The tourism industry evolves over time in a very dynamic way, which generates the emergence of new market trends that shape the future of nations and the way of doing business.



Tourism is one of the world's most dynamic and dynamic sectors, and can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), impacting on local communities and destinations.



Climate change is a phenomenon that affects tourism, which is why the industry needs to know the impacts to adopt adaptation and mitigation measures through good practices and new technologies.



Tourism faces global challenges that impact the future decisions of companies and destinations. It is essential to know what some of these challenges are and what countries are doing about them.



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  • Day 3

Celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Monday October 9th.
San José, Costa Rica


Reception of guests and participants.


Welcome Address. Master of ceremonies, Gustavo Rojas.


Opening ceremony. Host, Glenda Umaña.
President of CANAECO - Ms. Jackeline López


Costa Rican Minister of Tourism - Mr. Mauricio Ventura


Cultural Presentation


President of Costa Rica - Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís

19:20 - 21:30

Welcome Cocktail.

P3 Conference 2017
Tuesday October 10th
San José, Costa Rica

07:30 - 08:45 Reception of guests and participants
  Earth segment: Sustainable Tourism, Driving Development
08:45 - 09:00    Opening of the 6th International Conference Planet, People, Peace. Master of Ceremony, Gustavo Rojas.
09:00 - 09:10    Presentation: Legend of the Blue Butterfly. Ana Clara Carranza. Costa Rica.
  Main talk: Sustainable Tourism Driving Development
09:15 - 09:35    Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of World Tourism Organization. Jordan.
09:40 - 10:10    Coffee break
  Social progress in tourist destinations
10:15 - 10:35    Roxana Arguedas, Instituto Costarricense de Turismo. Costa Rica.
  Tourism as a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDO)
10:40 - 10:55    Culture as a factor of social and economic development. Salifou Siddo, Executive Chief of SME TradeLinks. South Africa.
11:00 - 11:15    Tourism as a tool to fight poverty. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of the UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation. Republic of Korea.
11:20 - 11:35    Sustainable consumption and production in tourism. Edda Fernández, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Ten-Year Framework on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). México.
 11:35 - 12:05
   Question & Answer session
12:10 - 13:25
  Water segment: Market Trends
13:30 - 13:40    Cultural presentation: Rock Balance, Sifais.
  Main talk: How is tourism shaping the future of nations?
13:45 - 14:05    Anita Mendiratta, International Advisor on Tourism and Development. Canada.
  How to create authentic experiences in sustainable tourism? Moderator: Glenda Umaña
14:10 - 14:25    Authentic experiences in adventure tourism. Shannon Stowell, President of Adventure Travel Trade Association. United States.
14:30 - 14:45    Uros Islands, authentic experience of rural tourism. Maruja Pari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Puno. Peru.
14:50 - 15:05    Sierra Gorda, example of tourism and conservation. Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo, Founder of Sierra Gorda Ecological Group. Mexico.
15:10 - 15:25    Reserve of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a model of sustainable tourism. Ana Báez, President of the Tropical Science Center. Costa Rica.
 15:30 - 16:00
   Question & Answer session
16:00 - 16:30
   Coffee break
  Greenwashing on sustainable tourism
16:35 - 17:05

   Hans Pfister, President of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality. Costa Rica

   Gert Nieuwboaer, SNP Nature travel. Holland.

17:10 - 17:30
   Question & Answer session
17:35 - 18:000
   Closing Talk

P3 Conference 2017
Wednesday October 11th.
San José, Costa Rica

  Air segment: Tourism against Climate Change
08:45 - 08:55    Opening Remarks. Master of Ceremonies, Gustavo Rojas.
09:00 - 09:10   Presentation: P3… a sustainable event.
  Main talk: How does climate change affect the economies? Is it profitable to invest in actions against climate change?
09:15 - 09:40   Álvaro Umaña, ISenior Research Fellow at the Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Higher Education (CATIE). Costa Rica.
09:45 - 10:15    Coffee break
10:20 - 10:35   Cultural presentation: Ex Ánima. Costa Rica.
  Impacts of Climate Change in tourist destinations. Moderator: Glenda Umaña
10:40 - 10:55   Advisor of Climate Change Management. Costa Rica.
11:00 - 11:15   Marisol Venegas, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo. Mexico.
11:20 - 11:35   Pending.
 11:40 - 12:10
   Question & Answer session
12:15 - 13:30
  Fire segment: Global Challenges in Tourism
13:35 - 13:45   Presentation: Global Ecotourism Network. Glenn Jampol. Costa Rica.
  Main talk: Global challenges in tourism
13:50 - 14:10   President & CEO de World Travel & Tourism Council. Mexico.
  Tourism and collaborative economy: challenges and opportunities
14:15 - 14:35   Alain Dupeyras, Director of Tourism of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. France.
 14:40 - 15:00
   Question & Answer session
  Launching of the Sustainable Tourism Certification 2.0
15:05 - 15:20    Mauricio Ventura, Costa Rican Minister of Tourism. Costa Rica.
15:25 - 15:55
   Coffee break
  Quality or Quantity in Tourism? Moderator: Ronald Sanabria
16:00 - 16:15   Study case of Patagonia. Jorge Moller, Director of Renueva. Chile.
16:20 - 16:35   Study case of Iceland. Edwin Zanen. President of Ferdakompaniid Travel Company. Iceland.
16:40 - 16:55   Study case of Galapagos. David Lansdale. Co-Founder and President of Beyond Chacay Foundation. Ecuador.
17:00 - 17:15   Study case of Costa Rica. Rodolfo Lizano, Director of Planning and Development, Costa Rica Tourism Board. Costa Rica.
17:20 - 17:50
   Question & Answer session
17:55 - 18:10    Words from the organizers
18:15 - 18:40
   Closing talk
18:45 - 19:00   Closing cultural presentation. Cirko Vivo. Costa Rica.
18:30 - 21:00   Closing Cocktail.



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Planet, People, Peace (P3) Conference

The International Conference: Planet, People, Peace(P3) is Costa Rica’s only international event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism, its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing our experience as a country of Peace.


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