1st Conference at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

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Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS) is hosting its 1st conference from the 28th to the 30th August 2024 at its University Main Campus. The conference theme will be; ‘Gastronomy Tourism and Destination Management’. The papers presented at this conference will definitely be published by an already identified accredited journal which has consented to our request through a special issue. In a bid to make this conference as interdisciplinary as possible, we therefore call upon academics across all disciplines and industry practitioners to submit their papers by the due dates highlighted in this call.

Aim of the Conference

To support Zimbabwe’s drive to promote Gastronomy tourism by providing information for policy and planning purposes.

Conference Accreditation

Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe, Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe, Tourism Educators and Researchers Association of Zimbabwe & Friends of Vumba

Conference Sub-Themes


  • Gastronomy tourism key destinations
  • Stakeholder participation in gastronomy tourism
  • Gastronomy tourism, innovation and technological developments
  • Gastronomy tourism and entrepreneurship
  • Gastronomy tourism, culture and heritage in Southern Africa
  • Gastronomy tourism and destination development
  • Gastronomy and tourism research
  • Product development in gastronomy tourism
  • Gastronomy tourists profiling
  • Policy frameworks to promote gastronomy tourism
  • Gastronomy tourism market trends and analysis
  • Gastronomy Tourism & Waste management
  • Gastronomy tourism & local economies

Important Conference Dates and Deadlines

14th June 2024                         Deadline for submission of abstracts

15 to 29th June 2024                Notification of accepted abstracts

14th July 2024                          Deadline for submission of full papers

Preliminary Programme

28th August 2024 -Welcome, Key note speaker presentation and official opening, 1st day conference session

30th August 2024 – 2nd day conference sessions

31st August 2024 – Official closing, presentation of awards & excursion

Conference Fees

The conference fee is US$150.00, payable at the University main Campus or be deposited into the following University accounts. The conference cover teas and lunches but not supper and accommodation.


1. Nostro Account

Bank:                            FBC

Account Name:              Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Account Number:          1035165120002

Branch:                          MUTARE

Swift Code:                    FBCPZWHA

2. ZiG Account

Bank:                            FBC

Account Name:              Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Account Number:          1035165120000

Branch:                          MUTARE

Swift Code:                    FBCPZWHA

NB* Please scan and send proof of payment to tourismconference@msuas.ac.zw

Manicaland State University Of Applied Sciences website