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After successfully creating the account, you will be taken to the abstract submission form. Please ensure that your abstract is accordance with the guidelines provided.


The College of Business & Management of the University of Technology, Jamaica, hosts of the International Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, welcomes papers for presentation at the conference which will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 10 - 12, 2012 (venue to be announced).

The conference will have an international mix of academics, industry practitioners, company directors and policy makers and other professionals who will discuss global trends and present cutting-edge research. Activities will also include industry workshops and panel discussions.


  • Public & Environmental Issues
  • Technology in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Health and Sports Tourism
  • Ethics in Business and Hospitality
  • Indigenous Foods
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Financial Services, Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship (SMEs)
  • Re-structuring & Retooling
  • Human Resource Management
  • Workforce Education & Development
  • Issues in Higher Education
  • International Relations
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Technology in Education
  • Business Education
  • Accounting
  • Insurance
  • Corporate & Commercial and C Law


Participants will acquire practical skills and techniques, and will be awarded certificates of participation in the following areas:

  1. Business
    • Risk Management
  2. Hospitality
    • Culinary Tourism
    • Revenue Management


A daily feature of the conference will be panel discussions on a topical issue affecting economic development worldwide.


The goal of the student colloquium is to provide a forum for discussion of student research, which will assist in fostering the generation of a cohort of future researchers

Benefits to Students and Institutions

  • Engage in discussion of student research project by faculty
  • Presentation of final year projects
  • Exposure to Academic and Industry networks
  • Increased visibility of the institution through collaboration between students, academia and industry
  • Provide help for student researchers to address challenges
  • Generate solutions that can be transferred and applied at the micro and macro level
  • Play a role in developing and sustaining future research


  • Currently enrolled college or university graduate or undergraduate students (business, hospitality or related discipline) including students actively engaged in thesis or dissertation and research projects are invited to submit projects/papers.
  • Both individual and small group projects are eligible provided all group members are students. All projects are expected to have a faculty sponsor/advisor on whose recommendation submission is allowed.


Students should submit a project abstract of no more than 250 words, using the APA format clearly describing their research. The abstract should clearly state if the project is a proposal, completed research or business plan.

The project abstract/description must be submitted electronically for paper or poster presentation.


  • Academics and educators
  • Government officials
  • Business, Hospitality and Tourism policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Industry consultants
  • Students in related disciplines
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Professionals from allied fields
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Other interested personnel


Conference papers should adhere to the following:

  1. Abstracts should be submitted using the recommended format:
    • 4 page abstract (in English)
    • Name(s) of author(s)
    • Affiliation of author(s)
    • Postal address
    • E-mail address

  2. Abstracts should:
    • cover the background
    • include literature review
    • outline research methodology
    • summarize implications of the study
    • make recommendations
    • use 12-point Times New Roman font
    • be double-spaced
    • use justified alignment
    • be submitted as Word file
    • submitted electronically

Click this link to upload your abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Beldona@udel.edu or cmyers@utech.edu.jm


Mailed abstracts can be sent to:
Srikanth Beldona, Ph.D
University of Delaware
HRIM Department
14 West Main St.Newark,
DE 19716, USA
OR  Claudette Williams-Myers, Ph.D
University of Technology,Jamaica
College of Business and Management
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica WI



  Francis A. Kwansa, Associate Professor
HRIM, University of Delaware
14, W Main St; Newark, DE 19716, USA
(302) 831-6083
Mrs. Joan Lawla - School of Business Administration
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, W. I
(876) 512-2369

Mrs. Marilyn Cornelius
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road,
Kingston 6, Jamaica, W. I
(876) 970-5430

Or email us at: bus&mgnt.conference@utech.edu.jm