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Peter Russell, EuroCHRIE President 



EuroCHRIE represents over 300 International CHRIE members. The European Federation brings together educators from hospitality, tourism & event management schools and universities into a global network in close cooperation with industry representatives. Under the International CHRIE umbrella, both education and industry combine their efforts to shape the future of hospitality, tourism & events. EuroCHRIE offers an ideal platform to share information through conferences, publications, and individual networking. The organisation’s strength is based on its sheer force of sharing and exchanging ideas, visions, experiences, educational material, research, and technological know-how. 

Our core areas of focus for EuroCHRIE are,

  • Develop further value to members through collaboration, networking, and support
  • Champion education and research across all channels and networks
  • Strengthen connections with other federations and across institutions
  • Drive forward innovative delivery through online and hybrid formats

We have an exceptionally strong board of directors who together will make all of this happen. So thank you in advance to all of the board for your effort and dedication to achieving all of this and thank you also for all of the work you have done over recent years as well. 

Our annual conference is such a big part of what we do as EuroCHRIE, and it is always great to see everyone and lean and network together. Last year we had our first conference since the COVID pandemic started, which was in Aalborg, Denmark. This was a very special event and I’d like to pay tribute to the full team from UCN for delivering this in very difficult circumstances. 

Our focus now moves to the conference this year in Wittenborg, where will have another exceptional event for all of you. If you have not registered for the conference, please sign-up now as this will be a conference not to be missed. The theme this year is on shaping the future of education and there could be no better time or location for us all to come together and do this. As always there will be a wealth of education sessions, keynotes, and the best networking you can find. 

This year is also the year we mark the 75th anniversary of ICHRIE, which we celebrated at the ICHRIE conference in Washington DC. It is great for us as one of the ICHRIE federations to be part of this global family. We now have Fran Brasseux leading ICHRIE forward, which is great news for all of us as the wider CHRIE family. 

As you will gather from what I have written above, all of this happens due to the hard work of everyone involved. This includes the EuroCHRIE board, Rai Shacklock our fantastic administrator and all members, partners, sponsors, and all associated with the organisation. Thank you all for your time and support for EuroCHRIE. 

I look forward to meeting all of you during my year as president. Whether this is in person at the conference, at an online event or via email. Thank you very much. 

Peter Russell

EuroCHRIE President 

EuroCHRIE Vienna 2023

Changing Realities. New Opportunities.
3-6 OCTOBER 2023
A chance to discuss the effects of change on hospitality & tourism education in the coming years.
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Key Dates 

Registration opens: 15 March 2023
Deadline for Full Paper (not Abstracts)/Poster Submission: 15 March 2023
Symposium/Workshop Expression of Interest Deadline: 15 March 2023
Early Bird Registration Closes: 15 July 2023
Poster (2-min Presentation) submission deadline: 15 September 2023
Registration closes: 29 September 2023

Call for Papers & Other Submissions

EuroCHRIE invites you to vote in the EuroCHRIE 2023 Elections

It is that time of year when we are asking you to vote in the 2023 EuroCHRIE Elections

  • Vice President/ President/ Immediate Past President (3 year)
  • Treasurer (2 year)
  • Secretary (2 year)
  • Director of Conferencing and Networking (2 year)
  • Director of Member Services and Development (2 Year)

If you require further information, please read the Bylaws https://eurochrie.org/publications/eurochrie-bylaws and do not hesitate to contact me

Candidates can be found at www.eurochrie.org

To vote you must be a full member and a current paid member of EuroCHRIE. There is only one vote per member. Other votes will be disregarded.

The voting will close on Sunday 25th June 2023 @ 11.59 pm GMT Votes and membership status will be verified and the successful candidate will be notified.

Thank you for taking the time to vote.

Best wishes,

Henri Kuokkanen

[email protected]

Chair of the EuroCHRIE Nominating Committee


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