Introducing Our Speakers
Geoffrey Paulin, Senior Economist Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) program
Dr. Paulin frequently organizes sessions for economic and other conferences at which he speaks, featuring work from the CE program and the BLS generally. This includes the I-CHRIE conference, at which he has presented several times since 2006. In addition to presenting results of his research, he also leads workshops to provide training in use of CE tabular and microdata, and in the writing process: from formulating an idea to publishing the findings.
Professor Bao Jigang
Founding Dean of School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University
Director, Center for Tourism Planning and Research, Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Jigang Bao is active in publishing, forming international collaboration and communications, and linking theories to tourism practices. He has authored more than 300 articles and published over 20 books. Professor Bao joined the International Academy of the Study of Tourism as a fellow in 2001 and was elected as the Second Vice President of IAST in 2019. He has been working closely with UNWTO and established “Monitoring Center for UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories” in 2006. The Center oversees nine world-class destinations in China and facilitates international communications regarding sustainable tourism theories and practices. Professor Bao has conducted over 60 consulting and research projects for international, national and regional organizations and governments. In recent years, he has been devoted to issues about tourism and poverty alleviation. One representative work is “Azheke Project”.
Professor Bao is a proud alumnus of Peking University and Sun Yat-sen University. Majored in tourism geography, he is an outstanding tourism scholar with expertise in tourism sustainable development, theme parks, and tourism planning.