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Posted: 2016-11-29
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Global Network Week: A Management Course on Sustainable Tourism for students of the Global Network for Advanced Management
17-21 October 2016
The W.SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB), together with the Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism (ALT-CFT) held a weeklong management course on sustainable tourism for the students of the Global Network Advanced Management (GNAM) network last 17-21 October 2016. The course was comprised of several on-site visits, such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), DVF Dairy Farms, the Philippine Carabao Center, and the Masungi Georeserve. 
The first day of the course encompassed sessions on a variety of topic discussed by distinguished speakers such as Ms. Jeannie E. Javelosa, co-founder and director of ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle, Ms. Susan Santos de Cardenas, CEO and president of the Society for Sustainable Development, Inc., Mr. Danny V. Fausto, president of the DVF Dairy Farm, and Prof. Fernando Martin Y. Roxas, full-time professor at the Asian Institute of Management. The second day of the week was spent at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where discussions revolved around the topics on sustainable development. Discussions were delivered by Dr. Young Uck Kang, knowledge sharing and services specialist of the bank, Mr. Chatiya Nantham, lead facilities planning and management specialist of the bank, and Erwin Casaclang, associate facilities planning and management officer of the bank. The third day was spent for field visits at the DVF Dairy Farm and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC). The focal point of the discussions was sustainable enterprises where DVF Dairy Farm president, Mr. Danny V. Fausto, and PCC chief operations heads, Dr. Annabelle S. Sarabia provided lectures. The Masungi Georeserve Park was visited on the fourth day, where students were able to experience a 4-hour hike around the park. Ms. Anne Dumaliang, project manager of the park, provided a lecture on geotourism. The last day of the week was spent at the Asian Institute of Management where the students were asked to present their capstone projects to a panel of judges comprised of  Prof. Fernando Martin Y. Roxas, Dr. John Paolo Rivera, Ms. Ofelia Odilao-Bisnar, and Ms. Afrecita D. Nieva. 

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