After weeks of preparation, research and practise the final year students of BA International Hospitality Management delivered a day of excitement and innovation for our module of Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management. This resulted in a research poster expo which enabled visitors to vote for the best poster and thus deliver bonuses to the top 3 groups.
At least three out of the eleven concepts hope to push forward with bringing their concept to the market and the School of Sport and Service Management (SaSM) hopes to create an Incubator space to facilitate such enterprises
Dr Pantelidis module leader and Dr Conor Sheehan will reinforce the existing entrepreneurial network opportunities within the University of Brighton. They hope that the SaSM Imaginarium (an incubator named so after the Hospitality Imagineering postgraduate module) will be a beacon of inspiration for students wishing to take their concepts seriously and continue their careers as captains of their own future.
The poster expo was followed by a well-earned, goodbye, evening meal in the Culinary Arts. Studio. Upon reflecting on the day Gillian Parfitt who is course leader for the BA International Hospitality Management and International Student liaison tutor said: ‘What a fantastic day! The Hospitality Expo 2018 exceeded all expectations this year and has provided a wonderful opportunity for the students to show just how creative and innovative they can be. I am so proud of all of them and the Hospitality Industry will be so lucky to have such excellent graduates across the world when they finish their course in July. I am going to miss them all !