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About GHLS

Welcome Note

With a particular focus on large-scale destination projects and mega-investments, the summit seeks to investigate the key factors contributing to their success, while assessing the sociocultural and environmental factors. It will also discuss strategies to address destination renewal and diversification challenges. The summit will equip participants with a comprehensive toolkit for developing tourism clusters in destinations.


Sharing best practices for AI and digital transformation projects, including strategic benchmarking, sustainability considerations, and ethical and legal aspects associated with AI implementation, will also be a key focus.


Investigating the synergy between integrated resorts, destination regeneration, and sustainability sheds light on potential challenges and opportunities. By examining the balance between economic growth and environmental responsibility, the conference contributes to informed decision-making in tourism and hospitality.

About the Organisers

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The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM)

Ranked as one of the world’s best hospitality schools, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) specialises in providing business management degrees with a hospitality focus. With internationally-recognised study programmes, industry-leading faculty members from all over the world, state of the art infrastructure, modern facilities, strong partnerships with industry leaders, and close proximity to some of the best hotels in the world, we truly are, at the Heart of Hospitality.

Dr. Frederic Bouchon (Co-Conference Chair & EMEA GHLS Contact) Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, UAE (

Address: Building 69, Al Saqool Street - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William F. Harrah College of Hospitality (UNLV)

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the world's preeminent hospitality management school, pairing a world-class education with industry-relevant practical experience. This immersive, holistic learning environment uniquely prepares students for leadership roles in the hospitality and gaming industry.

UNLV Hospitality Management students learn from renowned industry experts within blocks of the most notable resorts on the globe. With our affordable tuition rates and generous scholarship offerings, earning your bachelor's or master's degree at the Harrah College of Hospitality is more attainable than you think.

Prof. Seyhmus Baloglu (Co-conference Chair & Americas GHLS Contact) University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA (

Address: 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, United States


The University of Macau 
Department of Integrated Resort and Tourism Management

The Department of Integrated Resort and Tourism Management (DRTM) was officially established in March 2019, laying a solid foundation for it to scale new heights. The young and vibrant department is now offering the Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree Programme of International Integrated Resort Management, the Master of Science (MSc) Degree Programme of International Integrated Resort Management, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programme in Business Administration with specialization in Hospitality and Gaming Management.

Integrated Resorts (IRs) consist of mutually supportive amenities along with a gaming component. To sustain the competitiveness of IRs, potential talents must be equipped with advanced knowledge through a variety of educational opportunities. Our department contributes to the sustainable growth of the IR sector by providing education at all levels with a managerial focus.

Prof. Anthony Wong (Co-conference Chair & APAC GHLS Contact) 
University of Macau, Macau SAR, China ( 

Address: Room E22-G031. Faculty of Business Administration University of Macau, E22. Avenida da Universidade.Taipa, Macau, China

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