The 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang, hosted by the Ministry of, Information, Culture, and Tourism of Lao PDR (MICT) from June 6-9, 2017, features educational and interactive events during three days, at zero cost registration free, including the Mekong Blogger MatchUp Boot Camp, the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism Summit (MIST), and the Mekong Tourism Forum with inspiring keynotes and official opening remarks in the mornings, and engaging sessions in 8 topical tracks with 2 sessions each in the afternoon. Venues are matched to the subject matter of the individual sessions, and as such make the destination of UNESCO Heritage town Luang Prabang the actual venue. This unique MICE concept is a test to embark on a model whereas smaller towns can host meetings and events even without sophisticated conference centres and meeting facilities, by making the destination the venue.
Under the them of “Prosper with Purpose”, MTF 2017 looks to focus on the exciting opportunities of the Greater Mekong Subregion to grow and drive investment by focusing on sustainability – aligned to the 2017 Year of Sustainability, declared by the United Nations. The goal of MTF is to bring together public and private sector together to collaborate, discuss, and debate on key issues to position the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) as a single tourism destination, promoting multi-country travel to secondary destinations. In addition, MTF2017 will provide engaging networking, beautiful evening functions, educational and exciting post technical tours, as well as a host destination ranked as one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Don’t miss out: Reserve your place, and register for free at www.mekongtourismforum.org. Please like us on Facebook and Instagram, and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest: @TourismMekong. Use hashtags #TourismMekong and #MTF17