• Plennary Panel Session

    Plenary Panel I
    Enabling Conditions For Private Sector Leadership in Sustainable Marine Tourism
    27 August. 2:00 – 2:45pm. Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 4
     
    This panel session will involve industry leaders in a talk show format, to learn their thoughts and recommendations on how to engage the marine travel and tourism industry to proactively support and participate in achieving the CTI-CFF goals of maintaining the rich marine biodiversity of the coral triangle, and ensuring sustainable fisheries and food security for people into the future. The panel discussion will also aim to identify what mechanisms might be viable for generating and disbursing funds to support the goals of the CTI-CFF, and what enabling conditions will be necessary for private sector support, ensuring transparency and clear communication processes.
     
    Panelists:
    Mr. Francis Lee [President, Raffles Marina Singapore]
    Mr. H. Masagoes Ismail Ning [Chairman, Pacto Ltd., Indonesia]
    Mr. Franciscus Welirang [Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk and Founder of Indonesia Philanthropy Association]
    Moderated by: Ms. Rili Djohani [Coral Triangle Center].
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    Plenary Panel II
    Best Practices for Sustainable Marine and Coastal Tourism
    28 August. 9:00 – 9:45am. Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 4
     
    This panel session will involve industry leaders in a talk show format, to learn their thoughts and recommendations for developing / establishing tourism sustainability principles and guidelines for tourism enterprises in the Coral Triangle – and how to encourage / incentivize the adoption of these best practice approaches, particularly in areas within or adjacent to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The session will also aim to identify what mechanisms should be promoted / adopted to increase and encourage private tourism sector engagement and support to the CTI-CFF goals, and in particular how private sector might proactively support the effective management of MPAs throughout the region.
     
    Panelists:
    Mr. Luigi Cabrini [Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and Advisor to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization]
    Mr. Paul Hothus [World Ocean Council]
    Ms. Astrid Haryati [CEO, Terra Lumen Indonesia]
    Ms. Angelique Songco [Superintendent, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park}
    Moderated by: Mr. Cipto Gunawan [Marine Ecotourism Assessment, Development, and Marketing Consultant]
     

    Plenary Panel III
    Marketing and Branding the Coral Triangle as a Global Sustainable Marine Tourism Destination
    28 August. 1:00 – 2:00pm. Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 4
     
    This panel session will aim to learn from industry leaders their thoughts and experiences of how destinations (and groups of destinations, such as key areas of conservation value in the coral triangle) could become ‘branded’ for marketing purposes, and what advantages such a branding approach could bring to these destinations. It will explore their thoughts and recommendations on how the different marine tourism sectors (airlines, resorts, live aboard, divers etc) could be engaged / involved in this collaborative marketing effort, and consider how, and what role, the CTI-CFF could have in supporting public-private initiatives to promote a Coral Triangle nature-based brand.
     
    Panelists:
    Mr. Jim Dion [Director of Tourism Programs, National Geographic Society]
    Ms. Charlotte Prouse [Destination Marketing Store];
    Mr. Kevin Austin [Managing Director of Timor Holidays and Founder of the Atauro Island Marine Development Group]; Steve White [Editor-in-chief Action Asia Magazine]
    Moderated by: Malyn Molina [EON]
     
     
     

    Open Session

    Session 1
    Creating Multi-site International Travel Packages and Branding and Marketing the Coral Triangle
    27 August 2015. 3:00 – 3:50pm. 
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 1
     
    This session will explore innovative ways to market the Coral Triangle as a global sustainable marine tourism destination to key audiences and the available multimedia tools and platforms to do so. It will look into the role of branding and marketing as well as existing and available marketing tactics and strategies to help position the Coral Triangle as an international nature-based tourism brand, increase awareness on the Coral Triangle and sustainability issues related to tourism, and spur engagement among tourism operators, consumers, and the media to support sustainable marine tourism in the region. 
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Malyn Molina [EON]
     

    Session 2
    Eco-certification for Sustainable Marine Tourism Businesses
    27 August 2015. 3:00 – 3:50pm.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 2

     
    Certification is widely recognized as an important tool for ensuring sustainable construction and operations of hotels and other tourism businesses. This session will learn about the range of certification programs available in the Coral Triangle, and the impact of certification on marketing and package production. It will also explore what it would take to implement / expand some form of sustainable marine eco-certification initiative Coral Triangle wide. 
     
    Speakers:
    Edi Frommenwiler [Pindito Liveaboards]
    Moderated by: Eleanor Carter [Sustainable Solutions International Consulting]
     


    Session 3
    Cruise Impacts and Innovations
    27 August 2015. 4:00-4:50pm.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 1

     
    This session will showcase sustainability initiatives by the cruise line industry, and will examine the economic impacts of cruise tourism on Coral Triangle nations, as well as the role of corporate social and environmental responsibility in decision making by cruise consumers.
     
    Speakers:
    Ismail Ning [PACTO Ltd.]
    Edi Frommenwiler [Pindito Liveaboards]
    Moderated by: Rili Djohani [Coral Triangle Center] 
     

    Session 4
    Dive Tourism Impacts and Innovations
    27 August 2015. 4:00-4:50pm. Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 2
     
    Dive tourism is a primary source of income to the Coral Triangle region, and divers will likely continue to grow in number as long as the coral and fish species remain healthy. Session 4 will discuss the growing body of best practices for scuba diving, snorkeling, and boating as well as innovative initiatives that engage divers with marine conservation initiatives and with local communities.
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Mary Cody [Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, US DOI]
     

    Session 5
    Corporate Social Responsibility, Working for Coastal and Marine Environments
    27 August. 10:00-11:00am.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 1

     
    This session explores a range of approaches in which corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be leveraged to support both marine and coastal conservation efforts across the region, and to preserve the natural areas important as key tourism destinations. This session aims to highlight successful CSR practices and explore the possibility of replicating best practices wherein companies operating in coastal areas were able to implement sustainability practices throughout their entire operations. 
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Arwandrija Rukma [CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat].
     

    Session 6
    Linking Sustainable Tourism to Local Industries and Communities 
    28 August. 10:00 – 11:00am. 
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 2

     
    Creating connections between hospitality and other local industries is key to increasing the local economic and social benefits of tourism.  This session explores the successes and challenges experienced in forging more integrated local economies centered around sustainable marine tourism. As part of the effort to highlight private sector leadership in this field, the organizers will recognize private companies from the Coral Triangle Member countries who have successfully integrated sustainable marine tourism practices and linking these to their local communities.  Three of the winners will speak in this session.
     
    Speakers: 
    Moderated by: Anne Nelson [NOAA]
     

    Session 7
    Building symbiotic relationships between coastal tourism, MPAs and sustainable fisheries
    28 August. 11:00am – 12:00.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 1

     
    This session will explore the interface between coastal tourism and the nearby ocean—both in terms of artisanal and commercial fishing pressure and the conservation of resources through marine protected areas (MPAs).  It will explore the value of protected areas for tourism businesses and ways in which tourism, when done sustainably, can support and contribute to the success of both sustainable fishing and strengthen the Coral Triangle MPA System and its implementation.  The session will highlight how well managed MPAs contribute both to sustainable fishing and successful marine tourism, and also show how the implementation of the Coral Triangle MPA System can be assisted by tourism best practices while augmenting tourism demand in the region.
     
    Speakers: 
    Moderated by: Hendra Siry [Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia]
     

    Session 8
    Training and Support for Local Communities and Cultural Tourism
    28 August. 11:00am – 12:00.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 4

     
    Capacity issues are a key challenge restricting the ability of local communities to engage in coastal and marine entrepreneurship. Many of the most attractive visitor destinations reside in remote areas, where training, tourism schools are absent. This session explores how to strengthen the capacity of indigenous communities that in turn, will result in the effective local leadership in the development of sustainable tourism enterprises. As part of the effort to highlight private sector leadership in this field, the organizers will recognize private companies from the Coral Triangle Member countries who have successfully integrated sustainable marine tourism practices and linking these to their local communities.  Three of the winners will speak in this session.
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Jackie Thomas [WWF Pacific]
     

    Session 9
    Supporting Conservation Financing Through Sustainable Tourism 
    28 August. 2:30 – 3:30pm.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 1

     
    This session explores the challenges to investing in coastal marine tourism in the coral triangle and the ways in which the six Coral Triangle countries can support the private sector in overcoming investment hurdles in sustainable marine tourism.  
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Andrew Soles [The Nature Conservancy]
     

    Session 10
    Traveler's Philanthropy and Voluntourism for Cultural and Marine Tourism 
    28 August.  2:30 – 3:30pm.
    Venue: Nusa Dua Hall 2

     
    Travelers’ Philanthropy, a relatively new component of responsible travel, is growing rapidly as more tourism businesses and tourists donate “time, talent or treasure” to support local community and conservation projects. This session will look at successful travelers’ philanthropy programs run by individual companies as well as collaboratively by businesses in a tourism destination. Participants will explore the practical issues involved in creating well-run travelers’ philanthropy programs for sustainable marine tourism in the Coral Triangle.
     
    Speakers:
    Moderated by: Hesti Widodo [Coral Triangle Center]
     
     
  • Resources

    RBF4 Outcomes and Recommendations - Final Report

    RBF4 Program Book

    Press Release, RBF4 Business Winner (in English)

    Press Release, RBF4 Business Winner (in Bahasa)

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