Preliminary Programme






Recognising personalities and organisations for exceptional drive, dedication and excellence in the development of ecotourism in line with United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Promoting regional multilateral cooperation and galvanising the resources of successful leaders and practitioners spearheading the advancement of ecotourism in the Asia Pacific

Delegates concludes with the drafting of a Declaration, sealing the commitment of a common vision and collective affirmative actions to be undertaken.





A long term objective to develop a dynamic &  cohesive multi sector industry within the region, building and growing a sizable marketplace, sharing knowledge among researchers and encouraging technical exchange among practitioners.

The innovative programme targetted at youths aims to promote unique tourism experiences through experience and immersion of cultures, personal bonding with communities or nature, personal development and education.

The largest marketplace for community based ecotourism, nature and adventure travel in the Mekong region, establishing supply and demand chains in the international front.




Please be informed that our Malaysian operations office is closed and operations is taken over by the Cambodian office. Our local contact number is: +855-92-689382 (24 hours)

Sunday 02 October 2011 (Phnom Penh Airport & Nagaworld Hotel, Phnom Penh)    
08.30 - 08.50 Welcome Reception for international delegates     Phnom Penh International Airport
08.30 - 08.50 Scheduled coach transfers from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville for international and national delegates NAGA World Hotel (Meeting Point)
  Check-in respective hotels     Official Hotels
  Transfer to Sokha Beach Resort      
17.00 - 20.00 Cocktail Reception hosted by 5-star Sokha Beach Resort, Sihanoukville     Sokha Beach Resort
Monday 03 October 2011 (Independence Hotel)      
08.00 - 09.00 Registration      
09.00 - 10.30 Opening Ceremony      
  Presided over by H.E Dr. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, and High Representative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia      Hibiscus Ballroom
10.30 - 11.00 H.E Dr. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister, accompanied by Senior Ministers, Ministers, Under Secretary General of UNWTO and Senior Officials, visit to exhibition booths     Exhibition Area
11.00 - 12.00 Group Photo Session and networking     Garden Area
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch      Camelia Room
  Keynotes (Moderated by H.E. Dr Sok Siphanna)      
13.00 - 13.40 H.E. Dr Thong Khon     CAMBODIA
  Minister of Tourism, Kingdom of Cambodia      
13.40 - 14.20 H.E. Datuk Dr. Victor Wee     MALAYSIA
  Chairman, Tourism Malaysia & Chairman, UNWTO Programme Committee    
14.20 - 14.40 Mr. Luigi Cabrini      SPAIN
  Director of Sustainable Development, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), SPAIN    
14.40 - 15.20 Tea Break      
15.20 - 15.45 Keynote Panel Discussion      
15.45 - 16.00 Transfer to Hotels      
17.00 - 17.15 Transfer to Sokha Beach Resort      
17.30 - 20.30 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia    
Tuesday 04 October 2011 (Hibiscus Ballroom, Independence Hotel)      
S1-Sustainability Mr Kamal Agostine     UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
08.30 - 08.50  Partner & CEO, Agostine & Raphael Group      
S1-Sustainability Ms Anita Victoria Ramos-Antonino     PHILIPPINES
08.50 - 09.10 Chairman: Region VI Western Visayas (Philippine)Tourism Council & Co-Chairman, Aklan Tourism Council      
S1-Sustainability Mr Masaru Takayama     JAPAN
09.10 - 09.30 Executive Director, Japan Ecolodge Association & Director, Spirit of Japan    
S2-Marketing Mr Nick Ray      CAMBODIA
09.30 - 09.50 Lonely Planet Author and Company Advisor, Hanuman Tourism      
S2-Marketing Hon. Dato' Mohd Khalid     MALAYSIA
09.50 - 10.10 President, Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA)      
10.10 - 10.30 Tea Break      
S2-Marketing Mr Rory Hunter     CAMBODIA
10.30 - 10.50 Chairman/Owner, Song Saa Private Island (Marine Reserve)      
10.50 - 11.30 Panel Discussion (Session 1 & 2)      
S3-Community Prof Dr. Amran Hamzah     MALAYSIA
11.30 - 11.50 Director, Centre of Innovative Planning & Development      
S3-Community Mr Jose Ramapuram     INDIA
11.50 - 12.10 Director, Marketing, Orange County Resorts, Karnataka      
12.10 - 13.30 Lunch      
S3-Community Ms Suwanna Gauntlett     UNITED STATES
13.30 - 13.50 Chief Executive Officer, Wildlife Alliance      
S4-Public-Private Partnership Dr Neb Samouth     CAMBODIA
13.50 - 14.10 Deputy Director General of Tourism      
S4-Public-Private Partnership Dr Jamili Nais      
14.10 - 14.30 Deputy Director, Sabah Parks     MALAYSIA
14.30 - 15.10 Panel Discussion (Session 3 & 4)      
15.10 - 15.30 Tea Break      
15.30 - 16.10 Wrapping up & Conclusions      
  End of Plenary Session      
16.10 - 17.10 Asia Pacific Ecotourism Society Annual Meeting      
17.10 - 17.30 Coach Transfer to respective hotels      
  Free for leisure and private networking      

WEC2011 Ecotourism Business Appointments

08.30 - 12.10 Business Networking Appointments      

WEC2011 Ecotourism Business Seminar

Business Mr Hyun Kim (Hugh)     KOREA
13.30 - 13.50 Head / DMZ Affairs Team, Gyeonggi Tourism Organization (GTO)      
Business Mrs Millao HNM/ Mr Steven Vallen     TANZANIA
13.50 - 14.10 Permanent Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania (MNRT)      
Business Dr Manal S. Kelig     EGYPT
14.10 - 14.30 Advisor, Adventure Travel Trade Association and Co-Founder, Gateway to Egypt      
Business Mr David Makes     INDONESIA
14.30 - 15.10 Sustainable Management Group/Menjangan Beach and Jungle Resort, Indonesia      

WEC2011 Ecotourism Research Symposium (Moderated by Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah)

Research Dr Baromey Neth      
08.30 - 08.50  Head of Department of Tourism, Royal University of Phnom Penh     CAMBODIA
Research Dr Alan Wong      
08.50 - 09.10 Lecturer, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University CHINA
Research Assoc. Prof. Dr Vikneswaran Nair      
09.10 - 09.30 Director, Centre for Research & Development, Taylor's University-College     MALAYSIA
Research Mrs Raja Raja Norashekin Raja Othman      
09.30 - 09.50 Lecturer (PhD Candidate), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia     MALAYSIA
Research Dr Mihee Kang      
09.50 - 10.10 Lecturer, Yeungnam University & EXCO Ecotourism Korea     SOUTH KOREA
10.10 - 10.30 Tea Break      
Research Ass. Prof Dr Mohd Yusop Ab. Hadi       
10.30 - 10.50 Lecturer, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn      MALAYSIA
10.50 - 11.30 Panel Discussion      
Research Dr Arin Ngamniyon      
11.30 - 11.50 Lecturer, Environmental Culture and Ecotourism, Srinakharinwirot University,   THAILAND
Research Mr Abdul Rasid Abdul Razzaq      
11.50 - 12.10 Lecturer (PhD) Candidate, Univertisiti Tun Hussein Onn     MALAYSIA
12.10 - 13.30 Lunch      
Research Mr Syed Shikh b. Syed A.Kadir       
13.30 - 13.50 Lecturer (PhD Candidate), Johor Bahru Polytechnic     MALAYSIA
13.50 - 14.10        
Research Ms Nor Haniza Mohamad      
14.10 - 14.30 Lecturer (PhD Candidate), Universiti Tekonologi Malaysia     MALAYSIA
14.30 - 15.10 Panel Discussion      
15.10 - 15.30 Tea Break      
15.30 - 16.10 Proceed to Plenary for Wrapping up & Conclusions      

05 October 2011 (Technical Tours)

07.00 - 14.00 Technical Tour to Ream National Park      
07.00 - 14.00 Technical Tour to Song Saa Private Island (Marine Reserve)      
07.00 - 14.00 Technical Tour to Boeng Kayak (Mangrove Forest)      
07.00 - 14.00 Technical Tour to Ta Tai Ecolodge      
14:00 - 15:00 All delegates return to hotels and refreshment      
15:45 - 16:00 Transfer to Independence Hotel for Closing Ceremony      
16.00 - 17.00 Closing Ceremony and Presentation presided over by H.E. Dr Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia


06 October 2011 (Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Post-Tour)

06.30 - 07.00 Assemble at Official Hotels      
07.00 - 12.00 Departure and arrival in Phnom Penh (Nagaworld Hotel - Drop Off Point)    
12.00 - 22.00 Airport Transfers for departing delegates      
12.00 - 19.30 Post-Tour delegates depart and arrive in Siem Reap. Check in to TARA Angkor Hotel (Website:


07 October 2011 (Siem Reap Post-Tour)

08.30 - 12.00 Your tour guide will pick you up from hotel and started your Visit Angkor National Museum then to the South Gate of Angkor Thom and temples.
12.00 - 14:30 Return back to restaurant for your lunch. After lunch you will transfer back to hotel and take a short break.
14.30 - 18.45 Start your visit to Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat (one of the Seven Wonders of the World).  
18.45 - 20.00 Your tour guide will pick you up from hotel to enjoy the Smile of Angkor, an Epic Performance with Dinner. 
  Overnight stay at TARA Angkor Hotel      


08 October 2011 (Siem Reap Post-Tour)

08.00 - 11.30 Excursion to Tonle Sap Great Lake.Boat Cruise to visit floating village. Then to Old Market for some shopping.
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch      
12.45 - 18.45 Depart for Phnom Penh (6 hours). Enroute stop at Kampong Thom Provincial Town for short break.
18.45 Arrive in Phnom Penh. Transfer to your hotel for check-in or to airport for your return flight  


Technical Tours

Song Saa Marine Reserve

A marine reserve covers one million square metres and extends 200 metres from the outer edge of the reefs that fringe both islands. This no-take zone is being managed to international standards for marine protected areas. As a guest, you’ll be among the first foreigners to experience this beautiful, untouched world. Refreshments and local lunch after the tour.

Boeng Kayak Mangrove Forest, Koh Kong

Boat cruise on Beong Kayak, where the visitors can enjoy and experience the community lifestyle, Shell and Crab Farms, fishing villages, dolphin and largest mangrove forest.

Ream National Park

Boat cruise on Preak Teuk Sap, where the visitors can enjoy and experience the past tropical forests & mangrove swamps, fishing villages & bird-watching or dolphin-spotting. Visit the offshore island of Koh Sampouch. Refreshments and local lunch after the tour.


4 Rivers Eco Lodge on the Ta Tai River, Koh Kong

Post-Tour to Siem Reap

Dont' miss this explosive networking post tour! All inclusive only US$150/delegate


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