Conference 2011

The Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague is holding an international conference


The 3rd annual conference will focus on


The conference will take place on 20 October 2011 at 9:30 a.m. on the campus of the the Institute of Hospitality Management, Svídnická 506, 181 00 Praha 8.

The conference will focus on theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of hotel, catering and tourism - in particular, this year, on research and rational implementation. Expected participants include representatives of public administration in this area, universities and vocational-oriented secondary schools, as well as representatives of the business sector. In an effort to encourage innovation and growth of new issues for professionals, IHM would especially like to provide space for young people in education and in the corporate sector and public administration.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • to gain expertise in the field,
  • to establish and strengthen personal contacts,
  • to clarify the prospects for work in the field.

Ministers from the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports have been asked provide their official support this conference. In addition, there are lectures slated by the President of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants, the Director of CzechTourism, representatives from the Prague Chamber of Commerce, and important research university staff from the Czech Republic and abroad. Professionals have been invited from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden. The program will be published on the conference website.

Official conference languages are Czech and English.

Conference program committe:
Ing. Antonín Franke, CSc.
– Member of the International Association of Scientific Experts on Tourism (AIEST)
prof. Ing. Jiří Jindra, CSc. – Rector Emeritus of the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague
doc. Ing. Alžbeta Kiráľová, PhD. – Vice-rector of the University of Business Studies in Prague
Ing. Jan Kratina – CEO and Chairman of CPI Hotels
prof. JUDr. Ľudmila Novacká, PhD. – Member of the Department of Services and Tourism in the Faculty of Business at the University in Bratislava, Slovakia
prof. Dr. Ute Pflicke – Rector of Sabel BEST-Hochschule Berlin, Germany
prof. Ing. Jana Stávková, CSc. – Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Mendel University in Brno
Ilja Šedivý – Chairman of Regata Čechy a.s
doc. Ing. Václav Vinš, CSc. – Rector of the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague
Ing. Rostislav Vondruška – Director of CzechTourism

Conference organizing committe:
Ing. Jan Chromý, Ph.D. – Head of the Department of Marketing and Media Communications, IHM
prof. Ing. Jiří Jindra, CSc. – Rector Emeritus of the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague
Ing. Martina Jiráňová – Lecturer, Department of Management, IHM
RNDr. Jindra Lisalová – Project Manager, IHM
Ing. Mgr. et Bc. Šárka Mejcharová – Lecturer, Department of Hospitality, IHM
doc. Ing. Štěpán Müller, CSc. – Vice-rectore for International Relations IHM
Ing. Jan Nosek – Chief of Operations, IHM
Ing. Zuzana Roldánová, MSc. – Foreign Department, IHM
Ing. Blanka Zimáková – Secretary for the Department of Hospitality, IHM

Plenary sessions will be held in the morning, and the afternoon program will be divided into sections.


  • Gastronomy
    Czech gastronomy and education – section head: Ing. Pavla Burešová
  • Hospitality
    Client satisfaction with hotel services – section head: Ing. Jana Sombergerová
  • Destinations in tourism
    Addressing disparities in tourism development – section head: Ing. Petr Studnička
  • Personnel in the field
    Flexible forms of employment in hospitality and tourism – section head RNDr. Jan Žufan, Ph.D., MBA
  • Marketing and communication
    Current trends in marketing and communication – section head: doc. Ing. Dagmar Jakubíková, Ph.D.
  • Economic issues
    Personal services in the Czech economy – section head: Mgr. David Zeman
  • Foreign languages
    Foreign language communication in services – section head: PhDr. Eva Ottová

Proceedings from Conference

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to:,
or you may contact the conference sponsor, prof. Ing. Jiří Jindru, CSc. –,
+420 283 101 171, +420 608 720 483.