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Featured Speakers

Keynote and featured speakers will include Nobel Peace Prize winners, global travel and tourism industry statesmen, and world leaders. Confirmed speakers include:

Plenary Session I

Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed
President, Staff Management Coordination Committee
United Nations

globaltext.gif (4108 bytes)Harvey Golub
Chairman & CEO of American Express and
Chariman of the World Travel & Tourism council (WTTC)


Nelson Mandela
Former President
South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize Laureat

His Serene Highness Crown Prince Albert of Monaco

robinson.gif (4907 bytes)Hon. Mary Robinson
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland


li.gif (3101 bytes)Moderator: James M. Li
Executive Vice-President, American Express, 
Chairman MEMTTA Americas

Plenary Session II

frangialli.gif (3436 bytes)Francesco Frangialli
Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (WTO)


claude.gif (3073 bytes)Jean Claude Baumgarten
President, World Travel & Tourism Council


bezbaruah.gif (3099 bytes)M.P. Bezbaruah
Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association
Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, India


gizo.gif (3118 bytes)Hon. Michael Afedi Gizo
Minister of Tourism, Ghana, and
President, Africa Travel Association, and others.


Moderator: Tom Nutley
Managing Director
Reed Travel Exhibitions

Plenary Session III

koch-weser.gif (2937 bytes)Maritta Koch-Weser
Director General, World Conservation Union (IUCN)


chowdhury.gif (3274 bytes)Hon. Anwarul Karim Chowdhury
Ambassador and Permanent Respresentative
of Bangladesh to the United Nations


sarbib.gif (3285 bytes)Jean Louis Sarbib
Vice President, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Regions


Master of Ceremony

biltaji.gif (3240 bytes)H.E. Akel Biltaji
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan


Conference Chairman

d'amore.gif (3162 bytes)Louis J. D'Amore
Founder & President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism


Summit Secretary General

brown.gif (3590 bytes)Noel Brown
President, Friends of the United Nations,
Chairman, IIPT International Advisory Board

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Concurrent Sessions, November 9 and 10

1. Tourism, Environment, and Sustainable Develpment

Dawid De Villiers, Deputy Secretary General, WTO
Mahmood Abdulraheem, Director, UNEP Regional Office, West Asia
Ms. Pave-Zupan Ruskovic
, Minister of Tourism,  Croatia
Robert Zimmer, Managing Director, Zimmer Hundley
Daniel Morrell
, Managing Director, Future Forest


Jose Maria Figueras, Former President of Costa Rica
Karen Fletcher, International Hotel Environment Initiative
Daniel Morrell, Managing Director, Future Forest

2. Bridging the Have-have not Regions of the World 

Hon. Michael Afedi Gizo
, President  Minister of Tourism, Ghana Mohammed Shtayyeh, Managing Director, Palestinian Economic Council for Development & Reconstruction (PECDAR)
Ed Van Thijn
, President, ANVR (The Netherlands Federation of Travel Agents)
Graham Wason, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
Hani Yamani, Chairman and CEO, Air Harbour Technologies
Dr. Rima Khalaf Hunaidi
, Assistant UN Secretary General
and Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States
Sam Blyth, President, Cuba Cruise Corporation


Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, Chairman, MIDROC, Ethiopia

3. Marketing and Development of Jordan and the Region 
Michael Stolowitzky,
Vice Chairman, MEMTA Americas
Director, International Business Development American Express Company
Hani Abu Dayyeh, Vice President, Near East Tourist Agency
Elhamy ElZayat, Chairman, Executive Council, MEMTTA
Munir Nassar, International Traders
Oni Amiel, Managing Director, Amiel Tours

4. Healing the Wounds of conflict through Tourism 

H.E. Akel Biltaji, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan (moderator and speaker)
Martin McDonald, Chief Executive, Rural Development Council, Northern Ireland
Amelia Tomasevic, General Manager, Hotel Esplanade
Ray Shanks, Co-Operation Ireland


H.E. Mitri Abu Eita, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Palastine
H.E. Mamdouh El Beltagui, Minister of Tourism, Egypt
H.E. Amnon Lipkin Shahak, Minister of Tourism, Israel

5. Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Bonnie Burnham, World Monument Fund Designate, UFTAA
Jaqueline De Rey, past President UFTAA 
Nancy Wilkie, President, Archaeology Magazine

Peter Mwenguo, Dorector, Tanzania Tourist Board
Michael Goren, President, Cultural & Educational Division, USTOA


Doudou Diene, Director, Department of Intercultural Dialogue and Pluralism for a Culture of Peace, UNESCO

 6. Educating for a Culture of Peace through Tourism

Jafar Jafari, Editor in Chief, Annals of Tourism Research and Founder, The Tourism Academy, University of Wisconsin (invited as a moderator)
Mara Delli Priscolli, Executive Director, Educational Travel Alliance & Travel Learning Conference
Dr. Donald Hawkins, Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy, School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University
Stephen Richards, President, Elderhostel 

Russ Hedge
, International Hostelling - American Youth Hostels
Jafar Jafari Editor in Chief, Annals of Tourism Research Founder, The Tourism Academy, University of Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Research University of Wisconsin - Stout

Francesca Gatto Expo cts BIT, Milan

7. Doing Well and Doing Good

Connie Higginson, Vice President, Philanthropic Program, American Express Company and Chairman, BEST (mod and speaker)
Marilyn Byfield, President, IFWTO
Gloria Reid, Airline Ambassadors
Andreas Larentzakis, Managing Director, Kompas Holidays 

8. Travelers with Special Needs

HRH Prince Ra’ad Ben Zeid (mod. And speaker)
Laurel Von Horn, Executive Director, SATH and Editor in Chief, Open World (co-moderator)
Chris Stark, Manager, Monitoring and Liaison Accessible Transportation Directorate Canadian Transportation Agency 
Eli Meiri,
President, Israel for All, Tourism for people with special needs
Phillip Thompson, South Africa Federal Council on Disability


Dominique Dapuis, Owner and Managing Director, Access Tourism Service, France
Eli Mair, Keli Tours, Israel
Chris Stark, Accessible Transportation Directorate, Canadian Transportation Agency

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Special Events

Spiritual Gathering
8 November, 15:30

The Summit begins with a Spiritual Gathering at Bethany beyond the Jordan, site of Christ’s baptism visited by Pope John Paul II on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  

Launch of Global Peace Parks Project
11 November, 11:00

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the New Millennium, a Global Peace Parks Project will be launched from Bethany Beyond the Jordan, with the dedication of an International Peace Park. Dedications of Peace Parks will also occur concurrently at 6 or 7 other launch sites in symbolic locations in other regions of the world. 

Peace Concert
The World of Music: One Earth One Family 11 November, 19:30

A Benefit Peace Concert is being organized by Ashtar Tours as a grand finale to the week of “Peace through Tourism”. The Concert will be open to the public.

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Social Functions

Welcoming Reception - 8 November, 18:00–20:00
Sponsored by Zara Investments & Movenpick Hotels and Resorts

At the Dead Sea – Movenpick Hotel

Awards Luncheon - 9 November, 12:15–14:00
Sponsored by Air Harbor Technologies

King Hussein Peace Awards to the individual(s) and to the organization with outstanding achievement in contributing to the vision of “Tourism as a Global Peace Industry”. Also, King Hussein Scholarship Awards to the student in Each of five regions of the world writing the best paper on “Building A Culture of Peace through Tourism”

Reception and Gala Banquet - 9 November, 19:00
Sponsored by the Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan

“Jordan…The Cradle of Civilizations” A celebration of Peace and the Global Family.

Media Luncheon - 10 November, 12:30-14:15

Moderator and Speaker: Peter Greenberg Travel Editor, NBC Today Show
Richard Bangs, Editor, Expedia.com
Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler
Graham Boynton, Travel Editor, The Daily Telegraph
Rana Sabagh-Gargour, Editor in Chief, Jordan Times
Veronica Stoddart, Travel Editor, USA Today.
Nicola Hewitt, NBC Today Show

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Pre-Summit Program

Four Pre-Summit Workshops will be conducted by leading international experts. Each being an intensive two day learning experience combining both theory and practice and allowing for the sharing of experiences among participants. 

Workshops - 6 & 7 November (9:00–17:00)
Sustainable Tourism Development (USD50):
Dr. Michael Olsen, The Olsen Group
Robert Zimmer, Zimmer Hundley

 Cultural & Heritage Tourism (USD50):

Nancy Wilkie, President, Archaeology Magazine
Sharr Prohaska, Director, Tourism Program, NYU

Rural & Community Based Tourism(USD50):

Tricia Barnett, Director, Tourism Concern
Diana McIntyre Pike, Director, Sustainable Communities Foundation 

Ecotourism–(Nature Based Tourism)(USD50):

David Andersen, The Andersen Group
Jamie Sweeting, Director, Tourism and Leisure Program, Conservation International 

Regional Educators Meeting
7 November (13:00–17:00)

Educators from the Middle East Region will come together to discuss means of collaborating in areas including the development of curricula, student exchanges and research. For more information, please contact:

Dr. Khalid Magablih (magablih@yahoo.com) or Dr. Yoel Mansfeld (yoel@geo1.haifa.ac.il) 

First Meetings of IIPT Global Networks
8 November (9:00–17:00)

IIPT is forming four International Networks, each having its first meeting at the Summit. For more information, and to become part of the network, please contact the Coordinator by email. 

Educators for Peace through Tourism

Prof. Robert Blanchard: rblanchard@jwu-sc.edu
and Dr. Dan McDonald: dan.mcdonald@uni.edu 

Rural & Community Based Tourism

Diana McIntyre Pike: countrystyle@cwjamaica.com 

Spirituality in Tourism

Steve Chandler Hall: chanhall@alumni.princeton.edu

 Indigenous Tourism

Marsha Smoke: marsha_smoke@hotmail.com 

All delegates are welcome to participate in any of the above Network Meetings.

First Meeting of IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism
8 November (9:00–17:00)

IIPT is forming a “Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism”. Each founding partner is committed to a “Millennium Project” which contributes to the vision of “Tourism as a Global Peace Industry”. Projects will be launched at the Summit. Founding Partners currently include more than 20 prestigious international organizations. International organizations interested in becoming members are invited to contact IIPT: Email: Summit@iipt.org 

International Student Forum
8 November (9:00–12:00)

University students from around the world will come together for an International Student Forum and to take part in the Summit. Special accommodation arrangements have been made at the Ammon Hotel, a student operated hotel. Rooms are limited.

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International Student Form

University students from around the world will come together for an International Student Forum as well as to take part in the Summit. Due to limitations on the number of Student delegates, preference will be given to Students nominated by the Dean of their Academic Department. (8 November.)

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Nominations for IIPT - King Hussein Peace Award

IIPT will present an award:

1) to the Industry Statesman, and
2) to the Organization with outstanding achievement in contributing to the vision of "Tourism as a Global Peace Industry".

Your nominations are invited.
Please send to: Summit@iipt.org Please reference: Subject: Nominations.

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Register - Book Hotel - Pre and Post Conference Tours all online
at www.b-there.com/iiptglobalsummit

Lee Travel
Email: IIPT@leetravel.com
Telephone: 1-800-785-8720 or (203) 319-2094
Fax: (203) 319-4299

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Official Airline

is the official flag carrier of Global Summit 2000. To take advantage of special fares, ticket purchase with cash or credit card only must be made directly with a Royal Jordanian Airline ticket office.



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Pre and Post Conference Tours will be offered by American Express offices in Jordan. Please check back soon for the full conference program.



For press information and media credentials, please contact:
The Bradford Group
Email: Bradfordmktg@aol.com
Telephone: (212) 447-0027
Fax: (212) 725-8253


Jordan Tourism Board North America
Telephone: 703.243.7404
Fax: 703.243.7406

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Travel Information

Average Temperatures in Amman for November are High: 23C, Average: 16C, Low: 8C. Evenings are cool once the sun goes down. Average of two rain showers in the entire month. 

Passports and VisasAdvisable to contact Jordan Embassy in your country to obtain a visa. Some nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival. 

Health Insurance - Delegates should arrange for their own health insurance coverage while in Jordan.

Foreign Exchange and BankingCurrency exchange facilities and ATM’s are available at the airport and in Amman.

 Airport to Hotel Transfers - Please check with the “Global Summit” Information Booth at the airport on arrival for transfer to hotels (30 min.)

For More Information

International Institute for Peace through Tourism
Email: summit@iipt.org
Telephone: (802) 253-2658
Fax: (802) 253-2645

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