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?


Marta Isabel Vieira Guerreiro
Azores Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism

Luigi Cabrini
Chairman, GSTC


Dr. Jane Ashton
Director of Sustainability, TUI Group

Dr. Xavier Font
Professor, University of Surrey

Anna Pollock
Founder, Conscious Travel

Rosa Harris
Director of Tourism, Cayman Islands

Jerry R. Spooner
Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism

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Ingunn Sørnes
Special Adviser, Innovation Norway

Rika Jean-François
Corporate Social Responsibility Commissioner, ITB Berlin

Glenn Mandziuk
CEO, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)

Stewart Moore
CEO, EarthCheck

Khoudijah Maudarbocus-Boodoo
Director, Mauritius Tourism Authority

Martina von Münchhausen
Programme Manager Sustainable Tourism, WWF

Albert Salman 
President, Green Destinations

Luigi Mazzaglia
General Manager, Vireo Srl

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

Annika Sandström
Tourism Manager, Region Västerbotten

Dan Jonasson
Region Västerbotten Turism

Graeme Jackson
Head of Partnerships, Travel Foundation

Rachel McCaffery
Director, Travel Without Plastic

Thuy Nguyen Thi Dieu
Oceans Program Coordinator, WWF-Vietnam

Jeppe Klockareson
Founder, Fair Travel; GSTC Country Representative Sweden

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

Jana Apih
Managing Director, GoodPlace

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

Rob Holmes
Founder & Chief Strategist at GLP Films

Randy Durband

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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

Taiwan Coral Island Association

Alexandra Pastollnigg
Founder, Fair Voyage

Roi Ariel
General Manager, GSTC

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

Dr. Catie Burlando
Local Development Officer, Etifor

Olaf Schlieper
Innovation Manager, German National Tourist Board

Dr. Dirk Schmücker
Professor, FH Westküste Univ. of Applied Sciences; Head of Research, Institute for Tourism Research in Northern Europe (NIT)

Lonneke de Kort
CEO, BookDifferent

Guy Bigwood
Managing Director, Global Destination Sustainability (GSD) Index

Dr. Mihee Kang
Director – Asia Pacific, GSTC

Paulo Duarte
Director of Operations, Memmo Unforgettable Hotels

Rui Amen
Advisor, Azores Regional Secretariat Energy, Environment and Tourism

Griet Geudens
Quality & Sustainability Consultant, Visit Flanders

Sara Mair Bellshaw
Project Manager – Slow Adventure, Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dr. António Jorge Costa
President, Institute for Tourism Planning and Development (IPDT)

Motti Essakow
Co Founder & Chief Imagineer, Rythms by Design and Rythms House

Duarte Conde Silva
Plant Manager, Graciólica Lda




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