THE 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM “Tourism For All”

Date : 4- 7 December , 2014
Venue: MBPJ CIVIC HALL

Program of Conference & Breakout Session (Tentatively)

Program: December 4th (Thursday)

10.00am-02.00pm Half Day Tour (2 to 3 places for participants to choose)
04.00pm-09.00pm ICAT Bazaar & Exhibition
06.00pm Welcoming Dinner & Cultural Night

Program: December 5th (Friday)

08.30am Registration
09.00am Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Speech by Mayor of Petaling Jaya
Intro of ICAT
Speech by YB Tony Pua, Parliament Member of Petaling Jaya
Speech by Menteri Besar of Selangor
Keynote Speech by Selangor State Exco on Tourism & Environment
Group Photo
10.00am Press Conference & Refreshment
(10.00am – 6.00pm Mini Mart & Exhibition)
10.30am Plenary I: Mainstream Accessible Tourism in National Development
Speaker
1: Anna Grazia Laura, President of European Network on Accessible Tourism
2: Joseph Kwan, Hong Kong
11.30am Plenary II: Accessible Tourism – A Reality?
Speaker
1: Scott Rains, USA
2: Yam Tong Wu, Malaysia
3: Saowalak Thongkuay, DPIAP
4: Kiji, Japan
12.30pm Lunch / Friday Prayer / Exhibition Tour
02.30pm Country Report:
Philippine: Adela Avila-Kono
Nepal: Krishna Gautam
Vietnam: (to be confirmed)
Indonesia: (to be confirmed)
03.30pm Plenary III: Accessible Tourism – Making It Happen!
Speaker
Chong Way Lin, Taiwan
Puan Dallilah Chng, Kuala Lumpur City Council (to be confirmed)
Abha Negi, India
Ibrahim Abu-Helil, Jordan,MENA-ENAT Regional Representative
04.30pm Country Report:
Taiwan: Jacky Tzu
Korea: Pro. Lee Bong Koo India: Mrs. Suvarna Raj
Kota Kinabalu: to be confirmed
07.30pm ICAT Committee Meeting

Program: December 6th (Saturday)

09.00am Briefing & Grouping
09.30am Depart from Conference venue to 4 places for Access Check
— Eco Tour: Kota Damansara Community Forest
— Heritage Tour: KL Heritage Walk
— Leisure Tour: Taman Bandaran or Taman Aman
— Shopping Tour: One Utama Shopping Centre
(10.00am – 6.00pm Mini Mart & Exhibition)
(09.30am-4pm Singing & Dancing Contest, 01.00pm Lunch)
10.30am Arrived at Various locations, Briefing by introducers
11.00am Access Tour
01.00pm Lunch at various location
02.00pm Back to Conference venue
03.00pm Group Discussion & compilation
04.00pm Group Presentation (10 min each group)
04.40pm Intro of Next ICAT by Korean delegate
05.10pm Discussion On ICAT 2014 Resolution Statement On Accessible Tourism
05.30pm Intro of Asia Pacific Network On Accessible Tourism (APNAT) &
Presentation by Philippine Network on Accessible Tourism (PINATI)
06.00pm Self Paid Dinner at local restaurants in Section 52, PJ 07.30pm ICAT
Committee Meeting

Program: December 7th (Sunday)

07.30am Awareness Walk Registration
08.30am Welcoming Speech
08.35am Briefing
08.45am Flag Off
10.30am Closing Ceremony
– speech by Mayor of Petaling Jaya
– speech by Korean delegate
– handover of ICAT 2014 Resolution Statement On Accessible Tourism
11.00am Lunch and End
(10.00am – 6.00pm Mini Mart & Exhibition)