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International Antalya Hospitality Tourism and Travel Research Conference
Porto Bello Hotel Antalya / Turkey
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Professor Luiz MOUTINHO

Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School ,University of Glasgow,Scotland

Professor Moutinho holds the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School ,University of Glasgow,Scotland.He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 25 years and held posts at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Northern Arizona University, USA and California State University, USA. He has held Visiting Professorship positions at Hubei University,China,Hubei University of Economics,China, Hebei United University ,China, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Otago University, New Zealand, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Bled School of Management, Slovenia, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Gyor University, Hungary, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, University of Coimbra,Portugal,Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, FGV-Sao Paulo, Brazil, Catholic University, Brazil, University of Los Andes,Colombia, and University of Cyprus. Between 1987 and 1989 he was the Director of the Doctoral Programmes at the Confederation of Scottish Business Schools and at the Cardiff Business School between 1993 and 1996. He was Director of the Doctoral Programme in Management at the University of Glasgow between 1996 and 2004. He is the founding Editor of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and has another 4 Associate Editorships as well as being in the Editorial Boards of another 46 international academic journals.

His areas of research interest also encompass bio-marketing, neuroscience in marketing, evolutionary algorithms, human-computer interaction, the use of artificial neural networks in marketing, modelling consumer behaviour, marketing futurecast and tourism and marketing. Other primary areas of Professor Moutinho’s academic research are related to modelling processes of consumer behaviour. He has developed a number of conceptual models over the years in areas such as tourism destination decision processes, automated banking, supermarket patronage, among other areas. The testing of these research models has been based on the application of many different statistical, computer and mathematical modelling techniques ranging from multidimensional scaling, multinomial logit generalised linear models (GLMs) and linear structural relations to neural networks, ordered probit, simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms,memetic algorithms and fuzzy logic. He has over 130 articles published in refereed academic journals,27 books, more than 5,600 academic citations, an h-index of 37 and an i10-index of 116.

Professor Sevgin Akış RONEY

Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, AHEP University, Alanya - Turkey

After graduating from Boğaziçi University with a business degree, she earned her masters and Ph. D. degrees in Economics at Istanbul University. She worked at Montana State University (USA), Eastern Mediterranean University (North Cyprus),  Bilkent and Işık Universities at various times. She also taught summer school at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) as well as the University of Shandong (China). She retired after working ten years in the department of tourism at Boğaziçi University. Presently, she is the dean of the Faculty of Tourism at Alanya HEP University. In addition to her articles published on tourism, she is the author of the book  “Tourism : An analysis of a system”.


Volkan Şimşek was born April 1968 in Ankara He studied Public Finans at the Hacettepe Univercity in Ankara, after he stueid at the Universität Dortmund Business Administration. He started his career in hotel business in 1994 at german hotelchain Robinson Club, we was collecting his experience in different position as General Manager at Blue Waters Club & Resort,as General Manager at Kempinski Hotel The Dome, as a CEO of Majesty Hotels & Resorts from ÖGER TOURS and President of ‘’Professional Hotel Managers Associacion of Turkey’’ (POYD) as a managing director of 3 hotel brands LTI Hotels, Club Calimera and Primasol Hotels, as a Vice President of Rixos Hotels. Now he is responsible of Jacaranda Hotels as CEO. He is maried and has tree children and living in Antalya.


Mr Uğur Budak was born in Yalova in 1969. In 1987 he graduated from Kuleli Military High School and studıed Sociology at Boğaziçi University and History at Istanbul University. His first working experience in tourism started in 1992 at Swissotel the Bosphorus as a Bellboy. At Swissotel he worked in many different positions at the Front Office and Sales and Marketing departments. After leaving this cahin in  2001, he continued as a Front Office Manager of The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Since 2002 he worked at the facilities owned by Akkanat Holding.

Since 2003 he is the General Manager of the Antalya Golf Club and he was a member of the board of Turkish Golf Federation between 2008 and 2010. Antalya Golf Club is a PGA branded facility therefore he works very closely with PGA for organizing and promoting their tournaments at Antalya Golf Club. In relation to this, he attended several PGA educational programs. He also helped IGF to organize the 2012 Eisenhower Trophy (World Amateur Team Championship). Since 2002 he travel almost all around the Europe to promote golf and golf tourism in Turkey. He is married and a proud father of one daughter.

A. Sinan İNAN

Born in Söke - AYDIN on 19.09.1964. He studied at Tarsus American College as high school and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, the section of Business Administration in 1986.As of the high school he committed to the tourism sector and continued after his graduation from the university as professional. He worked for different national and international tour operator companies as middle and senior level positions.

Besides his professional life he also take responsibilities at the several NGO’s like as a founding member of Skal Club Kuşadası, founding member of Kuşadası Promotion Foundation, had duty for 12 years at the TÜRSAB Executive Board of the Regional Comity.

Since 2011, he is acting as General Manager at Antalya Convention Bureau at the same time he is Deputy Chair at ICCA Mediterranean Chapter, member of MPI and married with his classmate Zülal and he is the father of Efe.

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