The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University Australia is set to host the annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference in Sydney next week.

BMIHMS at Torrens will be the first ever private higher education provider to individually host the event, which will run from February 8 – 11 focusing on the theme The Changing Landscape: The Impact of Emerging Markets and Destinations.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Major Events, the Hon Mr. Stuart Ayres, will provide the official welcome for the conference on Tuesday 9 February.

Keynote speakers for the event include Ms. Tammy Marshall, Chief Operating Officer at TFE Hotels; Professor Susanne Becken, Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University and Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism, and Mr. Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer for Accor Pacific.

BMIHMS at Torrens Dean of Hospitality, Dr Scott Richardson, said the team was thrilled to be hosting this year’s conference.

“Each year, CAUTHE presents a wonderful opportunity for experienced professionals to unite, share ideas and engage in meaningful conversation on a wide range of topics.

“It’s a huge honour for us to be hosting such a significant global event. I have no doubt that CAUTHE 2016 will be an incredibly valuable and informative experience for everyone involved,” he said.

The annual CAUTHE research conference brings together tourism, hospitality and events professionals from academia, government and business to promote informative, stimulating and challenging discussion on the latest issues in the field. The conference targets higher education providers who offer degrees in tourism, hospitality and events education.

CAUTHE will be held at the Wesley Conference Centre located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on Pitt St. For more information, visit

About BMIHMS at Torrens University

In January 2016, BMIHMS joined Torrens University Australia to become BMIHMS at Torrens University.

BMIHMS at Torrens University is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education (TNS Survey 2013). Since 1991, BMIHMS at Torrens University has produced more than 4,000 graduates from over 50 countries.  Due to its successful industry placement program and extensive network of hospitality industry partners including major hotel chains, boutique properties, resorts and events companies, graduates have excellent employment prospects.

BMIHMS at Torrens University holds full national and state accreditation within Australia and is a division of Laureate International Universities, which is the world’s leading higher education provider.

For more information about studying at BMIHMS at Torrens University, visit

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