Speaking engagements

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  • Sustainable Tourism in the Mountains: Challenges and Opportunities; GIZ Tourism Cooperation Forum 2017, Gudauri, Georgia (Nov 2017). Presented as one of the key speakers as well as helped moderating forum’s sessions and group workshops. 
  • Tourism in Svaneti: Tourism Impacts and Solutions for Sustainable Development; Hiking trails mapping and promotion GIZ conference, Yerevan, Armenia (Oct 2017)
  • Sustainable Tourism in the Caucasus: Challenges and Opportunities; Hiking trails mapping and promotion GIZ conference, Yerevan, Armenia (Oct 2017)

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  • 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)
  • 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)

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