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6 December 2023 (Wednesday)

17:00-21:00

18:30-20:30

Conference Registration

B1/F, SHTM

Cocktail Reception

B1/F, SHTM

7 December 2023 (Thursday)

08:00-20:00

08:45-09:00

09:00-10:30

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:30

12:30-14:00

14:00-15:30

15:30-16:00

16:00-18:00

18:00-21:00

Conference Registration

Sky Bridge, Hotel ICON & B1/F, SHTM

Opening Ceremony

Sliverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON

President, PolyU

Dean and Chair Professor, Walter & Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, SHTM, PolyU

Senior Vice President of Research, STR and Director, SHARE Center

Opening Session

Sliverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON

Featured Speakers

Mr Noor Ahmad HAMID, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association

"Tourism - The Balancing Act"

Professor Shawn JANG, Professor, Director of Center for Hospitality & Retail Industries Business Analytics, White Lodging-J.W. Marriott School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University

“It’s Embracing the Digital Transformation: The Next Phase of Post- Graduate Education and Research“

Professor Iis TUSSYADIAH, Professor of Intelligent Systems in Service, Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Fellow of the Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence, University of Surrey

“Charting a Sustainable Future for Tourism with Generative AI”

Refreshment Break

Sky Bridge, Hotel ICON

Panel Session I: The Hospitality Industry in the Post-Pandemic Era

Sliverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON

Session Chair: Dr. Qu XIAO, Associate Professor, PolyU SHTM

Panellists

Ms Mandy FAN, Senior Vice President, Development & Strategic Owner Relations - China, Langham Hospitality Group

Mr Tasos KOUSLOGLOU, CEO - Hotel Division, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Mr. Tao ZHOU, Managing Director, Head of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group Greater China

Lunch

Sliverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON

Parallel Session I: Research Presentations 

3/F and B1/F, SHTM

Refreshment Break

B1/F, SHTM

Parallel Session II: Research Presentations

3/F and B1/F, SHTM

Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation

Sliverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON

 8 December 2023 (Friday)

08:00-18:00

08:30-10:30

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:30

12:30-14:00

14:00-15:30

15:30-16:00

16:00-17:00

17:10-18:00

Conference Registration

B1/F, SHTM

Featured Speakers Session

THB100, B1/F, SHTM

Panellists

Mr Dane CHENGExecutive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board

"Hong Kong Tourism: Towards New Horizons"

“ESG Strategies in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry”

“TOUROMETER: A decision support system for post-COVID tourism policy and

strategic development”

“Continued recovery of the hotel and tourism industries in China and Asia”

Refreshment Break

B1/F, SHTM

Panel Session II: The Tourism Industry in a Post Pandemic Era

THB100, B1/F, SHTM

Session Chair: Dr Nicholas THOMASAssociate Professor, SHTM, PolyU and

Dr Dori DAVARI, Assistant Professor, SHTM, PolyU

Panellists

Ms Sarah WANGRegional Director for Asia, World of Travel & Tourism Council

Lunch

B1/F, SHTM

Parallel Session III: Research Presentations

3/F and B1/F, SHTM

Refreshment Break

B1/F, SHTM

Parallel Session IV: Impact Research Presentations

3/F, SHTM

Concluding Session

THB100, B1/F, SHTM

SHTM Panellists:

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