JATA Tourism EXPO Japan Forum 2016 in collaboration with UNWTO will take place on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo.
The Global Tourism Forum on Sep. 22, 2016
The Global Tourism Forum will feature keynote speeches by Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UNWTO and Mr. David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC. The theme of the 2016 forum is sustainable tourism with a particular focus on traditional life and culture found in local communities.
Japan is largely a hi-tech industry-based nation. Its tourism policy seeks to make Japan a leading nation in tourism by placing its history, culture, and local resources front and center. The theme of the panel discussion for the keynote symposium will be "New Opportunities for Sustainable Destinations – Japan and the World." For more details, please refer here.
The panelists of Global Tourism Forum:
Dr. Taleb Rifai,Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) - Keynote Speaker
Mr. David Scowsill, President & CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) - Keynote Speaker
Mr. Hiromi Tagawa, Chairman, JATA, and Vice Chairman, WTTC
Mr. Christian Mantei, General Manager, Atout France
Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, VP, International & Public Affairs, Etihad Airways
The keynote symposium will be moderated by Professor Yoshiaki Hompo: Specially-appointed Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Special advisor to Japan Tourism Agency, Chief of the Regional Support Office for the Asia and the Pacific and the member of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics.
The Domestic Tourism Symposium on Sep. 23, 2016
Traditional Japanese cuisine was inscribed on UNESCO´s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2013. Japan currently offers a wide range of gastronomic experiences in many cities across Japan. However, local governments and communities have not yet embraced gastronomy tourism as a potential resource to revitalize regional economies. Against this background, this symposium will put ¨Gastronomy Tourism¨ in the spotlight.
The Panelists of Domestic Tourism Symposium
Ms. Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the Affiliate Member Program of UNWTO
Mr. Qta Asada, 16th Generation Ryokan Owner, Asadaya Ltd.( Ryokan : Traditional Japanese style Inn)
Mr. Naoki Iimori, President & Chief Executive Officer, Fukuchiyo Shuzo Co., Ltd.
The Domestic Tourism Symposium will be moderated by Mr. Masato Ogawa, Executive Vice President, ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Please see "Registration Process for Participation" for more information.
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