Vida Economica: Jack Soifer, Portugal

I write two half-pages weekly at VIDA ECONOMICA. One p. monthly at A-DAILY NEWS, another mo at TORNADO. I publish one book/y at SOIFER EDITOR. I deliver 12-18 conferences/workshops per year, half in turnees in Portugal, 1/4 somewhere in Europe, 1/4 farway as in Turkey, the US, Brazil, Africa. Board member at INSTITUTO DA DEMOCRACIA PORTUGUESA. Board member at ASSOCIAÇÃO MUSICAL DO ALGARVE. Councellor at CONCELHO DA CIDADANIA,Brasileiros Sul-Tejo Representing SVIV-SWEDES ABROAD in the Algarve. Member of SPEA – Soc.Proteção

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Dr. Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh An academician, an administrator, a manager and a hard-core tourism and management professional, Dr. Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh is currently the President of International Institute for Research and Development of Special Interest Tourism – SITI 1 of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A multi-faceted personality with deep interest in tourism, culture and related affairs, Dr. Malekzadeh earlier served as Tourism Deputy and President of the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) for five years and

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Noel B. Salazar, Brussels, Belgium

I obtained my PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and am currently Research Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven (Belgium) and Visiting Professor at the Università degli studi di Bergamo (Italy). From 2011 until 2015 I served as Executive Committee member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (including as President of EASA) and from 2013 until 2018 as Vice President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). My research

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Khadijah-Hanine Lakkis, Lebanon

Masters in Cultural Projects for Development–ILO and University of Torino,Torino, Italy, Dec.15, 2007(With major focus on Project Management and Cultural Economics:EU and World Bank systems including budget spreadsheet, monitoring, and evaluation) M.A. in English Language, AUB, 1988 Selected for “Women in Front”, Women Leadership Program , 2013. PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH Participating in a study on “ Female Leadership in Worship”, Danmission, Jan.2016. Supervising Two BA Graduation Projects entitled: Festivals and Cultural Tourism: The Case of Byblos Festival, by Amar Maristani,

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Dr. Peter Tarlow, PH.D, Founder and President of Tourism & More

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development. Since 1990, Tarlow has been teaching courses on tourism, crime & terrorism to police forces and security and tourism professionals throughout the world. Tarlow earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University. He also holds degrees in history, in Spanish and Hebrew literatures, and in psychotherapy. In 1996, Tarlow

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Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Ph.D.,Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality

The Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Ph.D., has been the current Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry for the Republic of Zimbanwe since 2009. He has also been a member of Parliament for the Masvingo South Constituency since 2004 and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Africa Chairperson from 2013 to date. His experience in the world of tourism includes such international positions as Chairman of the Southern Africa Development Community Committee of Tourism Ministers in 2015,

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Solimar International: Dr. Don Hawkins

Dr Don Hawkins is Solimar International’s Chairman and Principal. Solimar International is a tourism development and marketing firm that believes in the transformative power of sustainable tourism. Our work enhances destinations and inspires travelers to visit them. Based in Washington, D.C. with field offices around the world, we partner with and employ the industry’s leading experts in sustainable tourism and marketing—providing end-to-end solutions that consistently meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. Dr. Don Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of

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Ernie Heath, University of Pretoria: Emeritus Professor

Ernie Heath is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where he was head of the Department of Tourism Management for 15 years. Previously he served on the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Education Council and was also Deputy Executive Director of South African Tourism, where he was responsible for the international marketing and domestic tourism promotion of the country. He was also a founding trustee of the Open Africa Initiative and serves on the Board

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SHJ Consultant: Jamaluddin Mohamed, Brunei

I was Director of Brunei Tourism Department from 1996-2012 and has been involved with numerous local, regional and international tourism events. My company was formed on 5 October 2012 right after my retirement from the Brunei Government. For the past 30 years I have worked as a System Analyst with the Economic Planning Unit and then as an Officer to the Brunei Investment Agency, CEO to Royal Brunei Airlines and for the last 15 years as the Director of Tourism

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Ron Kapon, New York, USA

Ron Kapon has over 60 years experience in the travel and wine & spirit field. His family’s business Acker, Merrall & Condit was established in 1820 and is the oldest wine merchant in the United States. He graduated from Columbia College & the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and moved to Europe where he developed his love for wine. Returning to operate his family’s business he immediately knew his passion was teaching, writing & lecturing and so moved

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Max Haberstroh, Germany

International Consultant on Sustainable Tourism: Dynamic champion of sustainable tourism development, with a total of 40+ years of professional experience, thereof some 20+ years of experience promoting and implementing responsible tourism strategies in diverse countries worldwide. • Expertise in visionary, strategic and executive management of tourism development, promotion, and implementation projects. • Creative concepts, a strong business and marketing acumen, with history of success transforming struggling regions through skilled tourism promotion and positioning. • Proven expert in intercultural communication, with

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Dr. Elinor Garely, New York University, editor eTurboNews TourismExecutives

Dr. Elinor Garely, New York University, editor eTurboNews TourismExecutives Dr. E. Garely is a member of the faculty of the City University of New York, Coordinator of Travel and Tourism Studies at BMCC. Dr. Garely developed the first hotel/restaurant management program for the University of Shanghai, PRC and directed the first US/Russia joint-venture hotel project in Moscow.

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