Plenary Speakers



Bernard McKenna is Associate Professor in the University of Queensland Business School, Australia. He has also presented workshops in Indonesia, India, and Iran. His major areas of interest are in discourse analysis as well as wisdom in management and leadership. His co-authored book, Managing Wisdom in the Knowledge Economy (Routledge) was a pioneer in bringing wisdom theory into management studies. Bernard has published extensively in such journals as Leadership Quarterly, Applied LinguisticsPublic Administration ReviewManagement Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics,  and Journal of Vocational Behaviour, and is on the editorial board of several journals. Bernard has won two nationally competitive Australian Research Council grants, and regularly provides consultancies to industry and government as well.


Feviz Okumus


Fevzi Okumus

Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Dr. Fevzi Okumus is the CFHLA Preeminent Professor within the Hospitality Services Department at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He was the founding Chair of the Hospitality Services Department from 2007-2013. He received his PhD in Strategic Hotel Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK. His research areas include strategy implementation, corporate social responsibility, competitive advantage, knowledge management, crisis management, destination marketing, information technology and developing countries. He has widely published in leading journals. He has over 225 academic publications (over 105 refereed journal articles, three books, 12 book chapters and 85 conference presentations and reports). His publications have received over 4347 citations and he has an h-index of 33. He chaired/co-chaired and served on numerous PhD dissertation and master thesis committees.He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM). He is also the Co-Founding Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. He serves on the editorial boards of 24 international journals. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is a Visiting Professor at San Yet Sen University’s Business School in Guangzhou, China. He has received numerous research awards and recognitions including “The Michael D. Olsen Research Award” in 2016; “The University of Central Florida Scroll & Quill Society Award” in 2017 and the “CFHLA Preeminent Professor” again in 2017.


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