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 Sörenberg, in the foothills of the Swiss Alps.

Sascha Spiegel

Sascha Spiegel

Sascha Spiegel is a Swiss citizen and has his background in the higher hospitality industry. After having completed his F&B service apprentice at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, he gained valuable F&B experiences on the MV Astoria cruise liner or in up-scale hotels in Switzerland like the Sheraton Waldhuus Davos, Castello del Sole Ascona, Le […]


Dr Cathy Matheson

Dr Cathy Matheson is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University. She teaches and researches in the area of events management. Her research interests lie within event regeneration, festival motivation, satisfaction and quality. Her published work has centred on authenticity and music festivals, the evolution of festivals, festival consumer motivations as well as events and […]


Thijs Glaap

Thijs Glaap is a hospitality training manager in Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland, specialising in research methods. Having graduated with a Bachelors’ in Hotel and Event management, as well as an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, his work experience range from the field of events, revenue management to sales and marketing in various […]