10 September 2020
1pm – 2pm
Inaugural Session

Dr Md Sabur Khan, Honorable Chairman, Daffodil Family

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Honorable VC, DIU

Dr Gowher Rizvi, Senior Government Adviser

Mr Aziz Rahman, Restaurateur and Adviser to DIU

Mr Donald Sloan, Chair, Oxford Cultural Collective

2.30pm – 3.30pm
‘Role models as an inspiration to students’

Mr Aktar Islam, Chef and Restaurateur (UK-based)

Ms Dina Begum, Chef and food writer (UK-based)

Mr Donald Sloan, Chair, Oxford Cultural Collective

Role models can be a source of motivation and inspiration to hospitality management students. In this session, three internationally recognised players from the worlds of hospitality and gastronomy will share their personal stories and their hopes for DOCEH.
4.00pm to 5.00pm
‘Hospitality education in a turbulent world’

Ms Anna Pollock, Hospitality and Tourism industry strategist and visionary thinker (UK-based)

Mr Farooq Sobhan, Former diplomat and Chair, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

Mr Roberto Daniele, Founder, Changemakers Lab, Melbourne

Mr Donald Sloan, Chair, Oxford Cultural Collective

In this session, contributors will consider how higher education institutions should adapt to the rapidly changing and uncertain world in which we live. Learning from crises, not least the global covid pandemic which has rocked the international hospitality industry, how important is it for educational institutions to promote responsible business practice, to focus the curriculum on risk management and to ensure students have the skills to build careers in an unstable and unpredictable environment.
5.30pm to 6.30 pm
‘ What constitutes excellence in Higher Education?’

Mr Ruud Reuland, Former Director Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne and Hotelschool the Hague

Professor Uuna McMahon Beattie, Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ulster University

Mr Donald Sloan, Chair, Oxford Cultural Collective

Leading figures from Higher Education and industry will consider what it takes for universities to deliver outstanding educational programmes that meet the needs of students, industry and wider society. Is it time for hospitality schools to break from orthodox approaches to higher education and to create educational models that are more attuned to the modern world?
7.00pm to 7.30pm
Closing Session

Mr. Robert Chatterton-Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Mr Mohammed Nuruzzaman, Group CEO, Daffodil Family