Conference programme

Conference programme

responsiblecapetownThe conference explored responsible tourism and how to secure competitive market advantage from it; discussed the issues of inclusion of marginalized citizens as producers and consumers of tourism and identified ways of making tourism more inclusive; and how the design of tourism products using Responsible Tourism principles can contribute to making better places for people to live in to live in and for people to visit. Click here to view the programme. 


The line-up included keynotes and panelists from India, United Kingdom, Gambia and South Africa. Click here to read profiles of the speakers and panelists. 

Adama Bah – Director – ASSET Gambia

Afzaal Mauthoor – CEO – Inspired Escapes, UK

Anton Groenewald – Executive Director: Tourism, Events and Economic Development – City of Cape Town, South Africa

Bekithemba Langalibalele – Director: Responsible Tourism – National Department of Tourism, South Africa

Glenn Phillips – Managing Executive: Tourism & Marketing – SANParks, South Africa

Heidi van der Watt – Director – ICRT-South Africa

Justin Hawes – CEO – Scan Display, South Africa

Lee-Hendor Ruiters – Senior Project Manager – National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa

Manisha Pande – Co-Founder – Villageways, India

Matthias Leisinger – Vice-President of Corporate Responsibility – KUONI, Switzerland

Nombulelo Mkefa – Director: Tourism – City of Cape Town, South Africa

Paul Miedema – Director – Calabash Tours, South Africa

Prof Harold Goodwin – Professor and Director – Manchester Metropolitan University and International Centre for Responsible Tourism, UK

Sabine Lehman – CEO – Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, South Africa

Samantha Annandale – General Manager – Hotel Verde, South Africa

Tim Williamson – Director –, UK


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