Where are they now?
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Jessica Lam, Co-Founder, Kaiterra
Deloitte alumna and Vancouver native Jessica Lam is the Co-Founder of Kaiterra, maker of the Laser Egg, one of the world's most popular air quality monitors. In April 2017, Jessica was recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30 Asia” in the Consumer Technology category.
Jessica, a senior accountant at Deloitte from 2009 to 2013, moved to Beijing in 2014, where she co-founded Kaiterra, a start-up focused on monitoring and mapping the world’s air. In the last two years, Kaiterra has experienced over 500% year-on-year growth, and its smart air quality monitor, Laser Egg, is for sale in all Apple stores across China. Earlier this year Kaiterra launched the Laser Egg 2 featuring Apple HomeKit technology and TVOC (volatile organic compounds) monitoring; it’s now available in more than 13 countries around the world.
Louis D’Amore, Founder and President of IIPT
Louis D’Amore is the Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). He has been instrumental in promoting the travel and tourism industry as the world’s first “Global Peace Industry” since founding IIPT in 1986.
Louis worked at Deloitte in Montreal from 1966 to 1969. He later founded his own consulting firm, L. J. D’Amore and Associates, which conducted the world’s first comprehensive study on the future of tourism in 1976 and introduced social and environmental dimensions into the tourism matrix. Louis subsequently became the “futurist” for the Canadian tourism industry.
IIPT introduced the concept of sustainable tourism at its first Global Conference in Vancouver in 1988, and its 1994 Global Conference in Montreal was the world’s first major international conference on sustainable tourism. Louis will be returning to Montreal in May or June 2018 for a belated Official Conference of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development co-organized with the UN World Tourism Organization.