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The t-Forum Programme

Wednesday, March 18th

13:00-20:00  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

                        Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

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 - Plenary Session What the Industry wants the Academia to Investigate

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

    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

    Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony   

    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

7:45–20:00 Registration

                       Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

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 - Plenary Session Fostering the Future: New Challenges for Tourism

   Leonídio Paulo Ferreira, Diário Notícias, Portugal, Moderator

   Elidérico Viegas, Algarve Hotels and Resorts Association, Portugal

   Raul Martins, Portugal Hotels Association, Portugal

   João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

   Alberto Mota Borges, Faro Airport Director, Portugal

   Representative of Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, Portugal (tbc)

11:00-11:30   t-Break by BTOC Consulting

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-Moderator

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

   Diamantina Rosario, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China

   Additional panelists from Macao and Japan (tbc)

   Panel 4 Managing Tourism Under Uncertainty

                       Luis Serra Coelho – University of Algarve, President of the Algarve Regional Delegation of Economists Order,

                       Portugal, Moderator

                       Luis Correia da Silva – D. Pedro Golf CEO, former Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal

                       José Lopes – Portugal Easyjet Country Manager, Portugal

                       Ana Carvalho – Executive Member of COSEC, Portugal

                       Mário Azevedo Ferreira – NAU Hotels & Resorts CEO (tbc), Portugal

   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 5 - Plenary Session Fostering the Future: Challenges for the Tourism Industry

   Luis del Olmo, Passionality Group, USA, Moderator

   José Teotónio, CEO Pestana Group, Portugal

   Tom Jenkins, representative of European Tourism Association, London

   Francisco Pita, Representative of ANA, Portugal

   Nuno Pimenta, Representative of Google, Portugal

   Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation, Portugal

15:30-17:00  Parallel Presentations

    Paper Session 2  Closing the Gap between Knowledge and Practice

    David Fennell - Brock University, Canada, Chair

    Papers (tba)

    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

    Minister of Tourism, Malta

    Algarve is Our Campus

    Representative of the University of Algarve

Friday, March 20th

7:45–20:00  Registration

                        Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

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

   Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK

9:30–10:30  Panel 6 - Plenary Session Climate Friendly Travel by Águas do Algarve

   Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, UK, Moderator

   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

                        Paper Session 3 Agriculture Heritage, Community Empowerment and Rural Tourism

                        Kazem VafadariRitsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, Chair

                        Tourism as a Mechanism for Rural Development in Japan: Applications for Tajikistan

                        Farrukh Yusufzoda, Ritsumeikam Asia Pacific University, Japan  

                        Rural development in Japan through Tourism

                        Weda Arachchige Tihani, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan 

                        Developing Sustainable Tourism Community: Wachau Cultural Landscapes in Austria

                        Dietermar Say, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan 

                        Rural Tourism and Destination Management: Lake Bracciano, Italy

                        Hira Sakura and Kazem Vafadari, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

    Additional Concurrent Sessions (tba)

13:30-14:30   t-Lunch

14:30-15:00  Keynote Talk Tourism Experiences

    Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

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

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

     Sarah GardinerGriffith University, Australia

     Zhuo Wang, CEO of Pinchain Pty Ltd, China & 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 - Plenary Session 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

    Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

14:30-15:30   Reports on field visits

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