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PECC International Project 2017-2018: Sustainable Development and Circular Economy - Seminar 2: Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

From November 20, 2017 until November 21, 2017
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Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

 

A PECC International Project 2017 - 2018

 

Seminar 2: Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

 

Pape'ete, French Polynesia

November 20-21, 2017

 

 

Agenda
(As of 17 Nov 2017)

 

Monday, 20th November 2017

 

 0830 - 0900

 Registration 

 

 0900 - 0920

 Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Edouard Fritch, President of French Polynesia

    • Eric Pommier, Chair of FPTPEC French Polynesia

 

 0920 - 1020

 Keynote Address: Sustainable tourism under the UNWTO Convention of Ethics for Tourism

    • Pascal Lamy, Chair, FPTPEC; Chairman, World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)

 

 1020 - 1040

 Group Photo / Coffee Break

 

1040 - 1230

 Session 1: Tourism and Economic Development

  • How is the concept of circular economy applied to tourism?

  • Regional tourism outlook and forecasts for Asia-Pacific economies

  • Tourism as a source of inclusive development

  • Supply chain management in tourism industry: transport, accommodation, hospitality, tour guide, recreational activities, site conservation, etc.

 

 Session Chair:

    • Pascal Lamy, Chair, FPTPEC; Chairman, World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)

 

 1040 - 1100

 Regional tourism outlook for the Asia-Pacific economies

    • HE Florence Jeanblanc Risler, Ambassador of France to New Zealand

 

 1100 - 1120

 2017 - Year of Tourism: Future of tourism and inclusive development

    • Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO Secretariat

 

 1120 - 1140

 Sustainable tourism development in the Pacific

    • Chris Cocker, CEO, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

 

 1140 - 1200

 Development of tourism and preservation of cultural sites - A case study: Taputapuatea

    • Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu, Minister of Culture and Environment, French Polynesia

 

 1200 - 1230

Open Discussion

 

 1230 - 1400

 Lunch 

 

 1400 - 1600

 Session 2: Tourism and Environmental Protection

  • What are the existing land use rights and what could be done for a more appropriate use of land, namely in coastal areas and island territories?  Are there competing land use rights impacting sustainable and responsible tourism?

  • The development of eco-construction and eco-buildings for tourism. How would “smart buildings” be promoted (lower energy consumption, integrated sewage, reuse of water, SWAC) to the lower the environmental impact on the most sensitive areas?

  • Given global climate change models and potential impact on island nations and sea-level tourism destinations, what can be done to develop resiliency strategies for sustainable tourism?  What are risks to tourism-centric economies if this natural features and access points are threatened by sea level rise?

  • How should we manage clean transportation in coastal and/or recreational sites?

 

 Session Chair:

    • Michel Paoletti, Secretary General, FPTPEC French Polynesia; Chairman, Council for strategic reforms

 

 1400 - 1420

 Cruises in fragile areas and environmental protection

    • Karen Thompson-Smith, Deputy Chair of New Zealand Cruise Association; Cruise Engagement Manager with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

 

 1420 - 1440

 Balancing growth in tourism and environmental protection (TBC)

    • Jean-Marc Mocellin, General Manager, New Caledonia Tourism

 

 1440 - 1500

 Luxury hospitality, and environment-friendly hotels - A case study: Le Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

    • Laurent Darcy, Deputy Manager, Beachcomber Pacific

 

 1500 - 1530

Ocean education, research and conservation: defining a new eco-tourism concept

    • Cecile Gaspar, Tetiaroa Society, French Polynesia

 

 1530 - 1600

 Open Discussion / Coffee Break

 

 1800 - 1900

 Welcome Reception

 

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

 

 0900 - 1040

Session 3: Measuring Sustainability

  • What are some of the ways in wich sustainability is measured in tourism and hospitality sectors?

  • Standard and certificiations

  • Monitoring and evaluation over time

  • Indexing methods

 

Session Chair:

    • Joel Allain, Chairman, Air Tahiti

 

 0900 - 0920

 Measuring sustainable tourism

    • Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO Secretariat

 

 0920 - 0940

Sustainable tourism and artificial intelligence

    • Mark Reverdin, Advisor to Pascal Lamy

 

 0940 - 1000

Regional cooperaton for sustainable tourism: APEC TWG and PECC

    • Jessica Yom, Director of Policy Program & Communications, PECC

    • Alcinda Trawen, Lead Shepherd of APEC Tourism Working Group (TWG); Director of Policy & Planning, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority

 

 1000 - 1020

 Visitor industry sustainability in four tourist-dependent economies in the U.S.

    • Charles E. Morrison, Senior Fellow, East-West Center/ USAPC

 

 1020 - 1040

 Open Discussion 

 

 1040 - 1100

 Coffee Break

 

 1100 - 1300

Session 4: Island Economies

  • How could island economies limit or mitigate the negative effects of tourism on environmental and cultural features?

  • How do tourism and hospitality industries benefit these island economies e.g., attract foreign direct investments, necessitate infrastructure development?

  • How do we ensure that tourism activities are compatible with the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural and ecological heritage sites?

 

Session Chair:

    • Chien-Fu Lin, Chair, CTPECC

 

 1100 - 1120

 Supply chain management of tourism - new modes of comunication and distribution

    • Michel Monvoisin, Chairman, Air Tahitu Nui

 

 1120 - 1140

 Development of sustainable tourism in Chinese Taipei

    • Chen-Sheng Ho, Director of International Affairs Dept., Taiwan Instiute of Economic Research (TIER)

 

 1140 - 1200

 A case study: Singapre, a city-state without hinterland

    • Rick Buck Song Koh, Member, Marketing Advisory Panel, Singapore Tourism Board; Editor, Centre for Livable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore

 

 1240 - 1300

 Open Discussion

 

 1230 - 1400

 Lunch

 

 1400 - 1530

 Session 5: Next-Generation Tourism and Circular Economy

  • Tourism and the sharing economy

  • From mass to niche tourism

  • Youth and tourism

  • Luxury tourisms and luxury hospitality

  • Alternative forms of tourism: ecotourism, education tourism, medical tourism

 

 Session Chair:

    • Eric Pommier, Chair of FPTPEC French Polynesia

 

Panelists:

    • Pascal Lamy, Chair, FPTPEC; Chairman, World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)

    • HE Florence Jeanblanc Risler, Ambassador of France to New Zealand

    • Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO Secretariat

    • Charles E. Morrison, Senior Fellow, East-West Center/ USAPC

    • Michel Monvoisin, Chairman, Air Tahitu Nui

 

 1400 - 1430

 Tourism and circular economy

    • Jean Luc Le Bideau, Vice-chair, FPTPEC

 

 1430 - 1530

 Roundtable

 

 1530 - 1600

 Conclusion - The policy Dimensions

    • Jean Luc Le Bideau, Vice-Chair, FPTPEC

    • Charles E. Morrison, Senior Fellow, East-West Center/ USAPC

    • Michel Paoletti, Secretary-General, FPTPEC-French Polynesia

 

 1600 - 1620

 Concluding Remarks

    • Nicole Bouteau, Tourism Minister


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