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We are gearing up for the Ecotourism Kenya Sustainable Tourism Forum 2024! (ESTF 2024)
Theme: Accelerating the Shift Towards Sustainable Tourism.
Dates: 20th -21st June 2024
Venue: Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi

We are honoured to welcome key guests who will be part of this momentous occasion; the Keynote Speaker- Dr. Rose Mwebaza, Regional Director and Representative, Regional Office for Africa at the United Nations Environment Programme and the Chief Guest- Hon. John Ololtuaa, the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife.

Members of the panels are;
1. Joanne Ndirangu- Founder and Director, Scout Group Agency
2. Muthuri Kinyamu- Co-founder, Accessible Travel Kenya
3. Linda Okolo- Business Support Executive ECAF Kenya Airways.
4. David Rubia- Programme Management Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Africa
5. Pracksidis Wandera- Administration and Events, Sustainable Inclusive Business Program-KEPSA
6. Nelson Muiru- Director, Kijabe Environment Volunteers
7. Susan Jepkemoi- Chief Executive Officer, Baringo County Conservancies Association
8. Allister Lindsay- Tourism Consultant Director, North Rangelands Trust Trading
9. David Gitonga- Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Research Institute
10. Dr. Mohanjeet Brar- Managing Director of Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps and Co-founder of Earthacre
11. Andrew Machora- Resource Mobilization Manager, National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND)
12. Ms. Sally Nduta- CEO, United Disabled Persons of Kenya
13. Dickson Kaelo- CEO, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association
14. Lynnet Kamonde- Ag. CEO Ecotourism Kenya

The forum will take full effect in 6 sessions:

  • Choosing Climate-Conscious Tourism, Towards Climate-Friendly Journeys
    o Moderator – Jane Kahata, Environment and Natural Resources Management Expert
  • Green Hospitality: Setting the Bar for Sustainability Certification in the Hospitality Sector
    o Moderator -Dr. John Wandaka, Environmental Management & Sustainable Tourism Consultant
  •  The Current State of Sustainable Tourism in Kenya.
    o Moderator -Dr. Esther Kagure, Director Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management– Eastern Africa (GTRCMC-EA)
  • Creating Accessible and Inclusive Travel Experiences for People with Disabilities
    o Moderator -Elly Munoru, Social Entrepreneur & Disability Advocacy Champion
  • The Role of Community-Based Tourism Enterprises in Promoting Sustainable Tourism Development
    o Moderator -Angela Njehia, Director & Co-Founder Tierranjani Africa Ltd
  • Leveraging Green Financing for Environmental Conservation & Economic Prosperity
    o Moderator -Edith Alusa, Executive Director Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund Trust

Get in on this opportunity to learn, connect, and share thoughts and ideas with industry leaders.
Delegate Charges;
1 1/2 days: EK Member; Kshs. 9,000 Non-Member; Kshs. 12,000
1 day: EK Member; Kshs. 5,000 Non-Member: Kshs. 6,500

Register here:

Exhibitor Charges; Ksh. 30,000. Reach out to Peter at research@ecotourismkenya.org

Don’t miss out!

In the vibrant world of tourism, networking isn’t just a tool; it’s the lifeline of professional growth and opportunity. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer in the field, mastering networking can’t be overstated. It’s the bridge that connects you to like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and invaluable insights that can propel your career forward.

Here are some top networking tips tailored that will help you make the most out of your conference experience:

  1. Set Clear Goals: Before stepping foot into the event, take a moment to define what you hope to achieve. Whether it’s expanding your client base, learning about emerging trends, or finding a mentor, having clear objectives will guide your networking efforts.
  2. Be Approachable: A warm smile and open body language can work wonders in breaking the ice. Don’t hesitate to initiate conversations with fellow attendees during coffee breaks or networking sessions. Remember, everyone is there for the same purpose – to connect and learn.
  3. Listen Actively: Networking isn’t just about pitching yourself; it’s also about listening attentively to others. Ask thoughtful questions, show genuine interest in their work, and you’ll be amazed at the connections you can forge.
  4. Follow Up: The real magic happens after the event ends. Be proactive in following up with the people you’ve met. Send personalized emails expressing your pleasure in meeting them and suggesting ways to stay in touch. Expect the new connections you have made to reach out to you, especially if you shared your contact information or business cards. Be open to engaging with presented opportunities. If you are unable to take up an offer, express your unavailability kindly. Remember, nurturing relationships is key to long-term success.
  5. Utilize Social Media: Don’t underestimate the power of social media in expanding your professional network. Connect with fellow attendees on platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter, and join relevant groups or discussions to stay engaged even after the event is over. Share your thoughts on the experience you have had as well.

The perfect opportunity to put these networking tips into practice, is just around the corner from the 20th to the 21st of June at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, at the upcoming Ecotourism Kenya Sustainable Tourism Forum 2024(ESTF), hosted by the Ecotourism Kenya.

Harness the power of networking and connect with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and forge partnerships that will shape the future of sustainable tourism. You will inevitably watch as doors of opportunity swing wide open at ESTF.

See you there!

Register here.


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Get ready to dive into the world of sustainable tourism at Ecotourism Kenya’s Sustainable Tourism Forum 2024. Follow this breezy registration guide to snag your spot!
THEME: Accelerating the Shift Towards Sustainable Tourism
DATES: 20th-21st June 2024
VENUE: Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

Make your way to ecotourismkenya.org/estf/registration. Click, register, and you’re on your way to secure your spot at the forum!

The forum ticket prices are listed above the registration fields.
Fill in the preliminary contact information details. We promise not to spam you (only with eco-goodness)! Click Next.


Click Add Delegate. Yes, your distinguishedness is a delegate. Fill in the deets(details) of the delegates that will be attending. – name, Ecotourism Kenya membership status, age(optional), food allergies and all that jazz. Click ‘Add Delegate’ to submit the information.
You can include information for your colleague(s), by selecting ‘Add Delegate’ again.

Let us know of anything that you would like to share or inquire about the forum. This section is not compulsory.
Click Next.

Give your details a once-over to ensure the total amount is rightly reflected, then hit that magical confirm button. Select the mode of payment; either MPESA or Bank Transfer.

MPESA Payment
Click ‘Mpesa- Buy Goods’ option for the payment details to show.
Process the payment and enter the Mpesa code. Click the Submit Registration button.

Bank Payment Option
Select the Bank Transfer for the details on payment to show. Click the Submit Registration button.

Congrats! Check your inbox for a confirmation email. Can’t wait to see you at ESTF 2024!

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