Published on : Tuesday, March 2, 2021
In March this month, a free two-day virtual conference will be held. Here, discussions will be organized regarding the future of tourism, hospitality and events.
It’s called the Tourism, Hospitality & Events Global Higher Education Leadership Summit 2021, or “T.H.E. Summit.”
Dr. Laurie Wu, an assistant professor of the department of tourism and hospitality management at Temple University, and the chair of the summit, have recently explained that this platform will make conversations among academia, industry as well as the general public easy. To quote Wu, “Who are passionate and enthusiastic and who care about our industry and its future.”
“We are in this very difficult time,” she said, “and we want to help our industry as (it) recovers post pandemic, but at the same time some of the topic sessions also transcend the pandemic, in a sense that we are really trying to be forward-looking.”
“How does that serve other industries to make new relevance, evolve the identity of ourselves? Such topics would have relevance not only during COVID times but as well as beyond,” said Wu.
This is the first time that a summit of this sort is being organized but Wu is hopeful that it can become an annual event in the coming days. “Hopefully down the road, we would be able to be offline, in person as we welcome more guests from around the globe to attend this even,” she said.