The 2011 Environmental Management in Tourism (EMIT) Conference

The 2011 Environmental Management in Tourism (EMIT) Conference takes place from 9-10 November 2011 at the Sandton Sun in Johannesburg. The conference is targeted at the tourism, travel, leisure, and event management sectors and aims to raise awareness of the impacts of tourism on our environment and the need for a more sustainable and responsible way of managing this important industry.  Wednesday, 9 November is particularly relevant as it is also recognised as World Responsible Tourism Day and it marks the annual Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary. 

Some of the presenters include: Dr Anthony Turton (water), Professor Alan Brent (energy), Linda Godfrey (waste), Paul Salinger, President Elect, Green Meetings Industry Council, USA (green events and meetings), Joyce DiMasico, Australia (Green tourism as a regional strategy), Thomas Roth, CMI Green (profiling the green traveller), Jennifer Seif (ethical consumerism), Gillian Saunders (2023 – the environmental and the future of tourism), and Ulusaba and Sun International, Zambia (CSI success stories).  Simon Gear is the master of ceremonies.

The conference is also officially partnered with Green Globe International and the WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day and is supported by SATSA, FEDHASA, the Event Greening Forum, Fair Trade in Tourism, South Africa and SAACI.  Hotel and Restaurant is our media partner and Southern Sun an official sponsor.

EMiT is organised as a not-for-benefit initiative for the tourism industry and will be held and audited as a “green event” by the Heritage Environmental Management Company.

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