Mekong Tourism Forum 2017

Mekong Tourism Forum 2017

The 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum is set to be hosted by the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism in Luang Prabang on 6-9 July, 2016. Under the theme, ‘Prosper with Purpose’, 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

Anna Pollock

Founder of Conscious.Travel

Dominic Mellor

Head of Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) and Asian Development Bank Senior Economist

Sieng Van Tran

Chairman at Quintessentially Lifestyle for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

Sounh Manivong

Director General of Tourism Development Department - Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism of Lao PDR

Clement Wong

CEO & Founder - BeMyGuest

Watcharas Leelawath

Executive Director, Mekong Institute

Inthy Deuansavan

CEO & Founder, Green Discovery & Inthira Hotels (Laos)

Randy Durband

CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Steven Schipani

Senior Portfolio Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Jens Thraenhart

Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)