Conference Venue

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Rosen College of Hospitality Management is one of the twelve colleges of the University of Central Florida (UCF), one of the largest university in the USA, and is located in Orlando, Florida. The College is the largest hospitality/tourism college in the U.S.A. with over 3,500 students studying a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality Management, Restaurant and Foodservice Management, Entertainment Management, Event Management, Golf and Club Management, to Master of Science (M.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hospitality Management.

The College consists of 65 full-time and 40 part-time faculty members who represent an eclectic range of scholarly and practical expertise in the hospitality and tourism industry, including leadership, strategic management, customer service management and delivery, human resource management, technology and financial management. The College has been consistently ranked one of the top programs in research productivity and scholarly activities in the world by peer-reviewed professional publications as well as academic and industry peers. The Rosen College is located in the tourism corridor of Orlando, Florida and the entire facility is a resort like setting, which contains many different aspects of amenities for various academic purposes.

Visit the Rosen College of Hospitality Management website.

Orlando, Florida, USA

Lake Eola at night by Ricardo Mangual

Lake Eola image by Ricardo’s Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Orlando Florida – The World #1 Destination and the International Gateway City

The Rosen College is located in Orlando, Florida, which is the number one tourist destination in the world. Each year, Orlando and Central Florida are visited by more than 55 million domestic and international tourists who come for leisure and business purposes, visit more than 75 theme parks and attractions including the four largest theme parks in the world, stay in one of the 120,000+ hotel rooms, eat in several of the 5,000 restaurants, and do business in the second largest convention center in the U.S.A. This provides the largest living laboratory for hospitality and tourism research in the world. By taking advantage of this environment, the conference organisers intend to integrate a new model of learning and networking for Conference attendees by providing an enjoyable and inspiring conference atmosphere and an interactive learning environment. Furthermore, the numerous attractions and events within the vicinity area, the all year round pleasant weather, close proximity to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the multiple evening dining and entertainment opportunities in the local area such as International Drive make the Rosen College the perfect setting for intellectual stimulation and social networking.

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Accommodation by Rosen Shingle Creek

Photo credit: Rosen Shingle Creek.

The Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort is the conference hotel for ICE 2017.

The Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort is a 4-star resort hotel with an award-winning golf course, and will be the officially designated hotel for the conference. Participants can book at this beautiful resort hotel during the conference with a family and friends rate of US$109/night. During the stay, conference attendees have access to many of the services offered at the hotel including the fitness center.

To book your stay at the Rosen Shingle Creek, click HERE

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, but a scheduled shuttle service will be provided in the mornings before the conference and in the evenings just after the conference.

Visa Applications

If you require an invitation letter for a visa please email with the following information:

  • Name as it appears on the passport
  • Gender
  • Affiliation
  • Address with postal code, city and country

Invitation letters will only be provided once you have registered for the conference and the full registration fee for the conference is paid (no exceptions)