Professor David Hind

Current positions – President of the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (; President of the APIEM Academy (; Chair of the Sri Lanka Institute for Events Management Board of Study; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and ┬áManagement, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Event Industry Academy (; Distinguished Professor at Chung Hua University, Taiwan; Distinguished Professor at Panpacific University, Philippines; Visiting Professor at Management and Science University, Malaysia; International Visiting Professor at Lyceum of the Philippines University, Laguna; Visiting Fellow, UCSI University Sarawak Campus, Borneo; Special Adviser to the Events and Convention Study Program, NHI Tourism Polytechnic Bandung, Indonesia.

Until 31 August 2016 – Head of School Events, Tourism & Hospitality, Leeds Beckett University, UK; over 30 years experience working in the tourism, events and hospitality industries in the UK and overseas and networking with senior industry and education executives. Extensive events, tourism and hospitality experience in S.E. Asia in particular.

Invited frequently to give keynote conference presentations on topics related to events management, sustainable tourism and employability skills (India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Cyprus, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia). An international expert on how students can develop their employability skills and how employability skills development can be integrated into the curriculum. Author of textbooks on events management, sustainable tourism; and employability skills.

Interesting Facts

10 books authored or edited

20 keynote presentations delivered

12 book chapters authored

17 refereed journal papers and conference presentations published

45 research and consultancy projects undertaken with a total value of US$632,000