Public Speaking Presentations and Workshops

David enjoys sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge at conferences, workshops and meetings.  He has acted at national and international workshops as workshop leaders, webinair speaker, and conference rapporteur.  Recent international conference keynotes include:

  • April 2020 : Webinair ChristchurchNZ Tourism ‘Tourism and our regions – the long haul ahead’
  • GSTC : Global Sustainable Tourism Council (Azores, Portugal, 2019) “Is the tourism sector meeting its obligations… A provocation … or science check) for EarthCheck Research Institute
  • Govt of Portugal: Local Government Tourism Qualification (Course opening address) “Tourism in Coastal Regions – business volumes and value” Porto
  • EarthCheck Research Institute 2019 “Overtourism or UnderManagement?”
  • Nepal 2018 Tourism and sustainable development. “Tourism and Sustainable Development A View Into Nepal” Linking tourism to the UN SDGs.
  • Azores 2017 Towards Sustainable Tourism. “Perspectives on Sustainable Destination Management ~ policy, planning, management….   and measurement” 
  • Mexico 2017 Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit,    “New Zealand, the commitment to sustainability”
  • Argentina 2017 Latin American Forum for Sustainable Tourism” Sustainable Tourism and Dispersion”
  • Norway VisitNorway Conference “Pathways to Establishing an Evidence Based Approach to Tourism Strategy and Development  – lessons from New Zealand and Australia