June 13-15, 2018
St. Gallen (Switzerland)

4th Advances in Destination Management


Preliminary program

Subject to change; last update: Aug 14, 2017

Abbreviations: (tba) to be announced , (tbc) to be confirmed.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Evening program
From 18:30   Informal get-together @ Marktplatz (St. Gallen)


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

08:00 - 09:00   Registration

Welcome address and introduction
09:00 - 11:00   Welcome address I: Dr. Stephan Reinhold, conference host
                            Welcome address II: President of University of St. Gallen (tbc)
                            Keynote I : Christian Laesser, IMP-HSG
                                                  "Six years of ADM - learn from the past, live in the present, plan for the future"
                            Keynote II : Practitioner input (tbc)
                                                  "title"

Academic paper and practitioner sessions
11:30 - 13:00   Session 1 - tba
14:00 - 15:30   Session 2 - tba
16:00 - 17:30   Session 3 - tba

Evening program
19:00 - 21:30   Welcome reception @ Hotel Einstein (St. Gallen)


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Academic paper and practitioner sessions, keynote
08:45 - 10: 15   Session 4 - tba
10:15 - 11:00   Keynote III : Swiss Contact (tbc)
                                                   "Destination Management in Developing and Emerging Countries"
11:30 - 13:00   Session 5 - tba
14:00 - 15:30   Session 6 - tba
16:00 - 18:30   Panel - Data and Decision Making - moderated by Pietro Beritelli (tbc)
                                           Practitioners introducing new measurement techniques, methods, and options;
                                           Experienced academics pointing to methodological challenges and avenues for future research
                                           Q&A with audience

Evening program
20:00 - 22:30   Fondue Dinner @ Fondue Beizli (St. Gallen) - "It's a tradition"


Friday, June 15, 2018

Academic paper and practitioner sessions
09:30 - 11:00   Session 7 - tba
11:30 - 13:00   Session 8 - tba

Consensus session
14:00 - 16:30   Consensus on Destination Management
                           - Key learnings
                           - Future challenges
                           - Practical and research implications
16:30 - 16:45   Conference closure: Dr. Stephan Reinhold, conference host

Evening program
19:00 - 23:00   Conference Dinner @ tba

Conference dinner

Conference dinner