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12/04/2018

Seberang Perai International Conference on Ecotourism and Conservation Efforts (SPICEC 2018 )

Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is proud to organize the 2nd Seberang Perai International Conference on Ecotourism and Conservation Effort (SPICEC 2018) with the theme ‘Promoting Local Economic Development (LED) Through Ecotourism’. Both Ecotourism and LED are heavily discussed in United Nation Resolutions. While SPICEC 2016 Resolution focused on conservation and awareness, SPICEC 2018 will look at the economic impact of ecotourism to the local.

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Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is proud to organize the 2nd Seberang Perai International Conference on Ecotourism and Conservation Effort (SPICEC 2018) with the theme ‘Promoting Local Economic Development (LED) Through Ecotourism’. Both Ecotourism and LED are heavily discussed in United Nation Resolutions. While SPICEC 2016 Resolution focused on conservation and awareness, SPICEC 2018 will look at the economic impact of ecotourism to the local.

This conference will not only benefit the industry player but also to take care of the local traditional and small industries. This conference also will be an avenue for the academia and NGO to share their knowledge and best practices on how to promote ecotourism and LED without limiting the nature conservation.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

  • Providing platform for discussion and sharing of knowledge and best practices with regards to ecotourism and LED
  • Establishing networking and collaboration for the international community in the area of ecotourism
  • Promoting ecotourism products

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR SPICEC 2018

  1. Mr. Eric Solheim – Executive Director of United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP)
  2. Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif – Executive Director of United Nation Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)
  3. Dr Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi – Seceretary General of UCLG ASPAC

*To be confirmed

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SPICEC 2018

  • Industry players in tourism, hoteliers, tour agent, homestay operator
  • Non-government organization related to local economic development, natural conservation or traditional traders
  • Conservator, craftman, avid traveler, planner, developer
  • Academia / researcher / student in the area of tourism, conservation and economy
  • Government officials / tourism board / local authoriy

CALL FOR PAPERS

  1. Tourism
  2. Nature Conservation
  3. Social Economy
  4. Social Responsibilities
  5. Traditional Product
  6. Heritage and Conservation
  7. Art & Craft
  8. Upcycle & Recycle

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPICEC 2018

Abstract submission : 31 May 2018
Final full paper submission : 26 July 2018
Presentation slides submission : 14 September 2018
Conference day : 8 & 9 October 2018

12/04/2018

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