The fourth edition of the Global Tourism Cities Conference – GTCC 2015 was held at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside from 9 – 10 June 2015. Themed ‘Gearing Up the Global Tourism Cities Development: New Directions and Strategies’, GTCC 2015 is co-organised by Kuala Lumpur Tourism Association and Confexhub Group;and endorsed by the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore, CIDB, ISOCARP, Malaysian Institute of Planners, Philippine Council for the Advancement of Association Executives, Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association, Singapore Environment Council, Singapore Institute of Building Limited and the Institute of Parks and Recreation Singapore.
This event attracted experts and delegates including city planning and development experts, tourism and hospitality products and services providers, government leaders, policy makers and captains of industry from across the region, to meet face to face and discuss a wide spectrum of issues and developments related to urban tourism product development and share success stories and frameworks at the same time strengthen friendship.
The five focused-areas of Global Tourism Cities Conference 2015 are:
- Universal Design of Transportation System to Meet Growing Tourism Expectations
- Special Visitor District Development As An Economic Accelerator
- Integrating ‘Green’ to Tourism City Planning for Sustainable Cycles
- Architectural Tourism: How Great Architecture Attracts Tourism
- Development of Thematic City for Sustainability
The conference lined up an impressive renowned speakers including Prof. Dr. Walter Jamieson, Director of Service Innovation Program, College of Innovation Thammasat University, Mr. Chris Ayles, Director ofMVA Asia, Mr. Norbert Feuerstein, Area Manager and Mr. Peter Vogelmann, Sales Manager, DoppelmayrSeilbahnen GmbH, Mr. Christopher Khoo, Managing Director ofMasterConsult Services Pte Ltd, Mr. Guy Perry, Executive Director, Building + Places of APAC, AECOM, YBhg. Datuk Harjeet Singh A/L Hardev Singh, Deputy Secretary General (Green Technology And Water), Ministry of Energy, Green Technology And Water Malaysia, Mr. Stephen Pimbley, Director of SPARK Architecture, Mr. Wonwhee Kim, Partner, Director Asia of Pro Forma Advisors LLC, just to name a few.