Southern Cross University Hosts CAUTHE Conference

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University at Bilinga last week hosted the 25th annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference from February 2-5. 

The conference theme, “Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaptation and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality” was explored by 200 tourism academics from across Australia and the world, with a range of discussion papers, ideas sessions and forums shedding light on the evolving area of tourism education.

CSGC Board Member and Dean and Foundation Head of Southern Cross University’s School of Business and Tourism, Professor Elizabeth Roberts, (pictured), said the aim of the conference was to provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in discussion sessions, present research and share ideas.

CSGC’s CEO Peter Doggett opened the conference along with the University’s Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor William MacGillivray.

Keynote speakers included Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter, Professor John Tribe from the University of Surrey, and Professor Betty Weiler from Southern Cross University.

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