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Louie Psihoyos and Carlos Bernard to Headline World Savers Congress

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[HD videos below] Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos and Hollywood actor Carlos Bernard will headline the World Savers Congress in Singapore today, 20 October 2010.

The one-day congress, which is being held outside the United States for the first time will discuss initiatives to limit the environmental impact of tourism, and to improve the health, education and economic well-being of communities worldwide.

Keynote speaker Psihoyos is behind the controversial documentary The Cove chronicling the plight of hunted dolphins in Japan. The film won an Oscar for ‘Best Documentary Feature’ in 2010. He’s currently working on his next film, The Singing Planet and will speak on the perils of environmental destruction at the congress.

Hollywood actor Carlos Bernard - best known for his portrayal as ‘Tony Almeida’ on Fox’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning series 24, will be co-hosting the World Savers Awards. The awards honour travel companies from around the world for their leadership in social responsibility in five key areas: education, environmental and/or cultural preservation, health, poverty relief, and wildlife conservation.

“The congress has grown in reach and influence year on year since its inception four years ago. The unprecedented move to hold the event in Asia particularly in Singapore this year draws attention to the importance of this region to the global travel industry and the growing awareness of social and environmental issues here,” said Klara Glowczewska, Editor in Chief, Condé Nast Traveler.

This year’s congress will include five feature panel sessions. Examples include a CEO Travel Industry Panel, a panel exploring Success Stories of NGOs and others focusing on initiatives by global travel industry leaders, Poverty Relief & Education, Health, and Preservation & Conservation. The panellists for these sessions feature executives from Anantara, Banyan Tree, Carlson, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Royal Caribbean, Shangri-La, Six Senses Resorts & Spas, and more.

HD Videos from World Savers Congress 2010 in Singapore

Human trafficking and the travel industry - Nicole Conner of UNODC @ World Savers Congress 2010 in Singapore.

Interview with Mr. Lee Tabler, CEO of Abu Dhabi's TDIC.

Interview with Mr. Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and Chairman of Six Senses Resorts & Spas.

Interview with Dennis Pinto, MD of Micato Safaris.

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