GSTC2019 Global Conference: “Navigating the Way Forward in Sustainable Tourism” – Speakers

The GSTC2019 Global Conference will address:

  • Smart & Sustainable Destination Management
  • Market Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Products
  • Is Tourism Responding to Climate Change?

* Plastic pollution in the tourism industry (panel discussion in partnership with WWF)


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SPEAKERS (more speakers to come)

Dr. Jane Ashton
Director of Sustainability, TUI Group

Anna Pollock
Founder, Conscious Travel

Rosa Harris
Director of Tourism, Cayman Islands

Dr. Xavier Font
Professor, University of Surrey

Graeme Jackson
Head of Partnerships, Travel Foundation

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Ingunn Sørnes
Special Adviser, Innovation Norway

Upali Rathnayake
Director General, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Rika Jean-François
Corporate Social Responsibility Commissioner, ITB Berlin

Annika Sandström
Tourism Manager, Region Västerbotten

Dan Jonasson
Region Västerbotten Turism

Jeppe Klockareson
Founder, Fair Travel; GSTC Country Representative Sweden

Martina von Münchhausen
Programme Manager Sustainable Tourism, WWF

Luigi Cabrini
Chairman, GSTC


Khoudijah Maudarbocus-Boodoo
Director, Mauritius Tourism Authority

Stewart Moore
CEO, EarthCheck

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

Thuy Nguyen Thi Dieu
Oceans Program Coordinator, WWF-Vietnam

Jerry R. Spooner
Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism

Albert Salman 
President, Green Destinations

Jana Apih
Managing Director, GoodPlace

Rachel McCaffery
Director, Travel Without Plastic

Gerben Hardeman
Responsible Tourism Manager, ANVR (the Dutch Travel Trade Association)

Col (Ret’d) David Mifsud
Director – Quality Assurance and Industry HR, Malta Tourism Authority

Glenn Mandziuk
CEO, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)

Luigi Mazzaglia
General Manager, Vireo Srl

Rob Holmes
Founder & Chief Strategist at GLP Films

Randy Durband

Ioannis Pappas

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

Nicola Koschel
GSTC Trainer and WWF Representative at GSTC

Christian Schröder 
Quality and Sustainability Manager, Wikinger Reisen

Dr. David Simmons
Chair, EarthCheck Global Research Institute

Roi Ariel
General Manager, GSTC

Taiwan Coral Island Association

Luis Alberto Blanco
Human Resources and Sustainability Manager, Travel Excellence Costa Rica

Amine Ahlafi
Vice-President, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

Alexandra Pastollnigg
Founder, Fair Voyage

Dr. Catie Burlando
Local Development Officer, Etifor

Olaf Schlieper
Innovation Manager, German National Tourist Board

Dr. Dirk Schmücker
Head of Research, Institute for Tourism Research in Northern Europe (NIT)

Lonneke de Kort
Lonneke de Kort, CEO, BookDifferent




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