Conference of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Management for Future Talents
The International Conference of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Management was held on May 19th in NTNU. The topic this year is Global Talent Cultivation-Practice and Innovation. A large number of guests from home and abroad in the production, government, and academic circles to participate in the grand event, hoping to promote the academic exchanges between domestic sports and leisure and hospitality management.
The conference first started in 2001 and in 2012, topics about hospitality and tourism were brought to the table. Dean of college of Sports & Recreation Chi Li Kang said that guests comes from the industry, the government and the academic. This is a great opportunity for a discussion on hospitality and leisure academically.
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the William F. Harrah
College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Billy Bai and Chair of Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association Michael Shih also joined the conference for discussing the development of eSports industry.
Commissioner Li Tzai Li of the Dept. of Sports, Taipei City Government and Deputy Mayor Dr. Takahashi Yukishi of Nishikawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan came to the opening ceremony. Representatives from Japan brought delicious Japanese sweet and invited attendees to try making soba noodle and practicing Japanese tea ceremony for a better understanding of Japanese food culture.
Chairman Tan Tien Chin said that in the conference, people can share about the latest trend in the industry and solid works by the educational institute, the industry and the government. This could be beneficial to the development of the industry, which includes the training of talents in sport, leisure and hospitality professional and large sports event, hospitality management and sustainable development. Through diverse, international and specialized curriculum design, the organizer hope to breathe new life into the sport, leisure and hospitality industries in Taiwan.