GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop: Program

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Thursday | November 2nd | Day 1
Capacity Building: GSTC Criteria & Sustainable Management
Times Activity
8:00 – 8:50 Registration
9:00 – 9:30           Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Frans Teguh, Director for Infrastructure Development and Tourism Ecosystem, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism
  • Drs Imam Pratanadi, MT, Head of Marketing, Yogyakarta Tourism Office
  • Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC
9:30 – 10:00 (1) “Sustainable Tourism Policy Frameworks for Nations & Destinations: Opportunities and Challenges”

Presentation by Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC (presentation)

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment Break and Networking
10:30 – 12:30 (3) Good Practices for Destination Management

Moderator: Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC

Panelists:

  • Dr. Chuwit Mitrchob, Deputy Director, DASTA (Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration) (presentation)
  • Mr. Ruedi Neutzi, Indonesia Country Director, Swisscontact (presentation)
  • Mr. Hugo de Jong, Founding Partner, Green Destinations (presentation)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 15:00 (4) Working Group – Part 1: Application of GSTC Criteria to Our Destination (Challenges & Opportunities)

Facilitators:

  • Mr. Ary Suhandi, GSTC Trainer (Executive Director, INDECON)
  • Mrs. Susan Santos de Cárdenas, GSTC Trainer (President & CEO, SSTDI)
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment Break and Networking
15:30 – 17:00 (5) Working Group – Part 2: Application of GSTC Criteria to Our Destination (Expected Outcomes & Results)

Facilitators:

  • Mr. Ary Suhandi, GSTC Trainer (Executive Director, INDECON)
  • Mrs. Susan Santos de Cárdenas, GSTC Trainer (President & CEO, SSTDI)
17:00 – 17:15 Wrap up from “Day 1” by Mr. Ary Suhandi (summary)

 

Friday | November 3rd | Day 2
Market Linkage: Destination Management & Marketing
Times Activity
8:30 – 9:45 (6) Plenary: Sustainable Destination and Product Marketing (presentation)

Moderator: Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC

Panelists:

  • Wonderful Indonesia
  • Mr. Herman Hoven, General Manager Indonesia, Khiri Travel
  • Mr. Panot Pakongsup, Asia Field Manager, Planeterra Foundation (G Adventures)
9:45 – 10:15 Refreshment Break and Networking
10:15 – 11:30 (7) Destinations – developing internal capacity while working with NGOs and the central government

Moderator: Mr. Ary Suhandi, Executive Director, INDECON

Panelists:

  • Ir. Listya Kusumawardhani MSc, Director of Environmental and Conservation Forest Services, Directorate Natural Resources Conservation and Ecosystem, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (presentation)
  • Mr. Veda Santiaji, Coral Triangle Support Program Leader, WWF Indonesia (presentation)
  • Ir. H. Saediman, M.Agr, Ph.D, Head of Agency for Planning, Research and Development, Wakatobi District (presentation)
  • Mr. Ruedi Neutzi, Indonesia Country Director, Swisscontact (presentation)
11:30 – 13:00 Friday Prayer and Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 (8) Management challenges and good practices

Moderator: Mrs. Susan Santos de Cárdenas, President & CEO, SSTDI

1. “Waste management action planning for improvement” – Mrs. Susan Santos de Cárdenas (presentation)

2. “Green-house gas emissions, prioritizing what to improve upon” – Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC (presentation)

3. “Infrastructure development including hiking trails” – Mr. Panot Pakongsup, Asia Field Manager, Planeterra Foundation (presentation: part 1, part 2, part 3)

(9) Tour Operators meetings with Destinations
(Kencana meeting room)
14:30 – 15:00 coffee/tea networking break
15:00 – 16:45 (9) Management challenges and good practices

Moderator: Ms. Susan Santos de Cárdenas, President & CEO, SSTDI

4. “How to develop and manage water refill schemes” – Mr. Alex Tsuk, Founder, RefillMyBottle.com and Bookgreener.com (presentation)

5. “Clean water provision for communities and tourists” – Ms. Gili Back, Sustainability Manager, Khiri Travel (presentation)

(9) Tour Operators meetings with Destinations
(Kencana meeting room)
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC