Event Schedules Conference Program Schedule

Tentative Program subjected to change.

  • 8.30am

    Registration & Check-In

  • 10.00am

    Opening Ceremony - MC Introduction

    Officiating Speech by YB Dato' Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri,
    Minister of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia

    Invited Speech by Dato’ Abdul Latif Abu Seman, Director General, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysia

    Welcome Speech by Mr. Rohizam Md Yusoff, President, DiTTAM & Champion of Tourism Productivity Nexus, Malaysia

  • 10.40am - 01.00pm

    ROUNDTABLE FORUM 1 - Tourism 4.0: Technology for a Sustainable Tourism Economy

    10.40am - Moderator

    Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Abu Bakar,
    President, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), Malaysia

    10.50am - Speaker 1

    Dr. Urska Starc-Peceny
    Chief Innovation Officer and Lead of Tourism 4.0 Department, ARCTUR, Slovenia
    “Tourism 4.0 to Revitalise the Tourism Industry"

    11.10am - Speaker 2


    Mr. Damith Hettihewa
    President, Computer Society of Sri Lanka
    “Technology for a Sustainable Tourism Economy in Sri Lanka”

    11.30am - Speaker 3

    Datuk Fadzli Abdul Wahit
    Chief Strategy Officer, MDEC, Malaysia
    “Digital Economy in the Tourism Sector in Malaysia”

    11.50am - Speaker 4


    Tunku Dato’ Seri (Dr) Iskandar Tunku Abdullah
    Past President, PATA
    “Travel and Tourism Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

    12.10pm - Forum Discussion

  • 01.00pm

    End of Roundtable Forum 1 & Break

  • 02.30pm - 04.30pm

    ROUNDTABLE FORUM 2 - Tourism 4.0: Tourism Technology and Innovation for the Future Growth

    02.30pm - Moderator


    Mr. Rohizam Md Yusoff,
    President, DiTTAM & Champion of Tourism Productivity Nexus, Malaysia

    02.40pm - Speaker 1


    Professor Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Abd Hamid,
    Vice Chancellor, University Technology Sarawak (UTS)
    “The Digital Technology Disrupting the Tourism and Travel Industry”

    03.00pm - Speaker 2


    Mr. Alan See,
    CEO & Founder, Firmus Sdn Bhd
    "The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Tourism Industry"

    03.20pm - Speaker 3


    Mr. Mario Bojilov
    CEO, MBS Academy Australia
    “Digital Risk - Mitigation Strategies for Sustainable Tourism”

    03.40pm - Forum Discussion

  • 04.30pm - 04.40pm

    End of Roundtable Forum 2 & Check Out

    End of Day Briefing & Summary

  • 8.30am

    Check-in, Day Briefing

  • 10.00am - 01.00pm

    ROUNDTABLE FORUM 3 - Tourism 4.0: Entrepreneurship and Gig Economy for Sustainable Tourism

    10.00am - Moderator

    Mr. Shaifubahrim Mohd Salleh
    Chairman, XaaS Berhad & Suria P2P Inc

    10.10am - Speaker 1

    Mr. Yohan Ramasundara
    Secretary General, SEARCC, Australia.
    “Developing Profitable Markets through Digital Technology”

    10.30am - Speaker 2

    Sharon Barendse, Yee Kiu Yeung & Shande Ho Hip
    Charles Sturt University, Australia
    “Travel Technology: The NBW Airport Robotic Baggage Handling Project”

    11.00am - Speaker 3

    Prof. Dr. Kashif Hussain
    Head, School of Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
    “The Role of Digital Media and Communication in Shaping the Future of Travel and Tourism Industry”

    11.30am - Speaker 4

    Mr. Antony Leopold
    Managing Director, Ace Altair Travels
    “Accessible Tourism in Malaysia and the Importance of Technology”

    12.00pm - Forum Discussion

  • 01.00pm

    End of Roundtable Forum 3 & Break

  • 02.00pm

    End of Day Briefing & Summary, Check Out

  • 8.30am

    Check-in, Day Briefing

  • 10.00am - 01.00pm

    ROUNDTABLE FORUM 4 - Tourism 4.0: Promoting ASEAN Heritage, Art and Culture for Sustainable Tourism via Digital

    10.00am - Moderator


    Mr. Shaifubahrim Mohd Salleh
    Chairman, XaaS Berhad & Suria P2P Inc

    10.10am - Speaker 1


    Mr. Edric Ong
    President, ASEAN Handicraft Promotion Development Association (AHPADA)
    “Promoting ASEAN Handwoven Textiles and Fashion via Fashion Week Online"

    10.40am - Speaker 2


    Mr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
    Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
    “Promoting Indonesian Tourism and Creative Products through Digital Technology”

    11.10am - Speaker 3


    Prof. Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich
    Faculty of Data Science, Musashino University, Japan & Faculty of Engineering,
    Thammasat University, Thailand.
    "Digitized Thailand and Beyond"

    11.40am - Speaker 4


    Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin
    Honorary Fellow, Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    “Strategies for Promoting ASEAN Heritage, Art and Culture for Tourism”

    12.10pm - Forum Discussion

  • 01.00pm

    End of Roundtable Forum 4 & Break

  • 02.30pm - 04.30pm

    Roundtable Forum 5 - Tourism 4.0: Enhancing Workforce with Digital Technology for a Smart Future

    02.30pm - Moderator


    Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Abu Bakar,
    President, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC)

    02.40pm - Speaker 1


    Prof. Dr. Nick Tate
    President, South East Asia Computer Confederation (SEARCC)
    “APEC ICT Skills Framework Project Applied to Tourism”

    03.00pm - Speaker 2


    Dr. Mohd Azlan Abd Jalil
    Chairman, Johor Eco-Tourism and Eco-Education Association
    “Empowering People’s Economy through Digital Tourism”

    03.20pm - Speaker 3


    Dato Wei Chuan Beng
    Champion, Digital Productivity Nexus, Malaysia Productivity Corporation
    “Digital Leadership to revitalise the travel and tourism industry”

    03.40pm - Speaker 4


    Dr Fanny Vong
    PATA Executive Board Member & President, Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao, China
    “Talent Tourism Careers, Business Transformation and the Digital Economy”

    04.00pm - Forum Discussion

    04.50pm - End of Roundtable
    Briefing & Summary
    Closing Speech by


    Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Abu Bakar,
    President, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC)

     

  • 05.00pm

    End of Conference & Check-out