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EuroCHRIE Federation


Ralf Burbach
Technological University Dublin

Let's Meet in Dublin!

Our Federation has set in motion a number changes, which we will hope will augment the value proposition for our existing members and indeed attract new ones. We are aiming to change the manner in which we communicate with our stakeholders, starting with a new website, social media and regular web-meetings.  

Following a very successful conference in Nairobi (Kenya), we are now only a few weeks away from our annual conference in Dublin (Ireland), hosted by my Institution, Dublin Institute of Technology. At our #EuroCHRIE18 conference in Dublin, we are redefining many things that have traditionally been part and indeed not part of our conferences.  

Our conference team has put together an exciting programme, which has everything and more than you might expect from a conference in Ireland. Make sure you check out our conference programme

We are trialling a number, for our conference, novel activities and approaches. For instance, we are hosting a pre-conference PhD and early career researchers’ workshop, workshops on ‘Using New Generations Simulations’, an ‘Experiential Learning Symposium’, a ‘Lego® Serious Play’ workshop, a ‘Combat Human Trafficking’ workshop among many others. Furthermore, authors that have submitted papers have an opportunity to get published in a special issue in the new journal Hospitality & Tourism Insights as well as a paper Hackathon which can lead to a publication JHTM. In our efforts to link in more with industry and for the very first time ever, we have organised an Industry Day, where industry meets academia. The Industry Day offers back-to-back keynotes and discussions with our most influential industry speakers. Our social programme will be outstanding and our Gala Dinner will be held in no other than the Guinness Storehouse! There are a range of preconference events commencing November, 6th and the actual conference takes place November, 7th- 9th. You can register for the conference here Accommodation is scarce in Dublin. Thus, I suggest you book sooner rather than later.

At this point you might be well aware of the fact that we have joint forces with our brothers and sisters of APacCHRIE to organise the first truly Joint International Conference under the CHRIE banner. We have set up a joint EuroCHRIE—APacCHRIE conference committee, which is working very hard under the leadership of colleagues from Hong Kong, Poly U to present to you another very exciting conference. More detail on the conference can be found here

I am pleased to announce that we have a number of new Board Members. I would like to thank the outgoing Directors and welcome our new Directors and Area Consultants. The full listing is below:

Ralf Burbach, Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Vice President
Chrystel Masdupuy, Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac, France

Immediate Past President
Anders Justenlund, University College Northern Denmark, Aalborg, Denmark

Dr Steven Rhoden, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Risto Karmavuo, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

Director of Research
Xander Lub, Academy of Hotel & Facility Management, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Director of Networking (Conferences)
Patricia Cuevas, Business Associate in iUni Consulting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Director of Education
Henri Kuokkanen, Institut Paul Bocuse, Écully, France

Director of Industry Relations
Peter Russell, Russell Partnerships, United Kingdom

Director of Marketing
Florian Hummel, VP International Relations, International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Germany

Director of Member Services & Development
John S. Lohr, hosco, Director of Development - School Relations, Barcelona, Spain

Director at Large
Ed Kastli, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Orlando, Florida, USA

EuroCHRIE Federation Administrator
Rai Shacklock, Educational Consultant, United Kingdom

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