International Symposium

International Symposium

International Research Symposium 2021

The current situation presents many challenges for the celebration of professional meetings, but also opportunities to increase the interaction between researchers from different institutes and across borders. This year’s Research Symposium did not revolve around the presentation of peer-reviewed papers, but instead around establishing cooperations in international research leading to publishable and impactful co-authored work as a result of and after the event. 

The purpose of the Hotelschool The Hague research meetings is twofold: to bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice, and to support and enable researchers to turn their studies into high quality publications. The event is running from 1 March 2021 until 2 July 2021:

  • In March 2021, international researchers who wished to initiate joint research with international colleagues related to the topic of ‘Business Resilience’ were brought togheter, leading to co-authored studies by the end of the period (July 2021).
  • On 15-16 April 2021, Hotelschool The Hague organised plenary debates around Business Resilience, and invited those researchers who have started joint projects to present their preliminary findings. More information below.
  • In July 2021, Hotelschool The Hague will organise a publication outlet for the conference proceedings. However, authors are encouraged to submit their publication to their preferred journal.

Sessions 15-16 April 2021

With more than 300 attendees from all around the world, the 2nd International Research Symposium was an inspiration for the hospitality industry and academia.

The 2 days event was a fantastic opportunity to attend a live digital interaction between eight different professionals from the industry and academia, about the theme of Business resilience in hospitality. This event brought researchers and practitioners together to discuss issues around the same topic, while bridging the gap between academic research and professional practice.
The interactive format of this online event was striking: live discussions, coffee corners and breakout rooms where attendees could exchange ideas and reflect on the topics discussed during the main sessions were organised and welcomed by all. 

The keynote interview sessions are available on our HTH Blog

We hope that the symposium has led to new insights and new friendship, and look forward to seeing you back next year. Next year’s edition will take place on 21-22 April 2022. Hopefully, we will be able to combine virtual sessions with welcoming guests to our Amsterdam campus.


In case you have any questions, please contact our Hospitality Research Centre via