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April 18, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Conference Program Outline



Draft Conference Program

Sun. April 25, 2010

Activity / Format

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Description


6:30pm - 8:00pm


Registration

Evening Welcome Reception


Grad Pub



(Conference package pick-up)

Mon. April 26, 2010

Activity / Format


Description

7:30am - 12:15pm

Registration

KPMG Atrium

(Conference package pick-up)

7:30am - 8:45am
Continental Breakfast and networking




KPMG Atrium


8:45am - 9:00am


Welcome and Introduction
Dr Barbara Carmichael, Director of NeXt Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University


Welcome
Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Vice President: Academic & Provost, Wilfrid Laurier University 



SBE 1210


9:00am - 10:15am




Academic Keynote Speaker - Professor Alison Morrison, University of Surrey, UK

Tourism Entrepreneurship: Worlds, Voices, and Truths


SBE 1210

Alison is currently Professor in Hospitality Management at the School of Management, Surrey University.  

Until 2009, she was Vice-Dean (Research) of the Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this she was Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  Alison has been publishing extensively and teaching since 1984, primarily in her specialist area of small and entrepreneurial hospitality and tourism businesses.  She has authored a wide range of journal papers and books related to entrepreneurship. Within the field of hospitality key contributions have been made through the co-edited books In Search of Hospitality and Hospitality a Social Lens.

Evidence of the esteem in which Alison is held is provided in the wide range of visiting and external appointments that demonstrate her academic standing at both national and international level. Most recent is as a Visiting Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has taught entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism extensively overseas at universities in, for example, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia, Lapland, Iran and Mauritius.


10:15am - 10:45am


Refreshment Break

KPMG Atrium


10:45am - 12:15pm

1st Paper Session: Nascent Entrepreneurship and Innovation

SBE 1210

Chaired by Dr. Sofy Carayannopoulos, Wilfrid Laurier University

Building entrepreneurship and innovation through the continuing education of micro and small enterprises
Mary T. Holden, Antony Foley, Patrick Lynch and Jennifer Hussey,  Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

From facilitated to independent tourism learning networks: Connecting the dots
Felicity Kelliher and Leana Reinl, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Strategic innovation in Tourism SMEs
Ed Brooker, Michael C.G. Davidson, and Kathryn Marles, Griffith University;
Marion Joppe, University of Guelph

From road to electronic highway: Herbert Candy Mansion’s strategic application of information technology
Stephen Breen,  Computer Security Consultant, Massachusetts


12:30pm - 1:30pm


Lunch


KPMG Atrium


1:30pm - 3:00pm

2nd Paper Session: Entrepreneurship, Firm Performance & External Influences

SBE 1210

Chaired by Sarah Quinlan, Wilfrid Laurier University

Government roles in stimulating tourism development: A Case from Guangxi, China
Geoffrey Wall and Qun Qin, University of Waterloo

Staying Commercial in Canada’s national parks
Barbara J. McNicol, Mount Royal University, Calgary; Dianne Draper, University of Calgary

Effect of Entrepreneurial capacity in firm performance in the rural tourism sector
Weibing Zhao and Colina de Mong-Ha, The Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR China

Factors affecting tourism entrepreneurship in the North Carolina mountains
Carol Kline, North Carolina Central University; Jason R. Swanson, University of Kentucky; Lee-Anne S. Milburn, California Polytechnic University


3:00pm - 3:15pm


Refreshment Break

KPMG Atrium


3:15pm - 4:45pm


3rd Paper Session: Networks in tourism entrepreneurship

SBE 1210

Chaired by Dr. Culum Canally, Wilfrid Laurier University

Tourism entrepreneurship as a career choice for young Africans
Beem. H. Beeka, and Mike Rimmington, Sheffield Hallam University, U.K

Networking of festival entrepreneurs at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Saskia  De Klerk and Melville Saayman, North-West University, Potchefstroom South Africa

Place identity and heritage as issues of branding community cultural festivals in business improvement area neighbourhoods of Toronto, Canada (extended abstract only)
Kelley McClinchey, Wilfrid Laurier University

Entrepreneurial innovation and community networks: Coconut Palms eco-heritage tourism resort
Dr. Jithendran Kokkranikal, University of Greenwich;  Alison Morrison, University of Surrey, UK


6:30pm - 8:00pm

Conference Dinner

Senate & Board Chamber


Tues. April 27, 2010

Activity / Format


Description

7:00am - 8:45am

Registration and Check-in for morning event


Senate & Board Chamber Foyer


7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast and Networking


Senate & Board Chamber


8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome
Rob Donelson, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University

Senate & Board Chamber


8:45am - 10:15am

Industry Panel Session

MANAGING CHANGE: Challenges for Tourism Entrepreneurs


Senate & Board Chamber

Moderated by:

Bill Allen
President Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

The panel will include prominent tourism entrepreneurs:

Mark Bingeman
President,  Bingemans Inc.

Alex Mustakas
Artistic Director and Chief Entertainment Officer, Drayton Entertainment

Rob Thorburn Sr.
Chairman and Owner, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures


10:15am - 10:45am


Refreshment Break

Senate & Board Chamber Foyer


10:45am - 12:15pm

4th Paper session:
Entrepreneur Characteristics

SBE 1210

Chaired by Dr. Sofy Carayannopoulos, Wilfrid Laurier University

Social entrepreneurs as drivers of destination development: the case of Greenbox – an eco-tourism destination in Ireland
Ziene Mottiar, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Understanding the lifestyle concept from a different perspective: transition economy context
Vlatka Skokic, University of Strathclyde; Alison Morrison, University of Surrey, UK

Understanding lifestyle entrepreneurs and digging beneath the issue of profit: Profiling surf tourism lifestyle entrepreneurs in Ireland
Ben Marchant and Ziene Mottiar, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Profiling the grassroots ecotourism entrepreneur
Miguela Mena, University of the Philippines

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch for conference delegates


KPMG Atrium


1:30pm - 2:45pm

5th Paper Session:
Rural Entrepreneurship

SBE 1210

Chaired by Ryan Snider, University of Waterloo

Agritourism and the farmer as rural entrepreneur: A UK analysis
Chris Phelan and Richard Sharpley, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Revealing the discourses: White entrepreneurial motivation in black South Africa
Karla Boluk, Otago University/Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Economic development and poverty alleviation through indigenous tourism entrepreneurship in Kenya: challenges and opportunities
Geoffrey Manyara, Kenyatta University

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Refreshment Break

KPMG Atrium


3:00pm - 4:30pm


Plenary Session:
Where do we go from here?


SBE 1210


Chaired by Dr. Barbara Carmichael, Wilfrid Laurier University and Alison Morrison, University of Surrey

This will be in an interactive  group workshop format to answer questions on the topic of tourism entrepreneurship research and public policy

6:00pm

Dinner at own expense


Wildcraft


Wed. April 28, 2010

Activity / Format

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All Day

Niagara Region Excursion