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UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosts several different conferences each year, many in partnership with the hospitality and tourism industry, with local and regional government agencies, and with academic peers.  Please scroll down this page for information on upcoming conferences and past events.

Register for the new 2021 dates, 14-15 December, 2021!

6th World
Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

Dec. 14-15, 2021 (Tuesday – Wednesday)

Hosted by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida and Elsevier

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This conference which will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event on 14-15 December, 2021.   Register NOW!

Keynote Speakers

Chris Davidson, Executive Vice President, MMGY Travel Intelligence, oversees MMGY Global’s research, insights and strategy division. As the world’s leading integrated marketing company specializing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, MMGY delivers creative solutions driven by research and insight across the world.

Casandra Matej, President & CEO, Visit Orlando, USA  is the president and CEO of Visit Orlando, the destination marketing organization of the most visited destination in the U.S. and Theme Park Capital of the World.

Dr. Laurence J. Pino, CEO, Tuscan Gardens Senior Living, USA (Larry) can truly be called a modern-day Renaissance man. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

UPDATE:

Announcing the 8th annual Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference

The conference will take place Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12, 2022 and will offer a hybrid experience.  Find more information on the conference website:

Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference

The conference will be held in Orlando Florida in collaboration with the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management. There will also be an online streaming option using a virtual conference platform that will allow for the full conference experience including lectures, expert panels, culinary skills-building programming and small group interactions with your colleagues.

UPDATE: This workshop has been postponed due to coronavirus COVID-19!

Tourism 2030

Building a More Sustainable and Resilient Future

A workshop at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

UPDATE: This conference is postponed due to Coronavirus Covid-19!

Brazil-USA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2020

Revelando os Segredos da Cidade da Magia

 Revealing the Secrets of the Entertainment Capital of the World

Brazil-USA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2020

*This conference occurred in December 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

3rd USA-China Tourism Research Summit

and Industry Dialogue

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida

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Conference Summary

 

 

*This conference occurred in December 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

5th World
Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

Dec. 13-16, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida

More About the 5th World Research Summit

Photo Gallery – Day 1, 12-14-19

Photo Gallery – Day 2, 12-15-19

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*This conference occurred in spring 2019. It is listed as a reference for those who attended.

1st International Conference on
Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies

(The Smart Conference)

May 1-4, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA

More About The Smart Conference

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