PM4SD Summer School 2018

Project Management for Sustainable Development

Skills, Careers and Strategic Alliances for Sustainable tourism

9-12 October 2018
Villages Nature© Paris
Paris, France

Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is the PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) annual Event.

The 2018 edition will be a major EU event in partnership with the Next Tourism Generation Alliance consortium led by Federturismo Confindustria, and in collaboration with FEST Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism, ETC European Travel Commission, the Blue Community Consortium and Villages Nature ® Paris as key partners.

The 2018 Summer School is the first public event for the EU initiative Next Tourism Generation Alliance (NTG), and the selected theme is: “Skills, Careers and Strategic Alliances for Sustainable tourism”. NTG is the first European partnership and alliance to create transformative cooperation for skills and careers between education and industry in five key tourism sub-sectors: hospitality, food and beverage operations, travel agencies and tour operators, visitor attractions and destination management

The event is for tourism leaders and destinations, planners, trainers, funders, policy makers, academics, students and entrepreneurs. It brings together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, representatives of European and international organizations, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics, planners, investors and entrepreneurs.


The Summer School is structured as a peer to peer event.

It will be held October 9-12, 2018.

The structure is as follows:

  • 2 days that will include a mix of key note speakers, practical workshops, training activities and experiential learning in the most sustainable tourism resort in the world. Guided tours of some of Villages Nature best practices will also be included.
  • 1 day dedicated to Theme Parks, Disneyland Paris theme parks: Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios, or visit to Disney Village, excursions to surrounding areas including Paris or other Villages Nature activities.

The event will be held from the 9th to the 12th of October to celebrate the one year Anniversary of the Opening of Villages Nature ® Paris.

It will take place at Villages Nature ® Paris located adjacent the Davy Crockett Ranch in Euro Disney and adjacent to two national forests, is a green destination in the heart of nature.

Villages Nature Paris, a joint venture with Pierre et Vacances and Euro Disney, it excels as a model for sustainable tourism using primely geothermal energy, sending zero waste to landfill, having no automobiles in the Village, and more. The resort also prioritizes sourcing local food, using fair trade products, practicing water conservation, and protecting biodiversity.

Villages Natures is said to be the most sustainable tourism resort in the world. It recently received the World Hospitality award for Best Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Initiative.

Guests are encouraged to arrive by high speed train as they will not need a car during their stay. Speakers and participants will enjoy together plenty of social activities to discover Villages Nature including the Aqualagon, BelleVie Farm, Forest of Legends, Extraordinary Gardens, Lakeside Promenade and more.

The event promotes PM4SD™ as the methodology to apply for planning and implementing transformative tourism projects.

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The Summer School is the PM4SD™ annual event, promoting it as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism.

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