International Panel of Experts

International Panel of Experts

With the guidance of our Board of Directors, THE-ICE undertakes strategic activities including conference and workshop events that are open to our global network as well as other interested individuals or organisations in the TH&E (tourism, hospitality and events) fields.

The annual THE-ICE IPoE (International Panel of Experts) Forums focus on strategic issues facing TH&E education. Each IPoE Forum has a highly focused theme, and leading experts from around the world come together to speak on issues surrounding TH&E education, accreditation, benchmarking and the development of Best Practice.

Our global network of institutions also engage in our BRS (Benchmarking Roundtable Series) workshop events. Each focusing on a specific topic, our BRS workshops encourage the sharing of knowledge. Offering educators and administrative staff from participating institutions an opportunity to gain insight into the practices of peer institutions, alternative and new approaches are shared to identify and develop best-practice models and to collectively identify solutions to common issues being faced.

Chronicle of IPoE Hosts

2017 11th IPoE ForumWilliam Angliss Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Theme: Scholarly Excellence in the Age of Compliance

2016 10th IPoE Forum César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Theme: Excellence – Defined and Measured


2015 9th IPoE Forum – Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Theme: Real World Learning in Tourism and Hospitality


2014 8th IPoE Forum – Charles Darwin University, Australia

Theme: Developing Quality and Value-adding to Partnerships between Institutions


2013 7th IPoE Forum – Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Sydney, Australia

Theme: The Industry Education Nexus – a global perspective


2012 6th IPoE Forum – The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Theme: Changing times in tourism and hospitality education

2011 5th IPoE Forum – Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Theme: Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Education

2009 4th IPoE Forum – The Hotel School Sydney, Australia

Theme: Developing Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Education

2008 3rd IPoE Forum – Australian School of Management in Perth, Australia

Theme:  Developing and Delivering Industry-relevant Education and Research

2006 2nd IPoE Forum – Gold Coast, Australia

Theme: Internationalisation of Tourism and Hospitality Education

2005 1st IPoE Forum – Gold Coast, Australia

Theme: Critical Issues and Future Directions of Tourism and Hospitality Education