Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Great Outdoors - 7th August 2010, Bangalore

‘The Great Outdoors ’– A one-day symposium on Adventure Sports, Outdoor Activities and Responsible Eco Tourism on August 7th, 2010 at Goldfinch Hotel, Bangalore

Essen Communications is organising its 4th edition of the one-day symposium on ‘The Great Outdoors,’ highlighting the potential of adventure sports, outdoor activities and responsible eco tourism initiatives. This proposed symposium will have an array of interesting panel discussions and presentations by renowned field experts relating to jungle trails, safety standard norms in adventure sports, potential of scuba diving, sustainable tiger tourism, rural and responsible tourism initiatives, and OBT besides rushes of adventure destinations & activities by outdoor outfits.

Other highlights include a display of adventure gear and a photo gallery displaying varied outdoor activities and an interactive session between stakeholders in tourism, participants and speakers. The event will witness the participation of travel agents, tour operators, corporate executives, HR personnel, educational institutions, nature and wildlife enthusiasts, government officials, stakeholders in tourism and adventure/ outdoor tour operators and promoters.

For more details & registration contact (before 2/Aug) : Essen Communications at Email: Mobile: 094483 63336

Tentative agenda relating to one-day symposium on Adventure Sports, Outdoor Activities & Responsible Eco-tourism on August 7th, 2010 at Goldfinch Hotel

9.30 am - Registration of delegates, Tea/ coffee
10.15 - 10.40 a.m -Inauguration -Jyothiramalingam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism
Guests of Honour – 1.Vishwanath Reddy, IAS, Director, Karnataka Tourism
2. ND Tiwari, IFS, MD, JLR Ltd
Session 1 -10.45-11.15 am-Jungle Trails by Dr. Sanjay Bijoor, Special Officer, Karnataka Tourism Development
Session 2 - 11.20-11.50 am- Safety standard guidelines for adventure tour operators- Vinay Sirsi, Director, OZONE
Session 3 -11.55-12.25 am Potential and prospects of scuba diving in Karnataka & Andamans by Madhava Reddy, MD, Planet Scuba India & Andaman Diving Academy
Session 4 – 12.30 -1pm- Corporate Perception of Outbound Experiential Learning –Jagadeesh B, General Manager, HR, SKF
Session 5- 1 to 1.15 pm - Interaction of speakers with participants
1.15 -2.15 - Lunch & Networking Break
Session 6 -2.20- 2.50 pm- Sustainable tiger tourism by Dr. AJT John Singh, Wildlife Scientist
Session 7- 2.55-3.25 pm – Rural tourism ventures in India -Gouthami, Travel Another India
3.25 to 3.40 pm Tea Break
Session 8- 3.45-4.15 pm- New Initiatives in Responsible Tourism by Gopinath Parayil, Founder, Blue Yonder
Session 9 - 4.20 -4.40 - The Adrenaline Rush –Snapshots/AV presentations (1 min.) of adventure destinations & activities by adventure/outdoor outfits
Session 10 - Open House- 4.45 to 5 pm
Vote of thanks – 5 to 5.05 pm
Programme subject to change without prior notice

Essen Communications, Mobile: 94483 63336

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