Speaker


LIM KOOI FONG Zipevent

LIM KOOI FONG

FOUNDER

Mr. Lim Kooi Fong is the founder and owner of the Buddhist Travel site, http://buddhistravel.com. It was and probably still is the world’s first “Buddhist Travel” site, setup in 2007. Buddhist Travel is the travel companion of the Buddhist Channel (http://buddhistchannel.tv/), one of the world’s premier sites for Buddhist Related news and events, which he is also the founder and Managing Editor. Helping the news team based here in Kuala Lumpur is our International Advisory Panel (IAP) from the United States, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, England and South Korea. Apart from Buddhist related news and travel activities, he is also involved in developing Malaysia’s eco-tourism sector by closely working with Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Malaysia (https://www.ecomy.org/). Together with ECOMY, they have embarked on creating electronic guides in terms of nature apps which are being used along selected nature trails in Malaysia. His company and ECOMY collaborated successfully with Tourism Malaysia to develop the country’s first birding tour app, http://birdsmalaysia.my/. The E-Guide initiative has great public sector support, and has been working with Khazanah Nasional, (the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia) through its foundation Yayasan Hasanah (https://yayasanhasanah.org/) to bring back the country’s natural history heritage in digital format from the Natural History Museum, London.

MEKONG TOURISM FORUM – TRANSFORMING TRAVEL


27 June 2018 | 16:00 - 18:30 | NAKHON PHANOM UNIVERSITY - SRIKOTRABOON CONFERENCE CENTER (3RD FLOOR)

On Wednesday afternoon, discussions ranging from Buddhist Tourism to Responsible Tourism focus on the potential of transforming travel and people’s lives. 16:00 16:10 Emcee – Opening Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting 16:10 16:30 Transforming Travel Keynote Mr. Jeremy Smith – Author, “Transforming Travel” 16:30 16:55 A Day in a Buddhist Temple Malao StudiosThe Buddhist Circuits of Southeast AsiaMr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com 16:55 17:30 Panel: Buddhist Tourism in the Mekong Region Moderator: Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil, Editor – Travel Impact Newswire Panelists: Mr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com Mr. Malraj Kiriella – Former CEO, Sri Lanka Tourism Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul – Editor, 5000s Magazine Mr. Somchai Vitdamrong – Governor, Nakhon Phanom Provincial Government 17:30 17:45 Child Welfare in Tourism Guide Mr. James Sutherland – Communications Manager, Friends International 17:45 18:00 Mekong Trends Report on Responsible Tourism Mr. Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office 18:00 18:30 Panel: Experience Mekong Collection Showcases Moderator: Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil – Professor, Mahidol University International College Panelists: Ms. Momoko Ikeuchi – Sales Manager, Phare Circus (Cambodia) Mr. Somsak Boonkam – CEO & Founder, LocalAlike (Thailand) Ms. Phitsamai Sipaza – Assistant Manager, Ock Pop Tok Living Arts Center (Laos) Ms. Yin Myo Su – CEO & Founder, Inle Heritage (Myanmar) Mr. Zhu Jinsheng (Jason) – Deputy Party Secretary, Guilin Tourism University (Representing: Longji Rice Terraces, Guangxi, PR China) Closing Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting