingly important for all the stakeholders to come together to develop strategies that support the industry and enable sustainable growth," said Professor Kaye Chon, conference chairman and SHTM dean and chair professor.

He added, "The SHTM is very proud to support the collaboration between industry and academia for the advancement of global hospitality and tourism."

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With support from SHTM faculty members, the student-led organising committee is taking charge of the entire conference from conceptualising to planning and execution.

Topics covered at the keynote and panel sessions will include New Modes of Collaboration in International Education, Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics and Pursuing a Successful Research Career among others.

Attendees can expect to hear from prominent international and local scholars and experts such as Professor Kaye Chon, dean and chair professor, SHTM, Poly U; Tony Chow, director, creative & content marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, Inc; and Professor Dennis Reyonolds, dean, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston.

Visit http://hotelschool.shtm.polyu.edu.hk/www/hongkong2016 for registration and further details.