International conference

TPO Forum

TPO Forum
TPO Forum is to discuss topical issues in the tourism industry and to share knowledge and experiences among working-level officials of member cities. The first TPO Forum was held in Busan in May 2004 under the theme of "The Trend of Asia-Pacific Tourism Markets & Counter-measuring Strategies." In line with Forum, a Joint Symposium of the TPO-UNESCAP was held. The event was the first cooperative project with another international organization. The TPO Forum and the TPO General Assembly are held alternatively, every other year.

History of TPO Forum

History of TPO Forum
No Host city Date Participants Theme
- 2022 COVID 19
9th 2020 Online Webinar
8th Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam June 2018 300 delegates from 31
cities of 6 countries
Smart Tourism
7th Jeonju, Korea June 2016 150 delegates from 28
cities of 10 countries
Aging and Tourism
6th Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 2014 111 delegates from 16
cities of 6 countries
Development of the Islamic Tourism Market
5th Penang, Malaysia September 2012 100 delegates from 25
cities of 6 countries
Protection and Development of World Heritage (100 delegates from 25 cities)
4th Vladivostok, Russia August 2010 100 delegates from 20
cities of 9 countries
How to Overcome the Economic Recession in Tourism Industry
3rd Busan, Korea October 2008 400 delegates from 31
cities of 8 countries
Cooperation between the public and the private for investment and development of the TPO joint projects (31 member cities in 8 countries)
Future of Tourism Investment (400 participants from 25 countries)
2nd Hangzhou, China October 2006 150 delegates from 31
cities of 11 countries
The strategy and measures to facilitate DMOs
1st Busan, Korea May 2004 130 delegates from 49
cities of 11 countries
Trends of Asia-Pacific Tourism Market & Countermeasure Strategy