Welcome Message

Welcome Message from

the Presidents of APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE

2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE cum 4th Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference

Message from the Presidents of APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE

On behalf of the EuroCHRIE and APacCHRIE Federations and the planning committee of the conference, it is our great honour and pleasure to invite all of you to the very first joint APacCHRIE – EuroCHRIE conference in the fantastic city of Hong Kong where East meets West in a multitude of ways. 


As part of the International CHRIE family, our Federations decided two years ago to join forces to bring you a truly International conference.  From now on, we will have joint conference every four years. At a board meeting, we literally flipped a coin to decide whether to hold the first in Europe or in Asia Pacific.  Since the decision was made to award the conference to the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one of the leading hospitality and tourism schools in the world, our colleagues there have put in a tremendous amount of effort to organise what promises to be a truly unforgettable conference experience in the ground breaking ICON Hotel. 


Hong Kong provides an ideal setting for this first joint conference.  It is a hugely attractive conference location with a wonderful array of visitor attractions, culture and vibrant nightlife.  Hong Kong boasts a large number of top quality hotels and is also extremely well connected to destinations all over the world via its busy airport.


We look forward to a record number of attendees and an exciting and inspiring conference programme that will really encapsulate the conference theme ‘East meets West in Hospitality and Tourism Education’.


We are breaking new ground with this new conference and are really looking forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong and hope that you will have the pleasure to experience the wonderful Asian Pacific and European hospitality.



Dr Peter Kim, President of APacCHRIE                   Dr Ralf Burbach, President of EuroCHRIE

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