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Speaking Engagements

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Selected speaking engagements include but are not limited to:

  • ‘Is the Golden Goose Running out of Eggs?’, Skal North American Congress, June 16, 2017 (Keynote Educational Speaker)
  • ‘Rethinking tourism: heritage & sustainability’ 6th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (6th ICSUSL2017), May 3, 2017 (Keynote Speaker)
  • ‘Myths of sustainable tourism’, TIAC Tourism Congress, November 29/30, 2016, Ottawa, Canada
  • ‘Sustainable tourism: Whose Responsibility’ Quang Ninh Provincial Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam, June 17, 2016
  • ‘Understanding the motivations for more responsible behaviour in lake destinations’ Responsible Tourism Conference, Finland, June 10, 2016
  • ‘Greening your Festival’ Festival and Events Ontario Annual Conference, March 3, 2016
  • ‘The future of travel: it’s not just about sustainability, its about creating value’ Booking.com Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Jan 21, 2016, (Keynote Speaker)
  • ‘Sustainable business and the Boating Industry’. Boating Ontario Annual Conference, Ontario, Dec 2, 2015
  • ‘Greening your business’. Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, Nov 10, 2015
  • ‘Greening of Festivals’, Ontario Folk Music Association Annual Conference, May 30, 2015
  • ‘Economic Impact of Beaches’, Blue Flag Workshop, Barrie, Canada, Dec 8, 2014
  • ‘The Role of Government in Destination Management and Planning” 7th International Responsible Tourism Conference, Barcelona, Spain, Oct 1-4. 2013
  • ‘Where to Next? Sizing Tourism’s Water Footprint’ Waterlution Provocateur, Toronto, Canada, March 19,2012 (Provocateur)
  • “Cultures for Sale” Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, November 2, 2011
  • “Is There a Willingness to Pay for Sustainability”, Coastal Seminar Series, United Nations University, Hamilton, Canada, September 21, 2011
  • “Engaging Climate Friendly Efforts”, The International Ecotourism Society, Portland, USA, September 9, 2010
  • “Are you missing out on the new ‘eco’ consumer”, Tourism Whistler AGM, Whistler, Canada, May 26, 2010 (Keynote Speaker)Morocco
  • “Climate Change and Tourism” ATTA Summit, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, October, 2009
  • “Climate Change and Tourism” Conference Board of Canada’s Leaders Roundtable on Climate Change Adaptation (LRCCA), Toronto, Canada. September 23, 2009.
  • ‘The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value’ Ecotourism / Sustainable Tourism Panel, Wharton Business School Net Impact Conference. Pennsylvania, USA, Nov 15-17, 2008
  • “Sustainable Tourism & Climate Change” TIAC Policy Conference, Ottawa, Canada, April 10, 2008
  • “CSR: The Business Case for Responsible Tourism” CHMSE Executive Development Day, Toronto, Canada, Mar 27, 2008
  • “CSR in the Tourism Industry – a global perspective” Canada’s First Responsible Tourism Conference. Toronto, Canada, Nov 22, 2007
  • “Climate Change – How it Affects Your Business.” Ontario Ministry Marketing Summit. Ottawa, Canada, Oct 3-4, 2007.
  • african sunset‘Global Business Summit’ hosted by UN Global Compact and UNEP, Singapore, April 18-20, 2007
  • “Sustainable Tourism and the Future” Georgian College Career place Expo, Barrie, Canada, Feb 1, 2007 (Keynote Contributor)
  • “Achieving Sustainable Tourism in Malta: A Multi-Stakeholder View” Sustainable Tourism in Islands & Small States hosted by the Islands & Small States Institute, Malta, May 25-27, 2006 (Keynote Speaker)
  • ‘Sustainable Tourism: What is it?’ Google Head Office, London, UK, May, 2006
  • “The Nature of Ecotourism” Birdlife Forestry Task Force Bulgaria, Oct 13-15, 2005 (Keynote Speaker)
  • ‘Tourism & Biodiversity’ Biodiversity science that matters. 8th – 26th November 2004 e-conference on behalf of Dutch Presidency meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) (Keynote Contributor)
  • “Creating a Framework for Tourism Policy and Destination Management”, World Tourism Organization, Washington, USA, June 2004
  • ‘Sustainable Mass Tourism In Coastal Destinations’, Rimini, Italy, December 13, 2003
  • ‘Sustainable Urban Tourism’ (SUT Governance), Heidelberg, Germany, June 22-24, 2003 (Keynote Speaker)
  • World Congress IATOS (International Adventure Travel and Outdoor Show) Chicago, USA, Feb 19-22, 2002
  • World’s First Urban Ecotourism Conference, Herzliya, Israel, Dec, 2001 – (Keynote Speaker)