The t-Forum Programme
The t-Forum Programme*

Wednesday, November 4h

13:00-20:00  Registration

14:30–16:00  Concurret Sessions

             Workshop 1 An Invitation to Qualitative Data  Analysis

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

             Workshop 2 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, Espinas Hotel Group, Iran

   Luís Pereira, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

18:30–19:00   Welcome Remarks 

   Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony   

   Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder

   Alfonso Morvillo, The t-Forum Co-Founder

   Manuela Guerreiro, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

   Efigénio Rebelo, Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, Portugal

            Welcome Drink by Comissão Vitivinícola do Algarve

Thursday, November 5th

7:45–17:00  Registration

           Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

8:45–9:15  Opening Ceremony

           Paulo Águas, University of Algarve, Portugal

           Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

           Patricia Pinto, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

           João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

           Rita Marques, Secretary of State of Tourism, Portugal

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

  Joana Petiz, Diário Notícias, Portugal, Moderator

  Elidérico Viegas, Algarve Hotels and Resorts Association, Portugal

  Cristina Siza Vieira, AHP – Portuguese Hotels Association, Portugal

  João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

  Alberto Mota Borges, Faro Airport Director, Portugal

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

  Ali Jafari, Indiana University, USA

  Panel 4 Managing Tourism Under Uncertainty (RTA)

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

            Portugal, Moderator

            Luís 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, Portugal

  Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions 

13:00-14:15  t-Lunch - Wine Experience by La Asociación Española de Enoturismo

14:15-15:30  Panel 5 - Plenary Session Fostering the Future: Challenges for the Tourism Industry

14:15-14:25 Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation, Portugal

14:25 -15:30 Luis del Olmo, Passionality Group, USA, Moderator

 Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

 Tom Jenkins, representative of European Tourism Association, London

 Francisco Pita, Representative of ANA, Portugal

 Nuno Pimenta, Representative of Google, Portugal

15:30-17:00  Parallel Presentations

  Panel 6  Smart Destination – Solutions Made in Algarve (CCDR)

            Francisco SerraCCDR Algarve, Portugal, Moderator

            Juan Correia, Algardata, Portugal

            Adelino Venturinha, Itelmatis, Portugal

            João Raposo, Âmago, Portugal

            Luis Branca, Conceptek, Portugal

            Panel 7 BTOC Consulting

  Workshop 3  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

  Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions 

17:00-17:15 Transfer from Pestana Vila Sol to University of Algarve

18:30-20:00 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, November 6th

7:45–18:00  Registration

           Magdalena Osmola, Master of Ceremony

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

 Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, Malta

9:30–10:30  Panel 8 - Plenary Session  Climate Friendly Travel by Águas do Algarve

  Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, Malta, Moderator

  Herbert Hamele, Ecotrans, Germany

  Gordon Sillence, Janela Aberta 2, Portugal

  Leslie Vella, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta

  Teresa Fernandes, Águas do Algarve, Portugal

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

  Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions 

13:30-15:00  t-Lunch

15:00-15:30  Keynote Talk Tourism Experiences

   Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

15:30-16:30  Panel 9 - 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, Marriott International Luxury Brands, USA

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

16:30-17:00   t-Break

17:00-18:30  Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions 

18:30   Closing Session

   Panel 10 - Plenary Session Agenda for Mobilizing Intelligence in Tourism (the t-Forum)

   João Albino Silva,  CinTurs, University of Algarve

   Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx

   Alfonso MorvilloThe t-Forum Co-Founder

   Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder

   Presentation of the Best Papers Awards

   Announcements and Closing Remarks with Celebratory Cava Reception hosted by Prada a Tope

Saturday, November 7th

9:30-13:00  Social Programme (Concurrent Visits)

 Visit 1  Golf Experience: Pestana Vila Sol Golf Course

 Visit 2  Loulé Creative Lab

 Visit 3  Loulé Hidden Heritage

 Visit 4  Odelouca Dam & WTP of Companheira

 Optional Tour, “Golden Triangle”, Algarve

*The programme might suffer some changes.