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Keynote Speakers


Title: Community Based Tourism: To Mainstream or Sink
Date: June 24, 2013

Prof. Amran Hamzah Prof. Amran Hamzah is a Professor in Tourism Planning and Director of the Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia. He is very active in research and consultancy in the field of tourism planning and his area of specialisation is the interface between Community Based Tourism (CBT) and ecotourism. He has led more than 60 consultancy projects commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (MOTOUR), Tourism Malaysia, ECERDC, and other national, regional and state agencies. Currently, he is heading the consultants from the Tourism Planning Research Group (TPRG), UTM commissioned by MOTOUR to conduct the Strategic Review of the Malaysian Tourism Industry Policy and Implementation besides being active research at the national and international level funded by agencies such as the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE), British Council, British Academy, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and Keidanren, Japan. In addition, he has published more than 80 papers in journals, book chapters and conference proceeding besides being regularly invited to present keynote addresses and plenary papers at national and international conferences.


Title: Consulting Communities about Tourism - Why, How and the Realpolitik of Participation
Date: June 25, 2013

Bernard Lane Bernard Lane is a consultant, writer and lecturer with over 45 years of global experience, specialising in sustainable tourism, heritage conservation, and rural and small town development. He founded and edits the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, one of the world’s top 3 tourism research journals.He isa special advisor for Sustainable Travel International (USA), and Visiting Fellow at the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield Hallam (UK), the Western Norway Research Institute and New Zealand’s Lincoln University. He is an associate of Red Kite Environment, a consultancy group linking sustainable tourism to heritage interpretation, creating and monitoring protected area management plans, and specializing in community consultation. He has worked with communities in most parts of the UK, in Ireland, Japan, Poland, Romania, and the USA, helping them to understand sustainable tourism, devise sustainable tourism strategies, marketing and interpretation plans, discuss slow tourism and to create on-going development and management groups.