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Hong Kong Polytechnic University to host International Convention and Expo Summit

Travel News Asia 26 December 2005

Leading academics and industry professionals from all over the world will gather in Hong Kong from 7 to 9 February 2006 to attend the International Convention and Expo Summit, which is jointly organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Following the success of the inaugural Convention & Expo Summit 2003, this Summit will provide a valuable platform for establishing greater collaboration between educators, researchers, industry practitioners and representatives of professional industry associations in the convention, meeting and exposition field.

At the invitation of the organizer, prominent industry leaders will deliver keynote speeches in the Summit. They include: Mr Wolfram Diener, Vice President of Convention and Exhibition, Venetian Macau Limited, Ms Jane Vong Holmes, Manager Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association, Mr Hong-Seok Jin, Secretary General, Korea Convention Event Industry Association, Prof. Patti Shock, Professor and Department Chair, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Prof. Kaye Chon, Head of SHTM.

The three-day Summit will cover a wide range of topics related to research and education in the convention and exposition field which include changes in the industry in the competitive environment, impact of mega-events on convention activity, important education initiatives and challenges.

Jointly hosted by the SHTM and the University of Nevada, the first International Convention and Expo Summit in 2003 attracted more than 100 delegates from 15 countries around the world.

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