- Rosen College dean, Dr. Abraham Pizam, a founder of the college, will open the conference with a keynote.
- Kathie Canning, Executive Director, Orlando County Convention Centre
- Suzanne Neve, CEO, Florida Festivals & Events Association
- Jason Siegel, CEO, Central Florida Sports Commission
- Kirk Wingerson, Marketing Division Manager, City of Orlando
Concluded 12/11: 4th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality (#WRSTH2017).
- Claire Bilby, Senior Vice President, Sales and Services, Walt Disney World Resort
- Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando
- Olivier Chavy, President and CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
- William Davis, President and COO, Universal Orlando Resort
- Terry Jones, Chairman, Wayblazer
Concluded 12/8: 2nd USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue : Summit at-a-glance .
- Christopher L. Thompson, Pres. and CEO of Brand USA
- Dr. Zhongguang LI, VP, China Tourism Academy, China National Tourism Administration
- Dr. Geoffrey Wall, Distinguished Professor, University of Waterloo; D.T. Minich, Pres. and CEO Experience Kissimmee
- Dr. Robert LI, Professor, School of Sport,Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University
- Dr. Daniel Fesenmair, Professor/Dir. Friedheim Tourism Institute, University of Florida