The Asia Leaders Forum: Travelooza 3 was recently held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. One of the biggest corporate forums, it focused topics on Food, Hospitality, Tourism and Green Infrastructure.
Architect Kaydee Marie Velasco, the young entrepreneur and awardee last year under Asia Leaders Awards, discussed the need of green infrastructure for sustainable tourism.
The deputy ambassador from Malaysia, Rizany Irwan, shared the best practices in his home country to compare and improve the tourism in the Philippines.
Robert Laurel Yupangco, Zoomanity group CEO, highlighted the importance of one green theme parks in the Philippines and the importance of Tourism.
Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in the theme park industry. Under its flagship brands are Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia, Paradizoo, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Residence Inn Tagaytay, Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean BBQ, UnliCity, Jinsei and Midori.
Other notable speakers who joined the event include:
- Ambassador Dongman Han of Korea
- Secretary Raul Lambino of CEZA
- RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale
- Lance Tan of The Happy Beach Cebu, The Inflatable Island Subic and The Dessert Museum
- Dr. Elton See Tan of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (Past Chairman and Senior Adviser)
- Tan Yu III of Makati Tourism Inc (Secretary General)
- Arch. Kaydee Velasco of KMV Asia (CEO)
The topics discussed during the forum were:
- Philippine tourism policy and direction with the goal of contributing to the ongoing, sustainable growth of PH economy
- Managing programs and activities to sustain a healthy visitor industry
- Developing and implementing the PH Tourism Strategic Plan and tourism strategy
- Coordinating tourism-related research, planning, promotional and outreach activities with the public and private sectors
- Green infrastructure and its importance for our tourism and environmental factors
The objective of the event is for the guests to learn more from these industry leaders and to continuously promote the Philippines as the premier hub and destination in Asia.