[HD videos below] Academy Award winners, Mira Sorvino and Louie
Psihoyos will head to Singapore next month for the Condé Nast
Traveler World Savers Congress.
The event, which will be held at
on 20 October, will discuss initiatives to limit the environmental
impact of tourism, and to improve the health, education and
economic well-being of communities worldwide.
two Academy Award winners, who have built illustrious careers in
Hollywood, will be speaking about the environmental and
humanitarian causes they champion to an audience of more than 250
CEOs and senior executives across the global and regional travel
industry. Celebrities who have addressed past World Savers
Congresses include actors Matt Damon and Ed Norton, musician
Wyclef Jean and actress and activist Ashley Judd.
Sorvino, whose career highlights include an Academy Award for
‘Best Supporting Actress’ in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite as
well as a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agent in the television mini-series Human
Trafficking, is an appointed United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs
and Crime Goodwill Ambassador. The UN agency fights all forms of
human trafficking including sex slaves, child soldiers, forced
labour, illegal adoption and illegal organ transfers. At the
congress, Sorvino will address the UN’s fight against human
trafficking, an issue which she has been passionately championing
Psihoyos is the director behind The
Cove - a controversial documentary chronicling the plight of
hunted dolphins in Japan, which won an Oscar for ‘Best Documentary
Feature’ in 2010. Using his art to bring about awareness for
preserving the underwater world, Psihoyos is also the Executive
Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), a non-profit
organisation that inspires people to save the ocean through the
medium of photography and film. Psihoyos, who’s currently working
on his next film, The Singing Planet, will speak on the perils of
environmental destruction when he’s in Singapore next month.
“Music, film and TV are powerful mediums that touch
and influence our everyday lives. Mira and Louie have used their
talents in varied ways all for a common goal, which is to help
drive awareness of these pressing humanitarian and environmental
issues that concern us all. We hope that the sharing of their
experiences and passion will inspire others, both consumers and
the corporate sector, to take action because they have the power
to make a difference,” said Klara Glowczewska, Editor in Chief,
Condé Nast Traveler.
This year’s World Savers
Congress will be held outside of the United States for the first
time and will feature a powerful line-up of industry speakers and
panellists including Greg Dogan, President & CEO, Shangri-La
Hotels & Resorts, Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree
Hotels & Resorts, Hubert Joly, President, CEO and Director,
Carlson, Lee Tabler, CEO, Abu Dhabi Tourism Development &
Investment Company (TDIC), Sonu Shivdasani, Chairman & CEO, Six
Senses Spas & Resorts and William Heinecke, Chairman & CEO, Minor
The congress will also have five
panel sessions, such as 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.
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
Interview with Mr. Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and
Chairman of Six Senses Resorts & Spas.
Interview with Dennis Pinto, MD of Micato
Many more to come, so do check back.