2025 Annual Research Conference

Welcome to the University of Essex, Edge Hotel School, UK

Annual Conference

Topics and subjects presented include Consumer studies; food and beverage; gastronomy; hospitality, leisure and tourism studies and other relevant areas. Contributions can include work in progress papers providing research students or new academics the opportunity to present their findings in a supportive and encouraging environment.  All full papers are printed in conference proceedings with an ISBN number supplied to all conference delegates, and for sale to libraries and non-attendees.
Special issues of the various themes are often published in a number of well recognised and highly regarded journals. The inclusion of renowned academia and industry keynote speakers from around the world offers an invaluable opportunity for members to update their knowledge and learn about new developments and best practices from other countries.

Future Hosts

Here you can see the future hosts for CHME Annual Conference

2025 | Colchester

The Edge Hotel School, University of Essex

Colleagues from universities and colleges within and outside of the UK are encouraged to submit proposals to host future conferences.
If you are interested in hosting a future event, please complete the CHME Conference Proposal form and send it to the CHME Coordinator, for consideration by the executive committee.

Past Conferences

Here are some of the previous CHME Annual Conference Hosts.

Leeds Beckett University | Leeds

2024 Annual Research Conference

The hospitality industry: Its impact on the environment, community and workplace 

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences | Leeuwarden

2023 Annual Research Conference

Game-changers in the hospitality industry and education

Napier University | Edinburg

2022 Annual Research Conference

The Human Touch in Hospitality

Hallam University | Sheffield

2021 Annual Research Conference

Creating Hospitality Experiences: Authenticity in an emerging world of Hyper-Reality

University of Greenwich | Greenwich

2019 Annual Research Conference

Transforming hospitality

Bournemouth University | Bournemouth

2018 Annual Research Conference

Innovation in hospitality: Connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences

University Northern Denmark | Aalborg

2017 Annual Research Conference


Ulster University | Belfast

2016 Annual Research Conference


Metropolitan University | Manchester

2015 Annual Research Conference


University of Derby | Buxton

2014 Annual Research Conference