• Nov 7-9, 2018
  • Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
  • $500 Members
    $800 Community
    $850 Marketplace

Agenda

Wednesday November 7
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pedro de Medeiros and Germando de Barros Auditorium
AdventureEDU Jumpstart

AdventureEDU Jumpstart at AdventureNEXT Latin America offers hands-on learning for travel professionals. Normally by-invitation only, AdventureEDU programs are a key opportunity for skill development and professional advancement for adventure tourism companies around the world. Join the AdventureEDU Jumpstart programs – one for tour operators, and one for tourism board representatives – to learn from leading adventure travel practitioners and connect with your industry peers. Delivered in Spanish. Click here for more information and separate registration.

  • 2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Entrance Hall
AdventureNEXT Check In

Pick up your badge and conference materials at AdventureNEXT Check In at the entrance hall of the Arquiteto Rubens Gil de Camillo Convention Center. You will be required to show your badge to enter all AdventureNEXT sessions, meals and special events.

  • 6:00 - 9:30 PM
  • Esplanada Ferroviária
  • Meal
Opening Ceremony & Dinner

Our opening ceremony for all delegates will include words of welcome from tourism officials and dignitaries as well as special remarks from the ATTA’s CEO, Shannon Stowell, and Bruno Wendling, director-president of the Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation, the host destination.

Speakers

Shannon Stowell

CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

Bruno Wendling

Director-President, Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation

Partners

Thursday November 8
  • 7:30 - 9:00 AM
  • Entrance Hall
AdventureNEXT Check In

Pick up your badge and conference materials at AdventureNEXT Check In at the entrance hall of the Arquiteto Rubens Gil de Camillo Convention Center. You will be required to show your badge to enter all AdventureNEXT sessions, meals and special events.

  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM
  • Auditorium Manoel de Barros
  • Keynote
Inaugural AdventureNEXT Latin America Welcome

AdventureNEXT Latin America’s event emcee, Anna Carolina Lobo will open the program, alongside ATTA’s Regional Director of Latin America, Gabriella Stowell.

Speakers

Anna Carolina Lobo

AdventureNEXT Latin America Emcee & Head of Oceans and Atlantic Rainforest, WWF Brazil

Gabriella Stowell

Regional Director, Latin America - ATTA
  • 9:15 - 10:30 AM
  • Auditorium Manoel de Barros
  • Keynote
Una Forza

Music and travel are both irrepressible in their power to connect and unify people, regardless of origin, culture or boundaries. Music touches our hearts and builds camaraderie among listeners. Likewise with travel, emotional ties are made to a place through new experiences, friendly hosts, knowledgeable guides and bonds created with new friends. Music and travel both tap into our most pure emotions and urges – to connect with each other and to be our best selves.

Globally recognized musicians who have seen music bring people together are keenly aware of the effect tourism has on travelers and inhabitants of Latin America. Join us for a unique opening plenary session – a soundscape journey from the Caribbean to the Andes to the Amazon – with a mixture of music and storytelling to delight the ears and unite us as one force over the course of AdventureNEXT Latin America and beyond.

This session will be presented in English and translated to Portuguese. 

Speakers

Gregorio Uribe

Colombia Music Travel

Julian Guererro

Vice President, ProColombia

Partner

  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Entrance Hall
  • Coffee Break
Networking Coffee Break

Networking coffee breaks are provided by SENAC, an educational program which creates menus with teachers and students influenced by the regional cuisine of neighboring countries Paraguay and Bolivia.

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Germano de Barros
  • Concurrent
Innovative Partnership Models in a Dynamic Sector

In addition to traditional tourism distribution channels, there are ever-increasing opportunities for unconventional partnerships. The changing landscape of what defines a “buyer” and a “supplier” in adventure tourism requires industry participants to be vigilant and alert to new trends. This dynamism forces the industry to think creatively about innovative, revenue-driving relationships, best pricing practices, investments in technology and content creation, and the criteria for effective communications and sales. Technology itself is bringing down the barriers worldwide — where is Latin America on this continuum?

A diverse array of panelists share how their interactions with business partners are shifting, what kinds of innovations are changing their operating landscape, and what they anticipate in the future evolution of their sales environments that will lead to success.

This session is intended for delegates from Latin American interested in broadening their range of sales opportunities beyond the traditional outlets. This session will be delivered in Spanish. Translation will not be available.

Moderator

Eric Aguirre

Director of Product Development, Under30Experiences
 

Speakers

Roberta Martins

Travel Writer, Territórios

Eduardo Pedraza

Co-Founder & President, CORE Travel

Marion Salemkour

CEO - Travel Designer, Terra Peru
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
BRAZIL MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from BRAZIL. It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Ricardo de Melo
  • Meal
LUNCH

Enjoy lunch provided by our destination host and accompanied by the sounds of Jerry Espindola and Rodrigo Teixeira, singing some regional classics.

Partner

  • 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Germano de Barros
  • Concurrent
Charting the Course for Excellence in Business Management

This session is designed for incoming/receptive tour operators seeking practical knowledge to increase operational quality to build their international adventure tourism businesses. Delegates learn how operational excellence in safety and risk management, social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency can deliver measurable benefits to and increase sales for their your businesses.

Tour operators in Brazil explain how they took the practical steps necessary to implement best practices that make businesses resilient, competitive, and financially successful. In small groups, delegates share impediments to best practice implementation and brainstorm how to apply the lessons, tools, and techniques shared by the panelists.

This session is intended for Brazilian tour operators seeking best practices in business and operations to further develop their adventure travel brands and companies. 

Facilitators

Alfredo Ferreyros

President, Explorandes
 

Gustavo Timo

Director, Destination Development, ATTA
 

Speakers

Adrià Lacorte

Founder & CEO, Aniyami Brazil

Vanessa Almeida

Director, Nas Alturas
  • 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
LATIN AMERICA MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from across LATIN AMERICA (excluding Brazil). It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Entrance Hall
  • Coffee Break
Networking Coffee Break

Networking coffee breaks are provided by SENAC, an educational program which creates menus with teachers and students influenced by the regional cuisine of neighboring countries Paraguay and Bolivia.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
LATIN AMERICA MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from across LATIN AMERICA (excluding Brazil). It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Germano de Barros
  • Concurrent
Film Screening: Voices from the Sea

The indigenous people of Easter Island, the Rapa Nui, are connected to the ocean. Women and men fish for their families, and gather shells to craft traditional jewelry and artwork. But what happens when fish stocks decline and plastic from other countries washes up on the Easter Island coast? The Rapa Nui formed Te Mau O Te Vaikava O Rapa Nui -the Mesa del Mar- an effort made up of prominent fishing, tourism, environmental, and cultural leaders, to determine the best ways to protect their ocean waters for future generations. Narrated by Dr. Sylvia Earle, Voices from the Sea (Voces del mar) is a 40-minute documentary that tells the story of the Rapa Nui’s efforts to develop a proposal for one of the world’s largest protected areas of ocean. Watch the trailer.

Presented in Spanish and English.
Running time: 40 minutes.

Partner

  • 6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Murano Buffett
  • Meal
DINNER

Join AdventureNEXT Latin America delegates for a thematic dinner offered by partners from Sebrae. Renowned Chef Paulo Machado will introduce the flavors of the region, and a cultural presentation will accompany the evening’s cuisine and networking. 

Friday November 9
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Auditorium Manoel de Barros
  • Keynote
100 Years of Experience

Four industry veterans — representing tour operators, lodging and industry leadership — draw from decades of experience in adventure travel in a moderated panel to discuss: the future, important lessons and what they wish they had known starting out. The panelists are from Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.

This session will be delivered in English with translation into Portuguese.

Moderator

Shannon Stowell

CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
 



Speakers

Alfredo Ferreyros

President, Explorandes

Glenn Jampol

Chairman, Global Ecotourism Network

Ena Buenfil

CEO, Selva Teenek / Huaxteca.com

Israel Waligora

Founder & Director, Ambiental Expeditions

Partner

  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Entrance Hall
  • Coffee Break
Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
LATIN AMERICA MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from across LATIN AMERICA (excluding Brazil). It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Germano de Barros
  • Concurrent
Community Tourism Workshop: Investing in Brazil’s Future

On a global scale, adventure travel helps drive sustainable development on ancestral lands and within rural communities. Experiences that have gained popularity include home stays, culinary demonstrations, visits with tribal elders, interpretive nature walks, handicraft lessons, and volunteer efforts to improve community access to water, education, and much more. Income generated by these types of adventure travel experiences is often crucial for environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and the advancement of ​local​ communities. In Brazil, as in other parts of the world, the best intentions often begin well but ultimately leave communities with a lack of sustainable infrastructure, training, and practical knowledge to continue offering high-quality adventure tourism experiences. As an industry, we need to address these problems, explore complicated issues, and come up with ideas to move toward a better future.

This session provides perspectives from those in the field, who share both shining examples of the longevity of economic benefit to rural and ecological tourism as well as the hurdles they experience every day. Then, in a workshop, delegates engage to find responsible ways to build travel products and work with partners who represent or invest in local communities, protected areas, and cultures.

This session is intended for Brazilian destination representatives, community leaders, and tourism providers interested in strengthening community-enriching tourism. This session will be delivered in Portuguese. Translation will not be available.

Speakers

Marcos Amend

Consultant and Nature Photographer, Mawe Consultoria e Projetos Ambientais

Marianne Costa

Social Entrepreneur, Vivejar

Israel Waligora

Founder & Director, Ambiental Expeditions
  • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Ricardo de Melo
  • Meal
LUNCH

Today’s lunch provided by our host destinations will highlight the culture of horseback riding in Mato Grosso do Sul. Don’t miss a special pantaneiro (local cowboy) experience!

Partner

  • 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
BRAZIL MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from BRAZIL. It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Germano de Barros
  • Concurrent
From Ocean to Land: How Conservation Meets Tourism

Hear from a range of experts working in different contexts, yet with similar goals and results of how conservation tourism can create value for companies, communities, and travelers. Moderated by AdventureEDU educator Ana Ines Figueroa from Argentina, presenters share their challenges, best practices, and a roadmap for success. There will be time for audience questions, and delegates will walk away with action items to incorporate conservation ethics into their business practices and destinations.

This session is intended for tour operators and media delegates from Latin American interested in learning more about the benefits and challenges of conservation tourism. This session will be delivered in Spanish and some English. Translation will not be available.

Moderator

Ana Ines Figueroa

Owner & Managing Director, Adventure & Landscape
 

Speakers

Ena Buenfil

CEO, Selva Teenek / Huaxteca.com

Jorge Moller

Director, Regenera ONG

Eduardo Camargo

CEO, Instituto Baleia Jubarte

Glenn Jampol

Chairman, Global Ecotourism Network
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Entrance Hall
  • Coffee Break
Networking Coffee Break
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Loyde Bonfim de Andrade Exhibition Hall
BRAZIL MARKETPLACE

This session of the AdventureNEXT Marketplace features inbound tour operators and accommodations from BRAZIL. It provides a focused setting to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote adventure brands. A global delegation of outbound tour operators, wholesalers, travel advisors, editorial media, and influencers attend Marketplace events for introductions to new companies and product development discussions.

  • 6:15 - 7:30 PM
  • Auditorium Manoel de Barros
  • Keynote
Purpose

In this closing session, leave with a lasting gift of inspiration from sociologist Tania Zapata as she shares her stories, ideas, and perspective on the power of humans, individually and collectively, to reshape the trajectory of business and conservation. With a passionate message to the delegation, Zapata shares how our sense of purpose not only delivers happiness and joy in our lives, but has the powerful potential to improve lives linked through tourism all across Latin America.

This session will be delivered in Portuguese with translation to English.

Speaker

Tania Zapata

Professor, IADH - Human Development Advisory Institute
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Living Room Ricardo de Melo
Disruptive Networking Adventure (D.N.A.) Cocktail

ATTA’s original D.N.A. Happy Hour is a new take on making business contacts. Tour operators, travel media, destination representatives, industry partners — we’re all looking to build business relationships with like-minded people. Come prepared to share what has impacted you most about AdventureNEXT Latin America – concisely – and engage in meaningful, fun conversations over drinks.

Partner

  • 9:30 - 11:30 PM
  • Jack Music Hall
Adventure Jam Band

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a fun night of music performed by those from within our own adventure community in the first gathering of what we hope will become a recurring event: The Adventure Jam Band.

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