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2015 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Conference recruits new operators

The 2015 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Conference on Rottnest Island 17 – 19 November has plans to bring operators together under the theme “Ecotourism – Navigating for Success”.

Keynote speakers from 13 nations will focus squarely on issues that deliver success for business, communities and conservation at Ecotourism Australia’s premier annual event, according to a recent statement.

The conference will explore policy, planning, investment and development, and quality and marketing.

Award-winning operators presenting include:

  • Mayah Brandon and Jefferson Dent – Laguna Lodge, Guatemala
  • Bruce Bromley, Soneva Group, Maldives,Thailand
  • Grant Colquhoun, TripAdvisor
  • Peter Gash, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
  • Glenn Jampol, Finca Roas Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn, Costa Rica
  • Rika Jean-Francois, ITB, Germany
  • Michael Lutzeyer, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • Robyn Mungulu, Wandjina Tours, Australia
  • Robert Pennicott, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Australia
  • Albert Teo, Borneo Eco Tours
  • Delegates can network with these luminaries during the networking events – a special dawn whale watch charter and bike rides around the island. Every delegate will be issued with a bicycle to explore the island.

View the Full Program here

Rosie Clarke

Rosie Clarke is managing editor at Multimedia Publishing.

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