Exhibition and Forum

2016 Exhibition & Forum Poster (no date)

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The Community Homestays Exhibition and Forum is a free public event that engages with visitors through an exhibition of immersive displays of homestay destinations and talks by homestay hosts and seasoned travellers.

THE FORMAT

The Exhibition will run for 2 weeks and will feature a mix of photographic displays and other multimedia, with visitors to the event able to interact with homestay host representatives. As an event, Community Homestays showcases destinations as well as experiences.

Two forum sessions will bring an audience together, and to present the unique experiences that these homestays have brought to travellers already.

Entrance to the exhibition is FREE.  Registration Fees for the two forums shall cover venue and session costs, refreshments, information kits and certificates.

Destinations offered currently include 16 locations in Kenya, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bhutan, Nepal and The Philippines, the number of destinations available expanding continually.

Experiences are offered by homestay hosts, and include ecotourism, volunteer projects, and cultural immersion.

WHO COULD ATTEND

Community Homestays is accessible to the general public, as well as organisations and special interest groups.

There is an increasing interest in travel experiences that are offered by local community hosts. Indeed, individual travellers and organisations also look to having an opportunity to engage with local people, and to contribute to and purchase from those communities directly.

Community Homestays appeals to individual travellers, student programs, study programs, civil and social organisations, and corporate organisations.

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Photo credit: Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm Philippines

REGISTRATION

Entrance to the exhibition is FREE. Registration Fees for the two forums shall cover venue and session costs, refreshments, information kits and certificates.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

For homestay operators and supporters and partners of CBT initiatives:

This is your opportunity to share your experience and expertise with our audience of students, travellers, corporations looking for the latest information on responsible tourism practices  as well as real learning and work experiences overseas.

The combined Exhibition and Forum will offer timely, relevant topics on community homestay organisations around the world, in particular:

1. Best practices in community homestay tourism development
2. Global sustainable development and community homestay tourism
3. Travel industry perspectives on community homestay tourism
4. Establishing a network for community homestay tourism organisations

If you possess knowledge that will challenge and inspire people to support community homestay organisation providers, we encourage you to submit your presentation proposal(s) today!

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OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT

The event offers various opportunities to support.

  • Overall event sponsorship: A limited number of sponsors are being sought to support the production of the event, and its exposure to a broad audience. Sponsors will be offered a tailored engagement program, and an opportunity to present at the event.
  • Homestay host affiliated sponsor: Each destination is unique, and deserves the best opportunity to present itself. An affiliated sponsor will be supporting the production of the display and the presence of a host representative.
  • Supporter displays: A limited number of display positions are offered to exhibitors who can complement Community Homestays as an exhibition and event.
  • Seminar program sponsorship: Sponsors to the seminar program will be supporting the program overall.

FORUMS

Day 1
2:00-2:30 Registration and Interactive Tours
2:30-3:00 Welcome
3:00-4:00 Forum 1A:“Best practices in community homestay tourism development”
4:00-4:30 Break and Interactive Tours
4:30-5:30 Forum 1B:“Global sustainable development and community homestay tourism”
5:30-6:00 Networking and Closing

 

Day 2
2:00-2:30 Registration and Interactive Tours
2:30-3:00 Welcome
3:00-4:00 Forum 2A:“Travel industry perspectives on community homestay tourism”
4:00-4:30 Break and Interactive Tours
4:30-5:30 Forum 2B:“Establishing a network for community homestay tourism organisations”
5:30-6:00 Networking and Closing

* Schedule may change pending submission of presentations.

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