European Ecotourism Conference EuroEco18, Tbilisi (10-12 February). Conference moderator.
Discovering Places: Georgia. Royal Geographical Society, London (21 Feb 2018). Invited by the RGS as Georgian tourism expert to speak about sustainable tourism development in Georgia.
Key speaker: Transcaucasian Trail: the trail-building experience in Armenia and Georgia; The Armenian Institute, London (March 2018)
Key speaker and moderator: Sustainable Tourism in the Mountains: Challenges and Opportunities; GIZ Tourism Cooperation Forum 2017, Gudauri, Georgia (Nov 2017).
Key speaker: Tourism in Svaneti: Tourism Impacts and Solutions for Sustainable Development; Hiking trails mapping and promotion GIZ conference, Yerevan, Armenia (Oct 2017)
Key speaker: Sustainable Tourism in the Caucasus: Challenges and Opportunities; Hiking trails mapping and promotion GIZ conference, Yerevan, Armenia (Oct 2017)
Developing Responsible Tourism in the Caucasus – the Transcaucasian Trail case study; Pioneering Responsible Tourism Practice at Leeds Beckett conference, Leeds, UK (May 2017). Presented during the “MSc RTM Alumni Spotlight” session.
Tourism in Svaneti: challenges and opportunities; Sustainable Destinations Management lecture, Leeds Beckett University (April 2017)
Developing Responsible Tourism in the Caucasus– the Transcaucasian Trail; Central Asia and Trans-Caucasus (CATBIG) Business Group annual conference, London (Dec 2016)
Key speaker: The Transcaucasian Trail – building a sustainable tourism brand in the Caucasus; New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016, Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA), Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh (Nov 2016). Presented as one of key speakers and led a workshop on the marketing and management of heritage trails.
Improving Public Health Through Hiking– new initiatives in Georgia; 29th Georgian Studies Day, London (Nov 2016)