The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference is Ecotourism Australia's annual premier conference. Global Eco brings together leading players from across the globe to examine best practice across sustainability, ecotourism, cultural and heritage tourism, tourism in protected areas and climate change response.
The Conference brings together a delegation that is made up of a broad range of sectors that play a direct and indirect role in delivering sustainable tourism and ecotourism, providing delegates with an excellent opportunity to examine and debate critical new research and policy, emerging issues and opportunities influencing the industry and its further development and sustainability. Delegates review current best practices and collectively take a forward perspective on the industry.
Through bringing together this diverse group of industry leaders, it is possible to gain practical and tangible benefits for the industry.
The Ecotourism Australia conference has established a very strong and credible reputation over the past nineteen years and each conference has dealt with contemporary issues and deliberately seeks to engage stakeholders in sustainability and ecotourism: operators; government; industry associations; the conservation sector; high tech sustainability product providers and services.
National and international keynote speakers will provide the latest insight in challenges and opportunities facing the industry with plenty of opportunities for delegates to participate in discussions.
Various Theme Stream Workshops enable delegates to further examine case studies and participate in more in-depth discussions on key conference topics thus gaining practical and tangible information to benefit their business and the industry as a whole.
Global Eco features an Indigenous Tourism Forum which is a specialised session focussing on outstanding case study examples of business development; successful employment and training initiatives; youth, culture and heritage development; and business investment for growth.
Global Eco also features the Asia-Pacifc Forum. This forum is held during the plenery on each day of the conference and features national and international case studies addressing topics such as: importance of sustainable development; importance of Indigenous/Cultural tourism; quality control/certification and more.
At a point where the world is looking for more sustainable future strategies to deal with the aftermath of the global economic crisis and the rebuild after natural disasters, it is vital that the key players in the industry come together to develop responses.