A One-day Dialogue will be held in May 28th 2018 on the margins of TWG52. This Self Funded Initiative is aligned to the 2018 Theme, specifically to priority two: Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, focusing on expanding opportunities for women. PNG as 2018 hosts, aims to take a sectoral approach in addressing issues relating to economic empowerment for women.
This dialogue aims to stimulate discussions on enhancing women economic participation and productivity in Tourism in thematic areas of sustainability, inclusivity and the digital age.
Additionally, it will chart a way forward for APEC to collaborate in addressing gender gaps and empower women to participate more actively in the tourism industry. Such collaboration may be within APEC such as with the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) and other relevant fora, or externally, with the UNWTO.
Papua New Guinea will present the Dialogue Report at TWG52.