alexa Hollywood Director Kyle Sandilands To Speak at PATA Academy Program in Maldives

Hollywood Director Kyle Sandilands To Speak at PATA Academy Program in Maldives

Kyle Sandilands – award-winning Canadian filmmaker – is scheduled to headline at the human capacity building program by PATA Academy. 


Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), along with Pacific Asia Travel Association is hosting the first ever PATA Academy Program in Maldives. Titled 'Exploring the Art of Storytelling', the program will be held at Bandos Island Resorts on 12th and 13th July 2017. 


MATATO confirmed the attendance of Kyle Sandilands, and announced the renowned director and cinematographer as a speaker for the two-day training camp. Kyle Sandilands has been involved in and headed various successful shooting and directing projects across the world. His forte' includes a range of impressive work from documentaries and fiction, to commercial and corporate films.  


Kyle Sandilands has been producing his own creations for over a decade, using bold visuals and emphasized authenticity to share his stories. He travels the globe searching for captivating stories with strong characters and bold visual opportunities, which has taken him on many unconventional and thrilling journeys.  


Kyle has been a part of the PATA Foundation's CBT Vietnam project, which he directed and shot to portray the struggles of ethnic minority groups in the region, due to the changes that come with tourism. He has also worked for UNICEF Cambodia, and done many projects for various NGO's and tourism boards in the South East Asian region. Kyle has highlighted his visits to Tanzania, Ecuador and Cambodia, claiming that the new form of volunteer tourism is changing the way young people travel.  


Apart from his numerous volunteer works and original documentaries, Kyle has also worked in major Hollywood studio films such as the legendary movie franchises "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". 


PATA Academy's two-day training camp targets marketing and brand executives, with workshops on creating stories to enhance brand identities. The program will also explore innovative ideas and opportunities that connects brands with people. 


The training will be delivered through innovative adult education learning techniques. The program will feature instructor presentations, site visits, group exercises and group discussions. The facilitators are highly experienced professionals who offer expertise from a wide range of business sectors, selected from PATA's extensive and established network in the industry. 


The training program will be attended by world renowned brand experts and award-winning story tellers. The confirmed speakers for the event apart from Kyle Sandilands are; Matt Gibson, the President of Professional Travel Bloggers Association; Trevor Weltman, the Head of Growth at Triip.me; Dung Mos Dang, the Founder of Scott Experience; and Dr. Mario Hardy, the CEO of PATA.

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