Keynote speakers and panelists

INTRODUCTORY: KEYNOTE

How to Go Beyond the Waves: Moving from Hedonic to Utilitarian Events. Dean 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)
  3. Karin Weber – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, International Journal of Events and Festical Management

INDUSTRY: KEYNOTE

Working with Educational Institutions:

Industry: Panel

Moderator:Donald Getz

  1. Kathie Canning: Executive Director – Orlando County Convention Centre
  2. 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:Youcheng Wang

  1. Ubaldino (Dino) Couto – Institute for Tourism Studies (Macau)
  2. Arend Hardorff – NHTV Breda University of Applied Science (Netherlands)
  3. Caroline Jackson – Bournemouth University (UK)
  4. Donald Getz - University of Calgary
  5. Kelly Semrad – University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management (USA)
  6. Deborah Breiter Terry – 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