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Pharos University
Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management Organizing

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The 1st International Conference
Entrepreneurship of Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage in Egypt
“A Vision for Sustainable Development”
24 – 27 October 2017 – Alexandria – Egypt

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Under the auspices of
H.E Prof. Dr. Khaled abel Ghaffer: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
H.E Mr. Mohamed Yehia Rashed: Minister of Tourism
H.E Prof. Dr. khaled ElAnany: Minister of Antiquities
H.E Mr. Sherif Fathy: Minster of civil Aviation
H.E Dr. Mohamed Sultan: Alexandria Governor
Mr. Mohammed Ragab: Chairman of the Board of trustees


Under the supervision of
Dr. Mahmoud mohy Eldin
Conference Chairman
Prof. Amany Refaat
Faculty Dean



University of Missouri Kansas City – USA

Jamk Uni. – Faculty of Tourism & Hospitality – Finland

Lincoln University College – (LUC) –  Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism- Malaysia

Senghor University (International University of French language at the service of African development)


Welcome Note:

Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management – Pharos University is looking forward to enriching scientific research and encouraging researchers to be more innovative and creative.

To achieve its mission and pioneering role in the development of tourism sector, the faculty is organizing its first international conference entitled “Entrepreneurship of Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage in Egypt” A vision for Sustainable Development based on world tourism organization approach for 2017.

The conference is a top-level gathering of distinguished national and international universities, research centers, ministries, organizations, authorities, concerned associations of chambers and industry representatives. As well as, the conference is a multidisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, experts, leadership entrepreneurs, investors, developers and community members of tourism and hospitality industry to discuss and share their experiences, trends as well as practical challenges.

In this context, the conference will provide an ideal atmosphere to stimulate new ideas, initiate intense discussions about theories and applications and establish communications by a series of interactive sessions, workshops, interactive panels and keynote addresses to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of tourism, hospitality and heritage.

Therefore, the conference adopts the country’s national approach in encouraging creative and innovative youth’s ideas and the small & medium-sized enterprises in the fields of tourism and hospitality. The conference will discuss the obstacles facing them. It will also offer effective opportunities for both decision makers and Entrepreneurs to get connected.

We are looking  forward to seeing you from 24-27 October on the international Conference  1st (ICET) 2017 on Alexandria – Egypt


Conference Goals:

  1. Shed the light on the potential development and investment opportunities in tourism and hospitality in Alexandria
  2. Promote the cooperation and integration initiatives between decision makers and entrepreneurs.
  3. Discus global best practices and successful case studies of sustainable development.
  4. Offer opportunities for concerned authorities to develop plans to achieve sustainable development for tourist and archaeological sites in Alexandria.
  5. Support and encourage youth entrepreneurs in tourism and hospitality industry
  6. Study tourism sector challenges which impede achieving sustainable development goals.
  7. Activate the role of sustainable development in preserving cultural and urban heritage in Egypt
  8. Study policies and strategies of sustainable aviation


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