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Tourism

SUSTAINABLE

Economy

IN A GREEN

FEBRUARY 13, 2014


PROGRAM

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February 13, 2014 - Marble Mountain Resort, Steady Brook, NL

Grenfell   Campus   and   the   Navigate   Entrepreneurship   Centre   is   hos7ng   a   one-­‐day   conference   at   Marble   Mountain   Resort,   Steady   Brook   on   February   13   en7tled:   Sustainable   Tourism   in   a   Green   Economy.   The   conference   will   feature   speakers   from   Canada   and   Costa   Rica,   with   the   purpose   of   discussing   how   tourism   can   further   contribute   toward   the   environmental,   social-­‐cultural,   business   development   and   economic   sustainability  of  a  region,  province  or  country.  

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8:00  -­‐  8:45  am    

-­‐  Registra7on  

8:15  am      

-­‐  Con7nental  Breakfast  

8:45  am      

-­‐  Opening  Remarks  –  Dr.  Ivan  Emke,  Interna7onal  Office,  Grenfell  Campus  

8:50  am    

-­‐  Sustainable  Tourism  and  the  Hospitality  Industry  –  Carol-­‐Ann  Gilliard,  CEO,  Hospitality  NL  

9:00  am      

-­‐  What  is  a  green  economy?     Speaker:  Dr.  Gabriela  Sabau,  Environmental  Economist,  Grenfell  Campus  

9:30  am    

-­‐  How  does  sustainable  tourism  assist  rural  and  regional  development?   Speaker:  Dr.  Kelly  Vodden,  Environmental  Policy  Ins7tute,  Grenfell  Campus  

10:00  am    

-­‐  Nutri7on  Break   -­‐  Student  Poster  Exhibi7on   -­‐  Green  Industry  Exhibi7on  

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10:30  am        

-­‐  Tourism  and  Climate  Change:  Implica7ons  for  the  Sector     Speaker:  Office  of  Climate  Change  and  Energy  Efficiency,  Gov  of  NL  

11:00  am        

-­‐  Panel:  The  Role  of  Entrepreneurs  in  Sustainable  Tourism     -­‐  Bruce  Smith,  Seascape  Kayak  Tours,  New  Brunswick  &  Costa  Rica   -­‐  Barb  Genge,  Tuckamore  Lodge,  Main  Brook,  NL   -­‐  Sue  Rendell,  Gros  Morne  Adventures,  Norris  Point,  NL   -­‐  Paul  Rose,  Riverfront  Chalets,  Aspen  Brook,  NL   -­‐  Joe  Dicks,  Marble  Inn  Resort,  Steady  Brook,  NL   -­‐  Rick  Stanley,  Ocean  Quest,  CBS,  NL  

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12:30  pm    

-­‐  Lunch:  Guest  Speaker  -­‐  Manuel  Luna,  Vice  Dean,  Na7onal  University  of  Costa  Rica,  Heredia,  Costa  Rica  

1:15  pm    

-­‐  Shared  Experiences  of  Sustainable  Tourism:  Canada  and  Costa  Rica  

                                                                                                         -­‐  Bruce  Smith,  Seascape  Kayak  Tours,  Deer  Island,  NB  and  Tambor,  Costa  Rica                                                                                                            -­‐  Manuel  Luna,  Vice  Dean,  Na7onal  University  of  Costa  Rica,  Heredia,  Costa  Rica   2:30  pm                                                      -­‐  Breakout  Session:  Opportuni7es  and  Challenges  in  Promo7ng  the  Green  Economy  &  New  Business      Development     Themes:   Transporta7on   Water  Management   Energy  Management   Waste  Management   Climate  Change  

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3:45  pm    

-­‐  Plenary:  Moving  Forward  toward  a  Green  Economy  for  Tourism  

4:15  pm    

-­‐  Closing  Remarks  

4:30  pm    

-­‐  Social/Networking  

CONFERENCE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

As  an  important  aspect  of  this  conference,  organizers  have  taken  care  to  ensure  that  the  environmental  impacts  of  the  conference  have  been  minimized.   Prac7ces  implemented  include:       Electronic  /  paperless  programs  and  registra7on     Non-­‐disposable  food  and  beverage  services     Locally  sourced  food     Organic,  fair  trade  coffee,  locally  roasted  

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Sustainable tourism conference brochure 2014