Keynote speakers and panelists

INTRODUCTORY: KEYNOTE

How to Go Beyond the Waves: Moving from Hedonic to Utilitarian Events. Abraham Pizam: Dean, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Florida, USA

RESEARCH AND GRANTS: KEYNOTE

Steven Wood Schmader, International Festival and Events Association

Research and Grants: Panel

Moderator: Sevil Sonmez

  1. Robertico Croes, University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  2. Leonardo (Don) Dioko, Institute for Tourism Studies (Macau) Management (USA)
  3. Rhodri Thomas, Leeds Beckett University, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events
  4. Karin Weber, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, International Journal of Events and Festival Management

INDUSTRY: KEYNOTE

Introduction to OCCC, What Is Happening in the MICE Industry? The Importance of Working With Educational Institutions, Kathie Canning, Executive Director, Orange County Convention Center

Industry: Panel

Moderator: Robertico Croes

  1. Kathie Canning, Executive Director, Orlando County Convention Centre
  2. Suzanne Neve, CEO, Florida Festivals & Events Association
  3. Jason Siegel, CEO, Central Florida Sports Commission
  4. Kirk Wingerson, Marketing Division Manager, City of Orlando

CURRICULUM: KEYNOTE

Designing the Event Management Curriculum for the Future: Donald Getz – University of Calgary

CURRICULUM: PANEL

Moderator:Donald Getz

  1. Deborah Breiter Terry – University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management (USA)
  2. Ubaldino (Dino) Couto – Institute for Tourism Studies (Macau)
  3. Caroline Jackson – Bournemouth University (UK)
  4. Kelly Semrad – University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management (USA)

EDITORS: KEYNOTE

Taking Events and Festival Journals to SSCI status: Fevzi Okumus – Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM)

Journal:Editors

Moderator:Mathilda van Niekerk

  1. Alan Fyall – University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management (USA): Journal of Destination Marketing and Management
  2. Judith Mair – University of Queensland University (Australia): International Journal of Event and Festival Management
  3. Fevzi Okumus – University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management (USA): International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  4. Rhodri Thomas – Leeds Beckett University, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events