Rector Massimo Carpinelli at TN2016

Rector's speech at Tourism Naturally conference

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Rector Massimo Carpinelly spoke at the opening ceremony of the Tourism Naturally annual conference held in Aghero on Oct 2, 2016. The conference, organized by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources of the Colorado State University, is designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as tourism businesses, infrastructure, travelers and hosts interact in overlapping economic, cultural, social and environmental spheres.

The conference gathered participants from all over the world, to share their experiences and perspective on the issues connected to nature-based tourism and sustainability.

Among the main keynote speaker:

  • Joe Blake, Chancellor Emeritus of the Colorado State University System, Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board, Master of Tourism Management Program, Colorado State University
  • Omar Valdez, Executive Director, UNWTO.Themis Foundation
  • Joseph O’Leary, Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
  • Salvador Anton Clavé, Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis, Rovira i Virgili University (Department of Geography)
  • Jing Hu, Dean, Wuhan Branch of China Tourism Academy, Central China Normal University
  • Andreas Rechkemmer, Professor and American Humane Endowed Chair, University of Denver
  • Raija Komppula, Professor, University of East Finland

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