Real World Learning in Tourism & Hospitality
25th – 28th November 2015
Proudly hosted in Leeuwarden and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
by Stenden University of Applied Sciences
The IPoE 2016 drew participants from 11 countries. The theme, Real World Learning in Tourism & Hospitality, built on preceding IPoE themes by focusing on current strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events (TH&E) education.
IPoE 2015 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 2015 Best Paper Award and IPoE Best Poster Paper Award were selected.
Welcome and Official Opening
Introduction by Master of Ceremonies:
Mr Ran Zhang, Research Teacher – Stenden Hotel Management School, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Official Welcome: Executive Board of Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Mr Leendert Klaassen, President – Executive Board, Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Welcome to Leeuwarden:
Alderman Sjoerd Feitsma, Finance, Cultural Cooperation, and Urban and Regional Marketing, Municipal Council of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
Professor (FH) Mag Eva Werner, Chair, THE-ICE Board of Directors, and Rector, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria.
Mr Hans Dominicus, Managing Director – CELTH (Centre of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality).
Panellists & Presenters
Panel 1: Understanding & Researching Experiential Learning
Professor Brian King, Chair, THE-ICE Assessment Panel & Associate Dean, Executive Education & Partnership, and Professor, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Dr Scott Richardson, Director of Academic Affairs and Head of School – Adjunct Associate Professor – Torrens University, Australia, and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow – University of Johannesburg, South Africa. View Presentation.
Panel 2: Going Beyond the Case Study
Mr Emanuel Donhauser, Chief Academic Officer – Swiss Education Group, Switzerland.
Professor (FH) Mag Christian Maurer, Programme Director Master “Tourism & Leisure Management” and Programme Director “Marketing & Sales”, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria. View Presentation.
Professor JS Perry Hobson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement – Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
Panel 3: Real World Learning in Practice
Professor Dr Oswin Maurer, Professor (Chair) of Marketing, Faculty of Economics & Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; Director, Competence Centre in Tourism Management & Tourism Economics (TOMTE); and Dean, Faculty of Economics & Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Ms Anne Kleefstra, IHM (International Hospitality Management), Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. View Presentation.
Dr Edmund Goh, Deputy Head of School, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia.
Panel 4: The Industry Interface
Mr Guy Bentley, CEO Worldwide – Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland, and CEO – Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia.
Professor Marcus Stephenson, Professor of Tourism & Hospitality, and Head of School – School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business & Economics, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
Benchmarking Roundtable Series Workshop: ‘Service Design Thinking’
Full day benchmarking workshop presenters:
Prof Dr Manfred Pferzinger, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria.
Mr Wyb de Boer, EFTI (European Futures Tourism Institute), Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
Ms Pauline Tang, CEO, THE-ICE.
Workshop: Experiential Learning – an industry perspective