Daniel Chong Sunway University

Dr Daniel Chong, an Associate Professor cum Associate Dean for International with more than 16 years of experience in hospitality training and education. He has a French degree in tourism and hospitality; an Australian Master of Business Administration (MBA); and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with major in sustainable branding under his belt. He is a certified hotelier, sommelier, and barista who is actively involved in Malaysia's food and beverage industry through industrial projects and continuing education. He previously worked as a F&B operation manager, F&B consultant, and training manager at various multinational hotel groups, multinational franchised restaurants, and a hospitality consulting firm. Besides teaching, Dr Daniel Chong is also actively involved in research and has published research articles pertaining to the challenges and opportunities faced by the tourism and hospitality industry in Asia. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) and Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM).

9 December 2022 (Day 2)

Time Session
09:50
10:30
Nurturing the Young Padawans

The million dollar question from the young generation - is the travel industry a promising career path after the pandemic reverberations? The young generation now has been called individualistic, socially aware, creative, stressed, diverse, and authentic—and by 2025, they will make up almost 30% of the global workforce. It’s crucial to understand their thought process, bridge the gap to retain and entice these youngsters to flourish our business events industry. This thought-provoking session will uncover the minds of youngsters, employers and the educational leaders to create a better business events ecosystem.

Adrian Praveen Speaker Arrowood Consultancy
Fu Kei Cheong Moderator Anderes Fourdy
Daniel Chong Speaker Sunway University
Ng Wai Yee Speaker Taylor’s University
Ting Sze Yie Speaker Taylor's University
Ballroom 1