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European Sport Tourism Academic Conference – Friday May 15th

The European Sport Tourism Academic Conference in Sport And Tourism is coordinated by The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies of the University of Brighton in association with W2 Consulting. The conference will consist of feature presentations, a panel discussion on the state of sport and tourism and links between academia and industry as well as paper presentations from academics across Europe and from around the World.


Date: 15 May 2015
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Venue: UL Sport, University of Limerick

9:15 Welcome & Introduction

9:30 Feature Paper: David McGillivray, University of West of Scotland – New Media and Sport Event Tourism

10:00 Paper Presentation: Kersten Heuwinkel, Ssarbrucken Uni of Applied Science, Germany – Workplace Health Promotion, A new market segment for sport tourism?

10:15 Paper Presentation: Prof Dr Julia E. Peters, IST-Hochschule für Management, Germany – Decision Making and Success Factors in Male Sport Tourism

10:30 Paper Presentation: Siobhan Doyle, GAA Museum, Ireland – The Importance of Sporting Imagery in Representing National Identity

10:45 Paper Presentation: Cathal Kilcline, National University of Ireland, Galway – The Paris-Dakar Rally and Adventure Sport Tourism: Historico-Cultural Perspectives

11:00 Break

11:20 Paper Presentation: Aaron Zipp, Amsterdam University of Applied Science, Netherlands – International Highland Games as Sport Tourism Events

11:35 Paper Presentation: Christopher Keshock, Brooke Forester, Shelley Holden, Steven Pugh, University of South Alabama, USA – The Economic Impact of Sport Business Travellers to a Football (Gridiron) Event.

11:50 Feature Presentation: John Nauright, University of Brighton – Beyond the Sport, Media, Tourism Complex: Reflections on Challenges and Prospects for Sport Mega-Events

12:10 Discussion & Q&A

12:15 Light Lunch

13:15 Paper Presentation: Liam Cantwell, Limerick Institute of Technology – Assessing Impact of a Local Event on Children’s Physical Activity: Great Limerick Run for Fun

13:30 Paper Presentation: Sunghun Choi, Ulsan University, Korea & John Nauright, University of Brighton – Active Leisure and Tourism

13:45 Paper Presentation: Anand Rampersad, UWISA, Trinidad & Tobago – Developing Sport Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago: Issues and Challenges

14:00 Paper Presentation: John James Hickey, International Federation of Gay Games, UK – The Gay Games and Sport Tourism

14:15 Break

14:30 Paper Presentation: Briony Sharp, Queen Margaret University, Scotland – Events & Social Engagement: Considering social engagement pursued in conjunction with Glasgow 2014

14:45 Paper Presentation: Adam Jones, University of Brighton, England– Mega Events and City Branding Opportunities

15:00  Panel Discussion: Setting Agendas for Sport, Tourism, Events & Societies –
John Nauright, University of Brighton Chair
Rebecca Finkel, Queen Margaret University, Scotland
David McGillivray, University of the West of Scotland
Adam Jones. University of Brighton

16:00 Close