KUCHING

3 days / 19 speakers / 1 Location
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOTOURISM

9th Asia Pacific EcoTourism Conference : October 21-23, 2016

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WELCOME

The 9th Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference (APeco 2016) under the theme – “Creating Opportunities in Ecotourism“ organized by the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) provides a perfect platform increating awareness to promote ecotourism standards in the tourism industry and opportunity to educate, share and exchange ideas and knowledge about Ecotourism.

Participate and listen to experts from the Asia Pacific region in specified topics from Community to Success Stories in Ecotourism. APeco2016 will be held on 21-23rd October 2016 at Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Our Objectives

  • To promote ecotourism standards in tourism industry
  • To develop ecotourism as a tourism investment
  • To create positive change and sustainability in the ecotourism sector
  • To build conservation awareness of ecotourism
  • To investigate the potential of ecotourism for improving livelihoods of local communities

The Economic Trade

  • Acquiring the potential investors of ecotourism business
  • Exchanging ideas and information to improving local eco-products
  • Exploring eco-tourism potential products and destinations
  • Generating potential income for local product owners
  • Building the marketing opportunity for eco-tourism products and destinations

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Schedule

These are the programme highlights for the 3 days event. Don’t worry, there will be refreshment, lunch and other activities in between the event.
Full Programme List

21 OCT (Friday)

Day 01. Highlights

SESSION #1

Ecotourism and the Development of Indigenous Communities.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Session #2

CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND ECOTOURISM
Encouraging Conservation or Adding to Exploitation?

Session #3

ECOTOURISM AND INNOVATION.
Tourism and Culture in the Age of Innovation



22 Oct (Saturday)

Day 02. Highlights

Session #4

ECOTOURISM AS MARKET SEGMENT
Marketing Your Ecotourism Business

Session #5

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ECOTOURISM
To Be or Not to Be ‘IT’

Session #6

MEET THE MEDIA
Develop that ‘Elevator Pitch’!

Session #7

SUCCESS STORIES
The Components of Successful Ecotourism

SESSION #8

NATURE GUIDES AND ECOTOURISM
Viewing Nature: The Role of the Nature Guide and the Advantages of Participating in Ecotourism






23 Oct (Sunday)

Day 03. Highlights

8.00 AM – FIELD TRIP

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre Tour, Kuching, Sarawak


Meet the

Speakers

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Speaker

Mick Jerram

Gecko Canoeing & Trekking, Australia


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Speaker

Irshad Mobarak

Founder of Jungle Walla


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Speaker

Julian Hyde

General Manager, Reef Check Malaysia


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Speaker

Dr. Kaewta Muangasame

Assistant Dean and Lecturer, Mahidol University, Thailand


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Speaker

Oswald Braken Tisen

Deputy General Manager at Sarawak Forestry Corporation Sdn Bhd, Malaysia


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Speaker

Mallika Naguran

Founder and Publisher of Gaia Discovery and The Gaia Guide



Fees & Form

Registration

  • Malaysian Delegates: RM424.00 per pax
  • Malaysian Delegates-MATTA Members: RM371.00 per pax
  • International Delegates: RM530.00 per pax
  • Students : RM212.00 per pax

Note:

  1. The rates are inclusive of 6% GST.
  2. Conference package is not inclusive of accommodation, airport transfers and post conference tours.
  3. For accommodation, please refer to prices here.
    For post tour packages, please refer to prices here.
    Please include in the message if you require accommodation (date of check in and out) and/or the optional post tour package. We will make the necessary arrangements.
  4. Payment method
    Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, Online Banking or Cheque to:
    Name of account: MICEM SDN BHD
    Account No: 195-304-869-3
    Name of Bank: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
    Address Bank: Jalan Pudu Branch, 408-410 Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Swift Code: OUVBMYKL
    Kindly fax or email in the copy of bank in slip/cheque to:




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Location

The event will be held in Riverside Majestic Hotel.


Accommodation

We have rounded a list of hotels. Kindly click on the link for the hotels and respective rates.
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Tour Packages

We have optional special tour packages for participants.
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Main venue

Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

Events are held in the Function Hall

Address

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Contact

Tel: (6082) 247777
Fax: (6802) 425858
Email: contact@rmh.my


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