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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

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.