Wednesday, May 23, 2007

World Tourism Conference 4 June at Shangri-La Hotel

NINETEEN speakers have confirmed attendance at the three-day World Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by the Tourism Ministry, in conjunction with UNWTO.

They include: UNWTO assistant secretary-general, Mr Geoffrey Lipman; PATA CEO, Mr Peter de Jong; third vice-president, International Congress & Convention Association, International Board of Directors, Mr Anthony Wong; Resorts World's president and CEO, Mr Lee Choong Yan; AirAsia CEO, Datuk Tony Fernandes; and Hong Kong's Tourism Commissioner, Mr King-Chi Au.

The key areas for discussion are Sustainable Growth, Marketing, Product Development and Partnership.

Key Speakers of World Tourism Conference

Mr Geoffrey Lipman, Asst. Secretary General, UNWTO


Mr Christopher Rodrigues CBE

Chairman, VisitBritain,


Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah, Course Director, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Datuk Dr Victor Wee, Secretary-General, Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia

Mr Moeketsi Mosola, CEO,

South African Tourism, South Africa

Dato Tony Fernandez, CEO,

Air Asia, Malaysia

Mr James C. Ram, President, Indusa Global, USAMr Walter Jamieson, Dean, University of Hawaii, USA

Mr Peter De Jong



Mr Jeff Javis, Program Director,

Monash University


Dato' Dr. K. Govindan, Head of Secretariat, National Economic Action Council, PM's Dept, Malaysia

Mr. Reas M Kondraschow, Executive VP,

Wyndham Hotel Group International, USA

Mr. Wayne Calder General Manager, Dept of Industry, Tourism and Resources, AustraliaMr Anthony Wong, Third Vice-President, ICCA’s International Board of Directors, Netherlands

Dr Frédéric Dimanche, Director-Center for Tourism Mgt, CERAM Sophia Antipolis, France

It will bring together a wide range of world leaders in tourism, high-level policy makers, specialists and experts from the public and private sectors to exchange experiences, put forward ideas and provide guidance for future tourism development.

The conference, themed Tourism Success Stories and Shooting Stars will be from June 4, at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

World Tourism Conference


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