The Cape Town Hotel School’s recent BTech Conference served a mixed bag of research topics, leaving attendees with much food for thought.
A total of 20 presentations were covered and students were given 10 minutes to present their work.
The event, held at the Southern Sun Waterfront, was attended by several industry representatives, many of whom indicated that they were impressed with the calibre of student and the presentations.
The research topics included: The impact of the VAT increase on restaurant operations in Cape Town, The impact of drought on the ultra-luxury hotel segment in the V&A Waterfront and Diversification of ethnicity beliefs within the working environment.
Senior lecturer Dr Tshinakaho Nyathela said the conference is an annual event and was first held in 2017.
“The main aim is to showcase what we do as the hospitality department and also showcase to the industry and departments the kind of research that our students do as well as the research we do as a department. I was very impressed with the presentations, our students went all out.”
She said the conference was also an opportunity to identify potential candidates for Master’s study.
Student Andisile Mbolompo said the conference was a great learning experience and helped to connect students with industry role players