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SMART TOURISM

in the Greater Bay Area

Big Data, AI and Ecosystem

Date: 
Organised by: 

 

School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

(Hybrid Event)

May 21, 2021 (Friday)

 

Welcome to

the Smart Tourism in the Greater Bay Area Forum

Prof Haiyan Song

Associate Dean and Chair Professor

Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University   

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Smart Tourism in the Greater Bay Area Forum, which will be held in Hong Kong on May 21, 2021 in the premises of The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Building, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The forum will be held both offline and online.

New technologies have been evolving very fast in the hospitality and tourism industry, which drive product innovations and connect various tourism stakeholders within the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is now becoming a ‘field of experiment’ in cross-border integration and smart tourism development. Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the GBA are paying greater attention to smart tourism with a view to maximizing the socio-economic benefits of tourism and to enhancing the competitiveness of the region as an international destination.

 

To facilitate knowledge transfer and technology spillover within the GBA, it is important to understand the impacts that smart tourism will bring to the region, the new trends that may emerge from the continuous technological innovations and the support needed for the development of a robust smart tourism ecosystem. This Smart Tourism Forum aims to achieve these purposes.

Academic and industry speakers from the GBA will share their expertise and knowledge with participants of the forum. We believe that this forum will serve as an important bridge connecting research and practice in smart tourism development within the GBA. The forum is made possible by a close collaboration between The Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre of The School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The School of Tourism Management of Sun Yat-sen University and the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.

The forum is sponsored by the GBA University Alliance and organised by the Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre of the SHTM at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. We look forward to welcoming you to the forum both in Hong Kong and online!

 

Speakers and Panelists

Featured Speakers 

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Panelists

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Mr Vallois Choi

 Hotel ICON

Mr Steve Hood

STR

Prof Dioko, Lenardo Anthony Najarro

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Dr Shanshan Qi

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Dr Dan Wang

The Hong Kong

Polytechnic University

 
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FORUM VENUE
Organised by The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in collaboration with the Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre of the SHTM, Sun Yat-Sen University and Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, the forum will be held in SHTM premises located at the heart of Hong Kong.
 
For over 40 years, the SHTM has refined our distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education, becoming a symbol of excellence in the field. From our humble beginnings as a diploma-conferring department, the School has risen to become one of the largest hospitality and tourism schools in Asia, and amongst the top such schools worldwide. Rated No. 1 in the world for the fourth year in a row since 2017 in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the SHTM also took out top place globally for three consecutive years in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance, and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017.
 
With a strong international team of 70+ academics with diverse cultural backgrounds who possess more than 400 years of hospitality or tourism industry experience, the School ranks among the top hotel and tourism schools in the world, exemplifying our motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.
Address: 17 Science Museum Road Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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For any enquiries, please contact smart.gba@polyu.edu.hk 
For sponsorship, please contact smart.gba.sponsor@polyu.edu.hk 
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