the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research & International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES 2013)

General Press Releases Friday February 15, 2013 17:51
Bangkok--15 Feb--Siam University

Siam University, International program in Hospitality and Tourism Management are proud to be the first university in Thailand hosting the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research & International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES 2013) on 25th - 28th May 2013 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel. Siam University will bring in over 300 delegates from all over the world to keep up with International academics’ view and cutting-edge ideas in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research. This 2-in-1 conference will be themed as “Academics meet industry”.

“This is a very special occasion, because this is the first time the ICES will be held in Thailand. Moreover, it is a great honor for Siam University to be the first to hold such an event. WHTER and ICES 2013 will allow the exchange of ideas and perspectives from industry and researchers in order to develop a better understanding of the MICE industry" Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bongkosh N. Rittichainuwat, Director Program Hotel & Tourism Management.

This year’s conference features panel sessions and keynote speakers on a various topics from academic institutes and industries, such as academic professionals, Prof. Kaye Chon, Dean of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Asia Pacific Travel Tourism Association, Mr. Bert Van Walbeek, Chairman, PATA Thailand Chapter, as well as prominent journal, Prof. Chris Ryan, editor-in-Chief,Tourism Management.

At the same time, Siam University aims to meet international delegates from Europe, United States and Asia Pacific to share the qualities of hospitality, tourism and event research, research to create global connection. Researchers and academic professors are invited to present their papers and attend this conference. The winner of WHTER Best Paper Award & ICES Best Paper Award will have his/her paper published in the Tourism Management, the Journal of Convention & Event Tourism & International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Example journals:!best-paper-awards/c46e

Siam University has chosen the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel as the conference venue with its impressive meeting and dining facilities able to accommodate up to 700 people. Conference dinners will be held at signature restaurants such as Blue Elephant & Royal Thai Navy Hall. These venues once welcomed royal families, presidents, and prime ministers of different countries around the world.

For details concerning the paper presentation and other lodging information, please click onto the official website of WHTER & ICES 2013 at

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