GSTC’s main event in 2016 is the first Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, to be held in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016. An inclusive conference featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC’s activities, themed sessions and panels.
Conference themes are: marketing sustainable tourism, urban tourism, cultural heritage destinations, and sustainable MICE. Simultaneous translation to Korean and Chinese will be available. The global conference has been planned to coincide with the Suwon City Cultural Festival. Post-conference field trips are offered free of charge for conference attendees to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) or to Everland Theme Park and the Samsung Innovation Museum.
What: 2016 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference
Where: Novotel Ambassador Suwon Hotel, Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea — very near Seoul and an easy transfer from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport
When: 5-8 October, 2016 (note: the dates have been changed from previous announcements)
Sponsors: Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, Gyeonggi Tourism Office
Conference brochure: more information about the conference, including programme, speakers and panelists can be found here.
Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendee and can be made directly with the hotelhere. Please note booking instructions to receive the negotiated discounted rates.
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Jane Ashton, Director of Sustainability, TUI Group
Prof. Dr. Xavier Font, University of Surrey
Roger Simons, GMIC President and MCI Regional Sustainability Director APAC
Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director APAC, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)
Nichapa Yoswee, Director of MICE Capabilities Development, Thailand Conventions & Exhibitions Bureau
Jonas Wilstrup, Convention Director, Wonderful Copenhagen
Geoffrey Lipmann, Director, GreenGrowth.travel
Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director, LightBlue Environmental Consulting