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Seminars & Workshops

  Tuesday 6th December  
11.30-12.30   Young people and tourism (in Arabic)
    An Arabic briefing to young people from other young people on what they can expect from working in the tourism industry and why they should consider it as a viable career option.
Ibrahim Yaqoot Salmin, Executive Director, Corporate Support, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai
Sharifa Al Maawali, Community Engagement Manager, Jumeirah Group
Moderated by
Manal Kelig,Advisory Board Member, Adventure Travel and Trade Association
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14.00-15.00   Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems - Implementing a risk-based management system
    In this seminar you will learn the core requirements of AD EHSMS as a risk based management system. You will discover the correct use of the ISO 31000 series on risk management, how to capture risk factors to develop an action plan, prioritising and tracking action items and evaluating results.
Carl Sall,Occupational Health Advisor, AD EHS Centre
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16.30-17.30   Adventure tourism, conservation and supporting local communities
    This panel will examine how adventure tourism has developed globally and highlight what lessons the Middle East can learn. It will also look at how tourism businesses can develop schemes that give back to the local communities they are based in.
Gopinath Parayil, Founder and CEO, the Blue Yonder
Amy Carter James, Managing Director, Guludo Beach Lodge & Thin Cats Thinking
Moderated by
Dr. Manal Kelig, Advisory Board Member, Adventure Travel and Trade Association
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  Monday 5th December  
08.00-09.30   How to green your hotel: practical steps to making your hotel or attraction more sustainable
    This workshop will explore the simple steps that hotels, resorts and leisure attractions can make that will lead to a reduction in waste and water usage and lead to a more sustainable destination
John W. Beveridge, Area Director, General Manager, Grand Hyatt
Inge Huijbrechts, Director Responsible Business, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Biya Levy, Regional Responsible Business Co-ordinator Middle East, The Grand Hyatt
Shelendra Singh, Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Fairmont Dubai
Moderated by
Louise Oakley, Editor, The Hotelier - Middle East
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16.00-18.00   Tourism leaders roundtable
    A closed discussion about sustainable tourism, involving representatives of tourism authorities from the region will take place during the event.
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  Tuesday 6th December  
08.30-09.30   Green Meetings - Five ways to increase sustainability in meetings
    The MICE sector is one of the key drivers of travel in the Middle East. What can professionals do to make their operations more sustainable?
Rebecca Saunders, Education Facilitator, Positive Impact
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08.30-09.30   Optimise Sustainability in Hospitality
    This workshop will give you advice on how to achieve green globe certification.
Brad Cox,,Director of Communications, Green Globe, USA
Markus Oberlin, General Manager, Avireal Middle East LLC, UAE
Ramakrishna Bhadhya, Senior Consultant, Avireal Middle East LLC, UAE
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08.30-09.30    Product Demonstration 08.30-09.30 JetPad (green personal watercraft) product demonstration
    Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi– private beach area (entrance available directly through Fairmont hotel)
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