Pacific Tourism Insights Conference 2017

October
25
Vanuatu Convention Center
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The Pacific Tourism Insights Conference, an exciting collaboration between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their success and expertise in innovative and disruptive thinking. This conference is hosted generously by Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO).

Key focus points for the Pacific Tourism Insights Conference 2017

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Key topics to be analysed and discussed during this insightful event will contribute towards achieving the objectives of the Pacific Tourism Strategy 2015-2019 which provides the strategic framework to support the development of tourism in the Pacific.

We invite all industry and associated stakeholders to become a part of this significant event, to engage with those that influence change and to share thoughts and ideas on the future of tourism.

Sarah Mathews
Head of Destination Marketing APAC

TripAdvisor, Hong Kong SAR
Welcome Remarks
Session 1 – Connecting with the new traveller
Session 2 – Panel Discussion

Matatamalii Siainiusami Sonja Hunter
Chairwoman
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
Welcome Remarks

Honourable Joe Yhakowaie Natuman
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism,
Trade, Industries, Commerce, Cooperatives and –Ni-Vanuatu Business
Conference Opening Address

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Rick Antonson
Author & Former CEO
Tourism Vancouver
Conference Keynote Address
Session 2 – Panel Discussion

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Dr. Mathew McDougall
CEO

Digital Jungle
Session 1 – Connecting with the new traveller
Session 2 – Panel Discussion

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James Mooring
Strategy & Product Director

Room-Res.com
Session 2 – Customer and consumers are they the same?
Session 2 – Panel Discussion

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Stewart Moore
Chief Executive Officer

EC3/ EarthCheck
Session 3 – Sustainability and what exactly does that mean?
Session 5 – Panel Discussion

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Carolyn Childs
Director

MyTravelResearch.com
Session 3 – Sustainability and what exactly does that mean?

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David Beirman
Senior Lecturer

University of Technology Sydney
Session 4 – Crisis and Recovery
Session 5 – Panel Discussion

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Mark-Ferszt

Mark Ferszt
Product Director

BarterCard
Session 4 – Crisis and Recovery

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Tammy Marshall
Founder

The BHive
Session 5 – Ingredients for Success
Session 5 – Panel Discussion

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Sue Hodges
Managing Director

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP)
Session 5 – Ingredients for Success
Session 5 – Panel Discussion

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Chris Cocker
CEO

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
Closing Address

Dr. Mario Hardy
Chief Executive Officer

PATA
Closing Remarks


Emcee

Chris Flynn
Regional Director-Pacific
PATA
Australia

Moderator

Phil Mercer
International Correspondent
BBC World News
Australia

Tourism Fiji – Rovarovaivalu Vesikula, Research & Insights Officer

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