Seoul International Fair and Sustainable Tourism Forum 2017



Seoul, Republic of Korea

Organized By

Seoul Tourism Organization

Type of institution


Other type of institution (Speficy):

Government-affiliated Organization


Republic of Korea

Specific site/destination




Lines of actions

Knowledge creation and dissemination

Type of activity

Events, meetings and conferences

Estimated outreach/impact of your activity

Development/adjustment of policies, strategies, and practices to enhance the role of sustainable tourism for development

Target group

General public


09:30 – 10:00     Registration

10:00 – 11:00     Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks : Hyowoo Na (Chair, Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum Organizing Committee, CEO, Good Travel)

Welcome Remarks : Won-Soon Park (Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Congratulatory Remarks : Carlos Vogeler (Executive Director for Member Relations, UNWTO)

Global Campaign Launching Ceremony, MOU with the Global Cities

– Seoul Metropolitan Government

– Barcelona City

11:00 – 11:10      Break

11:10 – 12:50     Session 1. Urban Tourism: Challenges and Case Studies

Moderator : Ary Suhandi (Founder and CEO, INDECON)

Speaker :

– Ernest Cañada (Coordinator, Alba Sud)

– Maria Youngsin Lim (Representative Citizen Campaign Transformation of Tourism Imagine Peace)

– Raj Gyawali (Founder and Director of Social tours)

Session Discussion and Q&A

12:50 – 14:30     Luncheon

14:30 – 16:10     Session 2. Agenda and Strategies on Urban Tourism

Moderator : Chulwon Kim (Professor of College of Hotel & Tourism Management, Kyung Hee University)

Speaker :

– Agustí Colom (Councilor of Enterprise and Tourism, Barcelona City Council)

– Changsub Shim (Professor of Department of Tourism Management, Gachon University) & Hoon Lee (Professor of Department of Tourism, Hanyang University) ※ Joint Presentation

– Ary Suhandi (Founder and CEO, INDECON)

Session Discussion and Q&A

16:10 – 16:25     Coffee Break

16:25 – 18:05     Special Session in Collaboration with the UNWTO_ Tourism for All: Advancing Universal Accessibility in Urban Destinations

Moderator : Carlos Vogeler (Executive Director for Member Relations, UNWTO)

Speaker :

– Anna Grazia Laura (President, European Network for Accessible Tourism)

– Joseph Kwan (UDA Consultants Ltd., Managing Advisor)

– Rosa Suriñach (UN-HABITAT Partnership and Communication Specialist)

Session Discussion and Q&A

18:05 – 18:30     Wrap Up Session

Speaker :

– Bumsoo Han (Dean, College of Tourism & Culture, Kyonggi University)

– Hyowoo Na (Chair, Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum Organizing Committee, CEO, Good Travel)


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