Keynote Speakers & Panellists

THE-ICE 12th IPoE Forum 2018

Creating Advanced Learning Experiences’

11th – 14th November 2018

To be proudly hosted by Dusit Thani College, Bangkok

At adjacent hotel, Dusit Princess Srinakarin, 53 Srinakarin Rd (near Seacon Square), Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok, Thailand 10250

Keynote Speakers & Panellists

Welcome and Official Opening 

Introduction by Master of Ceremonies team

Welcome by the Executive Team of Dusit Thani College, Bangkok

Official Opening & Keynote Speaker

Prof (FH) Mag Eva Werner
Chair, THE-ICE Board, & Rector, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Plenary Panel Session

Focus: The current debate with industry, government and society about 21st century skilling has focused on the soft skills of collaboration, emotional intelligence, and entrepreneurship as well as the “hard” technical skills of business operations. As we move towards 2030, how do we modify the curriculum, the pedagogy, and the assurance of learning to ensure that graduates are equipped with those skills and competencies they need to find their place and prosper in an increasingly globally connected world?


Dr. Paul Whitelaw
Associate Director, Higher Education and Quality, William Angliss Institute, Australia



Roundtable World Café Session / Panel Session 2

Focus: There are many pressures to ensure that the TH&E student learning experience is active and engaged. In this session, we explore how technologies can be deployed to enhance students’ domain-related knowledge as well as their acquisition of operational, managerial, and decision-making skills, and examine the role of MUSE (Multi-User Simulation Environment) in the classroom.


Mr John Daly, Director of Quality Assurance, Swiss Education Group, Switzerland


Dr Detlev Remy, Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Dr Peter Ryan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Leadership Institute (HELI)

Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 3

Focus: It is widely recognised that education is undergoing a revolution. What is delivered, to whom, and how, are key concepts, but no less important is where delivery takes place. This panel will consider the importance of environment on the learning process. Changes in learning styles, advances in technology, learning in the workplace, online learning, and blended approaches may all be considered, but so too the future of training facilities, the limitations to ‘Real World Learning’ and whether there remains a need for traditional classrooms.


Dr Craig Thompson, Head of School, Stenden Hotel Management School, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.


Dr Kandappan Balasubramanian, Senior Lecturer, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr John Fong, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Campus, SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore

Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 4

Focus: The industry engagement activities of TH&E providers often start from the relationships associated with student work placements. In moving beyond this well-established model, what strategic initiatives are being pioneered to ensure that student educational experiences and pedagogies genuinely engage with leading trends across the sector?


Mr Anthony MitriDirector of Innovation, Industry and Employability at Torrens University, Australia


Dr Jan Willem Meijerhof, Head of Internationalisation for Research and Education, Hospitality Business School, Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Mr Zaid Maleh, Managing Director, MODUL University Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 5

Focus: As the Tourism and Hospitality Professional becomes a more global citizen, dealing with global customers in the workplace and/or working in a borderless society, there is need for all stakeholders in the learning community – administrators, teachers, non-teaching personnel and students – to embrace cultural diversity, enculturation and socialisation. Sharing of best practices in strengthening learning across cultures through  research, classroom, travels, etc.


Ms. Christina Aquino, Executive Director for Linkages and Standards, Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila, Philippines


Dr Michael J. PetrilloseAcademic Director Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Tourism Commerce Marketing Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Prof Dr Oswin MaurerDean, Faculty of Economics and Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Benchmarking Roundtable Series XIII


WorId Café Session Facilitators

Mr John DalyDirector of Quality Assurance, Swiss Education Group, Switzerland

Ms Anu Mani, Manager, Quality and Accreditation Unit, Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Mr Peter Russell, Operations Director, Russell Partnership Technology

Mr Duane Vinson, Assistant Director, STR SHARE Center

Sponsorship opportunities are now available, click link or email for details.

Proudly hosted by:






Proudly sponsored by: