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									                                In recognition of the United Nation’s
 “International Year of Eco-tourism 2002’ & “June 5th - World Environment Day”

                Sustainable Development
         Eco-tourism Business Opportunities
                 2002 Conference
            The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre - 5th & 6th June 2002

  The ‘first-ever’ international interactive conference on
                 eco-tourism in Hong Kong
               (Incorporating the 3rd Travel & Tourism Industry
                      Round Table on the Environment)

                              Official Guests and Invited Speakers
                                     Ms. Rebecca Lai
                 Commissioner for Tourism, Hong Kong Tourism Commission
                                     Ms. Clara Chong
                       Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board
                                   Mr. Anthony Wong
                   Managing Director, Asian Overland Services, Malaysia
                              Alexandre Le Dantec (TBC)
                    Environmental Director, ACCOR Hotel Group, France
                                   Ms. Cathy Parsons
                   Executive Director, Green Globe Asia Pacific, Australia



                Green Globe      Ocean discovery Limited

Organiser:                    Co-
                              Co-organiser:                The Hong Kong Polytechnic
                                                           University’s Sustainable Travel &
                                                           Tourism Resource Unit (STTRU)
Tourism is not just one of the world’s but also one of Hong Kong’s largest and most important industries, in
terms of revenue and employment. In recognition of the United Nation’s “International Year of Eco-tourism
2002’ & “June 5th - World Environment Day”, we are pleased to launch this Eco-tourism Conference. We believe
Eco-tourism can present the opportunity for the tourism sector to provide some new products and attraction
points for alluring more tourists to Hong Kong. This Conference offers the first-ever opportunity for all sectors to
openly discuss eco-tourism issues. By participating in this conference, you will contribute to the discussion and
development of eco-tourism in Hong Kong and important balance it should take toward environmental
management and economic development, which has been a recent hot topic as a result of the discussion in the
Legislative Council.

                                                          THE FORMAT
 OBJECTIVES                                               This Conference will be held over a period of 1½ days.
   Learn more about the latest local and overseas         The first-half day will be conducted at the Hong Kong
 developments in eco-tourism                              Convention and Exhibition Centre. On the second full-
   Share information on eco-tourism successes             day however, participants will be given an opportunity to
 locally and internationally                              inspect one of Hong Kong’s tourism sites. Participants will
   Create a tripartite forum to stimulate discussion      be taken on a tour of Aberdeen Harbour, which will
 and call upon real action regarding eco-tourism          provide a basis for some of the Conference’s discussions
 development                                              later on in the day, also at the Hong Kong Convention
                                                          and Exhibition Centre.
   Encourage local tour operators and travel
 agencies to offer eco-tourism packages                   In addition to the Conference, in the afternoon of the second
                                                          day, the BEC will also be taking this opportunity to host the 3rd
   Position Hong Kong as the knowledge-transfer-          Travel & Tourism Industry Round Table on the Environment
 base & gateway to eco-tourism in Mainland China          together with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s
    Demonstrate eco-tourism as a market-                  Sustainable Travel and Tourism Unit.
 driven conservation tool                                 [The official language of the Conference will be English, but
                                                          translation in Cantonese will be available at the Annual
                                                          Roundtable on the Environment session, 2:00-5:00p.m. June 6]

  • Travel and tourism operators (including airlines, travel agents, tour operators)
  • Hospitality Businesses (including Hotels, Caterers, Restaurateurs)
  • Policy-level Decision-makers
  • Government Departments / Bureaus (including quasi-government organisations)
  • Local and International Non-governmental Organisations
  • Academics (Universities, Research Institutes) and teachers
  • Nature/Cultural Resource Managers

                                        WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND ?
   To share information on eco-tourism success and business cases in this high profile event and put forward
 your own views for all to hear and discuss
    To learn how your business can be diversified and improved by tapping into the eco-tourism domain
    To gain a greater insight into eco-tourism and learn how tourism can be a market-driven incentive tool for
 conservation of natural and cultural heritage

  HK$600 per person inclusive of admission to all conference sessions, one boat-tip and two coffee breaks.
  [Free admission for those who only attend the Annual Roundtable on the Environment session, 2:00-5:00p.m. June 6]
                                       [Please book early as space is limited]
           DAY ONE (5 June 2002)                                    DAY TWO (6 June 2002)

2:00 – 2:30pm : Official Opening                           8:30 – 12:30 am: Aberdeen Field Trip
• Ms. Rebecca Lai, Commissioner for Tourism, Tourism       Case Study Briefing
Commission, Economic Services Bureau                       • School of Hotel & Tourism Management, PolyU
• Ms. Clara Chong, Executive Director of Hong Kong         • Planning Department, HKSAR Govt.
Tourism Board
• Mr. Brian Robertson, Chairman of the Business            Aberdeen Site Inspection
Environment Council (Head of Corporate and Institutional
Banking of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking               Boarding Point:
Corporation Limited)                                       New Wanchai Public Pier
• Prof. Philip Yeung Kwong-Wing, Vice President
(Academic Development) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic        (HK Phase 1, Expo Drive East)
University                                                 Time: 8:30 am – 12:30pm     Wanchai
                                                           (Please arrive on time!)    Public Pier
[Souvenir & Trophy Presentation]
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Positioning Hong Kong &
Eco-tourism Background
• Re-engineering Hong Kong - Prof. Peter Hills, Chair
Professor and Director, Centre of Urban Planning &
Environmental Management (CUPEM), The University of
Hong Kong
• The meaning of Eco-tourism and the community’s
understanding - Dr. John Ap, Associate Professor, The      (12:30 - 2:00 pm ~ Lunch )
School of Hotel & Tourism Management (HTM) and
Director, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Resource Unit.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University                       2:00 – 4:00 pm ~ Session 3:
                                                           Sustainable Eco-tourism &
2:45 – 4:15 pm ~ Session 1: Investing in                   Environmental Management
Nature & Environment for Eco-tourism                       • Mr. David Man, President of Eco-Tourism
Development                                                Awareness Group
• Mr. David Hall, Head of Group Public Affairs (Asia),     • Nature Resource Management – Dr. Lew Young,
HSBC                                                       Manager, WWF Mai Po Wetlands
• Mr. Timothy Shen, Deputy General Manager,                • "Developing and Operating a Green Hotel: Issues,
Corporate Finance Department, China Merchants              Challenges and Lessons Learnt” – Mr. Le Dantec,
Holdings (International) Co., Ltd.                         Environmental Director, ACCOR Hotel Group (TBC)
• Mr. Anthony Wong, Managing Director, Asian               • Managing Environmental Performance in Tourism:
Overland Services, Malaysia                                the GREEN GLOBE experience – Ms. Cathy
                                                           Parsons, Executive Director, Green Globe Asia
(4:15 – 4:30 pm ~ Tea Break )                              Pacific

4:30 – 6:00 pm ~ Session 2:                                (4:15 - 4:30 pm ~ Tea Break )
Eco-tourism in Hong Kong
• Resource Manager’s View:                                 4 : 3 0 – 5 : 0 0 pm ~ Session 4 –
Dr. Yeung Ka-Ming, Senior Country Park Officer, AFCD       Aberdeen Case Study
• Travel Agency’s View:                                    • Discussion
Ms. Debbie Wong, Marketing Executive, Splendid Tour        • Keynote and Invited Speaker Commentaries
and Travel Ltd.                                            • Recommendations
• Eco-tour Operator’s View:
 Mr. Bill Leverett, General Manager, Hong Kong
Dolphinwatch Ltd.
                                                                             ~ END ~
INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE ECO-TOURISM CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG                                            Conference Registration Form
                                                                                      Please complete the form below and post it with a cheque (for applicants using cheque payment) to:
                                                                                                  Business Environment Council Limited at Rm 201, 2/F, Jockey Club Environmental Building,
                                                                                                           77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or fax to
                                                                                 (852) 2784-6699. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to “Business Environment Council Limited”
                                                                                                         [Please photocopy this form for additional registrations.]
                                                                 [Please book early as space is limited]                         Enquires: (852) 2784-38936                           Email:

                                                                       Venue & Date: The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Room 408) – 5 & 6 June 2002
                                                                 5 & 6th June, 2002          I will attend the whole Conference (one & a half-day)                                                HK$600

                                                                 6th June, 2002 PM           I will only attend, the Annual Roundtable on the Environment”, SESSIONS 3 & 4                          Free
                                                                                             2:00 –5:00 p.m. on 6th June, 2002 (First Come First Serve!)
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                                                                1. Receipt of application will be confirmed within 3 working days;
                                                                2. If the event is cancelled, applicants will be informed 3 working days before the conference commences;
                                                                3. The Conference will be rescheduled to a future date when typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rain storm warning is still hoisted after 7:00 am; and
                                                                4. Withdrawal of applications have to reach us at least 7 working days before the Conference date. An administration fee of HK$200 per applicant will be
                                                                   deducted from the Conference refund. Refunds will not be given after the aforesaid deadline. Alternatively, the applicant may nominate a substitute to
                                                                   attend the course. Nomination applications have to be submitted to us as soon as possible.

                                                                                 Organiser:       The Business Environment Council (BEC) is a non-profit organisation established in the 1980’s as a leading business
                                                                                                  and environmental partner in Hong Kong, striving to build consensus on the local and regional approach towards
                                                                                                  sustainable development, and encouraging the uptake of environmentally sound practices in all sectors of the community.
                                                                                                  BEC offers environmental consultancy services, green building assessments, training courses and seminars as well as a
                                                                                                  range of business, industry and community programs. Its members includes:
                                                                                                     China Resources Enterprise, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, Gammon Skanska Ltd, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd,
                                                                                                                              Hongkong International Terminals Ltd, Hong Kong Tourism Board,
                                                                                                           Jardine Securicor Ltd, Kowloon-Canton Railway, Modern Terminals Ltd, Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd,
                                                                                                           Shell Hong Kong Ltd, Sino Land Co Ltd, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, The Great Eagle Co,
                                                                Tel: (852) 2784 3900                              The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd,
                                                                Fax: (852) 2784 6699                                       The Hongkong Electric Co, Ltd, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co (1933) Ltd,
                                                                                                                                        The Swire Group, and Wheelock and Co Ltd.

                                                                                       The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Travel & Tourism Resource Unit
                                                                 Co-organiser:         (STTRU) was established in 2000 to facilitate exchange of information related to sustainable
                                                                                       travel and tourism in Hong Kong and to also disseminate the Environmentally Sustainable
                                                                                       Development Strategy for Hong Kong’s Travel & Tourism Industry (ESDS).

                                                                                                                          Supporting Organisations:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Association of Better Business
                                                                                                                                                                                           & Tourism Services

                                                                                     Travel Industry Council of                      Hong Kong Hotels Association
                                                                                     Hong Kong

                                                                                     The Pacific Asia Travel

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