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Time Details
8:30am - 8:40am

Opening / Welcome Address
Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum
[presentation]

8:40am - 9:00am

Conservation Gains Through Tourism Supporting Community Development
Márcio Favilla, Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations, UNWTO
[no PowerPoint used]

Chair: Sally Barnes, Director of National Parks, Parks Australia

9:00am - 9:10am

Case Study 1 - Conservation Ecology Centre
Lizzie Corke, Chief Executive Officer, Conservation Ecology Centre
[presentation]

9:10am - 9:20am

Case Study 2 - Tourism Delivering Community Conservation Gains - a case study from Peru
Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles, Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo
[presentation]

9:20am - 9:40am Panel Discussion
9:40am - 10:00am

Tourism Partnerships supporting Conservation
Karen Vohland, Director, Tourism and Stewardship, GBRMPA
[presentation]

Chair: Dr. Robyn Bushell, Professor in the Institute for Culture & Society and School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney

10:00am - 10:10am

Case Study 1 - Odzala - Kokoua, Model of Conservation Commerce
Dr. Paul Telfer, Chief Executive Officer, Congo Conservation Company
[presentation]

10:10am - 10:20am

Case Study 2 - Partnerships Between RV Traveller
Richard Barwick, Chief Executive Officer, Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA)
[presentation]

10:20am - 10:40am Panel Discussion
10:40am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 11:20am

Tourism Certification and Quality Standards
Prof. Marc Hockings, Professor and Program Director, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

11:20am - 11:30am

Round Up of Australian Policy on Commercial Tourism on Protected Areas
Rod Quartermain, Manager, Policy and Tourism Branch, Parks and Visitor Services Division, Department of Parks and Wildlife
[no PowerPoint used]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

11:30am - 11:40am

Encouraging Investment in Ecotourism on Protected Areas
Janet Mackay, Director, TRC Tourism
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

11:40am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion
12:00pm - 12:20pm

Ecotourism Enabling Conservation and Community Development in Protected Areas
Jeremy Lindblad, Business Development Director - Australia, Lindblad Expeditions
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

12:20pm - 12:45pm

PPP's and Joint Ventures in National Parks - the Namibian experience
Colgar Sikopo, Director, Regional Services and Parks Management, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Tools and Technology
Hong Tianhua, Deputy Director and Secretary-General, HIST under the auspices of UNESCO
[presentation]

Chair: Prof. Natarajan Ishwaran, Visiting Professor, HIST under the auspices of UNESCO

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Case Study 1 - Monitoring Impacts of Tourism on Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Cinque Terre National Park, Italy
Vittorio Alessandro, President, Cinque Terre National Park
[speaker did not attend]

2:00pm - 2:10pm

Case Study 2 - Linking Tourism & Conservation
Dr. Peter Prokosch, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Linking Tourism & Conservation
[presentation]

2:10pm - 2:30pm Panel Discussion
2:30pm - 2:50pm

Nature – Australia's Greatest Strength
Leigh Sorenson, Manager, Industry Development, Tourism Australia
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

2:50pm - 3:10pm

Programs of Excellence
Rod Hillman, Chief Executive Officer, Ecotourism Australia
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

3:10pm - 3:20pm

Geotourism’s Contribution to Protected Areas
Prof. Ross Dowling OAM, Acting Head, School of Business, Edith Cowan University
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

3:20pm - 3:30pm

Tourism in Protected Areas - Ontario Parks
Bradley Fauteux, Managing Director, Ontario Parks
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

3:30pm - 3:35pm Q & A
3:35pm - 3:40pm

Tourism Journey through the WPC
Dr. Anna Spenceley, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
[presentation]

Chair: Tony Charters AM, Convenor, Global Eco Forum

3:40pm - 3:45pm

Closing Address
Peter Cochrane, Director, Ecotourism Australia
[no PowerPoint used]