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The t-Forum Programme

Wednesday, March 18th

14:00-14:30   Registration

14:30–16:00  Concurrent Sessions

     Workshop 1 PLS Structural Equation Modelling in Hospitality and Tourism Research

     Patrícia Pinto, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

     Workshop 2 An Invitation to Qualitative Data  Analysis

     José de São José, CICS.NOVA, University of  Algarve, Portugal

     Workshop 3 Introduction to Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis

     Hessam Sarooghi, Butler University, USA

16:00–16:30  t-Break

16:30–17:00  Keynote Talk Knowledge as the Driving Engine of Sustainable Tourism

    João Albino Silva, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

17:00–18:30  Panel 1 What the Industry wants the Academia to Investigate

    João Albino Silva, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal, Chair

    Francisco Serra, CCDR Algarve, Portugal

    Mário Candeias, Espinal Palace Hotel, Iran

    Luís Pereira, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

18:30–19:00  Conference Reception

    Welcome Remarks

    José Teotónio, CEO Pestana Group, Portugal

    Alfonso Morvillo, Co-Founder, The t-Forum, Italy

    Manuela Guerreiro, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

    Vitor Aleixo, Municipality of Loulé, Portugal



Thursday, March 19th

8:15–8:45     Registration

8:45–9:15     Opening Ceremony

9:15-9:45      Keynote Talk Tourism Research, Policy and Industry: Forging a Common Ground

   Renata Tomljenović, Institute for Tourism, Croatia

9:45 -11:00  Panel 2 Fostering the Future: New Challenges for Tourism

   Leonídio Paulo Ferreira, Diário Notícias, Moderator

   Elidérico Viegas, Algarve Hotels and Resorts Association, Portugal

   Pedro Costa Ferreira, Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, Portugal

   Raul Martins, Portugal Hotels Association, Portugal

   João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

11:00-11:30   t-Break

11:30-13:00  Parallel Presentations

   Panel 3 Road-mapping Training/Education for Boots on Tourism Grounds

   Fanny Vong, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China, Co-chair

   Kazem Vafadari, Asia Pacific University, Japan, Co-chair

   Diamantina do Rosario, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China

   Additional panelists from Macao and Japan (tbc)

   Paper Session 1 Brazilian Tourism in Perspective

                       Alexandre Panosso Netto - University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil, Chair

                       Approach and Structure for Destination Marketing Plans

                       Marilia Gonçalves and Rosana Rosa Mazaro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte-UFRN, Brazil

                       Ways of Developing for Local Communities in the Scope of Sustainable Tourism

                       Daniella Marcondes and Sidnei Raimundo, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

                       Tourism Quality Management in Brazil

                       Tiago Savi Mondo, Federal Institute of Santa Catarina-IFSC, Brazil

                       Labour Market for Tourism in Brazil

                       Carlos Eduardo Silveira, Juliana Medaglia and Marcia Shizue Massukado-Nakatani, Federal University of Paraná-UFPR, Brazil

                       Black Culture and Brazilian Tourism

                       Denise dos Santos Rodrigues, Luiz Gonzaga Godói Trigo and Edmur Antonio Stoppa, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

                       How Quality of Working Life of Hotel Frontline Employees Increases Competitiveness

                       Gabriela Ferreira Camargo, Alexandre Panosso Netto and George Bedinelli Rossi, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

                       Complex Institutional Arrangements and Challenges in Public Policy Production

                       Mariana Tomazin, Edegar Luiz Tomazzoni and Glauber Eduardo de Oliveira Santos, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

   Additional Concurrent Sessions (tba)

13:00-14:15   t-Lunch

14:15-15:30    Panel 4 Fostering the Future: Challenges for the Tourism Industry

    Luis del Olmo, Passionality Group, USA, Moderator

    José Teotónio, CEO Pestana Group, Portugal

    TAP Air Portugal (invited)

    Francisco Pita, Representative of ANA, Portugal

    Representative of Booking (tbc)

    Nuno Pimenta, Representative of Google, Portugal

    Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation, Portugal

15:30-17:00   Parallel Presentations

     Panel 5 Rural Development and Community Empowerment through Tourism

     Kazem VafadariAsia Pacific University, Japan, Co- Chair

     Paper Sessions

     Workshop 4 Aligning the Shared Tourism Economy with a Destination Brand

     Duarte B. Morais, North Carolina State University, USA, Moderator

     Gene Brothers, North Carolina State University, USA

     Jonathan Freeze, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA

17:30-19:00   Doctor Honoris Causa

20:00             Conference and Doctor Honoris Dinner

     The t-Forum Dinner Speaker

     Konrad Mizzi, Minister of Tourism, Malta

     Algarve is Our Campus

     Representative of the University of Algarve

Friday, March 20th

9:00–9:30     Keynote Talk Climate: An Existential Crisis

     Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK

9:30–10:30    Panel 6 Climate Friendly Travel

     Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK, Moderator

     Samuel Almond, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, UK

     Herbert Hamele, Ecotrans, Germany

     Gordon Sillence, Janela Aberta 2, Portugal

     Leslie Vella, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta

10:30-11:00    t-Break

11:00-11:30     Keynote Talk How to Reduce Operating Cost, Increase Environmental Sustainability and Improve one's Image

    Sara Dolnicar, University of Queensland, Australia

11:30-13:30     Parallel Presentations

     Panel 7 Building a 21st-Century Roadmap for Hospitality Research and Education

     Youcheng Wang, University of Central Florida, USA, Moderator

     Workshop 5 Destination Marketing and Management: Development and Trends

     Youcheng Wang, University of Central Florida, USA

     Additional Concurrent Sessions (tba)

13:30-14:30    t-Lunch

14:30-15:00   Keynote Talk Tourism Experiences for Success

     Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

15:00-16:00  Panel 8 Tourism Experiences for Success

     Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Moderator

     Sarah Gardiner, Griffith University, Australia

     Zhuo (Vicky) Wang, University of Queensland, Australia

     Bob Kharazmi, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, USA

     Serena Volo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano-Brunico, Italy

16:00-16:30   t-Break

16:30-18:00   Parallel Presentations

     Additional Concurrent Sessions (tba)

18:00               Closing Session

     Panel 9 Agenda for Mobilizing Intelligence in Tourism (the t-Forum)

     Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder, Moderator

     Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx

     Alfonso Morvillo, The t-Forum Co-Founder

     Presentation of the Best Papers Awards

     Announcements and Closing Remarks

Saturday, March 21st

9:30-13:00     Concurrent Technical Visits

          Visit 1 Golf Experience: Pestana Vila Sol Golf Course

          Visit 2 Loulé Creative Lab

          Visit 3 Loulé Hidden Heritage

14:30-15:30     Reports on field visits

15:30-18:00    Optional Tour, “Golden Triangle”, Algarve