WELCOME TO IMPACT2022

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Steve HOOD

Conference Co-Chair

Senior VP of Research

STR

& Founding Director

the STR SHARE Center

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Kaye CHON

Conference Co-Chair

Dean and Chair Professor

Walter & Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in

International Hospitality Management

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

We have great pleasure to invite you to participate in the IMPACT2022 Conference, which will take place in Hong Kong on 18 November 2022 at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

For more than a year, the world has seen how the COVID-19 pandemic cast doubt on many agreed-upon principles and practices in the global hospitality and tourism industry. In this new, unfamiliar territory, industry practitioners are eager to embrace evolving travel norms, and to rethink how the industry operates and build anew. The time has now come to turn the crisis into an opportunity by looking at the entire sector in a different light, and ramp up actions necessary to pave the way for its future development.

 

Co-organised by the SHTM and its Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre together with STR, IMPACT2022 takes the theme “New Tourism, New Directions”. With an aim to bridging the gap between hospitality and tourism academic research and industry practice, thereby creating an “impact” in the hospitality and tourism community, IMPACT2022 provides an ideal platform on which industry executives, government officials and academics are brought together to discuss global industry trends, exchange ideas, explore creative ways forward and debate on strategic frameworks towards sustainable practices and the reactivation of the industry.

 

IMPACT2022 is being run by a group of undergraduate students from the Special Events Class at the SHTM. These talented students have formed an organising committee to manage the conference and put together an enriching programme for our delegates from around the world, ensuring you an experience unlike any other.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and to Hong Kong!

INVITED SPEAKERS

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Dimitrios BUHALIS
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Haiyan SONG

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Steve HOOD

STR

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Kaye CHON
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Stephanie RICCA
Hotel News Now/STR
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Dane CHENG
Hong Kong Tourism Board
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Liz ORTIGUERA
Pacific Asia Travel Association
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Sarah WANG
World Travel & Tourism Council 
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Regan TAIKITSADAPORN
Marriott International
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Ada LO
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Tasos KOUSLOGLOU
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Bill TAYLOR

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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Richard HATTER
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Mandy NG
HK Express
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Gloria SLETHAUG 
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Andrew JONES
Pacific Asia Travel Assoication
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Monica
LEE-MÜLLER
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre