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CHME 2018 Research Conference

22–25 May 2018

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME), we are pleased to announce that BU’s Department of Tourism & Hospitality will be hosting the CHME 2018 Annual Research Conference next May.

The conference will be a showcase for research in innovative hospitality. The four thematic streams of the conference will be unchanged, but we are also introducing new streams of ‘research on technology and innovation’ and ‘today’s and tomorrow’s consumers’.

Our main theme – ‘Innovation in hospitality: connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences’ – embraces the multifaceted changes driven by dynamic political, economic, social and technological forces surrounding hospitality, which affect both academia and industry.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bournemouth with a vibrant academic and social programme at an inspiring conference.

Dr Hanaa Osman, CHME 2018 Conference Chair

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Host

Find out more about the conference

Bournemouth Pier at night

Keynote speakers

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

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PhD workshop

Join our pre-conference workshop offering doctoral students an opportunity to discuss their research ideas.

Student Centre

Scientific committee

Find out which academics make up the scientific committee for this event across our five core themes. 

A packed talk at BU with Christopher Rodrigues

Organising staff

See a list of the members of the conference committee and the local organising committee.