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Wednesday October 5

Time Activity
Afternoon

Pre-conference workshops (by invitation only)

Azelea
Room
18:30

Reception

Welcome Remarks:

  • Mayor of Suwon

  • Mr. Seung-Pyo Hong, President & CEO, Gyeonggi Tourism Organization

  • Mr. Eung-Su Kim, President, Korea MICE Association

  • Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Chair, GSTC Board of Directors

Dinner (included)

Champagne
Room

Thursday October 6

Time Activity
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:40

Opening Ceremony:

  • Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Chair, GSTC

  • Mayor of Suwon

  • Governor of Gyeonggi Province

  • Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO

  • Ambassdor Young-Sun Kim, Secretary General, ASEAN-Korea Centre

  • Group Photo

Champagne
Room
9:40 – 10:00 Keynote Speech:
“SDGs and Sustainable Tourism” by Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO (presentation)
Champagne
Room
10:00 – 10:30 Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO (presentation)
Champagne
Room
10:30 – 10:45 Refreshment Break and Networking
10:45 – 11:20 Keynote Speech:
“Mainstreaming Sustainable Tourism” by Dr. Xavier Font, Professor, University of Surrey, UK (presentation)
Champagne
Room
 
11:20 – 12:30

Marketing Sustainable Tourism – Part 1, Mainstream Travel

Keynote: Dr. Jane Ashton, Director of Sustainability, TUI Group (presentation)

Moderator: Dr. Xavier Font, Professor, University of Surrey, UK

Panelists:

  • Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO

  • Mr. Jim Sano, Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF (presentation)

Champagne
Room
 
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (included) and Networking
13:30 – 14:45

Track A

Track A: Marketing Sustainable Tourism – Part 2, Niche Travel

Moderator: Dr. Xavier Font, Professor, University of Surrey, UK

Panelists:

  • Mr. Willem Niemeijer, CEO, Yaana Ventures (presentation)

  • Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (presentation)