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Detailed Schedule  


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2008
9:00 – 22:00 Arrival at the Hotel and Registration at the Convention Site



DAY ONE: MONDAY, October 06, 2008

Session hours are 08:30 to 18:30 including meals and breaks provided.

TimeDescriptionParallel
Events
07:00–08:00Breakfast at the hotel 

08:30–9:30

Opening Ceremony: Official Welcome
 
9:30–11:00Global Roundtable 1: Executives in the Hot Seat
The Future of Investment: Opportunities in the Global Market


Why we need to have this timely summit on tourism investment right here and right now: an overview of the global tourism outlook, including trends and issues from leading industry sector, UNWTO, MIGA-World Bank, etc.
 
11:00–12:00Opening of the TPO Exhibition (complimentary access for all registered delegates).11:00-12:00
TPO Exhibition
12:00 –13:30Lunch

Let's Make a Deal

15:00–16:15

Global Roundtable: Global Reservation and Distribution Services Drive Tourism Around the World
—The Customer Perspective

Tourism Marketing Showcase
16:15–16:45Break: Coffee, Tea, RefreshmentsLet’s Make a Deal

16:45–18:15

Global Roundtable: Hotel Investment---The Outlook from the Operators

 
19:00–21:30Welcome Reception:
Dinner and Cultural Event—KOREAN DELIGHTS
 



DAY TWO : OC
TOBER 07, 2008, TUESDAY
Session hours are 09:00 to 18:00 including meals and breaks provided.

TimeDescriptionParallel
Events
07:00–08:00Breakfast at the hotel 

08:30 – 09:00

Global Keynote: The Changing Face of Investment Sources
Who ‘s Got the Money—How to Access It?

8:30-11:30
TPO Executive Committee Meeting

09:00 – 10:30Global Roundtable:
Opportunity Knocks: Global Trends and Local Fortune Regional Investment Trends I
Spotlight on Asia and Australia
Spotlight on the Americas
10:30 – 10:45Special Presentations: Aiming For the Stars
Gateway Investment Opportunity—Where to Build and What to Build?
10:45 – 11:00

Focus on North American Tribal Hotel, Resort, Casino and Hospitality Industry
(i.e. Tribal Tourism Industry)

11:00 –11:30

Break: Tea, Coffee, Let’s Make a Deal networking opportunity

Let’s Make a Deal

11:30 – 1:00

Simultaneous Interactive ‘HOW TO’ Workshops:
  • Workshop I: Investing in the Total Product: Green Investments: Is This a Way Forward
    • Building ancillary enterprises such as Food and Dining, Shopping and Transportation
    • Investing in a sustainable future; committing to environment and investing in people as part of your business plan.
  • Workshop II: Building Business Linkages: Opportunities Galore
    • Targeted to Hoteliers, Agents and others interested in playing a part in the distribution marketplace: determine where you fir in the puzzles. A major technology company helps you once you are connected to the market, how to get more out technology and the on-line marketplace.
  • Workshop III: How to Hit the Ground Running
    • Assessing and selecting tourism projects. Evaluating how governments and investors can select investment proposals that are in line with economic objectives.
  • Workshop IV: Spotlight on Success: feeling the pulse:
    • Investment Success Profiles - Project Developers, Bankers, Investors and Managers who have forged their way in successful tourism investment shed light on the essentials that have played in their successes.
11:30-1:00
TPO Session
1:00 – 14:30Lunch Provided: Establish the Connection---TPO Exhibit Visit 

14:30 – 16:00

Global Roundtable:
Opportunity Knocks: Global Trends and Local Fortune
Regional Investment Trends II

Spotlight on the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Spotlight on Africa
Spotlight on Europe

 

16:00 – 16:30

Break: Tea, Coffee
Departing for the APEC House

16:30-18:00A SPECIAL SESSION at the APEC House

Ministers and CEOs Panel:
Banking on Each Other: Public-Private Partnerships for Investment in Tourism Sectors
16:30-18:00
TPO Session
18:30 – 21:30Stock-taking with public and private sector leaders on how to work together to meet challenges and opportunities, and apply effective practices for FDI, incentives and deregulation, markets and profitability, capital and labor costs, etc.

An Outdoor Extravagance at the APEC House:
Dinner, Cultural Performance and Award Ceremony
 

DAY THREE: OCTOBER 08, 2008, WEDNESDAY – A BUSINESS CASUAL DAY
Session hours are 08:30 to 13:00 including meals and breaks provided.

TimeDescriptionParallel
Events
07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast, Business to Business Networking

 
09:00 – 10:30Global Roundtable: Executives in the Hot seat
The Capital Markets—DEBT & EQUITY

9:00–10:30
TPO Session

10:30–11:00Break: Tea, Coffee and refreshments 
11:00 - 12:30Final Roundtable:
An accumulative Summary of the Past Sessions, followed by an intriguing Forum on
Follow the Money: Aladdin’s Treasures
 
12:30–13:00Closing Ceremony: Last Words 
13:00–14:00LunchLet’s Make a Deal session
14:30–19:00EXPLORING BUSAN:
A Memorable Metropolis---City Tour Organized by the City Govt.
 
 
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