Keynote speakers from around the world


Contemporary Issues in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management


Welcome to HTMi International Conference 2012


Welcome to the International Hospitality Research Centre Switzerland

This major international Conference is organised by the International Hospitality Research Centre Switzerland ( which is located at the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland (HTMi) (  in the beautiful village of Sorenberg, in the foothills of the Swiss Alps.

Chef Andy

Mr Andy Kurfürst

Andreas Kurfurst is currently the Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and is the F & B Exec Chef at Marriott Salalah, Oman. Prior to that he was Director of Food & Beverage at the Renaissance Hotel Dubai. Chef Kurfurst has held various culinary positions including Executive Chef at both the Renaissance and Ramada […]


Professor Stephen W. Boyd

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ulster Business School University of Ulster Stephen Boyd is Professor of Tourism at Ulster University in Northern Ireland, UK, where he was appointed to the chair of tourism in 2004. Prior to that he taught at Otago University in New Zealand, Staffordshire University in England and the University of […]

nadzeya kalbaska

Dr Nadzeya Kalbaska

Nadzeya Kalbaska, PhD, is a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, University of Lugano, Switzerland). Her research focus is on Human Resource Management and eLearning application in the hospitality and tourism industry. Nadzeya manages various applied research projects at the laboratory. She […]