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21 & 22 October 2021 | 2PM – 6PM (Indochina time)

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OBJECTIVES

AGENDA - Indo-China Time

(Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Western Indonesia)

13:00 - OPENING

Welcome Remarks
by the CEO of Destination Mekong

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Chief Executive Officer

Destination Mekong

Congratulatory Remarks

H.E. Meng Hong Seng

Director of Mekong Cooperation Department, General Department of Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sieng Neak

Deputy Director-General, Tourism Development & International Cooperation

Ministry of Tourism, Kingdom of Cambodia

Li Yanhui

Principal

World Youth Tourism and Hospitality School (WYTHS)

Thierry Tea

Vice President

OCIC

video

Harry Hwang

Director of the Regional Department of Asia and the Pacific
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
video

Dr. Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

video

Mark Bibby Jackson

Chair

Destination Mekong

13:20 - KeynoteS

Nick Ray

Principal, Hanuman Films

Lonely Planet Author

14:00 - SESSION 1

Opportunities and threats for tourism recovery in the GMS

Moderator

Sandy Kotan

Owner/Intrepid Deamer

Only One Planet Cambodia

Matthew Edwardsen

Chief of Party

USAID Greening Prey Lang

Caroline Chau

Founder and Project Developer

The Green Bamboo Cambodia

Nikolas Hatz

GIZ Cambodia

video

Miquel Ángel

Founder

MQL Sustainable & Tourism Services Ltd.

14:45 - SESSION 2

Championing the GMS as a sustainable tourism destination

Key Partner: WWF

Moderator

Jitka Markova

Co-Founder 

Daiku

Jedsada Taweekan

Regional Illegal Wildlife Trade Program Manager

WWF

Vanna Pheng

Cool & Solar Program Manager

WWF

Sokchanlida Horn

Co-Founder 

Solo Landscapes

video

Duangmala Phommavong

Co-Founder and Partner

EXO Travel Laos

Networking Break

16:00 - SESSION 3

Sustainable tourism recovery with child protection in focus

Led by: ECPAT

Moderator

Gabriela Kühn

Head of Programme on child protection in travel and tourism

ECPAT

H.E. HOR Sarun

Secretary of State

Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia

Rebecca Nhep

Senior Technical Advisor

Better Care Network

Khim Bun

General Manager, Lead Fcailitator

Agile Development Group

16:45 - SESSION 4

Advancing innovative tourism & hospitality capacity-building

Moderator

Enrique Blanco Villarreal

Projects & Communications Manager

École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule

Phan Thanh Ha

Partnership Officer

ASSET-H&C – IECD

Sophany Mao

Executive Director

Spoons Cambodia Organization

Jean-Claude Dhuez

Samata Health and Welness
video

Neal Bermas

Founder & Chairperson

Street International
18:00 - ENGAGEMENT SESSION

DM Sundowner Talks

Engagement session over wine and cocktails

19:00 - EVENING FUNCTION

DMS Cocktails and Mekong Hero Awards - DIB Club

08:00 - FLYING START

B2B Matchmaking Breakfast

Hosted by: Control Union

WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS (Parallel Sessions)

09:00 - 10:30

WWF - Training of Tour Guides as Wildlife Champions and Agents for Positive Changes

Jedsada Taweekan

Illegal Wildlife Trade Manager

WWF

Mia Signs

Outreach and Advocacy Manager

WWF

09:30-10:30

Sustainable tourism recovery with child protection in focus

Gabriela Khun

Head of Programme

ECPAT International

Rebecca Nhep

Senior Technical Advisor

Better Care Network

Seila Samleang

Executive Director

APLE (Cambodia)

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:30

WWF - Training of Tour Guides as Wildlife Champions and Agents for Positive Changes

Jedsada Taweekan

Illegal Wildlife Trade Manager

WWF

Mia Signs

Outreach and Advocacy Manager

WWF

10:30-12:00

Digital Marketing for Tourism Businesses

Gerrit Kruger

CMO

Destination Mekong

Lunch Break (Special discount at Aquation Restaurant)

13:00 - OPENING OF DAY 2

Welcome Remarks

Catherine Germier-Hamel

CEO

Destination Mekong

13:10 - KEYNOTE
video

Hannah Pearson

Regional Director Asia

Adventure Travel Trade Association

13:30 - SESSION 1

Promoting sustainable food & beverage businesses and experiences

Moderator

Henry Shelonzek

General Manager

Cerevisia Craft Brewery

Lida Chhun

Sustainability Coordinator

Farm to Table

Tania Unsworth

Seekers

video

Max Wolf

Business Development Manager

Malongo Coffee

14:20 - SESSION 2

Marketing small businesses to a post-COVID audience

Moderator

Gerrit Kruger

Chief Marketing Officer

Destination Mekong

Danny Cohanpour​​

CEO

Trove Tourism Development Advisors

Clemy Balasoto

Co-Founder

The Better Cambodia Phoenix Lab Asia

Joshua Allen Jones

Managing Director

Three Corner Coffee Co
video

Nattakorn Asunee Na Ayudhaya

Communications Manager

Steps

Networking Break

15:40 - SESSION 3

Smart sustainable tourism business models and tools

Moderator

Ian Jones

Founder

The Adaptive Collective and Mekong Inclusive Ventures

Ilana Tulloch

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Baby Elephant Social Enterprises

Sokhom Sam Ol

Executive Director

Siem Reap Tourism Club

Paul Gill

Founder

Sonas World

16:30 - SESSION 4

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

Led by: Beyond Retail Business

Moderator

Pierre-André Romano

Chairman of the Board

Beyond Retail Business Cambodia

Anne-Laurent Bartenay

Beyond Retail Business Cambodia

Reaksmey Yean

Artist and Curator

 Silapak Trotchaek Pneik

Stan Loubiere

Artist peintre et geleriste

The Galerist

video

Chris Flynn

Executive Chairman ​and Founder

 
World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage
17:10

Closing Remarks

Lenen Mar A. Porras

Head of Marketing & Creative

OCIC

17:20

Wrap Up

Catherine Germier-Hamel

Chief Executive Officer

Destination Mekong

18:00 - WRAP UP EVENT

DM Garden party at the Whale House - Treellion Park

Music performance by Philippe Javelle

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