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Our sixth Research Forum saw more student presenters than ever before as well as our first ever industry guest-speaker. This forum's them was one of illumination and the powerful impact research and knowledge can have in revealing to us the world around us. As ever, we were entertained and informed in equal measure by our students presentations and posters, more details of which can be found below...
Best Presentation: Nerryn Putri Sumardi
Best Poster: Kimberly Chimarro Muñoz
Photo highlights of the forum...
Student: Nerryn Putri Sumardi
Research Title: Heloe dessert - reformulation of the water droplet cake
Attempting the highly challenging task of introducing a new, healthy dessert to the culinary market, Nerryn used her presentation to explain the concept behind her 'Heloe dessert'. The water droplet cake contains ingredients rich in anti-oxidants, fibre and vitamins and was carefully constructed to ensure the health benefits did not stand in the way of taste and market viability. The audience was impressed with Nerryn's concept and enjoyed the sample flavours she provided for tasting.
Name: Tim Sutton
Occupation: Owner and Founder - Brauerei Sutton
Mr. Sutton founded his small, one-man craft beer brewery in an old butcher's premises in the Engelberg valley town of Dallenwil in Central Switzerland. Producing a range of beers, ales, and now gins, he develops recipes, packages, prices and markets his products for the beverage industry. In his presentaiton, he explained to the students the challenges of starting out as an entrepreneur and bringing a new product to a competitive market.
Anya Masley - New Zealand - The barriers and driving forces for implementation of eco-management systems and sustainable development in the lodging sector: A case study of California, United States.
Avina Triani Almira Dody - Indonesia - The link between aesthetics and customer loyalty: an investigation of customer retention in casual dining restaurants.
Christine Achieng - Kenya - To justify, research as well as evaluate brigadier dessert that could be successfully launched within the Kenyan marketplace.
Daniela Jarrín - Ecuador - A study of volunteer tourist typologies: An investigation of the personality.
Gan Bo Wu Jonathan - Malaysia - An empirical study of what motivates hospitality employees in the case of Generation Y in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.
Halim Lee - South Korea - Energizer Pie: Launching a new health dessert to market.
Hoang Long Phi - Vietnam - What factors matter the most when starting-up a success dining business in Hanoi?
Yap Li Ying - Malaysia - Motivational factors influencing tourists’ destination choice: The case of Penang, Malaysia.
Lionika Roselie - Indonesia - Customer satisfaction in the corporate hotel sector in Bali.
Luana Neto Pereira - Macau - The role of hotel lobby aesthetics on consumer perception and behavioural intentions: A study of luxury hotels in Macau S.A.R.
Ooi Joshua - Malaysia - Research paradigms in the hospitality industry and the path it's taking: a concise exploratory review.
Tran Thi Sao Linh - Vietnam - Motivational factors affecting decisions towards volunteering at a local sporting event: A case study of the Swiss City Marathon, Luzern.
Low Yan Nan - Malaysia - The impact of management on employee performance: A case study of Kuala Lumpur hospitality employees.
Yelnur Alyakbarova - Kazakhstan - What is "destination image?"