TRACKS AND TOPICS

Conference tracks includes, but are not limited to, the following topics. These will be the sessions where panel speakers will talk about and the themes for delegates who wish to prepare their extended abstracts for presentation.

Community-based Tourism

Sports Tourism

Domestic Tourism

Smart Tourism

Events Tourism

Youth Empowerment

Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Medical Tourism

Ecotourism

Inclusive Tourism

Gastronomy and Culinary Tourism

Agritourism

Hospitality Service

Sounds in Experiential Travel

Tour Guide

Tourism Education

Tourism and SDGs

Resilience in Hospitality Industry

UCCN - City of Gastronomy

Destination Marketing

Entrepreneurship in Tourism

Business Events

Women in Tourism

Leisure and Recreation Tourism

Talent Development in Tourism

Coffee & Tea Tourism

 

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DAY 1 (01 SEPT 2022)

TIME
(GMT+8)

Program

Details

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

UCSI Hotel Level 4 Foyer

8:30 - 9:00

Arrival of Guest of Honour with
Distinguished Guests

YB Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

Mr. Harry Hwang & other Distinguished Guests

9:00 - 9:45

Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting (MAS)

Opening Speech by Mr. Harry Hwang (UNWTO)

Officiating Speech by YB Dato Sri Abdul Karim (MAS)

9:45 - 10:15

Keynote Speech 1

Prof. Dr. Joseph M, Cheer (JPN)

10:15 - 11:15

Expert Dialogue 1

Dr. Sara Currie (AUS)


Prof. Dr. Jennifer Chan (MAS)


Mr Jon Bruno (USA)

11:15 - 12:00

Keynote Speech 2

Ms. Liz Ortiguera (PATA)

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30

Concurrent Session 1

IND1

IND2

IND3

IND4

ACA1

ACA2

14:30 - 15:30

Concurrent Session 2

IND6

IND7

WOR1*

IND5

IND8

ACA3

ACA4

WOR3*

WOR2*

15:30 - 16:30

Concurrent Session 3

IND9

IND10

IND11

IND12

ACA5

ACA6

TIME
(GMT+8)

DAY 2 (02 SEPT 2022)

Program

Details

7:00 - 8:00

Morning Exercise

UCSI Hotel Level 4 Foyer

8:30 - 9:30

Concurrent Session 4

IND13

IND14

IND15

ACA7

IND16

ACA8

WOR4*

WOR5*

WOR6*

9:30 - 10:30

Concurrent Session 5

IND17

IND18

IND19

ACA9

IND20

ACA10

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote Speech 3

Ms. Anita Mendiratta (UK)

11:00 - 12:00

Expert Dialogue 2

Mr. Fergus Maclaren (CAN)


Prof. Dr. Zhang Chaozhi (CHI)


Ms. Hiroko Tsuboi-Friedman (JPN)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Borneo Cultural Museum / Semenggoh Wildlife

Experiential Excursion

16:00 - 18:00

Kuching Immersive Tour (Programs subject to weather condition)

18:00 - 20:00

Networking Dinner

Appreciation Speech by Tourism Officials in Sarawak 

Appreciation Messages by Invited Guests/Selected Delegates

Cultural Performance

TIME
(GMT+8)

DAY 3 (03 SEPT 2022)

Program

Details

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

UCSI Hotel Level 4 Foyer

8:30 - 9:30

Concurrent Session 6

IND21

IND22

IND23

ACA11

IND24

ACA12

WOR8*

WOR7*

WOR9*

9:30 - 10:30

Concurrent Session 7

IND25

IND26

ACA13

ACA14

Closing Presentation by Ms. Amelia Roziman (MAS)

Remarks from Expert Speakers by Prof. Dr. Alastair Morrison (UK) & Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gretzel (USA)

Award-giving Ceremony by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jessica Ho Sze Yin (MAS)

Responsible Tourism Commitment by Mr. Hii Chang Kee (MAS) & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting (MAS)

Closing Speech (TBC)

Closing Remarks by Mdm. Mukvinder Sandhu (MAS)& Asst. Prof. Lenny Yusrini (IDN)

Closing Ceremony

10:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Conference ends

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMS

Opening Ceremony

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

The conference will be officiated and opened by Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Mr. Harry Hwang (UNWTO).

 

Keynote Speeches

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Keynote speeches will be delivered by international speakers, shedding light on tourism challenges and the ways forward. They are Ms. Anita Mendiratta (UNWTO), Prof. Dr. Joseph Cheer (Japan), Mr. Fergus Maclaren (ICOMOS) and many more!

Professional Dialogues

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Professional dialogues will feature national and international tourism professionals, discussing tourism issues and solutions.

 

Industrial Panel Sessions

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Industrial panel sessions are where speakers from different countries will talk about specific tourism topics. More than 20 sessions will be arranged in three days. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the conference website for (re)watch. Attendance in person is encouraged.

Academic Presentation Sessions

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Academic presentation sessions are for those who wish to present their research works, such as academics and graduate students. Extended abstracts which are accepted for presentation will be assigned timeslots and guidelines at a later date. While all abstracts will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN, awards and publication opportunities will also be provided to quality abstracts. Physical presentation is encouraged.

Workshops

Mode: Physical

Workshops will be conducted physically at the conference venue concurrently with the industrial and academic sessions. There will be 9 workshops for delegates to choose from, featuring expert instructors in tourism research and practice.

 

Exhibitions

Mode: Physical

Excursion tour is complimentary for all delegates attending the conference in-person and it is scheduled on the second day. Delegates will visit Borneo Cultures Museum, the second largest museum in Southeast Asia and be taken on a city tour and/or a sunset river cruise.

 

Excursion Tour

Mode: Physical

Excursion tour is complimentary for all delegates attending the conference in-person and it is scheduled on the second day. Delegates will visit Borneo Cultures Museum, the second largest museum in Southeast Asia and be taken on a city tour and/or a sunset river cruise.

 

Networking Dinner

Mode: Physical

All delegates attending in-person will be ushered to the Networking Dinner right after the Excursion Tour. This is where delegates can spend good hours with the speakers and other delegates while trying local dishes. Note that Kuching City is part of UNESCO gastronomy network!

 

What's More?

Closing and Award-giving Ceremony, food and beverage testing corner (e.g., coffee), networking space etc.