[ August 23, 2020 by Reyed Mia 0 Comments ]

Prof. Uuna McMahon Beattie

Professor Uuna McMahon Beattie

Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ulster University

Professor Una McMahon-Beattie is Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ulster University (UK) which is now ranked number 1 in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020 and includes the award winning restaurant, The Academy, the Food and Consumer Testing Suits (FACTS), and the Food and Drink Business Development Centre.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Fellow of the University’s Centre for Higher Education and Research Practice. Her main research areas are revenue management, tourism and event marketing and tourism futures. She is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management and a board member of the Journal of Tourism Futures. Una has published extensively in leading journals and is author/co-editor of eight books including the ‘The Future of Food Tourism: Foodies, Experiences, Exclusivity, Visions and Political Capital’ and ‘The Future Past of Tourism: Historical Perspectives and Future Evolutions’. Una has been an external examiner at institutions both nationally and internationally including the University of Surrey, the University of Bournemouth, Glion Institution of Higher Education (Switzerland) and EASM East Asia Institute of Management, Singapore. Nationally, Una is an Executive Member and Vice Chair of the Council of Hospitality Management Education (CHME).



[ August 23, 2020 by Reyed Mia 0 Comments ]

Mr Ruud Reuland

Mr Ruud Reuland

Former Director, Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne and Hotelschool the Hague


Ruud Reuland, formerly Dean of Hotel School The Hague and General  Director of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, is now an educational consultant  working on strategy development and implementation for multiple clients in  a variety of destinations worldwide.


[ January 21, 2020 by Hospitality Conference 0 Comments ]

Dr. Donald Sloan

Donald Sloan is Founder and Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, an international educational and cultural institute working in the fields of hospitality and gastronomy (https://oxfordculturalcollective.com/).  Much of his work is focused on the creation of new educational centres in partnership with universities, in multiple locations internationally. Prior to founding the Oxford Cultural Collective, Donald was Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University, a position he held from 2003 to 2017. In that role he was responsible for the performance of the School across all of its key areas of activity – the provision of an outstanding student experience, the production of internationally recognised research, productive engagement with industry and other external bodies, and reputation enhancement. Throughout his tenure the school received many plaudits, including being ranked in the top three hospitality schools the world in 2016 at the prestigious Worldwide Hospitality Awards. Donald is a Trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust, a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, an Honorary Fellow of the Council for Hospitality Management Education and elected member of St Cross College, University of Oxford. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Higher Education Management from University College London (UCL).