Welcome Message

Welcome to Korea, the center of innovation for information technology!

The ever-changing information technology and associated developments in information systems are significantly changing our daily lives. In the center of the information technology (IT) revolution, advanced computer and mobile technology are recreating the boundaries in communication, and reshaping the scenes and practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. Under the theme of ‘New Paradigm Era and Roles of Tourism’, we look forward to welcoming you to 2015 WHTER & ICES in Korea, the world’s center of innovation in information technology, between May 20 ~ 22, 2015.

  • Dr. Aejoo Lee
  • Professor, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Sejong University

Welcome Message from Professor Kaye Chon

Welcome to the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research (WHTER) & International Convention and Expo Summit (ICES) 2015.

WHTER and ICES have been recognised in playing a significant role in connecting academics and industry professionals, promoting a closer tie between the academia and the industry. I am delighted that WHTER and ICES 2015 takes the theme “The New Paradigm Era and Roles of Tourism”.

It is very fitting that WHTER and ICES 2015 should take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where the development of hospitality and tourism industry has been exceptional. During the conference, we will be welcoming leading academics as well as industry practitioners from around the world to share with us their wealth of knowledge. Prominent keynote and panel speakers will also take part to make the conference dynamic and productive.

I look forward to your active participation in the conference.

  • Professor Kaye Chon
  • Dean and Chair Professor
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Welcome to the 2015 WHTER & ICES Conference!!

The goal of this international conference is to bring together researchers, educators, postgraduate students, government officers, and industry practitioners interested in hospitality, tourism and event & convention management. Setting ‘New Paradigm Era and Roles of Tourism’ as its theme, this conference provides a great opportunity to share your up-to-date research with other international scholars in Seoul, Korea.

I sincerely hope you come and enjoy this valuable academic event and experience a dynamic international city, Seoul.

Looking forward to seeing you in May 2015.

  • Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang
  • Purdue University.
  • Chair, the Paper Review Committee