As chair of the CHME17 conference I would like to welcome you to a conference beyond borders.
The theme for the 2017 Council for Hospitality Management Education annual research conference is chosen to symbolise the continuous development that hospitality as a concept is going through.
The theme relates to the increasing awareness of hospitality perspectives in other industries not directly related to the provision of food/beverage and accommodation, such as healthcare, retail, and even the finance and oil/chemical industry. In academia, hospitality research enjoys more awareness in generic areas, such as management/leadership, CSR, economy/finance and business model innovation.
In particular the theme also relates to the development of CHME itself with the increase in international memberships and the new initiative of holding the annual research conference on the European continent. To support the movement of hospitality perspectives in the industry, academia, and geographically, and to underline the overall conference theme, the CHME17 conference will invite contributions from a variety of hospitality, tourism and event stakeholders.
Welcome to Aalborg – Welcome to CHME17!
Anders Justenlund – Conference chair CHME17