Prof. Dr. Edith M Szivas
 Director of Research and Consultancy
 Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Dr. Szivas is Director of Research and Consultancy at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management within the Jumeirah Group, Dubai. Prior to moving to the UAE she has been based at the University of Surrey, UK. She is a tourism development specialist with over 15 years experience in tourism development policy and planning. She is a consultant for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and worked on advisory projects for the UNWTO, EU, USAID and AFED.