The 1st International Conference was organised at BCSIHM, Meerut, India, during November, 21-22, 2015, with participation from national and international delegates. The theme of the conference was, “EMERGING TRENDS IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM SECTOR”.
The objective of the International Conference is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism. This conference will provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.
Dr. Shiv Mohan Verma, Conference Convener, Principal, BCSIHM welcomed the delegates, exhorted them to work together along with their counterparts in hospitality & tourism sector. Dr. Gaur Kanjilal, Chief Guest, Executive Director, IATO and Dr. Shalya Raj, President, SKKB Trust inaugurated the ETHTS-2015 and highlighted the importance of conference. Speaking on the inaugural function Dr. Gaur Kanjilal highlighted the social and economic importance of tourism & hospitality sector.
Keynote Speaker Dr.S.C.Bagri, Director, Deptt. of Hotel & Tourism, HNB, Garhwal Central University, emphasised the challenges in hospitality career. Other renowned personalities like Dr.S.K.Gupta, Mr. Avinash Sehrawat, Dr.Jatashankar Tiwari, Ms. Eveginiya Zharikova, Dr. Amit Singh and many more were present during the two days conference. For this conference, around hundred research papers were received and only thirty seven papers were published after screening by the review committee in the book, “Emerging Trends in Hospitality & Tourism Sector” with ISSN No. 978-93-8500-40-9, edited by Dr. Shiv Mohan Verma and Mr.Sunil Kumar Panwar.