3rd Penang International Conference on Hospitality 2023
Faculty of Food Science & Technology, UPM
Department of Dietetic, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Division, Ministry of Education, MALAYSIA
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, THAILAND
Jointly Organized by
The Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, will be hosting the 3rd Penang International Conference on Hospitality 2023 (PItCH 2023) in collaboration with the Iowa State University, Iowa, United States of America; Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, Technical and Vocational Education Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
After a thoughtful discussion and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd PItCH will be conducted in hybrid mode (physical face to face and pre-recorded video presentation) in Pulau Pinang from 13th to 14th September 2023. We encourage students, academicians, researchers, policymakers, industrial professionals, and government and non-government agencies worldwide to join our conference physically since the Malaysian government has reopened the international borders on 1st April 2022.
The tagline for PItCH 2023 is Sustainability, and the central conference theme is “Recovery & Resilience: Strengthening the Hospitality and Tourism Industry through Sustainable Development Goals”, which was inspired by the sustainable development goals developed by the United Nations and the SDG governance structure in Malaysia.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the PItCH 2023.
Pre-Recorded Video Presentation Submission
1. Record your video presentation (maximum 10 minutes).
2. Save to mp4 format.
3. Upload to Youtube/Google Drive/Microsoft OneDrive or any cloud storage.
4. Share the link with us by filling in the form https://forms.gle/c8Ae2uBc3xkTNNjV8
5. The due date for submission is 31st AUGUST 2023.
6. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scope of Submission
We welcome paper submissions in the following tracks and sub-tracks:
- Health and wellness tourism
- Physical and mental health issues
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Heritage tourism
- Quality of life
- Nutrition and health
- Hospitality health and wellbeing
- Quality education and inclusiveness
- Research methodologies
- Equality and inequality issues in employment
- Employee performance
- Hospitality education
- Tourism innovation and technologies
- Issues and challenges in smart hospitality and tourism
- Socioeconomic development and economic growth
- Hospitality innovation
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Food safety management
- Food insecurity
- Innovative food products and processing
- Future food
- Waste management
- Food and culture
- Hospitality and environment
ALL accepted abstracts will be published in Book of Abstracts (with copyright registration number from the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, MyIPO) and ALL accepted papers will be published in academic journals listed below:
- International Journal of Spa and Wellness (Scopus)
- Human Resource Management Academic Research Society HRMARS (ERA)
- Journal of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts (ACI & MyCite)
- Asian Journal of Arts, Culture and Tourism (MyCITE)
- e-Academia Journal (MyCITE)
- ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MyCITE)
- Journal of Tourism, Culinary, and Entrepreneurship (Peer-reviewed)
- NHI Hospitality International Journal (Peer-reviewed)
However, the accepted paper for journal publication is subject to the terms and conditions of the journals.
- All publications of these selected high-quality papers are subject to correction by authors based on the comments from the reviewer/editorial board of the said journal before the papers are published.
- Authors may need to expand their respective manuscripts per the said journal’s requirements.
- Authors shall pay additional fees as required by the said journal and liaise directly with the respective journal after the conference.
Best Paper Awards According to Track
Open only to all full papers accepted for the conference
Best Presenter Awards According to Track
Open only to all physical participations presented at the conference
Best Pre-recorded Video Presentation
Open only to all pre-recorded video
Note: Paper presenters are allowed to either present face-to-face or pre-recorded; however, only those who
present face-to-face shall be in the running for the Best Paper Awards. An exemption is given only for non-Malaysians.
Abstract submission ONLY
- Regular registration and payment deadline
- Full Paper submission deadline
Conference Registration Fees (For Physical Participants Only)
- Meals and private dinner as per the conference program
- Conference pack: – program booklet, e-certificate, souvenir and bag
- Transportation (e.g., airport transfers, transfer from hotels to conference venue)
- Hotel accommodation
- Conference tours (*optional)
- Journal publication fees
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Professor Dr. Susan Wohlsdorf Arendt
Susan Arendt is a Professor in Hospitality Management at Iowa State University and the inaugural Director for Iowa State Online. Dr. Arendt is a registered dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Norzuwana Sumarjan is a certified hospitality educator with a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University. As the current Dean of the Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), she brings over two decades of experience in academia and industry.
Professor Dr. Cihan Çobanoğlu
Dean of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, McKibbon Endowed Chair, Director of M3 Center & Coordinator of International Programs for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Mr. Ashwin Gunasekeran
Ashwin Gunasekeran is a native of Penang, who is a Chief Executive Officer of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), the pioneer State Convention Bureau established in Northern Malaysia to develop and enhance the Business Events industry.
Professor Dr. Barry O’Mahony
Dr Barry O’Mahony is Dean of the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University, a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Special Pocket Events
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 7
“Hospitality Research Methods”
Date: 6th July 2023
Time : 9.00 AM (Malaysia GMT +8)
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 4
“Introduction To Thematic Review For Publication “.
Date: 11 May 2023
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 5 – CANCEL
“Research Methodology: Quantitative Research Essential Workshop ” .
Date: 13 – 14 July 2023
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 6
Beyond the Plate; “How Sustainability is Reshaping Hospital Foodservice”
Date: 23 June 2023
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 3
EXPLORING TVET THROUGH STEM
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 2
WEBINAR ASAS PENULISAN SLR
PITCH Pre-Conference Webinar – Series 1
“Recovery & Resilience: Strengthening the Hospitality and Tourism Industry through Sustainable Development Goals” – A Case Study of Malaysia and Thailand
International Virtual Innovation, Invention & Design Competition 2023 (IVIID2023)
Join us for an Unforgettable Post-Conference Tour Experience!
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- Forge Lasting Connections: Connect with like-minded professionals and form new friendships that extend beyond the conference. Our post-conference tour fosters a supportive and inclusive environment, allowing you to network and exchange ideas in a more relaxed setting.
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Board & Organizing Committee
Rector, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
President of Iowa State University, USA
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia, MALAYSIA
Rector, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, INDONESIA
Rector, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, THAILAND
- Dean, Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA
- Department Chair of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, USA
- Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, MALAYSIA
- Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, INDONESIA
- Dean, School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, THAILAND
- Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
- Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, USA
- Universitas Negeri Surabaya, INDONESIA
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, MALAYSIA
- Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, MALAYSIA
- School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, THAILAND
Director : Dr. Nur Hidayah Che Ahmat
Assistant Director : Dr. Anderson Ngelambong
Secretary : Siti Anis Adilah Tarmazi
Finance : Dr. Dahlan Abdullah
Publicity & Communications : Dr. Suria Sulaiman
Logistic Management : Dr. Fairuz Abd Hakim
Onsite Management : Dr. Norhamizan Hamir
Secretariat : Dr. Rafidah Aida Ramli
Publication Scopus/WoS/ERA: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azila Azmi
Publication MyCite/ACI: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johanuddin Lahap
Proceedings : Mr. Saiful Bahri Mohd Kamal
Sponsorship : Dr. Zulhan Othman
Website & Information Technology: Mr. Mohd Saifulnizam Abu Bakar
Special Pocket Event (IID 2023) : Ms Nor Hafizah Mazlan
Special Pocket Event (Pre-Conference Series) : Dr. Wan Rusni Wan Ismail
Special Pocket Event (Tour) : Dr. Zaharah Mohamed Rani
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3rd Penang International Conference on Hospitality 2023 (PItCH 2023)
Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
UiTM Cawangan Pulau Pinang