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8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Slide Show and North Carolina Music
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentations by:
9:30 a.m. Sustainability and Tourism--Potential Benefits to the Region.
9:50 a.m. State of Eastern North Carolina’s Tourism Economy.
- Jim Kleckley, Director, Bureau of Business Research, ECU.
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Current Practices and Resources in Sustainable Tourism—Why and How.
11:30 a.m. Hospitality Industry and Sustainability—Trends and Practices.
- Bob O’Halloran, Chairman, Hospitality Management Program, ECU.
11:50 a.m. Resources, Partners and Collaborators in Tourism
- Alex Naar, Coordinator, Sustainable Tourism Initiatives. Alex represents a cooperative effort of ECU’s Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development and the Center for Sustainable Tourism in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.
12:10 a.m. Ask the Panelists: Wrap-up and Next Steps
12:30 p.m. Speakers available to meet with attendees.
Sponsors included the New Bern/Craven County Convention and Visitors Bureau, NC Northeast Commission, the NC Eastern Region and the Center for Sustainable Tourism, East Carolina University.