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About the Summit & Symposium

The much-anticipated Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium will be held for the third consecutive year on 03rd and 04th of October 2017 at BMICH. The event will see over 1000 industry leaders and revolutionary figures, including nearly 100 foreign delegates who are committed to making a change in the tourism industry, come together in one platform.

Tourism Study Programmes, Department of Economics, of University of Colombo (UoC) is dedicated to the development and expansion of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. This resonates in the numerous events UoC has organized during the past years. One of its most successful ventures is the Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium, which is ignited by the alumni and students of Tourism Economics and Hospitality Management.

The Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium held under the timely theme ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development and Way Forward for Sri Lanka’ will serve as a vital platform to relaunch the face of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Other key themes that will be discussed during the Symposium include Social awareness, employment and poverty reduction, Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change, Cultural values, diversity and heritage; and Mutual understanding, peace and security.

Events line up

Target Audience
4th October 2017
Tourism Leaders’Summit
Delegates -1500
Industry leaders
Industry professionals
Investors in Tourism
Diplomatic Core
Foreign National Tourism Organization
Government Policy makers
3rd October 2017
Tourism Leaders International Research Symposium and Conclave
Students of Tourism Economics
International Universities
27th September 2017
Quiz competition
Students of tourism institutions
25th September 2017
Tree-planting campaign and public awareness program on Sustainable Tourism
Tourism industry and the public
24th September 2017
Industry interactive network building cricket carnival & Tourism Walk
Tourism and hospitality industry
17th September 2017
Tourism Day Walk 2017
Tourism industry and the public
22nd August 2017
Media Fellowship
Media Partners
August 2017
Women in tourism and Community based Tourism
General Public

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