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MEKONG WORLD TOURISM DAY FORUM

Inclusive Growth in Sustainable Tourism via Innovations

6 & 7 October 2021 | 2PM – 6PM (Indochina time)

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AGENDA AND RECORDINGS

01

Introduction
Welcome Remarks

Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

Wimintra J. Raj

Managing Director / Founder / EIR

hotelintel.co, Whatnot Startup Studio

Ian Fenwick (Dr.)

Director

Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration

Natalia Bayona

Director Innovation

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

02 Keynote

Sensible Sustainability Solutions

Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

Bill Bensley

Bensley Design Studio & Shinta Mani Hotels

Presentation of Finalists of the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases.

Download a list of all finalists

03 EXPERIENCE MEKONG SHOWCASES 2021

CAMBODIA

Jemma Bullock

Program Manager

Elephant Valley Project

Experience Mekong Showcase 2020

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Wildlife Alliance Release Station

04 EXPERIENCE MEKONG SHOWCASES 2021

PR CHINA

Brian Linden

Owner

The Linden Centre

Experience Mekong Showcase 2019

Lanxu Exo-Culture Development Center

Xintou Ecotourism

05 EXPERIENCE MEKONG SHOWCASES 2021

LAO PDR

Susie Martin

Co-Founder & CEO

Laos Buffalo Dairy

Experience Mekong Showcase 2020

Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park

Taibaan. Crafts

06 EXPERIENCE MEKONG SHOWCASES 2021

THAILAND

Arrut Navaraj

Owner

Suan Sampran

Experience Mekong Showcase 2019

Elephant Poopoopaper Park

SiamRise Travel

Steps with Theera

07 EXPERIENCE MEKONG SHOWCASES 2021

VIET NAM

Neal Bermas

Founder & Chairperson

Streets International

Experience Mekong Showcase 2019

Mr. Linh’s Homestay

08 Pre-event

Welcome
Partnership announcement with SPTO

Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

Chris Cocker

CEO

South Pacific Tourism Organisation

09 INTRODUCTION

Smart Tourism in the post COVID Age

Steven Schipani

Principal Tourism Industry Specialist

Asian Development Bank

10 KEYNOTE

Sensible Sustainability Solutions

Jimmy Pham

Founder

KOTO Vietnam

Experience Mekong Showcase 2018

Presentation of Finalists of the 2021 Mekong Innovations in Sustainable Tourism

Download a list of all finalists

11 MEKONG INNIVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2021

Project Track

Amornched Jinda-Apiraksa

CEO

Take Me Tour

PITCH #1

Sansiri Backyard - Thailand

PITCH #2

Asset H&C - Viet Nam

PITCH #3

Share the Wonder - Cambodia

12 MEKONG INNIVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2021

Launch Track

Aroun Khoungkhakoune

Founder

Bamboo Lao

Winner MIST  2018

PITCH #1

Yindii - Thailand

PITCH #2

Virelic Travel Guide - Viet Nam

PITCH #3

Triplaze - Cambodia

13 MEKONG INNIVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2021

Growth Track

Ros Rotanak

Founder Chef

Nak

Finalist MIST 2019

Germ Doornbos

CEO

Noir. Spa

MIST Winner 2019

PITCH #1

Doh Eain - Myanmar

PITCH #2

Discover Laos Today - Lao PDR

PITCH #3

Hotel Resilient - Germany

14 MEKONG HEROES

Announcement of 2021 Mekong Hero

Jens Thraenhart

Founder

Destination Mekong

H.E. Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkuls

Chair

2021 Mekong Heroes Selection Committee

Former Minister of Tourism & Sports of Thailand

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