Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference – Call for Papers and Presenters

Ecotourism Australia’s premier annual conference, Global Eco Asia-Pacific will be held in Noosa, 18-19 November and is set to attract hundreds of delegates from around the world.

Global Eco is partnering with Australia’s foremost research organisation CSIRO to develop an action plan to respond to the megatrends that will impact Asia-Pacific tourism. Under the theme: Tourism Megatrends – Global Eco Action Agenda the conference will examine how experiential, responsible and ecotourism will be affected by megatrends and how tourism businesses should respond.

The six key megatrends will be examined and explored with a world leading expert in each megatrend setting the scene for delegates. Leading operators from around the Globe and within Australia will present case studies on the innovations that have placed them in front of the pack when it comes to responding to the megatrends.

“Delegates at this conference will help create the future, they will drive the agenda. The two-day program will have everybody working as it will be very focused and very fast moving.” Rod Hillman, CEO of Ecotourism Australia said.

Mr Hillman also officially launched the call for papers. “We are taking a whole new approach at Global Eco this year. Rather than traditional papers and long presentations, we are seeking highly focused and thoughtfully developed 2 minute spotlight statements from delegates. Speakers will still have the opportunity to present full papers or power-points to delegates online, but their actual presentation will be a highly focused two minute statement to challenge our thinking. Every second of the event counts, every word will need to count”.

“These spotlight statements will complement the keynote presentations, applied research, workshops and world leading case studies. The vital inputs of delegates from across the industry will make this conference’s outcome an outstanding business and policy improvement tool.” Rod Hillman, CEO of Ecotourism Australia said.

Go to to register an expression of interest in taking a role at this innovative conference event.

The conference has been generously supported by the Queensland Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Tourism Noosa is the host destination sponsor.

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