Program

Day 1
25 Aug 2020

Registration & Mekong Marketplace

The Mekong Marketplace will allow local businesses and artisans, as well as responsible travel businesses and social enterprises of the Experience Mekong Collection, alumni of the Mekong Innovative Startups in...
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Film Screening: Mekong 20/30

Unique Film Screening of Mekong 20/30 – with background information and question and answer session by the producer.   The Making of MEKONG 2030 from Luang Prabang Film Festival on...
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Experience Sessions at Local Venues around Bagan

Experience Sessions at Local Venues around Bagan Sanon Training Restaurant Bagan Visitor Information Center Irrawaddy River Cruise Lacquerware Factory Toddy (Palm Sugar) Nanda Restaurant Integrated with sight-seeing of key attractions.

MTF 2020 Gala Dinner

Featuring the Announcement of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases.
Day 2
26 Aug 2020

Registration & Mekong Marketplace

The Mekong Marketplace will allow local businesses and artisans, as well as responsible travel businesses and social enterprises of the Experience Mekong Collection, alumni of the Mekong Innovative Startups in...
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Official MTF 2020 Opening

Tentative Opening Remarks by Officials from the following organizations: Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Provincial Government of Bagan Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar World...
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Mekong Tourism Townhall & Networking Break

Mekong Tourism Townhall with officials from the following organizations: Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Panel: The role of social enterprises in achieving Balanced Tourism

The role of social enterprises creating impact through innovation. The Experience Mekong Collection curates responsible travel businesses and social enterprises, and the MIST startup program has added a social impact...
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Achieving Balanced Tourism via Community-based Tourism

Engaging tour operators in community-based tourism: Lessons from the ITC Myanmar Inclusive Tourism Project in Kayah and Tanintharyi.

Mekong Food Festival

MTF 2020 will end with the traditional Mekong Food Festival, allowing delegates to sample delicious local cuisine and interact with local artisans showcasing their handicrafts. For the first time, the Mekong...
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