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Conference on the future of the Hospitality Industry brings Grad Students from around the world to UH.
The 12th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism is planned for Thursday, January 4 through Saturday Jan. 6 at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel. Co-sponsored by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the event will allow faculty, staff and students to explore contemporary and future educational and research issues of the industry.
“This prestigious event was inaugurated at UH, and we host the conference every three years,” Carl Boger, associate dean of academic programs for HRM, said. “Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a great friend. Working with them ensures that this forum will benefit the next generation of hospitality professionals.”
The dean of Hong Kong Polytechnic, Kaye Chon, is a former faculty member at HRM.
More than 40 universities from 10 countries will be represented. Twenty-six students from UH are expected to attend.
Among the topics to be discussed are: “Global Tourism Development” and “Future Trends and Issues in the Service Industry.” In addition, two panel discussions will consider the benefits of research, academic and consulting careers in the industry. The conference agenda is available at www.hrm.uh.edu/home.asp?PageID=577. A highlight of the conference will be a presentation of scholarly papers written by the students.
“The purpose of this conference is to give students a forum to present their research, get suggestions and network with each other,” Boger said.
For more information on the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, please visit www.hrm.uh.edu/
|WHAT:||12th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism|
|WHEN:||Jan. 4 – 6, 2007|
|WHERE:||Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center
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|WHO:||The UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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