THE-ICE 8th IPoE Forum 2014

THE-ICE IPoE (International Panel of Experts) Forums were established to offer a series of high-level events focusing on strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events (TH&E) education. To find out more about the upcoming IPoE Forum, please see our 2016 IPoE Forum webpage.


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‘Developing Quality and Value-adding to Partnerships between Institutions & Industry’

11th – 14th November 2014

Proudly hosted in Darwin, Australia,

by Charles Darwin University School of Business & School of Service Industries.

Just one of the ongoing strategic initiatives THE-ICE employs for the benefit of its members and global network, IPoE 2014 drew participants from 13 countries. The theme, Developing Quality and Value-adding to Partnerships between Institutions & Industry, built on preceding IPoE themes by focusing on current strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events (TH&E) education.

IPoE 2014 featured a series of invited presenters, including leading international TH&E educators and industry experts, who facilitated panel sessions and breakout workshops. In addition there were a select number of academic paper presentations from which the IPoE 2014 Best Paper Award and IPoE Best Poster Paper Award were selected.

Welcome and Official Opening 

Welcome to Darwin and Charles Darwin University

Ms Morag McGrath

Welcome to Country

Ali Mills

Official opening – MC

Pauline Tang

CEO, THE-ICE

Prof Giselle Byrnes

Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University

Prof (FH) Eva Werner

Chair, THE-ICE Board and Rector, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems Austria

Keynote Presentation

Ms Rachel Argaman

CEO, Toga Hotels, Australia

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Panel 1Global partnerships

Focus: how can we encourage establishment of partnerships to allow greater student and staff mobility?

Chair

Mr Guy Bentley

CEO, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Sydney Australia

Panellist

Prof Brian King

Associate Dean, Executive Education & Partnership, and Professor, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Mr Ron Hilvert

Managing Director, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai United Arabic Emirates

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Prof (FH) Dr Maximilian Schachner

Head – Academic Mobility Programmes, and Prof – International Tourism, Marketing & Communication, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria

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A/Prof Laura Lawton

A/Prof & A/Head, Dept of Tourism, Sport & Hotel Management, Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia

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Panel 2 – Education pathways & challenges

Focus: what are the potential impediments of education pathways and recognition of prior learning for students moving between VET and HE? What domestic and international implications are there?

Chair

Prof (FH) Eva Werner

Rector, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems Austria

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Panellists

Prof JS Perry Hobson

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

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Dr Scott Richardson

Director, Academic Affairs, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Sydney

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Ms Coralie Morrissey

Executive Dean, Faculty Of Business & Hospitality, William Blue College of Hospitality Management, Sydney Australia

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Panel 3 – Industry expectations

Focus: Regional and global perspective on industry expectation and how industry and education providers collaborate to overcome the challenges of graduates meeting these expectations

Chair

Mr Bharat Desai

Head, School of Business & Service Industries, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Panellists

Mr Emanuel Donhauser

Chief Academic Officer, Swiss Education Group, Switzerland

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Ms Yvonne Webb

Executive Officer, CHARTTES (Culture, Hospitality, Arts, Recreation, Tourism, Textiles, Entertainment, Sport) Training Advisory Council for NT, Australia

Mr Chris Sapinoso

VIP Gaming Host, Skycity Casino, Darwin Australia & alumni Charles Darwin University

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Panel 4 – The reality gap

Focus: the challenges and advantages of the current status quo from VET & HE graduate perspective. What can education providers improve on to make students more employment-ready?

Chair

Mr Nicholas Hunt

CEO, William Angliss Institute, Melbourne Australia

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Panellists

Dr Craig Thompson

Academic Dean, Stenden Hotel Management School, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Mr Albert Toh

Director, ASPIRE Project Office, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Prof Dr Oswin Maurer

Prof of Marketing, Directing TOMTE – The Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics, Free University of Bozen, Bolzano, Italy

MA Christina G Aquino

Executive Director for Planning and Development, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila, Philippines

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Workshop

MOOCs – Connecting THE-ICE Institutions and Students

Focus: developing MOOCs within the private vocational and higher education arenas

Incorporating the academic paper presentation by authors Prof Jamie Murphy & Ms Laurel Horton-Tognazzini entitled ‘Measuring MOOCs’

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Chair

Prof Jamie Murphy

Research Director, Australian School of Management, Perth, Western Australia

Panellists

Mr Alan Williams

CEO & Managing Director, Australian School of Management

Ms Laurel Horton-Tognazzini

Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian School of Management

Dr Peter Ryan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer & Chair, Board of Directors, Australian School of Management

Paper Presentation Session

Facilitators

Prof Dr Oswin Maurer

Free University of Bozen, Bolzano, Italy and

Prof Brian King

Associate Dean, Executive Education & Partnership, and Professor, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Paper Presentation 1 – Industry Collaboration in Higher Education: A case study of two Australian Hospitality schools

Simon Pawson

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Coralie Morrissey

William Blue College of Hospitality Management (Think Education)

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Paper Presentation 2 – Sexual Harassment of Kitchen Department’s Staff In Hotel Business: A Study of Perspectives from the Internship Students

Sanit Noonin

Instructor of Business Administration Office, Faculty of  Hospitality Industry

Dusit Thani College, Bangkok, Thailand

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Paper Presentation 1 –

Stuart Wiggins

Academic Services Manager Think Education

Dr Rajka Presbury

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

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