Program

Program

 

 

 

DAY 1
Friday
April 25

DAY 2
Saturday
April 26

DAY 3
Sunday
April 27

DAY 4
Monday
April 28

DAY 5
Tuesday
April 29

DAY 6
Wednesday
April 30

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DAY 1

 

  Friday - April 25

 


 

08:00 - 17:00 Registration/Information Desk  
All Day

Pre-Conference Tours (Optional)

Pre-conference tour options including ecotourism adventures and ecolodge stays are available to registered delegates at special reduced rates. These tours are provided by the ESTC14 tour operator partner Brazil EcoTravel. All pre-conference tours will conclude by Saturday (April 26) afternoon. 

EcoTravel Brazil

08:30 - 17:30

Global Sustainable Tourism Council Meeting

Learn more about GSTC and the groundbreaking work this organization is doing with partners all over the world. These programs will include learning more about destinations that have committed to adopting sustainable practices through a tested criteria. These events also allow GSTC Members to participate and showcase their sustainable tourism efforts.

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

 

 

 

8:30 - 12:00 &

13:30 - 17:00

 

 

 

 

Incorporating Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism into Curriculum: A Workshop for Teachers. 

This half day workshop will provide grade school teachers with tools to plan curriculum in conservation, social justice, governmental, and economic drivers of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. 

 


 

 

 

DAY 2

 

  Saturday - April 26

 


 

07:30 - 17:00 Registration/Information Desk  

All Day & Half Day

 

 

Pre-Conference Tours (Optional)

Pre-conference tour options including ecotourism adventures and ecolodge stays are available to registered delegates at special reduced rates. These tours are provided by the ESTC14 tour operator partner Brazil EcoTravel. All pre-conference tours will conclude by Saturday (April 26) afternoon. 

Brazil EcoTravel

08:00 - 18:00

Authentic Ecolodge Planning and Design Workshop

You will learn how to plan and design an ecolodge, with emphasis on creating a sense of place for the visitor and interpreting the environment and the culture, and gain an insight into examples of authentic ecolodges in Brazil that have successfully operated and marketed their unique product.

Hitesh Mehta

8:30 - 17:30

Global Sustainable Tourism Council Workshop

Learn more about GSTC and the groundbreaking work this organization is doing with partners all over the world. These programs will include learning more about destinations that have committed to adopting sustainable practices through a tested criteria. These events also allow GSTC Members to participate and showcase their sustainable tourism efforts.

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

18:00 - 19:00

ESTC14 Orientation

Is this your first ESTC or do you need a refresher? This session let's you know what to expect, who the key people are and how to get the most from your conference experience. 

19:00 - 23:00 Opening Night Hosted by Mato Grosso do Sul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

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DAY 3

 

  Sunday - April 27

 


 

07:30 - 17:00 Registration/Information Desk  
08:00 - 09:00 TIES Member Meeting
09:00 - 13:00 Exhibit Opening with Morning Coffee  
13:00 - 14:30 Attendee Networking Lunch- Sponsored by Mato Grosso do Sul  

14:30 - 15:30

Opening Plenary

 

 

   
15:30 - 17:00

Certification Panel

Sr. Alexandre Garrido - Sextante

Sr. Ricardo Constantino - ABETA, ATRATUR, Neotropical Foundation of Brazil, Bonito City Hall, Hotel Cabanas

Sra. Ana Carina Homa - BRAZTOA

Mr. Guido Bauer - Green Globe

 

 

 
17:00 - 18:00

Keynote Speaker Presentation

 

Roberto KlabinRoberto Klabin - Pantanal: A Love Affair

 

 

 

18:00 - 22:00

Bonito Cultural Showcase Festival (Downtown)

 

 

 

18:00-21:00 Dinner Sponsored by Amazonas  Top

 


 

 

 

DAY 4

 

  Monday - April 28

 


 

 

07:30 - 17:00 Registration/Information Desk  
08:00 - 16:00 Exhibit Hall Open  
09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker

 

Margie MossA traveller's impression of how different countries showcase and value their natural resources.

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 12:00

Panel: Parks in Peril

Mario Mantovani - SOS Mata Atlantica

Ana Luisa da Riva - Semeia

Anna Carolina Lobo - WWF Brazil

 

Douglas Simões - ABETA

 

 

12:00 - 12:30

Keynote Speaker

 

Seth Kugel: Rediscovering Discovery

 

12:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch & Introduction to the Media in Attendance- Sponsored by Catarina  
14:30 - 16:00 Meet the Media  
  For tourism businesses and destinations, this is a unique chance to practice your "elevator pitch," to learn how to effectively develop and foster relationships with the media, and to gain an insight into how to successfully pitch your stories to the media. For the media, this is a great opportunity to enjoy personal networking with business leaders and entrepreneurs, to discover inspiring ideas, and to learn about the latest and greatest in sustainable tourism from around the world.
14:30 - 16:00 Q&A with Poster Presenters  
14:30 - 16:00

Book Signings

 

Dr. Kelly Bricker - Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals

Mr. Hitesh Mehta - Authentic Ecolodges

16:00 - 18:00

Breakout Sessions

 

A-1 Creating a Sense of Place

Through Interpretation, Design, Experiences, Marketing, & Communications

 

Sr. Jorge Moller - Revealing USA Today's "Secret Place" - Isla Chiloé in Enchanting Chile

Ms. Ariane Janér - The Place of Animals in Ecotourism

Mr. Masaru Takayama - Eco-gourmet rural tourism in Japan

Mr. Henrique Villas Boas - Projecto Gadonça - The value of ecotourism to foster jaguar conservation in the Brazilian Pantanal

 

 

B-1 Conserving & Protecting Place

Understanding Conservation, Communities, and Goverance (Millennium Development Goals)

 

Dr. Kimberly Winter - U.S. National Forests as Partners in Global Nature Tourism

Dr. Ismar Lima - Governance and Ethno-ecotourism: Building up an Operational Managing Model

Mrs. Kate Wannan-Da Silva - Green Building Volunteer Tourism. Conserving Culture & Protecting The Environment

Dr. Mihee Kang - Partnership for grassroots initiatives on ecotourism development

 

C-1 Managing Destination Places

Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Supply Chains, Financing, Economics, and Tools (i.e. certification)

 

Dr. Albert Salman - Towards a holistic approach to tourism destination sustainability

Kelly Galaski - Community Tourism Development in Partnership with the Private Sector: A case study of G Adventures' initiative with the Multilateral Investment Fund

Mr. Frederico Costacurta - Architecture of lodges within protected areas: A socialenvironmental evaluation

Mr. Randall Durband - From Failure to Success: Marketing CBTs Through Private Partnerships

 

D-1 Sustaining Places

Through Planning, Crisis Management, Monitoring, & Life Cycle Planning

 

 

PANEL 1: ICMBio Plans, Actions and Challenges to Increment and Improve Ecotourism in Brazilian National Parks

Mr. Sandro Roberto da Silva

Mr. Rogerio Dias

Mr. Fabio Fança

 

PANEL 2: Case studies in Community Based Tourism: Brazil, Myanmar and Belize

Mr. Mikael Castro

Ms. Mariana Madureira

Ms. Kathy Eow

Dr. Carolin Lusby

 

E-1 PANEL Authentic Ecolodge Sense of Place

Mr. Hitesh Mehta - Creating the Gestalt in Ecolodges

Mr. Paul Stanley - The Ecolodges of Kamarata Valley, Venezuela

Mr. Arturo Kayser - Trials and tribulations of developing an Ecolodge in the Galapagos

 
18:00 - 19:00 Cocktail Party  
19:00 - Bonito Cultural Showcase Festival (Downtown)
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DAY 5

 

  Tuesday - April 29

 


 

 

08:00 - 17:00 Registration/Information Desk  
08:00 - 12:30 Half Day Field Sessions 
08:00 - 17:30 Full Day Field Sessions

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch

 

Included in the field sessions, off-site lunch for those not in the field sessions (No lunch at the convention center)

 
14:30 - 19:30 Exhibit Hall Open  
14:30 - 17:30

Knowledge Transfer Roundtables

 

Ms. Deirdre Campbell - Tartan Group

Ms. Teryn Wolfe - MIIS/ Mision Gaia

Ms. Ariane Renee Dilts - Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ms. Cristina Falcione - Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ms. Whitney White - Monterey Institute of International Studies

17:30 - 19:30

Free Time

 
19:30 - 22:30 Evening Event: All You Need is Ecuador- Sponsored by Ecuador  
  Learn about the latest Sustainable Tourism News and Ecotourism Developments in Ecuador, and enjoy our traditional cuisine during a special dinner where you will find out why "All You Need is Ecuador"
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DAY 6

 

  Wednesday - April 30

 


 

8:00 - 09:00 Morning Coffee with Exhibitors  
8:30 - 15:30 Registration/ Information Desk Open  
8:30 - 13:00 Exhibit Hall Open  
09:00 - 11:00 Breakout Sessions

 

A-2 Creating a Sense of Place 

Through Interpretation, Design, Experiences, Marketing, & Communications

 

Dr. Kelly Bricker Parks and Protected Areas and Quality of Life: Expanding benefits in a world of rising costs.

Ms. Deirdre Campbell - Celebrating a Sense of Place: 5 Step Plan to Creating a Digital Marketing plan

DSc. Luiz Penna Franca - The Case of Corporate Code of Conduct in Quality Hospitality Committed to Sustainability

Mr. Tiago Savi Mundo - Using TripAdvisor as a Way of Managing Destinations' Online Reputations: Case Studies of Bonito and Florianópolis

 

B-2 Conserving & Protecting Place

Understanding Conservation, Communities, and Goverance (Millennium Development Goals)

 

Ms. Cristina Cuiabalia - SESC Pantanal Ecological Reserve: Promoting Tourism, Promoting Nature

Mr. Mauro Castrex - Trails of São Paulo Program

Dr. Heros Lobo - Ecotourism as a Way to Management of Show Caves and Karst Protected Areas

 

C-2 Managing Destination Places

Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Supply Chains, Financing, Economics, and Tools (i.e. certification)

 

Dr. David Lansdale - A New, Sustainable Model for Ecotourism, with Tourists and Local Leaders as Stewards of Place

Mr. Glenn Jampol - Understanding the Financial Context in Certification; Weaving Sustainability Norms into a Quality Product

Mr. Carlos Eduadro Cordeiro - Sustainability in Small Business

 

D-2 Sustaining Places

Through Planning, Crisis Management, Monitoring, & Life Cycle Planning

 

Ma. Daniela Maria Rocco Carneiro - Innocations for Sustainability: The Good and Best Practices for Increasing the Competitiveness of Brazilian Destinations

Ms. Rika Jean Francois - Human Right and Tourism

Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray - Preparing and Managing Tourism Businesses for Catastrophic Events

Sr. Arturo Justicia - The Environmental Responsibility Program of Ilhabela: Green Seal ACEI

 

 

 
11:00 - 12:00 Student/ Professional Networking Session  
12:00 - 13:30 Networking Lunch  

13:30 - 15:00

PANEL Moving On: Succession Planning and Ecotourism

 

 

Facilitator: Mr. Hitesh Mehta - HM Design

Facilitator: Ms. Ariane Janér - EcoBrasil

 

Ms. Sibylle Reidmiller - Chumbe Island Coral Park

Ms. Karen Lewis - Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Mr. Glen Jampol - Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn

Ms. Vitoria Da Riva Carvahlo - Cristalino Lodge

 
15:00 - 16:00

Keynote Speaker

 

LeLei Tui Samoa LeLauLu: Staying Relevant in the Age of Space Tourism

16:00 - 17:30 Free Time  
17:30 - 20:00 Celebration of Cultures- Sponsored by City of Bonito  
  Join TIES and your fellow delegates to together celebrate the diversity of our cultures, traditions, ideas and visions. Please wear something that represents your heritage, culture or a place that you would like to travel!! We will celebrate the global spirit of community, and have a blast before we wave good-bye to the ESTC14 and start counting down to the ESTC15!
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