Our seventh Research Forum was our biggest to-date! We welcomed not one but two special guest speakers, enjoyed our regular BA (Hons) and MBA student research presentations and poster competition and had the whole thing captured by a professional photographer. From the industry, it was our pleasure to welcome Roshan De Silva, founder of Ruuk Village - a sustainable kite-surfing resort in Sri Lanka. From a little closer to home, it was also great to hear from Michael Müller, Assistant Bar Manager at Luzern's world famous Hotel Château Gütsch. See below for all the forum highlights...
Best Presentation: Kittiwin Liwsrisakun
Best Poster: Helge De Wilt
Photo highlights of the forum...
Student: Kittiwin Liwsrisakun
Research Title: The tourists' awarness and perception of Khon, the masked dance drama of Thailand
Offering a unique cultural insight into the traditional masked dance perormance in Thai culture, Kittiwin's research presentation aimed to see how raising tourists' awareness of the Khon performance art could have a wider impact on tourism in Thailand and the country's identity as a cultural tourism destination.
Name: Helge De Wilt
Poster Title: Motivational factors to study hospitality management: A Case Study of IMI students and alumni
Helge's dissertation has the objective of providing recommendations to marketing & recruitment teams within the hospitality education sector and offering insights to hospitality lecturers & staff on their students' motivations to study the subject. Forum attendees admired the clear structure of his poster and the level of detail contained within the restrictive format.