Talks, workshops, webinars
Talks, workshops, webinars
I do a lot of public speaking, from 45 minute keynotes to sitting on and moderating panels. I've also delivered webinars and workshops, conducted numerous interviews, been a guest on TV, and hosted my own radio show.
I am hugely grateful for all the chances I've been given, and always look forward to speaking in public. But we need to ensure these chances are shared with a much wider range of people than the ever-present category that I represent.
I would love to share the stage with some of the many great women and men working for a more responsible tourism. And, I'd be delighted to exchange ideas with people from all across the world. But if it's just going to be people like me, then please give my space on your panel to a woman, and preferably to a woman of colour.
And if you don't know who to ask, drop me a line and I'll do my best try to connect you to someone brilliant.
Where I have spoken
Province of West-Flanders - Using tourism to restore nature and happiness
Nov 19, 2019 - 45 minute Keynote speech in Belgium exploring how the travel industry should join dots between personal happiness and wellbeing and the regeneration of the natural world.
Saxion University - Guest lecture on Transforming Tourism
May 14, 2019 - 30 minute lecture on how to make the travel industry a transformative force for good, delivered online.
European Travel Commission - research workshop
Feb 8, 2019 - Facilitating a workshop to decide what the commission's research priorities should be for the following year.
European Travel Commission - Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe
Feb 6, 2019 - Host and moderator for a conference exploring the impacts of overtourism in European destinations.
University of Business in Wroclaw - lecture series
Jan 13-17, 2019 - Delivering 20 hours of lectures at this Polish business school. 10 of the lectures are on CSR in Hospitality and 10 are on Green Tourism.
Jaarbeurs Travel Congress: Transforming Travel
Jan 8, 2019 - Keynote Speech on how to transform tourism into a sustainable industry, at Travel Congress taking place at Jaarbeurs, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Jaarbeurs Travel Congress: Decarbonising Tourism
Jan 8, 2019 - One of panellists discussing how the travel industry should address its impacts on climate change.
Travel360: Sustainable Tourism Congress
Keynote speech on transforming the travel industry at this one day conference, titled "The Travel Future We Really Want", in Brussels, Belgium.
University of Las Palmas, International Forum on Circular Economy
Keynote speech on tourism and the circular economy at the inaugural conference looking at how the Canary Islands, Madeira, the Azores and Cape Verde could use these principles to guide the sustainable development of their islands.
National Parks UK: How National Parks can be leaders in sustainable tourism
Invited to present to the UK National Parks' sustainable tourism officers on how they can position protected areas to be at the forefront of transforming sustainable tourism, through focussing on restoration and the wellbeing benefits of time in nature.
Joker/ViaVia Tourism Academy: Sustainable Tourism Workshops
I ran two four hour workshops in Mechelen for Belgium's best known responsible tourism tour operator. They focussed on Communicating Sustainable Tourism, and Sustainable Food Tourism.
Mekong Travel Forum: Transforming Travel
Keynote Speech at Mekong Travel Forum on how to design tourism with positive impact at its core.
Mekong Travel Forum: Transforming Tourism and Plastic
Speech exploring how the tourism industry can go plastic free, highlighting case studies from some of pioneers around the world
Impact Travel Alliance: Sustainable City Tourism
Keynote speech at launch of London hub for the ITA. I spoke on Sustainable City Tourism
International Conference on Tourism Research: Tourism, Transformation, and the Circular Economy
Keynote speech at academic conference in Finland exploring how the principles of the circular economy offer tourism an opportunity to move beyond incrementalism and to become an industry designed to deliver transformational positive impact.
Hotels.com: Tourism, tech and the circular economy
Talk to staff of Hotels.com's London office about the circular economy and how tourism tech companies can promote transformative tourism and positive impact
University of Surrey: Sustainable Tourism Communication Seminar
My annual three hour seminar for masters students at the University of Surrey's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
United Nations: Transforming Tourism into a Positive Impact Industry
Talk to the Travel+Social Good Summit on the three steps tourism should take to ensure the maximum positive impact. You can watch the talk here or download/view the slides and text as a PDF.
University of Surrey: Seminar on Tourism, Transparency and the Circular Economy
Three hour session for masters students in hospitality
CABI: Transforming Travel
Talk to the staff of CABI, the publishers for my new book, on the topic of the book
University of Middlesex: Tourism and the Circular Economy
A talk to students and staff on why tourism should follow ciruclar economy principles. You can read the speech and slides here.
Fitur: Sustainable Tourism for competitive advantage
Keynote speech I gave at Spain's largest industry travel fair on successful marketing of sustainable tourism
Sami Parliament: Responsible Tourism and Indigenous Peoples
I gave a keynote speech at the Sami Parliament in Finland, on how companies looking to provide responsible indigenous tourism experiences should act and communicate.
Necstour: Marketing and commercialisation of Spiritual Tourism for young consumers
I was invited to speak on a public panel in Barcelona on developing spirutal tourism routes
University of Surrey: Marketing Sustainable Tourism
I was a guest lecturer for masters students in tourism, providing a lecture and workshop on marketing sustainable tourism
Tourism Concern: Ethical volunteering webinar
I conducted a private webinar for Tourism Concern members on issues around ethical volunteering and how best to communicate with potential clients
Indian Responsible Tourism Summit: Communicating Sustainable Tourism
I spoke at a conference in Delhi on how to effectively communicate sustainable tourism
Greenhotelier: Communicating sustainable tourism
I presented a live webinar on storytelling and marketing for sustainable tourism
World Travel Market: Using Responsible Tourism to Drive Sales
A talk a gave on the power of storytelling to communicate the benefits of responsible tourism
Hospitality Tech Europe: Towards a Green Hotel Future
Spoke on a panel at Hospitality Technology Europe on how to communicate efforts to make hotel's more sustainable in ways that will resonate with your guests.
WTM & Amadeus: Inspiring the Future of Responsible and Accessible Tourism
Joined an industry panel to develop a white paper on responsible and accessible tourism.
Vision for Sustainable Tourism: Responsible Tourism Masterclass
Spoke on greenwash and the environment, and how responsible tourism can develop compelling narratives.
Gogobot: Adventures in Responsible Tourism
Joined a expert panel to discuss responsible tourism and how to bring it more mainstream.
ITB: Launch of Fair Game safari initiative
Introduced the ethical safari initiative I have been developing to an industry audience at the world's largest tourism trade fair.
Gujarat International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Storytelling for Sustainable Tourism
Invited to speak at first responsible tourism event in the Indian state of Gujarat. I spoke on importance of storytelling in communication.
Vision for Sustainable Tourism: How to communicate sustainable tourism
Masterclass focussed on how to communicate responsible tourism. I spoke on the role of authentic narrative and the best ways to use social media.