Professor David Hind
Current positions – President of the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (www.theapiem.com); President of the APIEM Academy (https://www.apiem-ems.com/academy); Chair of the Sri Lanka Institute for Events Management Board of Study; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Management and Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; Managing Editor the Asia Pacific International Events Management Journal; Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Event Industry Academy (www.eventsindustryacademy.com) ; Distinguished Professor at Chung Hua University, Taiwan; Visiting Professor at: Bali, Institute of Tourism, Indonesia; Batam Tourism Polytechnic, Indonesia; Bandung Institute of Tourism, Indonesia; and Palembang Polytechnic of Tourism, 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.
10 books authored or edited
15 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 USD 632,000