"Invited Speakers"

Bernie Quinn

Bernie Quinn

Bernie Quinn is a former chef/hotelier who entered academia in 2003. A passionate educator in Hospitality & Tourism, Business, Food and Drink in 2013 he also conceptualised, designed and led the UK’s first MSc in Gastronomy. Prior to this he was the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management for 5 years, […]

Sofia Anisimova

Sofya Anisimova

Sofya Anisimova, is a holder of the Diploma with Merit  in Linguistics and International Communications from Surgut State University and a licensed interpreter. An example of successful female entrepreneur of the modern era, has owned and managed several companies such as EuroLine LLC and Kings English and NL International, dealing with international private/group tours and courses/certification […]

Hoa Tran

Hoa Tran

Hoa is currently a Manager in Training at the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, Switzerland. She began her study in Hanoi University, majoring in Finance and Banking. After joining different social activities relating closely to hospitality, she changed her major to Hotel Management, since she was interested in jobs in which she could interact with […]

Ian Bickerstaff

Ian Bickerstaff

Ian Bickerstaff is a lecturer in Accounts, Financial Management, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He holds an Honours Degree in Economics and an MBA. His research interests primarily focus on the teaching of Entrepreneurship, specifically in Hospitality and Tourism. He is the Department lead on Academic Enterprise and has coordinated many collaborative initiatives and research with […]

Andy Heyes

Andy Heyes

Andy began his career at the University of Derby, graduating with a first-class honours degree in International Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.  From there, Andy headed into mainland Europe graduating with a dual distinction in MA and MSc International Hospitality and Service Management from Stenden Hotel Management School, the Netherlands, gaining the highest grade ever […]

Maria Trofimova

Maria Trofimova

Maria’s childhood and teenage years have been dedicated to professional sports – Modern Pentathlon. After finishing the athlete’s career, she decided to connect future activities with sports and joined the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Russia as an Assistant to the Secretary General. The dream of all athletes is to participate in even become a gold […]

Ekaterina Kuzina

Ekaterina Kuzina

Since her teenage years, Ekaterina has always been fascinated by culture and cross-national encounters. This resulted in her choice of an academic field and, ultimately, in her career path. She studied intercultural communication in Russia and international relations in France, Germany and Turkey. Having started her career with the organisation of such international fora as […]