Conference Program

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Keynote Speaker:

1. Dr. Jenny Panchal


Shaping Sustainable Tourist Behaviour

In pursuit of sustainable tourism, different stakeholders share the challenge of getting tourists to adopt a sustainable behaviour. With changing consumption patterns, wider variety of experiences, technological advancement and other trends that affect tourism and leisure, shaping sustainable tourist behaviour can be more difficult. However, the literature offers conceptual schemes and mechanisms that can educate tourists throughout their tourist experience from pre-travel, at the destination, and post-travel. In this talk, the challenges and opportunities of shaping tourist behaviour will highlighted.


Short bio:
Dr. Jenny Panchal is a Senior Lecturer in tourism, hospitality and management in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at James Cook University (Singapore). She was born and raised in the Philippines, but she has lived, studied and worked in several countries. Dr. Panchal obtained her Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of Baguio (in the Philippines), and her Certificate in Japanese Language and Arts from Nagasaki Wesleyan University (in Japan). After a few years of working in resorts in Thailand and in the Philippines, she pursued her Masters in Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington (in New Zealand) under the International Postgraduate Scholarship from NZAID. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she started teaching at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio, Philippines. In 2007, she received the prestigious Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship from AusAID (now known as Australia Awards Scholarship) and embarked on her PhD in Tourism at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia the following year. She was supervised by Distinguished Professor Philip Pearce, Associate Professor Laurie Murphy and Dr. Pierre Benckendorff.


Dr. Panchal’s research interests broadly include tourist behaviour and the application of positive psychology in different specific forms of tourism such as spa and wellness tourism and slum tourism. She is mainly interested in Asian tourism, specifically in the Southeast Asian region. Currently, she is the Deputy Secretary General of the ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA). She is also the tourism and leisure consultant for Ayurva Traveller (a ‘luxury and wellness’ holiday specialist based in Sri Lanka). She also does consulting work for spas in India and the Maldives.


2. Liudmila Goncharenko PhD and Sybachin Sergey PhD

Liudmila Goncharenko Sybachin Sergey


Impact of innovative enterprises management on governmental financial
and economic security

Innovative component of the Russian economy is not stable in the existing business environment and within the framework of the current legal regulation system it cannot reach the level of feasible self- maintenance. Many attempts made and approaches tried to solve the current situation resulted in fluctuating development of the Russian innovative sphere. The strategy of the Russian economic safety for the period until 2030 presumes as one of the key elements of such economy, small innovative enterprises, set up under state educational and scientific institutions to incorporate the results of intellectual activity of academic science in economic development. The initiative to form such enterprises dates back to 1988 and has undergone by now many revisions. Now this line is facing a challenge of one more transformation and needs a vector to provide conformity with other elements of innovative economy, consecutive transition to self-maintenance and further on to extended reproduction.


Short bio:


Liudmila Goncharenko – PhD (economics), Professor, Honorary worker of Higher education of the Russian Federation.
During employment period in Plekhanov Russian University of Economics prof. Goncharenko has educated a generation of students and young scientists. Under her scientific supervision were defended more than 35 PhD works and over 20 researches reports, including state assignments of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, of the Ministry of natural resources of the Russian Federation, of Federal Agency of forest of the Russian Federation and others. Prof. Goncharenko has about 200 publications, including in journals, indexed in SCOPUS and WoS; the author of several scientific discoveries (patents, certificates on database). Research and teaching experience in higher education system is over 30 years. Member of the working group on innovation and intellectual property in the Parliamentary Centre (Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and of two PhD councils: Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation.


Sybachin Sergey – PhD (economics), associate professor, leading researcher.
Scientific and educational experience is over 10 years. Main areas of research include development of innovative activities, increasing the competitiveness of enterprises, forecasting demand on innovative development, formation of the modern educational programs, financial management and investment analysis. Ass. prof. Sybachin was a member of seven research groups, conducting studies for different assignments, including the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. Under his scientific supervision defended final qualifying works 26 bachelor and master-programs students. Published more than 35 works, including textbooks, monographs and papers in journals, indexed in SCOPUS and WoS. Holds lectures on Analysis of efficiency of innovative and investment projects, Financial management of innovative capital, Economic evaluation of investments and innovations, etc. Awarded by Gratitude of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics` Rector, by Honorary certificate of The Publisher “Textbook of a year”, The Winner on the Youth educational forum “Territory of meanings on Klyazma”.