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Day 1 – Monday 18 November 2013

Convenor’s Overview
Tony Charters, Principal, Tony Charters and Associates
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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
[Presentation]

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

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

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

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

Keynote Speaker Megatrend 3: Great Expectations
Costas Christ, Editor at Large, National Geographic Traveler
[Presentation not available]

Megatrend 3 – Case Study
Geoff Manchester, Director & Co-Founder, Intrepid
[Presentation]

Three Concurrent Streams – Megatrends 1–3

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

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

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

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

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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
[Presentation]

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

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

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

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

Three Concurrent Streams – Megatrends 4–6

Keynote Speaker: Tourism Investment:
Sam Friend, Investor, Advisor and Mentor, Former General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Wotif.com
[Presentation]

Keynote Speaker
Paul Nelson, Manager, Marine Environment Standards
[Presentation]

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
[Presentation]

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

Dr. Susan Davis, Chair, Noosa Biosphere Ltd
[Presentation]

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

  • Indigenous Cultural Tourism Forum

John Cameron, Director, John Cameron Architects
[Presentation]

Dale Chapman, Director, Dokko Corp
[Presentation]

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

  • Marketing in the 21st Century

Melanie Grevis-James, Director, Our Planet Travel
[Presentation]

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

Cathie Withyman, Researcher, Kayak Noosa & CQUniversity
[Presentation]

Zoe Wyatt, Social Media Specialist, The Creative Collective
[Presentation]

Afternoon Forums:

  • Tourism in Protected Areas

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

Sandrine Gaymard, General Manager, Ecoline Pty Ltd
[Presentation]

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

John Kenright, Community Activation Coordinator, Parks Victoria
[Presentation]

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

Marko Sanovic, Tourism Product Development Manager, Conservation Volunteers Australia
[Presentation]

  • Operator’s Marketplace

Anirudh Chaoji, Directors, Pugmarks Eco Tours Pvt. Ltd.
[Presentation]

Russell Hosp, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Passions of Paradise
[Presentation]

Mariglo Laririt, Director of Sustainability, El Nido Resorts/Ten Knots Corporation
[Not available]

  • Geotourism Forum

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

Dan Cove, Assistant General Manager, Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust
[Presentation]

Patricia Erfurt-Cooper, Research Consultant, Geotourism Australia
[Presentation]

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

Young Ng, Chairman, Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong
[Presentation]

Angus M Robinson, Managing Partner, Leisure Solutions®
[Presentation]