GGDD19:

October 8 – 12, Croatia.

Meet our speakers

Minister Gari Cappelli

Gari Cappelli

Croatian Minister of Tourism
Croatia

Opening presentation

Susan Santos de Cardenas

Susan Santos de Cardenas

President of Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc. (SST)
The Philippines

Keynote Presentation: The Southeast Asian Experience

Beatriz Barreal

Beatriz Barreal

Founder and CEO of Riviera Maya Sostenible I Co-creator of México Sostenible
Mexico

Keynote Presentation: The LatinAmerican Experience

Albert Salman

Albert Salman

President of Green Destinations | Founder of the Global Leaders initiative
The Netherlands

Opening presentation

Hrvoje Carić

Hrvoje Carić

Institute for Tourism
Croatia

Keynote presentation: The Croatian Experience

Zamjenica Tepšić

Jelka Tepšić

Deputy Mayor City of Dubrovnik / Honorary consul to the Kingdom of Spain
Croatia

Keynote presentation: ‘Respect the city’ project

Isadora Markovic Vukadin

Izidora Marković Vukadin

Institute for Tourism
Croatia

Presentation: Measuring tourism sustainability in practice, example of Croatia

Ana Kučić

Ana Kučić

Mayor of Mali Lošinj
Croatia

Opening presentation in Mali Lošinj

Ahmet Aras

Ahmet Aras

Tuncay Kuleli

Tuncay Kuleli

Director of Bodrum Maritime Vocational School
Turkey

Panel Presentation: The Blue Wave Project

Paul Peeters

Paul Peeters

Professor at Breda University of Applied Sciences
The Netherlands

Panel Presentation: The SASTDes approach

Panel Chair: Facing the carbon & climate challenge in tourism, incl. soft mobility

Antoine Delaunay Belleville

Antoine Delaunay Belleville

Make Sense Organisation
France

Workshop: Involving stakeholders for circular economy

Carlos Bernardes

Mayor of Torres Vedras
Portugal

Panel Presentation: The case of Castro do Zambujal – A 5,000 Year Old Destination

Spreading tourism over space and time: managing hotspots and developing new ‘green destinations’

Hugo de Jong

Hugo de Jong

Green Destinations Awards & Certification Manager
The Netherlands

Panel Presentation: Certification programs to manage destinations in sustainable way

Jana Apih

Jana Apih

Managing Director of GoodPlace
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: Management of tourism flows in Slovenia

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Tina H. Zakonjšek

General Manager at Goodplace
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: Management of tourism flows in Slovenia

Albert Folch

Albert Folch

Deputy Director of the TarragonaTourist Board, for the Terres de l’Ebre Region
Catalonia

Panel Presentation: The DestiMED Project in Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia

Josep Capellà

Josep Capellà

Consultant in Torroella de Montgrí-L’Estartit
Catalonia

Panel Presentation: Overtourism/conservation and local development in Medes Islands MR

Maja Pak - Nataša Hočevar

Karsten Palme

Karsten Palme

Photo-IAAGT

IamaGoodTraveller

Cristina Del Favero and Loris Bondio
Canada / Italy

Panel Presentation: IamaGoodTraveller’s Community of Responsible Travellers

Inma Ballbé

Inma Ballbé

Silke Rumpelt

Silke Rumpelt

TMU Tourismus Marketing Uckermark
Germany

Video Presentation: Partner initiative in Uckermark’s National Natural Landscapes

Ivana Sučić

Head Department of Economy, finance and social activities. Town of Drniš
Croatia

Panel Presentation: Town of Drniš – Small Smart Green City

Karmen Razlag

Development and Project Adviser, Maribor.
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: The Drava Bike Route project

Thierry Joubert I Alex Cervar

Via Dinarica Alliance
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: Via Dinarica and Via Trans Dinarica

Water & Waste management and how to reduce the use of plastics

Ramos

Henrique Ramos

Green Destinations Auditor
Portugal

Panel Presentation: Marine Debris/Waste Managment – Think Global, Act Local

Panel Chair: Waste management and how to reduce the use of plastics

Ira Jaska

Ira Jaska

No More Plastics Organisation
Croatia

 

Panel Presentation: Steps towards a plastic free coastline

Romana Purkart

Romana Purkart

Head of the Public Relations, Bled Tourist Board.
Slovenia

Panel presentation: Waste reduction matters just as much as waste separation!

Emil Selse

Emil Selse

Responsible for sustainability and sustainable product development, Region Östergötland
Sweden

Panel Presentation: How to reduce waste in the Östergötland archipelago by cooperation between private and public sector

Valentina Bračanov

Kornati National Park
Croatia

Panel Presentation: Action Plan for Marine Litter in Kornati National Park

Ivana Kordic

Ivana Kordic

Plastic Free Zlarin Initiative
Croatia

Panel presentation: Zlarin – Croatia’s first Plastic Free Island

Maja Resic

Nature Park Lastovo Islands
Croatia

Panel Presentation: Together, we can!

Tourism to support local communities, culture & tradition

Greg Bankuzi

Greg Bankuzi

Red Rocks Sustainable Initiatives
Rwanda

 

Panel presentation: The example of Red Rocks Sustainable Initiatives

Seyma Bayazit

Seyma Bayazit

Researcher and Lecturer at Bandirma Faculty of Maritime, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University
Turkey

 

Panel presentation: Considering a common definition of identity for Bodrum

Anne de Jong

Anne de Jong

Africa Coordinator, Green Destinations
The Netherlands

Panel Presentation: Community development through tourism in before isolated Karamoja Region in Uganda

Pekka Alhojärvi

Pekka Alhojärvi

GD Representative in Finland
Finland

Panel Presentation: Development of an old ironworks village towards becoming a fully sustainable cultural tourism destination

Monique-Chen

Monique Chen

Sustainable Travel Taiwan (STT)
Taiwan

Panel presentation: Fulong Coastal area, an historical tunnel transforming to a bike lane

Masaru Takayama

Founder of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)
Japan

Panel Presentation: Passing Island Culture and Values to the Next Generation through Community-benefit Tourism

Inma Espel

Tourism Area Coordinator
Catalonia

Panel Presentation: Biennal of Romanesque Art under the eyes of Picasso, in the Roman churches of Berguedà

Janja Lazar

Janja Lazar

Department of Economics and Development, expert in tourism development, Ajdovščina
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: Vipava Valley Souvenirs

Drejc Kokošar

Drejc Kokošar

Carla Chandra

Guyana

Panel presentation: Scaling up Community Led and Owned Indigenous Tourism in Guyana

Khamis-Rashid

Khamis Rashid

Colors of Zanzibar
Tanzania

Panel Presentation: The case of the Zesty Zanzibar Tour

Alenka Soršak

Tourism Office of Ljubljana
Slovenia

Panel presentation: The Moustache Tour

Tourism to support nature and biodiversity

Mallory Morgan

Mallory Morgan

National Coral Reef Management Fellow, Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans
Guam

Panel Presentation: Tourism for Tasi (Ocean): Leveraging Stakeholders for the Benefit of Nature and Business

Marlene Damião

Tourism Regional Directress from Azores Government
Portugal

Panel presentation: Azores, the case of the first Marine Park in the Atlantic Ocean.

Irene Estaun

Irene Estaún

Director of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency.
Spain

Panel Presentation: Menorca Biosphere Reserve: The Origin of an Illusion

Loucas Nikiforou

Pafos Regional Board of Tourism
Cyprus

Panel Presentation: Creation of the first snorkelling park in Municipal Baths Beach in Pafos, Cyprus

Manuel Salvador

Senior Technician | Intermunicipal Comunity of Oeste Portugal, OesteCIM
Portugal

Panel Presentation: Life Berlengas – Contribution to the sustainable management of green products

João Melo

Ecological Infrastructure Management Director, Cascais Ambiente.
Portugal

Panel presentation: Quinta do Pisão – Nature Parc A landscape-scale conservation project that links wildlife and people

Ana Rita Pico

 Tourism Coordinator, Câmara Municipal de Lagos
Portugal

Panel Presentation: Conservation and promotion of natural heritage from Ponta da Piedade

Jana Vilman I Klemen Langus

Tourism Bohinj Board
Slovenia

Panel Presentation: The Wild Flower Festival, a small festival with global impact

Karin Nilsson

Destination Åsnen
Sweden

Panel Presentation: Protecting nature and wildlife with conscious tourism development

Facing the carbon & climate challenge in tourism, incl. soft mobility

Ariana Suhadolnik

General Manager, Miren Kras Tourism Board
Slovenia

Panel presentation: Together for a green future with E-MOBILITY

Bárbara Coelho

DGE | Gabinete de Turismo Natureza, Cascais Ambiente
Portugal

Panel Presentation: Soft Mobility in Cascais

Dominika Mazurkiewicz

Dominika Mazurkiewicz

Klimapatenschaft Tourismus
Germany

Panel Presentation: Climate neutral guest arrivals and departures

Yoang-Goang Lin

Yoang-Goang Lin

Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration, Taiwan
Taiwan

Panel presentation: How to benefit from the dramatic increase of tourists instead, the case of Sun Moon Lake.

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