Mekong Tourism Forum – Transforming Travel

Mekong Tourism Forum – Transforming Travel

On Wednesday afternoon, discussions ranging from Buddhist Tourism to Responsible Tourism focus on the potential of transforming travel and people’s lives.

 

16:00 16:10 Emcee – Opening
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting
16:10 16:30 Transforming Travel Keynote
Mr. Jeremy Smith – Author, “Transforming Travel”
16:30 16:55 The Buddhist Circuits of Southeast Asia

Mr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com

16:55 17:30 Panel: Buddhist Tourism in the Mekong Region
Moderator:
Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil, Editor – Travel Impact Newswire
Panelists:
Mr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com
Mr. Malraj Kiriella – Former CEO, Sri Lanka Tourism
Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul – Editor, 5000s Magazine
Mr. Somchai  Vitdamrong – Governor, Nakhon Phanom Provincial Government
17:30 17:45 Child Welfare in Tourism Guide
Mr. James Sutherland – Communications Manager, Friends International
17:45 18:00 Mekong Trends Report on Responsible Tourism
Mr. Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
18:00 18:30 Panel: Experience Mekong Collection Showcases
Moderator:
Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil – Professor, Mahidol University International College
Panelists:
Ms. Momoko Ikeuchi – Sales Manager, Phare Circus (Cambodia)
Mr. Somsak Boonkam – CEO & Founder, LocalAlike (Thailand)
Ms. Phitsamai Sipaza – Assistant Manager, Ock Pop Tok Living Arts Center (Laos)
Ms. Yin Myo Su – CEO & Founder, Inle Heritage (Myanmar)
Mr. Zhu Jinsheng (Jason) – Deputy Party Secretary, Guilin Tourism University (Representing: Longji Rice Terraces, Guangxi, PR China) 

Closing
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting