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Conference themes and call for papers

CHME 2018 Research Conference, 22–25 May 2018

We are currently welcoming submissions for the conference, with a deadline of Friday 26 January 2018. Papers, posters and industry workshop proposals should be submitted to CHME2018papersubmissions@bournemouth.ac.uk

In addition to the themes listed below, we also invite workshop contributions from industry stakeholders and practitioners under the theme: ‘Innovation in Hospitality and tomorrow’s consumers’. We would like to engage industry professionals and government officials in a dialogue on how to best utilise our education and research outputs for the benefits of the industry and to share best practice.

Event themes

With a core theme of ‘Innovation in hospitality: Connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences’, topics that the conference will address include:

  • Hospitality management
  • Learning, teaching & assessment in hospitality
  • Critical and cultural studies in hospitality
  • Today’s and tomorrow’s consumer
  • Technology & innovation in hospitality.

Other relevant thematic areas include:

  • Experiences & consumers of the future
  • The sharing economy & challenges to commercial hospitality
  • Collaborative consumption & co-creation
  • Management of talent in the hospitality industry
  • Human resource management & leadership in hospitality  
  • Technology & distribution
  • Food innovation & design
  • Luxury vs functionality
  • Gender & religion
  • Female leadership in hospitality
  • Crisis management, risk management, safety & security
  • The future of hospitality.
Bournemouth Pier at night

Invited speakers

Meet the keynote speakers who will bring a wide range of in-depth, international expertise to the event.