Momentum Continues to Build Towards the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sport


Momentum continues to build towards the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport being held in Ekurhuleni, South Africa (adjacent to Johannesburg International Airport) February 16-19, 2015.


Delegates from more than 30 nations have registered for the World Symposium that will honor the legacies of the world’s three champions of Peace Non-Violent Resistance: Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Symposium, which is endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will also commemorate the 50th Anniversary of African Union, 20 years of South African Democracy, and 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Legislation in the United States. Venue for the Symposium is Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni adjacent to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

An interactive and action oriented Symposium is being planned that will seek to honor the legacies of the world’s three champions of peace and non-violence by building bridges of tourism, friendship and peace in regions throughout the world  – and in this  process, cultivating sustainable and peaceful communities and nations. Click here for more information

IIPT World Symposium to Feature Leading Practitioners

The IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities through Tourism, Culture and Sports will bring together a number of leading practioners who will share their experience and insights during a series of interactive sessions.  Click here for more information

Pre-Symposium Day to Feature

Media and Community Tourism Workshops –

Educator and Student Forums – and IIPT Family Meeting

A series of pre-symposium events will be held on 16 February – the day prior to the Symposium – available to all registered delegates at no additional fee. These will include a Media half day workshop, a full day Community Tourism Workshop, Full day Educators Forum, Full day Student/Youth Leadership Forum and an “IIPT Family Meeting.”

As well, the IIPT Young Professionals Founding Meeting will be held following the Student/Youth Leadership Forum. Click here for more information

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