Chair & Scientific Committee

Conference Chair:

International Scientific Committee:

    • Dr. Ahmed Razman Abdul-Latiff, Putra Business School, Malaysia
    • Dr. Nouman Afgan, Preston University, Pakistan
    • Dr. Shalini Aggarwal, Institute of Management Studies, India
    • Dr. Ahmad Ahmad-Hassan, Loughborough University, UK
    • Dr. Volkan Altintas, Katip Celebi University, Turkey
    • Dr. Maria Alvarez, Bogazici University, Turkey
    • Dr. Francisco Arroyo, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
    • Dr. Azlin Shafinaz Arshad, University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
    • Dr. Paula Serdeira Azevedo, University of Algarve, Portugal
    • Dr. Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez, Rowan University,USA
    • Dr. Artemio  Baigorri, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
    • Dr. Katerina Berezina, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
    • Dr. Kul Bhatia, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    • Dr. Jackie Brander Brown, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    • Dr. Andreas Braun, BSP Business School, Germany
    • Dr. Judi Brownell, Cornell University, USA
    • Dr. Antonio Caleiro, Universidade De Evora, Portugal
    • Dr. Mustafa Canbolat, State University of New York, USA
    • Dr. Tofan Cezarina, Spiru Haret University, Romania
    • Dr. Ulku Clark, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
    • Dr. Marisol Correia, Algarve University, Portugal
    • Dr. Allan Cunningham, Florida Atlantic University, USA
    • Dr. Ernest Czermanski, University of Gdansk, Poland
    • Dr. Ripp Daniell, Salem State University, USA
    • Dr. Lidija Dedi, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    • Dr. Mayukh Dewan, Taylors University, Malaysia
    • Dr. Jacqueline Douglas, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    • Dr. Erdogan Ekiz, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
    • Dr. Junior Garcia, Federal University of Paraná-UFPR, Brazil
    • Dr. Eduardo Guillen, University of A Coruna, Spain
    • Dr. Natalia Guseva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
    • Dr. Yasser Halim, Modern Sciences & Arts University, Egypt
    • Dr. Michelle Hallack, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
    • Dr. Lee Hays, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    • Dr. Carrie Herzog, Conestoga College, Canada
    • Dr. Sabrina Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    • Dr. John Hudson, University of Bath, UK
    • Dr. Apinya Ingard, Silpakorn University, Thailand
    • Dr. Boyan Ivantchev, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
    • Dr. Abdul  Jalil, Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan
    • Dr. Jichul Jang, Kansas State University, USA
    • Dr. Warveni Jap, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
    • Dr. K J Joseph, Centre for Development Studies, India
    • Dr. Magd Kahil, Modern Sciences and Arts University, Egypt
    • Dr. Phyllis Keys, Morgan State University, USA
    • Dr. Mohammad Khataybeh, The Hashemite University, Jordan
    • Dr. M. Khoshnevisan, Ajman University, UAE
    • Dr. Sawsan Khreis, Yarmouk University, Jordan
    • Dr. Sungsoo Kim, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
    • Dr. Goh Kim-Leng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • Dr. Erdogan Koc, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey
    • Dr. Marketa Kubickova, University of South Carolina, USA
    • Dr. Joanna Kuczewska, University of Gdansk, Poland
    • Dr. Rosário Laureano, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Dr. Andy Lee, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Chew Ging Lee, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jaeseok Lee, Antalya International University, Turkey
  • Dr. Ji-Eun Lee, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Dr. Seoki Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Dr. Seul Ki Lee, Sejong University, South Korea
  • Dr. João Carlos Correia Leitão, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Dr. Joseph Lema, Stockton University, USA
  • Dr. Janina Leon, Catholic University of Peru, Peru
  • Dr. Romaldo Lewis, University of Belize, Belize
  • Dr. Ying Liao, Meredith College, USA
  • Dr. Tsong-Zen Liu, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan
  • Dr. María López-Rey, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Dr. Ana Lozano-Vivas, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Dr. Tsz-Wai Lui, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. David Martin, Auburn University, USA
  • Dr. Amir Michael, Durham University, UK
  • Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
  • Dr. Lucia Morales, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Dr. Johnny Nelson, Tarleton State University, USA
  • Dr. Birgit Oberer, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Dr. Habil  Ogalo, Arab Open University, Kuwait
  • Dr. Eunkyoung Park, Iowa State University, USA
  • Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Germany
  • Dr. Maria Helena Pestana, ISCTE_IUL, Lisbon, Portugal and Laureate European University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dr. Jayalakshmy Ramachandran, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia
  • Dr. Akram Rawashdeh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Dr. Rasoul Rezvanian, Ithaca College, USA
  • Dr. Elena Rogova, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Dr. Eileen Schiffer, Marylhurst University, USA
  • Dr. Xiao Shishun, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
  • Dr. Lisa Slevitch, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Dr. Sui Sui, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Dr. Mollie Sweet, Northwest Nazarene University, USA
  • Dr. Saloomeh Tabari, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dr. Abdullah Tanrisevdi, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
  • Dr. Mustafa Tepeci, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey
  • Dr. Shaw Warn Too, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
  • Dr. Yao-Chin Wang, Xiamen University, China
  • Dr. Ning Wang, Valdosta State University, USA
  • Dr. Kelly Way, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Dr. Douglas Waldo, Leading Dimensions, USA
  • Dr. Priyantha Wijayatunga, Umea University, Sweden
  • Dr. Keke Wu, Central Washington University, USA
  • Dr. Martin Wu, University of Illinois, USA
  • Dr. Sergey Yablonsky, St.Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Dr. Rubayah Yakob, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jessica Yuan, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Dr. Michael Zhang, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Dr. Tingting Zhang, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Dr. Wanli Zhao, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • Dr. Wei  Zhao, Zhejiang University, China

Peer Review (Double-Blind) Board:

  • Dr. Ahmed Razman Abdul-Latiff, Putra Business School, Malaysia
  • Dr. Nouman Afgan, Preston University, Pakistan
  • Dr. Shalini Aggarwal, Institute of Management Studies, India
  • Dr. Ahmad Ahmad-Hassan, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dr. Volkan Altintas, Katip Celebi University, Turkey
  • Dr. Maria Alvarez, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Dr. Francisco Arroyo, Universidad De Extremadura, Spain
  • Dr. Azlin Shafinaz Arshad, University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • Dr. Paula Serdeira Azevedo, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Dr. Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez, Rowan University,USA
  • Dr. Artemio Baigorri, Universidad De Extremadura, Spain
  • Dr. Katerina Berezina, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
  • Dr. Kul Bhatia, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Jackie Brander-Brown, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Dr. Andreas Braun, BSP Business School, Germany
  • Dr. Judi Brownell, Cornell University, USA
  • Dr. Antonio Caleiro, Universidade De Evora, Portugal
  • Dr. Mustafa Canbolat, State University of New York, USA
  • Dr. Tofan Cezarina-Adina, Spiru Haret University, Romania
  • Dr. Ulku Clark, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
  • Dr. Marisol Correia, Algarve University, Portugal
  • Dr. Allan Cunningham, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Dr. Ernest Czermanski, University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Dr. Ripp Daniell, Salem State University, USA
  • Dr. Lidija Dedi, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dr. Mayukh Dewan, Taylors University, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jacqueline Douglas, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr. Erdogan Ekiz, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Junior Garcia, Federal University of Paraná-UFPR, Brazil
  • Dr. Eduardo Guillen, University of A Coruna, Spain
  • Dr. Natalia Guseva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Dr. Yasser Halim, Modern Sciences & Arts University, Egypt
  • Dr. Michelle Hallack, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
  • Dr. Lee Hays, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Dr. Carrie Herzog, Conestoga College, Canada
  • Dr. Sabrina Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. John Hudson, University of Bath, UK
  • Dr. Apinya Ingard, Silpakorn University, Thailand
  • Dr. Boyan Ivantchev, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • Dr. Abdul Jalil, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. Jichul Jang, Kansas State University, USA
  • Dr. Warveni Jap, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
  • Dr. K J Joseph, Centre for Development Studies, India
  • Dr. Magd Kahil, Modern Sciences & Arts University, Egypt
  • Dr. Phyllis Keys, Morgan State University, USA
  • Dr. Mohammad Khataybeh, The Hashemite University, Jordan
  • Dr. M Khoshnevisan, Ajman University, UAE
  • Dr. Sawsan Khreis, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Dr. Sungsoo Kim, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
  • Dr. Goh Kim-Leng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr. Erdogan Koc, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey
  • Dr. Marketa Kubickova, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Joanna Kuczewska , University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Dr. Rosário Laureano, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Dr. Andy Lee, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Chew Ging Lee, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jaeseok Lee, Antalya International University, Turkey
  • Dr. Ji-Eun Lee, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Dr. Seoki Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Dr. Seul Ki Lee, Sejong University, South Korea
  • Dr. João Carlos Correia Leitão, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Dr. Joseph Lema, Stockton University, USA
  • Dr. Janina Leon, Catholic University of Peru, Peru
  • Dr. Romaldo Lewis, University of Belize, Belize
  • Dr. Ying Liao, Meredith College, USA
  • Dr. Tsong-Zen Liu, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan
  • Dr. María López-Rey, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Dr. Ana Lozano-Vivas, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Dr. Tsz-Wai Lui, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. David Martin, Auburn University, USA
  • Dr. Amir Michael, Durham University, UK
  • Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
  • Dr. Lucia Morales, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Dr. Johnny Nelson, Tarleton State University, USA
  • Dr. Birgit Oberer, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Dr. Habil Ogalo, Arab Open University, Kuwait
  • Dr. Eunkyoung Park, Iowa State University, USA
  • Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Germany
  • Dr. Maria Helena Pestana, Laureate European University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dr. Jayalakshmy Ramachandran, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia 
  • Dr. Akram Rawashdeh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Dr. Rasoul Rezvanian, Ithaca College, USA
  • Dr. Elena Rogova, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Dr. Eileen Schiffer, Marylhurst University, USA
  • Dr. Xiao Shishun, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
  • Dr. Lisa Slevitch, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Dr. Sui Sui, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Dr. Mollie Sweet, Northwest Nazarene University, USA
  • Dr. Saloomeh Tabari, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dr. Abdullah Tanrisevdi, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
  • Dr. Mustafa Tepeci, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey
  • Dr. Shaw Warn Too, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ning Wang, Valdosta State University, USA
  • Dr. Yao-Chin Wang, Xiamen University, China
  • Dr. Kelly Way, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Dr. Priyantha Wijayatunga, Umea University, Sweden
  • Dr. Keke Wu, Central Washington University, USA
  • Dr. Martin Wu, University of Illinois, USA
  • Dr. Sergey Yablonsky, St.Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Dr. Rubayah Yakob, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Jessica Yuan, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Dr. Michael Zhang, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Dr. Tingting Zhang, University Of Central Florida, USA
  • Dr. Wanli Zhao, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • Dr. Wei  Zhao, Zhejiang University, China

Scientific Relations Coordinators:

  • Cavusoglu, Muhittin, M.S., College of Education, University of South Florida, USA
  • Ciftci, Lena, M.S., College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Cobanoglu, Bora, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International University
  • Sarac, Tugba, M.S., College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Conference Organization:

The students in the Conference and Exhibitions class organize and manage this conference.