Asian Tourism Business Leaders’ Forum

Asian Tourism Business Leaders’ Forum

3 Year Theme: Sustainable Tourism for Development – Asia, Driving Force and Inspiration

2018 Theme: Managing Tourism for the Harmonization of Business and Communities

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Program

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Japanese only

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English only

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Simultaneous interpreting available

Asian Tourism
Business Leaders’ Forum

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Date & Time September 21 (Fri.) 10:00-12:30
Venue Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower 6th floor, Conference Room 607/608
Overall Moderator Masato Takamatsu, Senior Executive Fellow, JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co.
Registration Free of charge
Session
Opening Remarks: Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA 10:00-10:05
Keynote Speech: Theme: Global Trending Challenges in Sustainable Tourism (tentative)
Prof. Graham Miller (Distinguished University Professor, Deputy Director, Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey) 10:05-10:20

Session 1

10:20-11:10 (Presentation 30 min., Panel Discussion 25 min.)
Theme: Managing Tourism for Sustainability
Moderator: Dr. Mario Hardy
Panelists:
Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor, City of Kyoto
Mr. Kentaro Yasuda, General Manager, Bus Transportation Headguarters Marketing Planning Department, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Ms. Cindy Xia, General Manager of Travel and Transportation, Strategic Alliance and Business Development, Didi Chuxing (China)

Session 2

11:10-12:00 (Presentation 30 min., Panel Discussion 20 min.)
Theme: Tourism Business and Community Wellbeing
Moderator: Prof. Graham Miller
Panelists:
Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Malaysia)
Mr. Paras Loomba, Founder & CEO, Global Himalayan Expedition (India)
Mr. Akihiko Sugawara, Chairman, Kesennuma Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Japan)

Wrap-up Session

12:00-12:30
Theme: Future for Sustainable Tourism Business
Moderator: Mr. Masato Takamatsu
Panelists: Dr. Mario Hardy, Prof. Graham Miller
Tourism EXPO Japan Promotion Office (Forum)
(Open: Weekdays 9:30-17:30)

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