The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Dr. Hudson Kicks Off T-Forum
Simon Hudson was a keynote speaker earlier this month at the inaugural t-FORUM Global Conference called Tourism Intelligence in Action. The conference was held in the beautiful old town of Naples, Italy from May 4th-7th,2015
The forum was co-organized and supported by the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council (IRISS - CNR). Dr. Hudson was asked to speak about the SmartState program, and his efforts in South Carolina to conduct applied and commercially relevant research in order to improve the competitiveness of the state as a tourism destination. Over 200 delegates from academia and industry attended the conference.