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November 24 @ 14:00 - 15:30
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – The island resorts: how to become a green destination and reduce costs, while engaging local communities.
The Maldives’ case study.
In cooperation with MITDC
Covid-19 pandemic has brought detrimental effects on global tourism, particularly affecting those contexts which almost exclusively rely on it, such as island resorts. Hence, formed task force is to answer to the question: “How can sustainability and technological solutions help the island resorts to develop a new tourism market focused on green destinations, while reducing their costs on energy, water, waste and mobility?”.
The objective of the workshop is to present new approaches and business models where island resorts engage on the sustainable transition the local communities of neighbor islands where workers often live.
- 14.00 Introduction & Moderation
Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands
- 14.05 Welcome
Abdulla Mausoom – Minister of Tourism
Hussain Rasheed Hassan – Minister of Environment
- 14.20 Setting the scene
Mohamed Raaidh – Managing Director, MITDC
- 14.30 Presentations
Local inhabited islands
Mohamed Waheed – Council President of Ha. Hoarafushi island
Hathim Ibrahim – Council President of Rinbudhoo island
Shaukath Ibrahim – Council President of Ukulhas island
Bruce Bromley – CFO SONEVA
- 15.00 Round table – “How to become a green destination and reduce costs, while engaging local communities”
Ahmed Saleem – Head of Climate and Environment Committee of the Parliament, MP for Hoarafushi Constituency
Abdullah Nasheed – Acting President of Guesthouse Association of Maldives and CEO of Kaani Hotels
Mohamed Khaleel – Former President of MATATO and former chairman of MMPRC, currently Board Member of MATATO
Hassan Mughnee – Managing Director at STELCO
Ahmed Saeed Mohamed – Managing Director at FENAKA