Day 1: Monday, 26 November, 2018

  1. Registration 7:30am–5:00pm

  2. Opening Session 8:30am–9:45am

    8:30am–8:50am

    Welcome to Country

    8:50am–8:55am

    Convenor Welcome
    Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference

    8:55am–9:00am

    Ecotourism Australia Welcome

    9:00am–9:20am

    Keynote Speaker
    Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development

    9:20am–9:45am

    Keynote Speaker
    Dr Claire Ellis, Deputy Chair, Ecotourism Australia

  3. Inspire 9:45am–10:30am

    9:45am–10:30am

    Keynote Speaker
    Michael Groom, Renowned Adventurer and Mountain Climber

  4. Morning Tea 10:30am–11:00am

  5. Parallel Plenary Sessions 11:00am–12:30pm

    1. Session A:
      Ecotourism and the Great Barrier Reef

    2. Session B:
      Ecotourism - Meeting the Market

    A :11:00am–11:20am

    Keynote Speaker

    B :11:00am–11:25am

    Keynote Speaker

    A :11:20am–11:40am

    Keynote Speaker
    Russell Reichelt, Chair, GBRMPA

    B :11:25am–11:50am

    Keynote Speaker
    Jeff Ellison, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Sealink

    A :11:40am–12:00pm

    Keynote Speaker

    B :11:50am–12:15pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Dana Nikanpour, Group Manager, Sales & Marketing, Northern Escape Collection

    A :12:00pm–12:20pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Andy Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

    B :12:15pm–12:30pm

    Q & A

    A :12:20pm–12:30pm

    Q & A

    B :N/A

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  6. Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm

  7. Parallel Plenary Sessions 1:30pm–3:00pm

    1. Session A:
      Ecotourism - Protected Areas and Overtourism

    2. Session B:
      Ecotourism and Philanthropy

    A :1:30pm–1:55pm

    Keynote Speaker

    B :1:30pm–1:50pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Andrew Fairley AM, Chairman, The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation

    A :1:55pm–2:20pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Prof. Ken Hughey, Professor, Department of Environmental Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand

    B :1:50pm–2:10pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Amanda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

    A :2:20pm–2:45pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Jason Jacobi, General Manager, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

    B :2:10pm–2:40pm

    Panel Session

    • Ben O’Hara, General Manager, Land and Environment at Turner Family Foundation
    • Dana Nikanpour, Group Manager, Sales & Marketing, Northern Escape Collection
    • Darrel Wade, Managing Director, Intrepid Travel
    A :2:45pm–3:00pm

    Q & A

    B :2:40pm–3:00pm

    Keynote Speaker

  8. Afternoon Tea 3:00pm–3:30pm

  9. Parallel Plenary Sessions 3:30pm–5:00pm

    1. Session A:
      Heads of Agencies Forum

    2. Session B:
      Global and Regional Ecotourism

    A :3:30pm–3:50pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Leanne Coddington, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Events Queensland

    B :3:30pm–3:50pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Kauahi Ngapora, General Manager, Kaikoura Whale Watch, New Zealand

    A :3:50pm–4:10pm

    Keynote Speaker

    B :3:50pm–4:10pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Darrell Wade, Managing Director, Intrepid Travel

    A :4:10pm–4:30pm

    Keynote Speaker

    B :4:10pm–4:30pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Peter Gash, Managing Director, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

    A :4:30pm–5:00pm

    Discussion

    B :4:30pm–4:50pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Ross McLennan, Owner, Hidden Valley Cabins

    A :N/A

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    B :4:50pm–5:00pm

    Q & A

  10. Welcome Drinks 5:30pm–7:30pm

Day 2: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

  1. Registration 7:30am–5:00pm

  2. Emerging Leaders in Ecotourism 8:30am–10:00am

    8:30am–8:55am

    Keynote Speaker

    8:55am–9:20am

    Keynote Speaker

    9:20am–9:45am

    Keynote Speaker

    9:45am–10:00am

    Q & A

  3. Ecotourism in Protected Areas 10:00am–10:25am

    10:00am–10:25am

    Keynote Speaker
    Hon Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science, and Minister for the Arts

  4. Morning Tea 10:30am–11:00am

  5. Inspire 11:00am–11:25am

    11:00am–11:25am

    Keynote Speaker
    Molly Steer

  6. Indigenous Ecotourism 11:25am–12:30pm

    11:25am–11:50am

    Keynote Speaker

    11:50am–12:15pm

    Keynote Speaker

    12:15pm–12:30pm

    Q & A

  7. Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm

  8. Parallel Workshop Sessions 1:30pm–3:00pm

    1:30pm–3:00pm
    • Reefs Ecotourism – Innovation and Adaption
    • Ecotourism Planning and Design
    • Ecolodge Design
    • Sustainable Townsville Workshop on Community Engagement on Ecotourism
  9. Afternoon Tea 3:00pm–3:30pm

  10. Parallel Workshop Sessions 3:30pm–5:00pm

    3:30pm–5:00pm
    • Reefs Ecotourism – Innovation and Adaption
    • Ecotourism Planning and Design
    • Ecolodge Design
    • Sustainable Townsville Workshop on Community Engagement on Ecotourism
  11. Conference Dinner 7:00pm–11:00pm

Day 3: Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

  1. Registration 7:30am–5:00pm

  2. Parallel Workshop Sessions 9:00am–10:30am

    9:00am–10:30am
    • Ecotourism – Meeting the Market
    • Indigenous Ecotourism
    • Destination Planning and Development
    • Geotourism
  3. Morning Tea 10:30am–11:00am

  4. Parallel Workshop Sessions 11:00am–12:30pm

    11:00am–12:30pm
    • Ecotourism – Meeting the Market
    • Indigenous Ecotourism
    • Destination Planning and Development
    • Geotourism
  5. Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm

  6. Parallel Plenary Sessions 1:30pm–3:00pm

    1. Session A:
      Ecotourism in Protected Areas

    2. Session B:
      Ecotourism Destinations

    A :1:30pm–1:55pm

    Keynote Speaker

    B :1:30pm–1:55pm

    Keynote Speaker

    A :1:55pm–2:20pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Lizzie Corke, Chief Executive Officer, Conservation Ecology Centre

    B :1:55pm–2:20pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Deborah Dickson-Smith, Travel Writer and Co-Founder of Diveplanit

    A :2:20pm–2:45pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Andrew Flannery, Eco-Active Business Leader, Spicers Group & Turner Family Foundation

    B :2:20pm–2:45pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Albert Teo, Managing Director, Borneo Eco Tour, Malaysia

    A :2:45pm–3:00pm

    Q & A

    B :2:45pm–3:00pm

    Q & A

  7. Afternoon Tea 3:00pm–3:30pm

  8. Inspire 3:30pm–3:55pm

    3:30pm–3:55pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Darren Jew, Wildlife Photographer

  9. Innovation and Ecotourism Futures 3:55pm–4:45pm

    3:55pm–4:20pm

    Keynote Speaker

    4:20pm–4:45pm

    Keynote Speaker
    Jason deCaires Taylor, Sculptor, Environmentalist and Professional Underwater Photographer

  10. Closing 4:45pm–5:00pm

    4:45pm–5:00pm

    Announcement of 2019 Conference Host & Close