Dr. Mariana Sigala is Professor in Tourism and Director of the Centre of Tourism & Leisure Management (CTLM) at the University of South Australia Business School.
Professor Sigala has a PhD from the University of Surrey as well as a Certificate of Advanced Academic Studies from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey.
Professor Sigala is a widely published authority in the area of Service Operations Management and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications in Tourism and Hospitality. She also has an interest in e-learning models and pedagogies, having published several research studies in these areas. Professor Sigala’s research is multi-award winning featuring several best paper awards in international conferences and academic journals, such as papers published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and the International Journal of Hospitality Management.
Professor Sigala is the current Chair of the ICHRIE Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition and Publication Series . She is also currently the co-editor of the international journal Journal of Service Theory and Practice, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the editor of the International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases.
Professor Sigala has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Information Technology, Tourism and Travel (IFITT) (as Membership Director); the International Council on Hospitality, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) (as Research Director, 2008 - 2010); the Hellenic Association of Information Systems (HeAIS) (as Publicity Director); and the Executive Board of the European Council on Hospitality, Restaurant and Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) (as President, 2004 - 2005).
Professor Sigala joined the UniSA Business School in 2015 and brings more than 13 years of international academic and teaching experience to the UniSA Business School and the School of Management.
Two "mobile" festivals linking hospitality and wine experiences as well as achieving a social cause confirm the leading role of Adelaide as an eventful city: the Adelaide Festival Centre's Guitars in Bars and the Resonance 2017
The 2017 festival showcases 17 world premieres, 5 Australian premieres, 25 Adelaide premieres as well as 17 Adelaide exclusives, 20 shows with international artists and 5 totally original shows commissioned or co-commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival is now Adelaide’s major winter festival, activating Adelaide Riverbank each June. The 16 day and night extravaganza is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar and has a reputation for highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
Running from September 17-October 2, 2016 OzAsia Festival offers three weeks of visionary art that promises to move, amaze, shock, inspire, and entertain. Performers this year come from diverse Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel.
The collaborative partnership between Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, HKETO, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council bring Adelaide the largest showcase of Hong Kong arts in South Australia as part of OzAsia Festival 2016.
The 2016 OzAsia Festival features 47 major events, including 35 Australian premieres. There are 111 professional performances, as well as 101 performances by community groups, 8 exhibitions, 16 film screenings, 59 workshop events and more.
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading annual arts Festival focusing on Asia. Each year, the Festival presents the very best contemporary artists from across Asia, connecting audiences with an outstanding array of theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film and food.