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14 & 15 December 2022 | Phnom Penh & Virtual

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OBJECTIVES

AGENDA

(Indo-China Time : Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Western Indonesia)

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

PARTICIPATION

Please join us at the Destination Mekong Summit 2022 in Phnom Penh or virtually from your home. Registration will open shortly.

TICKETS

All Events

DM Changemakers & DM Future Players
(Full members)
$ 0
00
  • FREE access to full event (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • FREE access to virtual event
  • FREE access to DMS Evening events
  • FREE access to DM Sundowner talks
  • FREE access to Speed-dating breakfast
  • FREE access to trainings (Subject to availability)
MEMBERS ONLY

Summit Day 1 & 2

Non-members
$ 30
00
  • Access to full event (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • Access to virtual event
  • Access to DM Sundowner talks
  • Access to DMS Evening events
  • Access to trainings (Subject to availability)

Summit Day 1 & 2

Non-member Students
$ 15
00
  • Access to full event (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • Access to virtual event
  • Access to DM Sundowner talks
  • Access to DMS Evening events
  • Access to trainings (Subject to availability)

DM Cocktails & Awards only

Non-members
$ 15
00
  • Access to DM Cocktails & Awards on Day 1

Speed-dating breakfast only

Non-members
$ 10
00
  • Access to full speed-dating breakfast on Day 2

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Join DMS 2022 online for FREE.

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