The Rosen College of Hospitality Management will host the 3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality this Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 18, followed by the 1st USA-China Tourism Research Summit on Saturday, Dec. 19. More than 240 practitioners, researchers and academics from around the world will gather in Orlando to discuss ways to better utilize research for the benefit of the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Summit will feature prominent keynote speakers, including Rafat Ali, CEO/founder of Skift, Joel Manby, president & chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, and Christopher Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA. In addition, there will be numerous panel discussions and breakout sessions covering critical topics in hospitality and tourism.

“We’re honored to host this conference again and showcase Rosen College to our international colleagues and friends,” said Abraham Pizam, dean of Rosen College. “This is an important opportunity to bridge research and practice, and engage in important conversations that will shape the future of our industry.”

Rosen College hosted the 2nd World Research Summit in 2013 in partnership with Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific journals.

Learn more about the 3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality.