[HD videos below] Global leaders from the travel industry and
non-profit organisations will meet in Singapore in October, when
the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress is held outside the
United States for the first time.
The event, will be held at the
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre on
20 October, and will discuss initiatives to limit the
environmental impact of tourism, and to improve the health,
education and economic well-being of communities worldwide.
by the belief that the travel industry has tremendous power to
create positive change, the first three events were held in New
York and featured a range of high profile speakers including Queen Rania of Jordan, actors Matt Damon and Ed Norton, musician Wyclef
Jean and actress and activist Ashley Judd.
years World Savers Congress will also feature a powerful
international speaker line-up and is expected to attract an
audience of more than 250 CEOs and senior executives across the
global and regional travel industry. Some of the confirmed
- 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
William Heinecke Chairman & CEO, Minor International
Winners of the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers
Awards will also be honored at the congress. These are travel
companies from around the world hailed for their leadership in
social responsibility in five key areas: education, environmental
and/or cultural preservation, health, poverty relief, and wildlife
There is nothing fringe any longer
about corporate social responsibility in the travel industry - more
and more companies are engaged in truly creative, deep thinking
about how they can make a difference in the communities and
environments in which they operate, said Klara Glowczewska,
Editor in Chief, Condé Nast Traveler. Real visionaries have
emerged among the travel industry leaders - especially in Asia,
Latin America, and Africa, but elsewhere as well. Its exciting to
see this level of commitment and action. Yes, with these awards we
recognize forward-thinking members of the travel industry; but the
biggest winners are travel consumers - never before have we had so
many at once fabulous and sustainable travel options to choose
from. Its very exciting to see this happening.
This years congress will also 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
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
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.