Conference Proceedings 2013

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Day 1 – Monday 18 November 2013

Convenor’s Overview
Tony Charters, Principal, Tony Charters and Associates

Keynote speaker
Jonathan Roberts, Research Program Leader - Autonomous Systems CSIRO Computational Informatics

Megatrends Overview
Paul Martyn, Deputy Director-General, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 1: Orient Express
Nell Anderson, General Manager Strategy for Tourism Australia

Megatrend 1 Case Study:
Anthony Hayes, Global Managing Director, AAT Kings

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 2: A Natural Advantage
Chris Briggs, Director – Tourism Stewardship, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Megatrend 2 – Case Study
Lizzie Corke, CEO & Founder, Conservation Ecology Centre, Cape Otway

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 3: Great Expectations
Costas Christ, Editor at Large, National Geographic Traveler
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Megatrend 3 – Case Study
Geoff Manchester, Director & Co-Founder, Intrepid

Three Concurrent Streams – Megatrends 1–3

Concurrent Session 2: A Natural Advantage
Bruce Leaver, Chairman, Sapphire Coast Tourism & Co-Founder, Australia's National Landscapes

Concurrent Session 3: Great Expectations
Charlotte Prouse, Director, Leap Agency: National Landscapes Program

Keynote: Innovative Partnerships Delivering Results
Robyn Cormack, Department of Conservation – New Zealand
Co-presenter: Meghan Blair, Sponsorship Manager, Air New Zealand

Closing Keynote address:
John Glaister, Director-General, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

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Day 2 – Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 4: Bolts from the Blue
Dr. David Beirman, Senior Lecturer, UTS Business School

Megatrend 4 – Case Study
Mariglo Laririt, Director of Sustainability, El Nido Resorts/Ten Knots Corporation

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 5: Digital Whispers
Sarah Rhodes, Client Services Manager, Think! Social Media

Megatrend 5 – Case Study
Peter Gash, Managing Director, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 6: On the Move
Paul Fox, Deputy Chair and Executive Director, Aviation/Aerospace Australia

Three Concurrent Streams – Megatrends 4–6

Keynote Speaker: Tourism Investment:
Sam Friend, Investor, Advisor and Mentor, Former General Manager and Chief Financial Officer,

Keynote Speaker
Paul Nelson, Manager, Marine Environment Standards

Keynote Speaker: Innovative Investment through Joint Ventures – Namibia: Keith Sproule, Tourism Advisor, WWF-Namibia

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Day 3 – Wednesday 20 November 2013

Morning Forums:

  • Strategic Partnerships

Damien Massingham, General Manager, Tourism Noosa

Neal Muller, General Manager, Industry Development, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Dr. Susan Davis, Chair, Noosa Biosphere Ltd

Mary-Jane Weld, Environment Board Director & Chair, Environmental & Natural Resource Management, Noosa Biosphere Ltd

  • Indigenous Cultural Tourism Forum

John Cameron, Director, John Cameron Architects

Dale Chapman, Director, Dokko Corp

Gail Parsonage, President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism Aust. Inc.

  • Marketing in the 21st Century

Melanie Grevis-James, Director, Our Planet Travel

Sonya Mroz, Sales and Marketing Executive, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Cathie Withyman, Researcher, Kayak Noosa & CQUniversity

Zoe Wyatt, Social Media Specialist, The Creative Collective

Afternoon Forums:

  • Tourism in Protected Areas

Paul Chantrill, Program Manager -Tourism and Strategic Partnerships, Wet Tropics Management Authority

Sandrine Gaymard, General Manager, Ecoline Pty Ltd

Ronda Green, Chair & Proprietor, Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc. & Araucaria Ecotours

John Kenright, Community Activation Coordinator, Parks Victoria

David Morgans, Director, Destination & Market Development, Tourism and Events Queensland

Marko Sanovic, Tourism Product Development Manager, Conservation Volunteers Australia

  • Operator’s Marketplace

Anirudh Chaoji, Directors, Pugmarks Eco Tours Pvt. Ltd.

Russell Hosp, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Passions of Paradise

Mariglo Laririt, Director of Sustainability, El Nido Resorts/Ten Knots Corporation
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  • Geotourism Forum

Alan Briggs, Lecturer and PhD Candidate, Tourism, Arts Faculty, Murdoch University

Dan Cove, Assistant General Manager, Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust

Patricia Erfurt-Cooper, Research Consultant, Geotourism Australia

Aise Kim, Senior Lecturer,UniSA Business School, University of South Australia

Young Ng, Chairman, Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong

Angus M Robinson, Managing Partner, Leisure Solutions®