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 HK PolyU hosts International Convention & Expo Summit, 
7-9 February 2006
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December 15, 2005 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management will hold the International Convention & Expo Summit on 7-9 February 2006. The aim of the Summit is to provide educators, academicians, industry practitioners and representatives of professional industry associations in the conventions, meetings, expositions, and special events field with an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of information. The event is jointly hosted and organized by the School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

We have assembled a very attractive program, featuring an exciting mix of leading industry professionals and academics, including Mr. Wolfram N. Diener of Venetian Macau Limited; Mr. Hong-Seok Jin of Korea Convention Event Industry Association, Korea; Ms. Jane Vong Holmes of International Congress & Convention Association; Mr. Anthony Wong of Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel, Malaysia; Ms. Connie Cheng of Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission, Prof. Amy Chan, former Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourist Association; and Mr. Cliff Wallace of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. Key presentations will assess changes in the competitive environment, examine the impact of mega-events on convention activity, and discuss important education initiatives and challenges. Our program also features workshops on industry and academic research, presentations by academics from more than 15 countries around the world, a site visit, and ample opportunities for networking. 

It is our aim to make such a valuable event available to a wide range of industry professionals and academics, and provide a forum for establishing greater collaboration between industry professionals and educators. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a special discount on our standard registration fee of 30% for registrations of 5-9 persons, and 50% for 10 plus persons who register for our Summit. Please visit the website at www.polyu.edu.hk/htm/conference/ices2006 for registration details.

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Contact:

Ms Karin Weber
Assistant Professor
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
hmkweber@polyu.edu.hk

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