Media Release: Global Eco At World Parks Congress In 2014

Ecotourism Australia’s 22nd Global Eco Conference will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park on 12 November 2014, the first day of the World Parks Congress (WPC).

Global Eco will take on a new trimmed down format this year in recognition of the significant sharing of agendas with the WPC. The one-day Global Eco Forum will focus on the theme Tourism in Protected Areas.

Ecotourism Australia has partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Tourism Australia, University of Queensland, and UNESCO (international Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage) to stage the event. The Tourism in Australia’s Protected Areas Forum (TAPAF) has also partnered with EA and will take an active part in developing the program.

World Park Congresses (WPC) are held just once every ten years. The involvement of Ecotourism Australia at the Sydney WPC stems back to EA’s active involvement in the 2003 Congress in Durban, South Africa.

“Tourism is a vital contributor to protected areas worldwide. It provides an economic base for communities and builds the economic value of protected areas, contributing to their conservation” said Mr Rod Hillman CEO.

“We anticipate a very strong delegate representation from both Australia and overseas. It will be an opportunity to hear from global leaders who are managing issues such as tourism in World Heritage Areas, partnerships, licensing and revenue generation, certification and quality.”

The Global Eco Forum will commence at 8.30am and conclude at 4pm providing delegates with ample time to move to the WPC opening ceremony at 5pm.

More details will be released soon on the Global Eco website www.globaleco.com.au

ENDS

More information – Rod Hillman CEO 0427 279 414

Global Eco Conference – Call for Papers Deadline Extended to 4th June 2012

Call for Papers – Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the deadline to offer a paper for the 2012 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference has been extended by one extra week.

If you would like to be considered for a speaking opportunity in the Global Eco Conference program, then please submit your presentation outline online by 5pm, MONDAY 4th JUNE.

You are invited to offer a presentation for one of the following theme stream sessions:

  • Sustainable Destination Management
  • Marketing Eco Wonders
  • Tourism in Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas
  • Indigenous and Cultural Tourism
  • Communities Benefiting from Strategic Partnerships
  • Optimising Tropical Ecotourism

In recognition of your contribution to the program, speakers will receive a 25% discount off conference registration. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your latest ecotourism projects and initiatives to leaders in the industry.

The Global Eco Asia Pacific Conference takes place in Cairns, Australia from 15 to 17 October 2012.

Further information:www.globaleco.com.au

Global Eco Conference Speaking Opportunities and Call for Papers Now Open

Speaking Opportunities Available at Ecotourism Australia’s Conference

You are invited to offer a presentation for Ecotourism Australia’s 2012 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your knowledge to the industry and gain exposure.

Presentation opportunities are available on a wide range of topics including marketing, destination management, protected area management, Indigenous tourism, strategic partnerships and more.

Speakers receive a 25% discount off conference registration so don’t miss out on this opportunity! Submit your presentation by Monday 28 May 2012 to be included in this cutting-edge program.

Call for Papers Now Open

You are invited to offer a paper for presentation at Ecotourism Australia’s 2012 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference – a fantastic opportunity to bring your knowledge to the industry and gain exposure.

The Global Eco Conference will be held in Cairns, Queensland from 15-17 October 2012. Presentation opportunities are available on marketing, destination management, protected area management, Indigenous tourism, strategic partnerships, tropical ecotourism and more.

The deadline for submissions is 28 May 2012 so don’t miss out!

Visit our website for more details about the Call for Papers:

www.globaleco.com.au