Third Party Event

02 Jul 2013

Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the Global Tourism Cities Conference 2013 which will be held on 02 – 03 July, in Sarawak. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Some of the key experts from the world of tourism cities planning will be sharing insights at the Global Tourism Cities Conference 2013 – the international conference on tourism cities infrastructure development held at The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, Malaysia from 2 – 3 July 2013.

Themed ‘Building A Sustainable Global Tourism City’, the two-day conference consists of four exciting main sessions and special focused forum covering over 12 specific and topical subjects, focusing on:
• Tourism City Planning: Key Factor to Success
• Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Urban Tourism
• Heritage and Amusement As Tourism City Attractions
• Success Stories of Regional Urban Tourism Cities
• Tourism Industry Catalyst Forum: Building A Sustainable Global Tourism City of The Future: Balancing The Socio-Economy and Environment Aspects

Prof. Dr. Walter Jamieson, the Director of the Service Innovation Program at Thammasat University and Senior Advisor to the Director of Extension at AIT will be delivering the keynote speech on ‘The Challenges of Providing Innovative Tourism Infrastructure in Asia’; while addressing concerns on the Tourism City Planning will be Mr. Scott Dunn, the Vice President of AECOM in Southeast Asia and Mr. Angel Diaz, the President of Landware, Spain.

Mr. Kevin Ratnasingam, a sustainable transportation planning experts will be sharing his view on ‘Universal Design of Transport Systems and Tourism Transport Action Plans to Meeting Growing Tourism Industry Expectations’. In the same session, Dato’ Kamal Ariffin Zaharin, an award winning urban planner will talk about the impact of unique infrastructure as tourism attraction, and Mr. Kevin Barbee, the President and Chief Designer of KB Creative Advisors will share his view on ‘Development of Magnetic Heritage and Amusement Attractions to Boost City Tourism’.

Prof. Amran Hamzah, the Advisor of Tourism Planning Research Group, Malaysia will discuss about Lessons From The Adaptive Reuse Of Historical Buildings; while the Organisation of Sports Events and Festivities as Urban Tourism Attractions will be addressed by Prof. Brian E.M. King, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
The main goal of the conference is to provide tourism cities planners, government authorities, mayors, municipal councils, decision makers, being C-level executives as well as related business leaders, with the knowledge and the connections they need in order to make valid planning and business decisions in terms of planning and development of sustainable tourism cities over the coming years.

For further information on the topics and speakers at Global Tourism Cities Conference, please visit or call the secretariat at +603-4045 5999.