Renowned nature man presents seminar

Five speakers will be hosting different topics at the conference.

08 May 2018 | Events

Staff Repoter - The local and regional tourism community are all looking forward to the 20th edition of the ever-popular Namibia Tourism Expo which will be held from 30 May to 3 June at the Windhoek show grounds.

This year, there is a special treat for tourism stakeholders and conservationists alike. On 29 May, one day before the expo kicks off, a Tourism Networking Conference will be held at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre. Five seminars will be presented, all focusing on the theme of the 2018 expo, Conservation - Small things matter’. The environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta will officially open the 1st Tourism Networking Conference.

The conference and its attendees are lucky to have secured renowned nature man, Dr Chris Brown.

Brown is an ecologist, and environmental scientist, has over 35 years of practical experience in environmental management and administration, strategic planning and development, project and programme design and coordination.

Track record

Previously he was the head of the Namibia Directorate of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in the ministry of environment and tourism and played a key role in drafting the environmental clauses in the Namibian Constitution. He was the executive director of the Namibia Nature Foundation for 12 years. He serves on several boards including that of Namibia’s Sustainable Development Advisory Council.

Dr Brown holds a PhD Zoology (conservation biology), BSc Hons degree (zoology) and a BSc degree (zoology, entomology, biochemistry).

He is currently the CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment.

Four other speakers will be hosting different topics at the conference. Keep an eye out on these pages in the coming weeks as we tell you more.

Interested parties can send an email to [email protected] or log on to nte.nmh.com.na for more details.

The Tourism Networking Conference is proudly brought to you by Namibia Media Holdings, First National Bank and Old Mutual.

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