Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

 
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The title of plenary lecture:

SMART AND AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE TOURISM

 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology, Smart Environments and Interactive Marketing, He is an expert in technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is also Editor in Chief of the most established Journal in Tourism: Tourism Review, now and SSCI Journal in its 75th volume. Professor Buhalis’ research is referenced widely, being the 3rd most cited for tourism and 1st most cited for hospitality 18th on strategy and 30th in Marketing on Google Scholar with more than 43000 citations and h-index 87. He has taught in more than 50 Universities around the world and delivers more than 30 keynotes per year.

https://www.buhalis.com/

 

 

Professor Stanislav Ivanov

 
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The title of plenary lecture:

BIOSECURITY AS A DRIVER OF AUTOMATION IN TOURISM

 

Stanislav Ivanov (‘Stan’) is a Professor in Tourism Economics and Vice-Rector (Research) in Varna University of Management. He is the founder and the Editor-in-chief of two academic journals: European Journal of Tourism Research (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science) and Robonomics: The Journal of the Automated Economy. Additionally, he serves on the editorial and review boards of over 30 other journals. He authored over 160 publications in the field of robonomics, robotics, artificial intelligence and service automation, hotel marketing, hotel chains, pricing and revenue management, destination marketing and management, tourism’s impact on economic growth, political issues in tourism. Stan keeps close links with the tourism business.

http://stanislavivanov.com/