Destination Mekong Summit 2021

RE-START >> RE-FORM >> RE-BALANCE

21 & 22 October 2021

The event will start on 21 October at 2PM. The stream will open at 1PM (Indochina time)

Latest Message: 14 hours, 7 minutes ago
13:00 - OPENING

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

Mark Bibby Jackson

Chair

Destination Mekong

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Chief Executive Officer

Destination Mekong

13:20 - KeynoteS

Nick Ray

Director

Hanuman Films

14:00 - SESSION 1

Opportunities and threats for tourism recovery in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

Miquel Ángel

Founder

MQL Sustainable & Tourism Services Ltd.

14:45 - SESSION 2

Championing the GMS as a sustainable tourism destination

Key Partner: WWF

Vanna Pheng

Cool & Solar Program Manager

WWF

Jedsada Taweekan

Regional Illegal Wildlife Trade Program Manager

WWF

Duangmala Phommavong

Co-Founder and Partner

EXO Travel Laos

Networking Break

16:00 - SESSION 3

Practicing social responsibility and inclusiveness in tourism

Led by: ECPAT

Gabriela Kühn

Head of Programme on child protection in travel and tourism

ECPAT

16:45 - SESSION 4

Advancing innovative tourism & hospitality capacity-building

Enrique Blanco

Projects & Communications Manager

École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule

Sophany Mao

Executive Director

Spoons Cambodia Organization

18:00 - ENGAGEMENT SESSION

DM Sundowner Talks

19:00 - EVENING FUNCTION

DMS Cocktails and Mekong Hero Awards

08:00 - FLYING START

Speed-dating Breakfast

WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS (Parallel Sessions)

09:00 - 10:30

Illegal Wildlife Trade

Jedsada Taweekan

Illegal Wildlife Trade Manager

WWF

Mia Signs

Outreach and Advocacy Manager

WWF

09:30-10:30

Storytelling

Deepa Vijayan

Director

Quantico Centre for Communication and Information Literacy

09:30-10:30

Digital Marketing

Gerrit Kruger

CMO

Destination Mekong

09:30-10:30

ECPAT

09:30-10:30

Destination Branding

Danny Cohanpour​

CEO

Trove Tourism Development Advisors

Networking Break

09:00 - 10:30

WWF

09:30-10:30

Storytelling

09:30-10:30

Digital Marketing

09:30-10:30

ECPAT

09:30-10:30

Destination Branding

13:00 - OPENING OF DAY 2

Welcome Remarks

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Chief Executive Officer

Destination Mekong

Melita Koulmandas

Vice-Chair

Destination Mekong

13:10 - KEYNOTE

Hannah Pearson

Regional Director Asia

Adventure Travel Trade Association

13:40 - SESSION 1

Food & farm tourism businesses and experiences

Henry Shelonzek

General Manager

Cerevisia Craft Brewery

14:25 - SESSION 2

Marketing Small Businesses to a post-covid audience

Gerrit Kruger

Chief Marketing Officer

Destination Mekong

Danny Cohanpour​​

CEO

Trove Tourism Development Advisors

Networking Break

15:40 - SESSION 3

Smart sustainable tourism business models and tools

Nattakorn Asunee Na Ayudhaya

Communications Manager

Steps

Richard Scotney

Global Energy Efficiency Lead

WWF

Neal Bermas

Founder & Chairperson

STREETS International

16:25 - SESSION 4

Catching the value of local culture, know-how and creativity

Led by: BRB

Pierre-André Romano

Chairman of the Board

Beyond Retail Business Cambodia

17:10

Closing

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Chief Executive Officer

Destination Mekong

18:00 - WRAP UP EVENT

Networking Garden Party