Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

The 2018 Mekong Tourism Forum is set to be hosted by the Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Nakhon Phanom on 26-29 June, 2018. Under the theme, ‘Transforming Travel – Transforming Lives’, the tourism event for the Mekong region will showcase emerging tourist destinations and trends in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

The six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion have banded together to jointly promote sub-regional tourism product development, market the GMS as a single travel destination, and stage the annual Mekong Tourism Forum. The Forum is the event of the year for travel industry professionals dedicated to putting the GMS on the global travel map. Please find out more by visiting www.MekongTourism.org, and following us on social media at:

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Meet Our Speakers

Neeracha Wongmasa

President - Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA)

Itthiphol Kunplome

Vice Minister - Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand

Victor Chua

Managing Partner - Vynn Capital

Fang Limin

Researcher of Market and Promotion Department - Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Committee

Deepak Ohri

CEO - Lebua Hotels & Resorts

Gopinath Parayil

CEO & Founder - The Blue Yonder

Titiporn Manenate

Director International Advertising - Tourism Authority of Thailand

Gili Back

Sustainability Manager - Khiri Travel

Jason Richards

Regional Manager - Asia-Pacific, Cloudbeds

Alberto Moreno

CEO and Founder, Baolau

Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul

Editor - 5000S Magazine

Sirinart Theenanondh

Chief of Film Business Promotion of Thailand Film Office - Department of Tourism

Worateera Suvarnsorn

Director of Thailand Film Office - Department of Tourism

Phitsamai Sipaza

Assistant Manager - Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Center

Lim Kooi Fong

Founder - Buddhist Travel

Pai-Somsak Boonkam

CEO & Founder, Local Alike

Nick Day

Marketing Communications Manager - GOCO Hospitality

Teak Seng

Cambodia Country Director - WWF

Momoko Ikeuchi

Sales Manager - Phare Cambodia Circus

Somchai Vitdamrong

Provincial Governor - Nakhon Phanom province

Pongpanu Svetarundra

Permanent Secretary - Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports

Malraj Kiriella

Former Director General - Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Arrut Navaraj

Managing Director - Sampran Riverside

Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil

Assistant Professor - Mahidol University International College

Matt Gibson

CEO - UpThink

Erina Loo

Secretary General - South East Asia Tourist Guide Association

Rob Holmes

Founder & Chief Strategist - GLP Films

Mich Goh

Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia - Airbnb

Dr. Jutamas Wisansing

Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration / Perfect Link Consulting Group

Jeremy Smith

Co-founder & Editor - Travindy.com

Vincent Sung

Writer/Editor & Contents Producer

Zhu Jinsheng

Deputy Party Secretary of School of International Education and Exchange - Guilin Tourism University

Jason Lusk

CEO - Clickable Vietnam

Gerrit Kruger

Chameleon Strategies - Partner and Managing Director

Vincent Vichit-Vadakan

Food Journalist

Imtiaz Muqbil

Executive Editor - Travel Impact Newswire

Polkrit Thomya (Art)

CEO & Founder - Hey! Asean

Yin Myo Su

Founder - Inle Heritage Foundation, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Joe Cummings

Lonely Planet Author & Editor at Large - Talisman Media

James Sutherland

International Communications Coordinator - Friends International

Clement Wong

CEO & Founder - BeMyGuest

Luc Citrinot

Managing Editor - ASEAN.travel

Steven Schipani

Senior Portfolio Management Specialist - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Jens Thraenhart

Executive Director - Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)