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CHME Council for Hospitality Management and Education 2015, 20-22 May 2015

Call for papers experience

EuroCHIRE 2015 15-17 October 2015 Manchester Metropolitan University

President's Debate and Christmas Reception

Tuesday 2nd December 3.30pm-6.30pm
Guildhall Library, London

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The Future is in our Hands

Council for Hospitality Management and Education 2015

20-22 May 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) warmly invites members of the Institute of Hospitality to attend the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Research Conference hosted in Manchester in May 2015.

The Council for Hospitality Management Education is a non-profit making organisation representing UK, European and International universities and colleges offering higher education programmes in the fields of hospitality studies, hospitality management, and related fields. It is CHME’s stated purpose to contribute to the professional development and status of UK, European and International hospitality management education, through the sharing of best practice in scholarship and pedagogy.

The conference aims to bring new and important hospitality education research topics to the fore and to provide an opportunity to debate and discuss issues of relevance related to the current and future teaching and learning of hospitality and hospitality management. During recent years, a range of pressures and demands have been exerted on higher education and the provision of hospitality education particularly. Both the hospitality industry and hospitality management education have faced turbulent times in recent years. This conference intends to explore how and why the provision of hospitality and hospitality management education are changing and how best to support the needs of higher education and the wider hospitality industry. Recent discussions in Hospitality issues 35 and 36, provide a timely reminder of the debate on the future of hospitality management education.

The CHME Research conference hosted by MMU will provide an opportunity to discuss future collaboration between higher education and the hospitality industry as part of CHME – PaTH debate on Wednesday 20th May 2015. We especially welcome industry representatives to attend our conference and the conference organising committee at MMU have provided a number of industry focused seminars running alongside the main conference and hope that you will find our keynote speakers and industry related workshops of great benefit to you and your business.

As a member of the Institute of Hospitality, CHME and MMU are pleased to offer a specially discounted rate for members of the Institute.

Click here to find out further details on the conference programme and special fees.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in May 2015.


Experience EuroCHRIE 2015
15th–17th October 2015
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

In The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore called for economic sectors to shift from selling services to selling experiences. While services are intangible, experiences are distinguished as being memorable. Global pioneers in the experience economy have sought opportunities to increase their competitive edge and strategic advantage by viewing services as experiences.

Experience EuroCHRIE 2015 conference will seek to place into an industrial and academic context the hospitality, tourism and events industries and the experience economy. Pedagogic research into the educational experiences of hospitality, tourism and events students is also welcome.

We invite the submission of research and practice conference papers and/or poster presentations from academics, industry practitioners and postgraduate research students on the following research themes:

  1. Consumers’ experiences
  2. Management of experiences
  3. Sustainable experiences
  4. Experience technologies
  5. Educational experiences

Full details of the themes and the paper/poster submission guidelines, can be found at the conference website:

Please note: the Call for Paper themes are indicative areas for conference submissions but they are not exhaustive. Please feel free to submit outside these areas. For authors who are unsure of the theme to which their paper is best suited, please submit as ‘Miscellaneous’ and the Programme Chair will allocate a theme.

Any queries related to paper submission, please contact Dr. Amanda Miller (Programme Chair,

Submission Deadline: Monday 2nd March 2015

Twitter: @EuroCHRIE2015


President’s Debate and Christmas Reception
December 2nd

Guildhall Library, London


It's less than two weeks to go until the Society's annual President's Debate and Christmas reception takes place. Chaired by Lord Thurso MP FTS, President of the Tourism Society our panel will discuss, amongst other topics, their ambitions for the next government including new business opportunities and the challenges that the industry still faces. The event will double up as the Society's Christmas reception and will provide a great opportunity for you to meet both new and old members and learn more about the Society and what it can offer you.

Confirmed speakers:
Christopher Rodrigues (Chairman, VisitBritain)
Sir David Michels (President, Tourism Alliance and Institute of Hospitality)
Sean Taggart FTS (CEO of the Albatross Group of Companies, Chairman of The Coach Tourism Council, a Director of The European Tour Operators Association and a Commissioner within the UK Commission for Employment and Skills)

Members: £20.00

Book your tickets online via this link

Still time to be represented at the event. For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact the office on 0207-269-9693 or email Blanche Fitzgerald: