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Professor Tommy Koh to deliver opening keynote address at the 52nd PATA Annual Conference

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 1 October 2002

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that Singapore’s most acclaimed diplomat, Professor Tommy Koh, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 52nd PATA Annual Conference, April 13-17, 2003, in Bali, Indonesia. His speech will be entitled “Culture and Tourism: From Heritage to Legacy,” which is also the theme of the Conference.

Professor Koh’s expertise is drawn from his top-level research in such illustrious institutions as Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford and Yale universities. 

In addition to serving as Singapore’s foremost diplomat in Canada, the United States and Mexico, in 1993 Professor Koh led the United Nations’ mission to the Russian Federation, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He has served as a World Trade Organization mediator in international disputes over the Helms Burton Act and dairy products. 

Koh is currently Director of the Institute of Policy Studies and Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore.

PATA Annual Conference is globally recognised as the foremost travel conference for the Pacific Asia region. The event provides unmatched opportunities to network, expand contacts, identify potential business, and come away with a greater understanding of the issues and trends which impact our industry. 

Register by the earlybird deadline of December 15, 2002 to receive a 10 percent discount off registration fees, which are applicable to payments made by MasterCard. 

The registration fee is US$700 per person for PATA members, US$350 for accompanying person, US$800 for PATA chapter members, US$440 for accompanying person, US$1,050 for non-members and US$530 for accompanying person. The local registration fee is US$450 for PATA members, US$300 for accompanying person, US$550 for non-members and US$380 for accompanying person

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