Welcome from the Rector of Budapest Metropolitan University

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Date / Time: Wednesday 26th October
Venue: Budapest Metropolitan University

Dear Conference Delegates,

In my capacity as the rector, let me welcome all participants and organizers of the EuroCHRIE International Conference to Budapest Metropolitan University.

We are proud to work with industry colleagues from all spheres of tourism and hospitality. The close and permanent collaboration wth the practitioners of this profession is a key in our education, therefore to be the host of this International Conference is not only a great honour to us, but also a stong message about the significance of the "real world experiences" in academic research and teaching.

Our slogan is "We are inspired by creativity". The art of creative education is the core value of our University. It is embodied in our teaching methods and it is a central concept in our approach and our students' attitude. Creativity is the force organizing our everyday life, paving the way to the future success of our students. We offer a stimulating environment and a unique atmosphere that motivate our students to make use of a wide range of unparalleled opportunities and apply their knowledge in practice, looking for new, innovative solutions. This inspiring world offers the key to creative thinking, which is the most immediate expectation in today's labour market and a crucial issue of the future.

I hope that the Conference discussions will raise many new, exciting and useful ideas, best practices, dynamic case studies and sustainable further development of the business in tourism and hospitality, and the results of the Conference will also enrich the substances of our teaching.

Have a very enjoyable Conference and a nice stay in Budapest!