Professor Sheila Scratton  Professor Sheila Scraton Deputy Chair of Unit 46 (Sport and Related Studies) for the UK Research Assessment Exercise ‘The Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events is an exciting development. Judging by those involved, it is set to be a high impact policy journal.

Dr Xu Honggang

Dr Xu Honggang Sun Yat-sen University, China ‘Collaborating on research internationally generates much clearer and rigorous insights than working in isolation. We value our partnership with Leeds Met.‘

 Steven Freudmann Steven Freudmann, Chairman, Institute of Travel and Tourism, ‘Industry and education can work very well together. Our association with Leeds Metropolitan University is a wonderful example of partnership working that combines research expertise with industry leadership.’
 Dirk Mischendahl Dirk Mischendahl Chairman, Logistik Ltd ‘At Logistik we pride ourselves on building partnerships. Working with UKCEM and Leeds Met we are combining our industry knowledge with research, development and evaluation to build a unique event evaluation tool.‘
 Paul Gudgin  

Paul Gudgin, Former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Visiting Professor of Festivals and Events, Leeds Metropolitan University ‘Good quality research and programmes to develop high calibre individuals are fundamental aspects of the growing professionalism of the festivals and events sector. I wanted to come to Leeds because they are committed to making a serious contribution to both.‘

 Tony Rogers Tony Rogers, Former Chief Executive of the British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD), Former Executive Director of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) and Visiting Fellow at UKCEM ‘As a Visiting Fellow at UKCEM, I contribute to refreshing the curriculum, supporting research and identifying new research opportunities, and strengthening the connection between industry and education. I am delighted to be involved with such a dynamic team.‘