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Speaker Details – Dr. Karl Mootoosamy

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Former Director MTPA

Dr Karl Moootoosamy has an outstanding international track record where culture,pedagogy,tourism,sports and diplomacy blends together.

He holds a doctorate in humanities with distinction from the Sorbonne and was a visiting professor in arts and literature.

As chief Executive to the Office of the President of the Francophone movement,he was responsible for policy and strategy and led several international cooperation missions to Benin,Senegal,Burkina Faso,Ivory Coast,Cambodia,Vietnam,Tunisia and Morocco.He is also a Honorary Citizen of the town of Wasquehal in France.

Inspired by rich experiences drawn from life and the necessity to foster closer links amongst people,he took in hand,in 1998,the destiny of the tourism industry in Mauritius as Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority,following a selection exercise conducted by PriceWaterHouse,a position he held until 2015.

A principled and determined man, Dr Karl Mootoosamy has had a very precise vision of Mauritius and the way he wanted to promote the country.Convinced that the destiny of the island lies in a top-quality tourism industry, he has led promotion missions in more than 50 countries around the globe.He played a leading role in the up Vanilla Island organisation as well as Costa Croisiere venue in Indian Ocean.He sucessfully conducted the diversificated of markets leading the way to China CIS countrys Middle East Africa and Brazil.

Speaker Details – Mr. Kee Chong Li Kwong Wing

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Chairman, SBM Holdings

Holder of the National Laureateship, Mr Kee Chong LI KWONG WING is an economist who graduated from the London School of Economics. Mr Kee Chong Li KWONG WING was elected as a director on the Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd in June 2015 and was designated as Chairman by the Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd. Mr LI KWONG WING is an independent non-executive director.

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Speaker Details – Mr. Georges Chung Tick Kan

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Senior Economic Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office

Georges Chung Tick Kan was trained as an economist and holds a Master degree. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and the businesses he set up encompass several sectors including printing and publishing, woven textile labelling, industrial packaging and global financial services. He chaired or was member of boards of Government bodies such as the Financial Services Promotion Agency, Export Processing Zone Development Authority, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation and Mauritius Duty Free Paradise. He also chaired the Committees charged with the setting-up of the Stock exchange of Port-Louis and the first Leasing Company in the 1980s when he was adviser to the Ministry of Finance.

Mr Chung also chaired the Mauritius Association of Exporters at the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008. He was the economic Adviser to the Minister of Finance in 2010. He is currently the Senior Economic Adviser at the Prime Minister’s office. He wrote a book on Vision 2020 and Ways of Achieving a Society of Quality.

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Speaker Details – Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

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Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore is an international expert on women and children in tourism. She has recently co-published two books: Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives; and Asian Genders in Tourism.

Her work has been published in international journals and that specifically on girlfriend getaways have been featured by travel sites, radio and newspapers. Catheryn also speaks frequently at corporate training programs, international conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops all over the world. She is the Second Vice-Chair of The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE); Editor-in-Chief of international journal, Tourism Management Perspectives; and the proud founder and chair of Women Academics in Tourism (WAiT).

She researches at the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT). Catheryn has started and sold businesses for profit and has experienced consulting for institutions and organisations, and lived and worked in Malaysia, New Zealand and America. She is settling for now, in an Australian bayside suburb.