2020 International Postgraduate Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality

We are delighted to invite you to join the virtual 2020 International Postgraduate Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality (IPSTH2020) on 20-21 November 2020. IPSTH2020 is co-hosted by the International Master’s Program of Tourism and Hospitality (National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan) and the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (UCSI University, Malaysia). It is supported by Emerald Publishing (East Asia), Sarawak Research Society and other international partners.

With the theme of “Tourism Restart and Recovery: Responsibility Today, Sustainability Tomorrow”, the symposium is aimed to provide an avenue for postgraduate students from all over the world to share and showcase their research works related to tourism and hospitality. A pre-symposium workshop on thesis management facilitated by a renowned trainer will be held on 20 November 2020 to provide assistance to postgraduate students in writing their thesis. Moreover, a tourism forum will be held on 21 November 2020, where five distinguished experts will share their thoughts about tourism and hospitality in the contemporary environment. Furthermore, 3MT and 5MT presentation will challenge postgraduate students to present a condensed form of their research works and offer them publication opportunities in SSCI and SCOPUS indexed journals.

Registration is mandatory for all delegates, including the presenting and non-presenting ones. Please note that only postgraduate students are eligible for thesis management workshop and 3MT/5MT presentation. Registration is open and will be closed on 23 October 2020.

You can register at: [https://forms.gle/JRLSqP4RacnWzo2E9](https://forms.gle/JRLSqP4RacnWzo2E9). *You are strongly advised to adhere closely to the registration and submission guidelines before submission.*

For more information, please visit our website at [https://ipsth.com/](https://ipsth.com/) and our Facebook at [https://www.facebook.com/IPSTH-2020-122264429361972](https://www.facebook.com/IPSTH-2020-122264429361972). Should you have any queries, please write to us at [ipsth2020@gmail.com](mailto:ipsth2020@gmail.com).

Quantitative Data Analysis using SmartPLS: Demonstration and Sharing of Experience

Session 1: Weighted Partial Least Squares Assessment

Session 2: Consistent PLS (PLSc): Concepts and Analysis

Session 3: Assessment of Higher-Order Models

Session 4: Guidelines to Perform Measurement Invariance

*(Note: SmartPLS 2-month license will NOT be provided in this course. Participants can join with/without the software.)*

Date & Time (Malaysian time, GMT+8):

Session 1 – 7 August 2020 (2:00-3:20 PM)

Session 2 – 7 August 2020 (3:40-5:00 PM)

Session 3 – 14 August 2020 (2:00-3:20 PM)

Session 4 – 14 August 2020 (3:40-5:00 PM)

Registration link: https://forms.gle/7Er3T8YJ4ctDBB9m6

Platform: Zoom

Fee: RM15 per session (donation included); RM50 for registering all four sessions. Or amount equivalent to your currency (any transaction charges to be borne by the participant/remitter)

Medium: English

Targets: Students, academics, researchers and those who are keen to learn specific topics and procedures about running SmartPLS (as shown under Agenda)

Materials: Materials in softcopy will be provided after the course

Certificate: E-certificate will be given after the course

For general enquiries and more information about the online course and other online events, please write to the Secretariat at srs.onlinetraining@gmail.com.

International Tourism Seminar on Tourism Recovery and Development: Responsibility, Sustainability and Value Creation

We are pleased to invite you to join the International Tourism Seminar on Tourism Recovery and Development: Responsibility, Sustainability and Value Creation with the following details:

Date : 24 July 2020 (Friday)
Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Malaysian time, GMT+8)
Target : Hospitality and Tourism students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners. It is also open to all who are interested in the topic.
Platform : Zoom and Youtube (livestream). Please note that Zoom can only cater for 500 participants.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/cekRtfBKtVCg9Vcv8

Fee : No Fee. Donation is welcome to support RCE Kuching. Donation can be done before or after registration. Donation can be done as a group if your colleagues and/or students register for the seminar.

Remarks: Invitation link to join the seminar will be emailed to the registered participants 2 days before the event.

The primary objectives are to perpetuate the discourse about tourism recovery in times of uncertainty from both academic and practical perspectives. In addition, this seminar is aimed to provide insights into the development of tourism in various aspects (e.g. community-based, event, ecology, leisure and wellness) post the global COVID19 pandemic.

We are grateful that six distinguished speakers have agreed to join us as the panel speakers.

Mark your date, register now. See you then.

Organised by UCSI University (FHTM) in partnership with Sarawak Tourism Board, UiTM Sabah Branch, RCE Kuching, Emerald Publishing and Sarawak Research Society

Webinar: How to Prepare for Your Thesis Defence: Sharing of Experiences and Success

Learn How to Prepare for Your Thesis Defence with our Experts!

They will assist you on the preparation of your thesis defence during the Webinar session.

Full details are provided in the poster above. Mark your calendar and join us!

Online registration will start on 15th June. Click this to register https://forms.gle/YzFAdo6ZZkJkPg4L9

Date : 22 June 2020
Time : 10.00-11.30am(GMT+8)
Platform : Zoom

Publication Opportunities in Scopus and WOS Indexed Journals: Advice and Recommendation from the Editors

Webinar Series #askEditor part 1:

“Publication Opportunities in Scopus and WOS Indexed Journals: Advice and Recommendation from the Editors” is a collaboration program between Research Synergy Foundation (RSF), Sarawak Research Society (SRS), Emerald Publishing, and Pampanga Research Educators Organization (PREO) Philippines.

Topics include:
1. Aims and scope of the journals and the special issues
2. Editor’s expectation from paper submitted to journal/special issues
3. Reason for/behind acceptance, minor/major revision, rejection and sending to reviews.
4. Preparations which author should do before submission/re-submission

Save the date!
Date: June 5, 2020
Time: 10.00 a.m-11.30 a.m (UTC+7)/ Jakarta TimePlatform: Zoom MeetingFees: FREE with Donation 5 USD/ IDR 75K (Optional)

Please register through: https://bit.ly/askEditor1
Registration will be closed on June 2, 2020.

*All the meeting ID and Password will be emailed 2 days before webinar (June 3, 2020).

More information:
WhatsApp: +628112317334
Email: researchsynergy.institute@gmail.com

Workshop on Theory and Framework Development

Greetings from Sarawak Research Society!

We would like to inform you about our upcoming workshop on ‘Theory and Framework Development’ as per details below:-

Date : 6 June 2020 (Saturday)
Time : 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Venue : Zoom Application

Fee: RM80 per person (Inclusive of registration fee, materials in softcopy, e-certificate and donation, such as to COVID-19 Relief)
Amount equivalent to your currency (any transaction charges to be borne by the participant/remitter)
Instructor: Dr Francis Chuah Chin Wei
Medium: English

For further information you can email at yusman779@gmail.com (Dr Yusman Yacob), Secretary of Sarawak Research Society.