Prof. Dr. François Bédard is the Director of the World Centre of
Excellence for Destinations (CED), a non-for-profit organization created in 2007 with the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He is associate professor at
the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism, School of Management, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada.
Assist tourism public and private stakeholders in developing and strengthening Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) for an effective and sustainable development of tourism at the local level.