The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia is organizing a three-day international conference on “Enterprise and Entrepreneurialism in Tourism and Hospitality” between 28th – 30th, January, 2022. The conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. The online 3-day Conference would be well attended by the prominent authorities from the Ministry of Tourism, National Tourism Associations and Academia, making it extremely relevant with their vast experience to the needs of our ever-changing world. Some of the notable global thought leaders in the domain of entrepreneurship will also be deliberating in the conference.
The three-day online conference will eminently be graced by the presence of Prof. S. P. Bansal, the Honourable Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh- as the chief guest, along with other guests of honour, notably Mr. Vinod Zutshi IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India; while Dr. Venu Vasudevan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary of Higher Education and Tourism, Govt. of Kerala, Ms. Rupinder Pannu Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), and Mr. Anil K Rajput, Joint Secretary, Association of Domestic Tour Operators Of India (ADTOI).The conference would be hosted and represented by the Chief Patron, Honourable Vice Chancelor, Prof. Najma Akhtar, Conference PatronsDr. Nazim Husain Al-Jafri, Registrar and Prof. Mohd. Asaduddin, Dean, F/o Humanities & Languages, Conference Chair, Dr.Sarah Hussain, Associate Professor & Head, DTHM, and Conference Co-Chair Prof. Nimit Chowdhary, DTHMJamia Millia Islamia.
Entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality contributes towards the fiscal growth of the country. It paves a way to increase employment opportunities for the countrymen and ushers the nation on a growth trajectory that is so much the need of the hour. It provides the service sector to be a part of the demand and supply chain, thereby, assuring economic progress and socio-economic balance in the nation.The University having one of the most comprehensive tourism and hospitality departments in the South Asia region, is alive to its pioneering role and responsibilities to align and serve India’s priorities of making it “Atma Nirbhar” whilst commemorating the 75 glorious years of independent India through the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
Thus, through this International conference, Jamia Millia Islamia has envisaged, to provide a forum for researchers, educationists and practitioners in the field of entrepreneurship to exchange their research findings, and experiences. It aims to attract an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners, and individuals who are involved in various dimensions of tourism and hospitality innovation and entrepreneurship education and research. The goal is to address the role of research in entrepreneurship in the context of contemporary tourism and hospitality.
The event intends to initiate and engage public discourse on the issues of the response and resilience of entrepreneurship in the wake Covid-19 and its aftermath on tourism and hospitality with the special contributions of women in tourism and hospitality entrepreneurship, the role of higher education and innovation in the domain to enhance the efficiency of entrepreneurship in tourism and to welcome new avenues and opportunities offering solutions to the beleaguered industry and direction for its bright future.
Some of the notable global thought leaders in the domain of entrepreneurship will be deliberating in the conference. Some notables include Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis, from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Tourism Review”; Prof. Konstantinos Andriotis, from the Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom, Dr. Vanessa Ratten, Associate Professor – Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, La Trobe University, Australia, Prof. Stephen Pratt, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji, Dr. Tracy Harkison, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, Prof. S.C. Bagri, Former Vice Chancellor, Himgiri Zee University and Former HoD, Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University, Prof. Parikshat Singh Manhas, Director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Jammu, Prof. Monika Prakash, Nodal Officer, IITTM Nellore, Prof. S.K. Gupta, Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University. Prof. Mohinder Chand, Deptt. of Tourism & Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Mr. Priyadarshan Lakhawat, Principal, Institute of Hotel Management, Jaipur, Prof. Sampad K Swain, Deptt. of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University, Prof. Ashish Dahiya, Director, Centre for Life Skills & Soft Skills, M. D. University, Rohtak, Prof. Ibohal Meitei, Manipur University, Prof. Yedla Venkata Rao, Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University, Prof. Prashant Gautam, Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Punjab University, Prof. Sheeba Hamid, Coordinator & Training and Placement Officer, Department of Tourism, Aligarh Muslim University, Dr. Madhu Chandok, President Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI), Delhi Chapter, Ms. Deepika Arora, Founder – Rosakue Hospitality.
This conference will help to bring various stakeholders on a single platform to discuss future tourism trends, ideas, implications and methodologies, underlying the theoretical and practical approaches for innovation and entrepreneurial growth in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. The conference has attracted a good body of research papers, case studies and presentations from all across the globe to be presented in the various technical sessions by the the participants on the sub themes – Covid 19 and Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Higher education and Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology in Tourism and Hospitality etc.
The conference would witness many panel discussions, technical tracks, keynote sessions, workshops making it highly interactive and relevant for the Industry and the academia.