Bournemouth University Tourism & Hospitality Fusion Conference

Bournemouth University Tourism & Hospitality Fusion Conference

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February 2018 Time: 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Grange City Hotel London, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ

The Bournemouth University BU Tourism & Hospitality Fusion Conference will be held in London on the 1st  (Focus on Tourism) and 2nd (Focus on Hospitality) of February 2018 at 10am in partnership with Grange Hotels.  The conference brings together future talent, rising star graduates and senior industry professionals to address the needs of the future. Students and academics from Bournemouth University meet with invited industry leaders to discuss cutting edge issues in Strategy, Talent and Digital Technologies for the Tourism and Hospitality industries. The events will bring together contemporary academic research from Bournemouth University, leading industry thinkers and emerging BU student talent from around the globe. The Fusion conference is developed in partnership with Grange Hotels, the collection of private luxury hotels superbly located in the heart of the world’s most exciting city – London. Join us to hear from key industry speakers and have a chance to network with alumni and leading members of the tourism and hospitality industries.

By Invitation only – For invitation or more information please contact 

Conference Chair Simon Thomas or Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference

 1-2 February 2018 Grange City Hotel London


  Thursday 1st February


Friday 2nd February


10:00 Arrival – Registration Arrival – Registration
10:30-11:15 Welcome and setting the Scene

Dimitrios Buhalis BU

Tony Matharu Grange Hotels

State of Tourism and BU contribution

Adele Ladkin

Adam Blake

Welcome and setting the Scene

Dimitrios Buhalis BU

Tony Matharu Grange Hotels

State of Hospitality and BU contribution

Heather Hartwell

Viachaslau Filimonau

11:15 – 11:45 Break Break
11:45 – 13:00 Strategy



Chair: Duncan Light and Svetla Stoyanova-Bozhkova


Keynote: John Hays (Hays Travel)


Antonio Paradiso (MSC Cruises)

Dan Pearce (TTG Media)

Anne-May Janssen (UniversitiesUK International)

Chair: Richard Ward and Crispin Farbrother



Keynote: Peter Ducker (IOH)


John Seaton (Cendyn)

Adam Rowledge (Georgian House Hotel)

Sal Gowili (The Ritz)

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:15

Talent Management


Chair: Anya Chapman and Philipp Wassler


Keynote: Claire Steiner (ITT)


Julia Feuell (OTT Training)

Barbara Kolosinska (C&M Recruitment)

Adrian Parkes (GTMC)

Chair: Simon Thomas and Lia Marinakou


Keynote: Rob Zajko (Hilton)


Ann Whelan (Jumeirah)

Edward Gallier (Jurys)

Cedric Horgnies (Threadneedles Hotel)

15:15 – 15:30 Break Break
15:30 – 16:45 Technology and Digital Futures Facilitators: Derek Robins and Steve Richards



Keynote: James Lemon (Travelport)


Brian Garvan (Wanup)

Froi Legaspi (Digital Town)

Dr Mike Short (DIT)

Facilitators: Charalambos (Babis) Giousmpasoglou and Jeff Sadd


Keynote: Richard Lewis CEO at NPD Hotels Ltd


William Godfrey (Robot Restaurant)

Lisa Geerdink (

Debbie Flynn (Brighter Group)

16:45 – 17:30 Alumni Networking

Facilitator: Anya Chapman

Alumni Networking

Facilitator: Crispin Farbrother

17:30 – 17:45 Closing comments Tim Gale Closing comments Sean Beer
18:00 Coaches depart Coaches depart
DISCUSSANTS Derek Robins and Steve Richards Philippa Hudson and Hanaa Osman


By Invitation only – For invitation or more information please contact 

Conference Chair Simon Thomas or

Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

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Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses 28 Feb – 16 March 2018

Course details –

Bookings – Professional development courses Brochure


22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University Deadline for papers 26th January 2018

Provisional programme

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