It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm invitation to you to participate in the Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference hosted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). I am delighted that the conference will be delivered in a hybrid mode in Hong Kong on 13-14 June 2022 at Hotel ICON, our groundbreaking teaching and research hotel.

Taking the theme “Innovation ∙ Research ∙ Education”, the conference will serve as an important networking platform for educators, thought leaders, students and industry professionals to exchange dialogue related to innovations and trends in the global tourism and hospitality industry, as well as opportunities and challenges that the industry is facing.

Professor Kaye Chon

This exceptional platform is being organised by a group of talented SHTM undergraduate students from the Special Events Class for delegates from around the world to connect, network as well as exchange ideas and insights. Along with faculty members, they are committed to creating an unlike-any-other experience for our international delegates. 


The year 2022 is a special year for all of us at PolyU as it marks the 85th anniversary of the University. This is a time for us to look back with pride and forward in confidence. This is also a time for us to convene and celebrate. I look forward to welcoming you to the conference and the celebrations.



Professor Kaye Chon

Dean and Chair Professor

Walter and Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University