IPoE Forum 2020

Postponement of THE-ICE 14th IPoE Forum 2020 

In view of the current COVID-19 global impact and travel restrictions, THE-ICE has made the difficult decision to postpone THE-ICE 14th IPoE Forum 2020, which was to be hosted by the University of Derby in October. Although postponed, THE-ICE is delighted to confirm that the THE-ICE 14th IPoE Forum will still be proudly hosted by the University of Derby, and is anticipated to be held during the week of 25th October 2021. The Forum theme will remain ‘Securing Our Future – Exploring Sustainability in & of Tourism and Hospitality Education’.

Furthermore, in place of THE-ICE IPoE Forum, THE-ICE is organising ‘THE-ICE VIPoE 2020’ (Virtual IPoE) with the theme ‘Exploring the Post-pandemic ‘New Normal’ of TH&E Education and Quality Assurance’. THE-ICE VIPoE 2020 will provide an opportunity for THE-ICE network to come together, network, and support one another during these exceptional times.

For information about THE-ICE VIPoE 2020, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please email accreditation@the-ice.org.

THE-ICE 14th IPoE Forum 2020

26th – 29th October 2020

proudly hosted by University of Derby

At 1 Devonshire Rd, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY

THE-ICE 14th IPoE Forum 2020 will address the theme, ‘Securing our Future – Exploring Sustainability in & of Tourism and Hospitality Education’ and sub-themes;

1. A sustainable future – embedding sustainability in TH&E curricula
2. Sustaining our greatest assets – protecting and promoting health and wellbeing amongst staff and students
3. The new 3R’s of education – learning to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in TH&E education
4. Sustainability is more than environmental management – promoting social development in TH&E education
5. How to resist the squeeze on TH&E education and make it sustainable….and profitable

Sponsorship Opportunities

Call for Research Proposals


Fellows of THE-ICE

2019 Fellow of THE-ICE recipients



Dining, Culture & Sightseeing

Transport Information

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RP Technology

Interactive Simulation Workshop information coming soon

online_registrationRegistrations Opening March 2020

Programme Details

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Keynotes & Panellists
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THE-ICE annual IPoE Forums (International Panel of Experts) offer a series of high-level events focusing on strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events (TH&E) education. Each IPoE Forum, open to members and non-members, has a highly focused theme, with leading experts from around the world invited to speak on issues surrounding TH&E education, accreditation, benchmarking and the development of Best Practice.

Attendance to THE-ICE IPoE Forums provides an ideal platform to bridge research, education and industry to individuals within TH&E including:

  • Researchers and educators
  • Postgraduate and advanced undergraduate student 
  • Industry professionals in hospitality, tourism and events..

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are now available, please email jane@the-ice.org for details.

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