"Keynote Speaker"

Robert McKenna

Robert McKenna is a Lecturer and Placement Coordinator, 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 […]

Samantha K. Hamilton

Samantha K. Hamilton is currently the Group HR Manager for Dakota Hotels, a growing UK-based boutique hotel brand with over 500 employees, Samantha has more than 12 years of experience in hospitality and is a strong advocate for academia. Having graduated at the age of 20 with a BA (hons) Tourism Management from Queen Margaret […]

Theodora Kalegerakou

Theodora Kalogerakou is a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she was 4th on the list of the successful candidates admitted. She is an Honours Student in the specialization of Therapeutic Gymnastic- Adapted Physical Education. Her dissertation was titled “The Role of Exercise in […]

Dr Susann Power

Dr Susann Power is a Lecturer in Hospitality Management at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ulster University Business School.   Prior to joining the department, Susann held the following academic posts: Lecturer in Business Ethics at the University of Surrey, and Teaching Fellow in Marketing at Ulster University Business School, where she […]

Prof. Mark N. K. Saunders

Mark N. K. Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods and Director of PhD Programmes at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Until recently he was also College of Social Sciences Director of Postgraduate Research Methods Training at the University. Mark currently holds visiting professorships at the Universities of Worcester, Surrey and London (Birkbeck). […]

Maria Trofimova

Maria Trofimova is a former Master student of HTMi Switzerland and is currently working with IQ Protocol team that consists of experienced professionals in protocol and organisational support of high-profile events. Maria successfully graduated from her Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2015 after one year of studying at HTMi. Afterwards, she kept […]

Alexandra Moiseyeva

Alexandra has a strong passion for protocol and international relations. Hence, after graduating from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs, she started working at the Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation specifically in the Protocol Department. This precious experience allowed her to gain knowledge in respect of State visits, events organisation as […]