Tourism Reset - Kim Hill Hot Topic 2023

30 March 2023 | Events

Join veteran New Zealand broadcaster Kim Hill and panellists at the Lincoln campus for a stimulating discussion that will examine tourism’s impact on the environment.

Run by Lincoln Envirotown (with sponsorship from Lincoln University, Selwyn District Council, Rata Foundation, Lottery Community and Community Organisation Grants Scheme), Kim Hill Hot Topic is an annual event covering pressing environmental issues and featuring a panel of experts to discuss solutions.

All are welcome to attend and there is no need to book. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided, with alcoholic beverages available from a cash bar.

Tourism Reset – Kim Hill Hot Topic 2023
Thursday 30 March, 6.30-9pm
Stewart 1, Lincoln University
Entry: $5 koha

The university is proud to partner with Lincoln Envirotown to bring this event to the community and help lead the conversation around sustainability.

Bringing his expertise to the Tourism Reset panel will be Lincoln University Associate Professor Stephen Espiner, whose research focuses on natural resource management and environmental change, with particular reference to parks, recreation and tourism, as well as associated conservation, community and visitor management issues.

Dr Espiner has significantly contributed to the international literature on the implications of global change for tourism-dependent communities living near national parks and other protected areas.

Lincoln University alumna Dr Susanne Becken, Principal Science Investment Advisor at the Department of Conservation, will also bring her significant expertise to the panel. Dr Becken completed her PhD in Tourism Resource Management at Lincoln and went on to establish a highly successful academic career, culminating in her current role as Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University.

Rounding out the panel will be Riccarton Ward City Councillor Tyla Harrison-Hunt and Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Justin Watson.