The World’s Leading Nature-Based Tourism Businesses Set to Gather on Nikoi Island

Creating Resilience through Diversification, Collaboration, and Long-Term Planning is the theme of this year’s The Long Run Annual Members Meeting.


The Long Run has announced that their Annual Members Meeting is set to take place on Nikoi Island from October 1st to 5th, 2023. The event will bring together a diverse array of experts from nature-based tourism businesses around the world, all of whom are dedicated to advancing holistic sustainability in the industry.


“Our members are at the forefront of sustainability in tourism.” explains Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner, Technical Assistance Advisor at The Long Run. “This meeting provides a unique opportunity for us to gather in person, collaborate, share knowledge, and inspire one another towards a more sustainable future.”


The theme of this year’s Annual Members Meeting is ‘Creating Resilience through Diversification, Collaboration, and Long-Term Planning.’ Over five enriching days, attendees will engage in a series of workshops, activities, and discussions led by The Long Run team, Nikoi staff, members and various key opinion leaders. These sessions will delve into strategies for building resilience in the face of environmental and economic challenges, emphasising the importance of diversification, collaboration, and long-term thinking.

“The Long Run’s framework and network have been a guiding light for our operations over the years.” says Andrew Dixon, CEO of Nikoi Island. “So, we are honoured to be chosen as the hosting property for this year’s meeting and I look forward to welcoming our fellow members.”


The entirety of Nikoi Island has been reserved especially for the occasion and over 50 participants will enjoy the perks of truly private island living for the event. In addition to a structured program, attendees will have ample opportunities to explore the island, with crafted activities and behind-the-scenes tours.


“From helping establish multiple charities to campaigning for marine protected areas, Nikoi has not only conserved the land it sits on, but has gone above and beyond to support the sustainable development of its surrounding natural area, and the community which relies on it.” adds Anne. “With that in mind, I can’t think of a better setting for the backdrop of this years’ meeting and I know our members will be excited to learn from Nikoi’s stories first hand”.


Nikoi's permaculture farm on Bintan provides much of the resort's food while protecting nature and offering training, employment, and learning opportunities for surrounding communities.

About The Long Run

The Long Run is an international membership community of nature-based tourism businesses dedicated to holistic sustainability. Its members collectively protect over 23 million acres of biodiversity and positively impact the lives of 750,000 people. The organisation’s 4C framework – Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce – serves as a roadmap for businesses committed to achieving the highest sustainable standards.


About Nikoi Island

Nikoi is a 15-hectare private island 8km off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia owned by a small group of friends who have lived in Asia for most of their working lives and share a passion for the outdoors, nature, food and wine. They joined The Long Run in 2013 and became a Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER)® member in 2022. This demonstrates Nikoi’s commitment to achieving sustainability through a holistic balance of the 4Cs: conservation, community, culture and commerce.

Members learning and sharing at Borana Conservancy last year.

The Long Run’s Annual Meeting is a gathering of change makers for learning, exchange, and growing together at a different member property around the globe each year. To find out more about joining our community, please get in touch with [email protected]

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