• IIPT

    IIPT Interactive World Symposium

    February 16-19, 2015
    Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sport

About

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is pleased to invite your participation in the

IIPT Interactive World Symposium

Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations

Through Tourism, Culture and Sport

Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, adjacent to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

February 16-19, 2015

Join us in honoring the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
Martin Luther King

Launching “GOLF FOR PEACE”
Friday 20th February at Glendower Golf Course, Ekurhuleni

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And Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the African Union, 20 years of South African Democracy and 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Legislation in the United States

Building bridges of tourism, friendship and peace throughout the world and dedicating cities, towns and villages to Peace

Goals of Symposium:

  • To identify strategies and best practice in cultivating productive, sustainable, peaceful and welcoming communities through tourism, culture and sport;
  • To share experiences and insights in identifying the potential roles of tourism, culture and sport in reconciliation and socio-economic re-development of countries that have experienced conflict with the aim of building sustainable and peaceful nations.

Join with delegates and experts from around the world with a keen interest in communities, sustainable development and peace. Join with us in building bridges of tourism, friendship and peace between Africa, Asia, North America and other regions of the world.

The highly interactive Symposium will bring together senior executives from both the public and private sectors of tourism, Ministers of Tourism, senior officials of UN Agencies, the UN World Tourism Organization, other international organizations, and NGO’s, as well as policy makers, educators, leading practitioners, entrepreneurs, future leaders of the industry, and senior representatives from the fields of culture, sport, environment and economic development.

 

Symposium endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Bea Broda invites viewers to attend the IIPT World Symposium:

Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport being held in Ekurhuleni, South Africa (adjacent to Johannesburg International Airport).
February 16-19, 2015.


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Call for Success Stories

We welcome your proposed 'real life' success stories for presentation during the Symposium. Any "success story" relevant to the theme at either the Community Level or National Level will be considered including but not limited to:

Community Tourism Woman Empowerment Rural and Agri-tourism Youth Empowerment
Community Capacity Building Community Peace Gardens Skills Development Universal Access
Private sector contribution Poverty Reduction Youth Travel Micro Enterprise & SME Development
Peace Parks Peace with Nature Volunteer Tourism Culinary Arts

Also

  • Role of Tourism in Reconciliation and Healing Wounds of Conflict
  • Role of Arts & Culture in Reconciliation and Healing Wounds of Conflict
  • Role of Sports in Reconciliation and Healing Wounds of Conflict
  • Role of Tourism in Post-Conflict Socio-Economic Re-Development
  • Role of Arts & Culture in Post-Conflict Socio-Economic Re-Development
  • Role of Sport in Post-Conflict Socio-Economic Re-Development
  • Educating for Sustainability and a Culture of Peace
  • International Collaborative Initiatives
  • Public – Private Sector – Civil Society Initiatives
  • Harnessing Technology in Building a Culture of Peace
  • Harnessing Tourism, Culture and Sport in Implementing the Olympic Truce – 2016 Olympics
  • Trans-border Peace Parks

Educators are invited to submit abstracts regarding their academic research in any of the above or other topics related to the theme for presentation in the Pre-Symposium full day Academic Forum, February 16.

Similarly, University students may submit abstracts of their research papers for presentation in the Pre-Symposium full day Student/Youth Leaders Forum.

Persons or organisations interested in submitting case studies of “Success Stories” to be considered for presentation in the Symposium Program are invited to contact Kunjal Charadva.

Kunjal Charadva

Program Coordinator

Email: Kunjal.Charadva@iipt.org

With copy to:

Elizabeth Smith

Program Coordinator

Email: Elizabeth.Smith@iipt.org

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Workshop and Concurrent Speakers


Sponsorship Opportunities

A detailed sponsorship prospectus is available for companies interested in sponsoring the IIPT Symposium. Organisations interested in sponsoring the Symposium are invited to contact:

International Companies

Louis D’Amore

IIPT Founder and President

Email: ljd@iipt.org

South African Companies

Bernadette Nickol

Email: bernadette@nickolandpartners.com

Cellphone: South Africa +27 (0) 83 297 1676

Or

Nikki De Pina

Email: nikkidee@cellc.blackberry.com

Cellphone: South Africa +27 (0) 84 070 2445

Programme

This programme is provisional and is subject to change without notice.

First Day: Monday

Registration

All Day Forums and Community Tourism Workshop

Media half-day Workshop

Bea Broda

Tea / Coffee Interlude

All Day Forums and Community Tourism Workshop

Media half-day Workshop

Bea Broda

Lunch

IIPT Family Meeting

All Day Forums and Community Tourism Workshop

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Inaugural IIPT Young Professional Meeting

All Day Forums and Community Tourism Workshop

Inaugural IIPT Young Professional Meeting

Inter-faith Service

Welcome Reception at Randlords

Second Day: Tuesday

Registration

Opening Plenary

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Plenary 1

Lunch

Concurrent Session 1A, 1B, 1C & Minster Table

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Plenary 2

Free Evening

Third Day: Wednesday

Plenary 3

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Concurrent Session 1A, 1B, 1C & Minster Table

Lunch

Plenary 4

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Concurrent Session 1A, 1B, 1C & Minster Table

Free Evening

Fourth Day: Thursday

Plenary 5

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Concurrent Session 1A, 1B, 1C & Minster Table

Lunch

Plenary 6 - Closing Session

Tea / Coffee Interlude

Media Conference

Gala Dinner at Emperor's Palace

Fifth Day: Friday

Community Visits

Partners & Sponsors

Host Partners

Symposium Partners

Africa Travel Association

IIPT Strategic Partners

Supporting Partners

Media Partners


  • Registration

    Registration for the symposium is now open. The online registration process allows you to register for the symposium and its related social events. Payments can be made via credit card or bank transfer.

    Register Now

     

    Registration Types & Fees

     


    Full Day Registration Fee 

    R1,900.00 per person

    Full day registration fee includes:

    • Participation in the 3-day Symposium Programme (Feb 17, 18, 19)
    • Pre-Symposium Forums, Workshops, Meetings – Optional (Feb 16)
    • Community study visit – Optional (Feb 20, AM)
    • Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
    • Luncheons
    • Refreshment Breaks
    • Official Symposium Programme
    • Symposium Badge
    • Symposium Briefcase

     

    Day Delegate Registration Fee  R600.00 per person

    Day Delegate registration fee includes:

    • Participation in any Pre-Symposium Forums, Workshops, Meetings (Feb 16) or one of the 3-day Symposium Programme (Feb 17 or 18, or 19)
    • Luncheons
    • Refreshment Breaks
    • Official Symposium Programme
    • Symposium Badge
    • Symposium Briefcase
    • Day Registration fee does not include the Welcome Reception or Gala Dinner. Should you wish to attend please include R200.00 for the Welcome Reception and R350.00 for the Gala Dinner.

     

     

    STUDENT REGISTRATION


    Student Registration Fee 

    R300.00 per person

    Registration fee includes attendance to the Student / Youth Leadership Forum taking place on Monday 16 February 2014 as well as the 3-day symposium.

    Student registration Fee does NOT include Welcome Reception or Gala Dinner – should you wish to attend either of these events, please add an additional R200 for the Welcome Reception and R350 for the Gala Dinner. (Proof of student status will be required on arrival at the Forum)


    Student Two Day Registration Fee 

    R150.00 per person

    Registration fee includes attendance to the Student / Youth Leadership Forum taking place on Monday 16 February 2014 as well as Tuesday 17 February 2015 ONLY.

    Student Two Day Registration Fee does NOT include Welcome Reception or Gala Dinner – should you wish to attend either of these events, please add an additional R200 for the Welcome Reception and R350 for the Gala Dinner. (Proof of student status will be required on arrival at the Forum)

     

    MEDIA REGISTRATIONS


    Complimentary media registration for the IIPT Symposium is available to credentialed journalists.

    Media Registration includes participation in the full three days Symposium as well as the Pre-Symposium Media half-day Workshop being conducted by Bea Broda, former President of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Monday AM, 16 February.

    We invite members of the working media to contact Tracy Cadle to receive your complimentary media registration. Complimentary Registration does not include the Welcome Reception or Gala Dinner.

    Should you wish to attend please include R200.00 for the Welcome Reception and R350.00 for the Gala Dinner.

     

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    Full Registration Fee includes:

    • Participation in the 3-day Symposium Programme (Feb 17, 18, 19)
    • Pre-Symposium Forums, Workshops, Meetings – Optional (Feb 16)
    • Community study visit – Optional (Feb 20, AM)
    • Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
    • Luncheons
    • Refreshment Breaks
    • Official Symposium Programme
    • Symposium Badge
    • Symposium Briefcase

    Register Now

     

    Media Registration

    Complimentary media registration for the IIPT Symposium is available to credentialed journalists. Media Registration includes participation in the full three days Symposium as well as the Pre-Symposium Media half-day Workshop being conducted by Bea Broda, former President of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Monday AM, 16 February. We invite members of the working media to contact Tracy Cadle to receive your complimentary media registration.

    Complimentary Registration does not include the Welcome Reception or Gala Dinner. Should you wish to attend please include R200.00 for the Welcome Reception and R350.00 for the Gala Dinner.

     

    Media contact:

    Contact Person: Tracy Cadle
    Int Tel: +27 11 467 8867
    Int Fax: +27 11 789 5255
    Email: tracy@walthers.co.za

Symposium will be held at

Emperors Palace

Emperors Palace is conveniently situated alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort combines timeless, classical elegance and sheer excitement.

With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities and impeccable service.

Getting Here

Contact Details

64 Jones Road, Kempton Park
Johannesburg, South Africa
Telephone: +27 11 928 1000
Fax: +27 11 928 1001

GPS Co-Ordinates

S: 26◦ 08’55.10”
E: 28◦ 13’20.17”

Directions from Johannesburg

Take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp; turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Directions from Pretoria

Take the R21 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp; turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Directions from Sandton / Northern Areas

Take the N3 towards Germiston. At Giloolly's interchange, take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp; turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Hotels

D'Oreale Grande Hotel

Mondior
Hotel

Metcourt Suites Hotel

Metcourt
Hotel

Visa Information

PASSPORT HOLDERS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM VISAS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Visas are NOT required for the following countries for visits of 90 days or less:

African Union Laissez Passer
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile (only ordinary passport holders) Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of Germany in SA)
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxemburg
Malta
Monaco
Namibia (only ordinary passport holders)
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Panama (only ordinary passport holders)
Paraguay
Portugal
San Marino
Singapore
Spain
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania (90 days per year)
Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man. British Oversees Territories namely: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.
United States of America (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of the USA in SA)
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zambia (90 days per annum)
Zimbabwe

Visas are NOT required for the following countries for visits of 30 days or less:

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas (only ordinary passport holders)
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Cape Verde
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Gabon
Guyana
Hong Kong (only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports)
Hungary
Jordan
Lesotho
Macau (only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports [MSAR])
Malaysia
Malawi
Maldives
Mauritius
Mozambique
Peru
Poland
Seychelles
Slovak Republic
South Korea
Swaziland
Thailand
Turkey

What are the requirements for entering South Africa?

You will need:

  • A valid passport or travel document that will be valid for the length of your intended stay. Your passport should have at least TWO blank facing pages in it.
  • A valid visa, if required.
  • Sufficient funds.
  • A return or onward ticket.
  • Yellow fever certificates – if your journey starts or passes through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America

If you require a visa letter kindly make contact on the below details for assistance:
Contact Person: Tracy Cadle
Int Tel: +27 11 467 8867
Int Fax: +27 11 789 5255
Email: tracy@walthers.co.za

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Contact Us


  • SPEAKER AND SPONSORSHIP

    International Contact Person: Louis D’Amore
    Int Tel: +1 802 253 8671
    Int Fax: +1 802 253 2645
    Email: ljd@iipt.org

    South African Contact Person: Bernadette Nickol
    Email: bernadette@nickolandpartners.com
    Cell: South Africa +27 (0) 83 297 1676


  • CALL FOR SUCCESS STORIES

    Contact Person: Kunjal Charadva
    Email: Kunjal.Charadva@iipt.org

    Contact Person: Elizabeth Smith
    Email: Elizabeth.Smith@iipt.org


  • REGISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION & GENERAL ENQUIRES

    Contact Person: Tracy Cadle
    Int Tel: +27 11 467 8867
    Int Fax: +27 11 789 5255
    Email: tracy@walthers.co.za