GSTC2018 Speakers

Following the GSTC Criteria and Kasane Call to Action to accelerate sustainable consumption and production (SCP), the key theme for this year’s GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, GSTC2018, are:

  • Achieving Sustainable Destination Management
  • Certification as a Driver of Sustainable Tourism
  • Reaching the SDGs through the GSTC Criteria
  • Market Access for Responsible Tourism Businesses

SPEAKERS (more speakers to come)

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His Excellency The Fourth President of the Republic of Botswana; Lieutenant General
Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama

Prof. Graham Miller
Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey

Sehenyi “Shex” Tlotlego
Botswana Coordinator, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Adama Bah
Adama Bah, Chairman, Institute of Travel and Tourism of Gambia (ITTOG)

Jonathan Tourtellot
Founder and former Director, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations; CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

Segametsi Monnamorwa
Botswana Environmental Department Manager, Wilderness Safaris

Heidi Van Der Watt
Director, Better Tourism Africa; Board Member, GSTC

Emad Hassan
Advisor to the Minister for Green and Sustainable Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Egypt


Naut Kusters
Manager, Travelife for Tour Operators

Ronald Sanabria
Sustainable Tourism Specialist

Dr. Kelly Bricker
Vice-Chair, GSTC; Associate Professor and Director at the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism


Jorge Alves
Destination Management Officer, Azores Destination Management Organization

Grace Nderitu
CEO, Ecotourism Kenya


Per Gunnar Hettervik
Senior Consultant, NCE Tourism Fjord Norway

Glenn Mandziuk
President & CEO, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region

Dr. Kim Langmaid
Founder, Vice President of Sustainability Programs, Walking Mountains Science Center


Dr. Moren Tibabo Stone
Senior Lecturer: Environment & Tourism, Department of Environmental Science, University of Botswana

Ioannis Pappas

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Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Found & CEO, Green Evolution; GSTC Regional Director – Mediterranean


Luigi Cabrini
Chairman, GSTC


Richard Malesu
Environment & Eco-Certification Manager, Botswana Tourism Organisation

Patricio Azcárate Díaz de Losada
General Secretary, Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI)


Dr. Richard Denman
Richard Denman, Director of the Tourism Company; Co-Chair of GSTC International Standards Working Group

GSTC Trainer Julian Matthews

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Julian Matthews
Founder & Chairman, TOFTigers

Prof. Urs Wagenseil
Institute of Tourism – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Heinrich Hafeni
Emerging Tourism Enterprises Association (ETEA), Namibia

Roland Vorwerk
Marketing Manager, Boundless Southern Africa


Carolyn Wincer
Commercial Director, Travelife for Hotels

Vincent Kouwenhoven
Founder & Managing Director, Green Safaris

Phillip Segadika
Head of the Archaeology and Monuments Division, Botswana National Museum

Sebastian Bovensiepen
CEO, The meeco Group

Ruth Stewart
Travel for Impact

Martin Balas

Dr. Michael Flyman
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Botswana

Derek Tse


Derek Tse
General Manager, Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre

Kathleen Pessolano
Program Director – The Americas

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Heidi Dahl
Head of Office – Southern Africa, Innovation Norway

Valere Tjolle
Publisher & Editor, TravelMole Vision on Sustainable Tourism

Randy Durband

Jillian Blackbeard
Executive Marketing Manager, Botswana Tourism Organisation




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