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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Time Session Location
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Doubletree Hotel, Lobby
12:45 – 1:15 pm Shuttle Transportation from Doubletree Hotel To Temple University
1:30 – 2:45 pm Academic paper presentations Temple University, Alter Hall 7th Floor
2:45 – 3:15 pm Tea Break

Poster Session

Temple University, Alter Hall 7th Floor
3:15 – 4:30 pm Academic paper presentations Temple University, Alter Hall 7th Floor
4:45 pm Shuttle from Temple to Doubletree Hotel
5:30 – 7:30 pm “Fliggy Night” – Forum Welcome Reception  The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

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Monday, July 22, 2019

All sessions located in the Doubletree Hotel Normandy Ballroom

Time Session Speaker
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration
8:30 am – 9:15 am Forum Opening  


9:15 – 9:30 am Keynote Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association
9:30 – 9:45 am Keynote Huayong Ge, Chairman, UnionPay International Co.
9:45 – 10:00 am Keynote Shengkang He, Senior Counselor, World Tourism Cities Federation
10:00 – 10:15 am Keynote Kaye Chon, Ph.D., Dean and Chair Professor, Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, SHTM, HK PolyU
10:15 – 10:45 am Tea Break
10:45 – 11:00 am Keynote Steve Hood, Senior Vice Present Research, STR and Founding Director, SHARE Center STR
11:00 – 11:50 am Panel Discussion: Trends and Challenges of Chinese Outbound Tourism Moderator:  Sam (Songshan) Huang, Ph.D., Professor of Tourism and Services Marketing, School of Business and Law Edith Cowan University, Australia


Wolfgang Arlt, Director, China Outbound Tourism Research Institute

Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company

Pam Inman, President, National Tour Association

Ernest Wooden Jr., President and CEO, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 pm Keynote Adam Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
1:45 – 2:00 pm Keynote Rochelle Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport
2:00 – 2:50 pm Panel Discussion: Hotel Development in China Moderator: Qu Xiao, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Anthony Emanuelo, Vice President Brand Operations, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Mark Lomanno, Partner and Senior Advisor, Kalibri Labs

Mengchao (Michael) Chen, Vice President,  Wanda Hotels & Resorts

Wei Xiang, President, T&T Negotiations

2:50 – 3:30 pm Stimulating Talks Bill Siegel, Founder & Executive Chairman, Longwoods International

James Cai, Sales Director of China Southern Airlines New York office

Svetlana Yazovskikh, Executive Director of Global Tourism, PHLCVB

Kai Wang, Chief Strategy Officer, Atour Life

3:30 – 4:00 pm Tea Break
4:00 – 4:15 pm Keynote Ray Wang, Vice President, Hotel Business, Alibaba Fliggy
4:15 – 5:15 pm Panel Discussion Moderator – Ceridwyn King, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University


Youcheng Wang, Ph.D., Dean, William Peeper Destination Marketing Preeminent Chair Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management at University of Central Florida

Billy Bai, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

Huimin Gu, Ph.D., Dean, School of Tourism Sciences, Beijing International Studies University

Ying Zhang, Ph.D., Professor of School of Management, Minzu University of China

Ray Wang, Vice President, Hotel Business, Alibaba Fliggy

5:15-5:30pm Keynote Xiang (Robert) Li, Ph.D., Professor & Director of the U.S. – Asia Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Temple University
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner

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