Keynote Speaker

Professor C. Michael Hall, PhD.

Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

is one of the most cited and most important researchers in Culinary and Wine Tourism. He is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Michael has longstanding teaching, publication and research experience in the fields of tourism, regional development, environmental history, environmental and climate change, sustainability as well as wine and food marketing and gastronomy.

Michael Hall is the author and editor of over 80 books and monographs as well as over 600 journal articles and book chapters. His recent research focuses on sustainable restaurants and food chains, local food and regional development, and innovation, environmental behaviour and biosecurity in the wine sector. Some recent works include Food Tourism and Regional Development (Edited with Stefan Gössling, Routledge, 2016), Tourism and Water (with Dan Scott and Stefan Gössling, Channelview, 2015), and Sustainable Culinary Systems (Edited with Stefan Gössling, Routledge, 2013).