"Keynote Speaker"

Robert McKenna

Robert McKenna

Robert McKenna is a Lecturer with the Department of Hospitality and Tourism at the Ulster University.  Robert has extensive experience as a Hospitality and Tourism professional, in a wide variety of roles in both the private and public sectors.  Robert’s industrial experience spans 30 years working in hospitality & tourism operations and management positions in […]

Celine Ryan

Celine Ryan

Lecturer in Shannon College of Hotel Management- in areas of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, HRM, Business Skills Development and Management of Organisational Change. Student mentoring, and supervisor of the Shannon College’s annual European Mise En Place (EM) Cup team. Past experience teaching in University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School (UL KBS), UL Language Centre and other work […]

Cedric Michiels

Cédric Michiels

Mr Cédric Michiels holds an Executive MBA from the University of Barcelona as well as is a holder of a Diploma International Business Hotel Catering Management from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. Additionally, he studied his Associate Arts Degree in Acting and Film Directing at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, USA. Mr […]


Professor Stephen Engelking

In his younger years, Stephen studied at the London University for a teaching degree and majored in religious studies. These studies brought him into a new world of thinking and new contacts. It was during this time that he met Hugh Schonfield and Willi Haller to corroborate on reformulating societies based on equity and justice. […]


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 […]

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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 webatelier.net laboratory. She […]

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Dr Peter Bolan

Peter is a Senior Lecturer and Director of International Travel and Tourism Management in the Ulster Business School at Ulster University. His research interests and consultancy specialisms include golf tourism, film tourism and digital tourism, all of which he has published numerous articles and book chapters on. With regard to golf Peter has been researching […]