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International Conference on Community Development through Tourism

16-17 September, 2014, Sofitel Phokeethra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Session 1: Opening and Keynote Addresses


Ms. Anne Lemaistre, Head of Office and UNESCO Representative in Cambodia, UNESCO
“The Role of UNESCO in Promoting Poverty Alleviation through Community-Based Tourism Development – Managing Tourism & Heritage at Angkor”

Mr. Xu Jing, Executive Secretary of the General Assembly and Executive Council Regional Director for Asian and the Pacific, UNWTO
“UNWTO Perspectives on Tourism Trends and Outlook”

Mr. Martin Craigs, CEO, PATA
“The Role of PATA in Promoting Tourism and Poverty Alleviation”

H.E Dr. THONG Khon, Minister of Tourism, Kingdom of Cambodia
“The Role of the Government in Promoting Poverty Alleviation through Tourism”

 

Session 2: Involving Communities in Water-Based Tourism
Moderated by Professor David Shum, Dean (Research), Griffith Health Executive, Griffith University


Dr. Harsh Varma, Director for Technical Cooperation and Services, UNWTO
“The Tripartite Cooperation ‘Mekong Discovery Trail Projects’ (STEP-funded project), a Pro-Poor, Sustainable Community-Based development in Northeastern Cambodia”

Dr. Gayle Mayes, Lecturer in Tourism, Leisure & Event Management and Member of the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
“Assisting Melong River Communities and Raising Awareness of the Need to Protect the threatened Mekong River Dolphin through Sustainable Sport and Event Tourism – the Proposed Mekong River Descent and Ultra-Marathon Cane Race”

Ms. Amy McLoughlin, Responsible Tourism Awards Manager & Associate Specialist, Wild Asia
“The Role of Communities in Marine Based Tourism”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 3: Community-Based Tourism Best Practice
Moderated by Professor Greg Hill, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of the Sunshine Coast


Mr. Robert Basiuk, Environmental Consultant, Chemsain
“CBT in Malaysia and Beyond”

Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
“Limits and challenges for Community-Based Tourism”

Daw Kyi Kyi Aye, Senior Advisor, Myanmar Tourism Federation
“Policy, Tourism and Community Development”

Professor RW (Bill) Carter, Professor for Heritage Resource Management and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
“ASEAN Community-Based Tourism standards”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 4: Community Development, Tourism and Heritage conservation
Moderated by Professor RW (Bill) Carter, Professor for Heritage Resource Management and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast


Mr. Philippe Delanghe, Culture Specialist, UNESCO Cambodia
“Tourism, Tangible Heritage and Community development”

Dr. Mihee Kang, Research Professor of Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University
“Ecotourism for Nature Conservation and Community Development”

H.E Mr. PRAK Sovannara, Director-General at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Kingdom of Cambodia
“Historical and Cultural Heritage Conservation”

Mr. Ben Bowler, Founder, Monk for a Month
“Tourism, Religious and Cultural heritage and Community Development”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 5: Community development, Tourism and the Education sector
Moderated by Dr. Anne Roiko, Associate Professor in Environmental Health, Griffith University


Professor Greg Hill, Vice-Chancellor & President, University of the Sunshine Coast
“The Role of the Education Sector in Sustainable Tourism and Community-Based Tourism”

Mr Claude Colombie, Director, Sala Bai Hotel School
“Tourism Education: The Case of Cambodia”

Ms. Potjana Suansri, Director, Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT-I)
“Industry Needs of Education to Support Community Based Development”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 6: Community development, Tourism and Community health
Moderated by Mr. Robert Basiuk, Environmental Consultant, Chemsain


Dr. Anne Roiko, Associate Professor in Environmental Health, Griffith University
“Community Health Underpinning Community Development through Tourism”

Mrs. Rika Jean-Francois, Corporate Social Responsibility Commissioner, ITB Messe-Berlin
“Human Rights in Tourism”

Dr. Chris Bottrill, Dean of Global and Community Studies, Capilano University
“Climate Change and its Implications for Tourism and Community Development”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 7: Community development, Tourism and the Primary production
Moderated by Dr. Chris Bottrill, Dean of Global and Community Studies, Capilano University


Mr. Pandurang Taware, President & Managing Director, Agri Tourism Development
“Agriculture, Agri-Tourism and Community development”

Mr. Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions
“Economic Impacts of New Tourism Developments”

Mr. HENG Sovannara, Deputy Director-General at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Kingdom of Cambodia
“Overview of Fisheries Sector in Cambodia and Ongoing Collaborative Activities and Achievement Between FIA and CI”

Panel discussion and contributions to the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

 

Session 8: Plenary
Moderated by Mr. Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions


Mr. Nick Ray, Author, Lonely Planet
“Community Based Tourism – Connecting with the consumer”

Mr. THOK Sokhom, Director of International Cooperation and ASEAN, Ministry of Tourism, Kingdom of Cambodia
“Royal government’s policy for pro-poor, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible Community-Based Tourism toward the Cambodia’s lead coordinating role in developing ASEAN CBT Standards”

Professor RW (Bill) Carter, Professor for Heritage Resource Management and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
“Attracting development partners or donor countries to concentrate and support tourism development projects”

Discussion on Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development through Tourism

END OF CONFERENCE

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