Tuesday November 10, 2020
9:45 – 19:45 GMT

Invest, Finance and Rebuild the Travel and Tourism Industry

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Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

TALEB RIFAI: Right, local tourism is important, people should know more abt their own countries. What can we do to convince media and operators on that? Me too, OPTIMISM

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

RAJAN DATAR: Right, but we, investors, don’t have access to REAL figures. What can we do, in small business papers?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

PROFESSOR DIMITRIOS IS RIGHT! I tried to publish REAL info, but there were forces stopping figures from China and ‘unusual’ countries. It seems BigPharma was influencing big media. What can we do with REAL FIGURES, by scientists?
 

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

DANIELA WAGNER: EXCELLENT IDEAS! How can we, in small businesspapers support your ideas?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

Hans Dorr: In TURISMO VIVO, within the handbook newly published RESSURGIR there is a proposal for a World RETAKE of Tourism starting right now, to have its first results 2022.
Also on the 17th, 7pm GMT, there will be a Live by experts from the US, ISRAEL, ITALY, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, SWEDEN n BRASIL on this issue

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

CONGRATS! OUTSTANDING FILM ON WORLD TOURISM!!! How can we support distributing it to the massmedia?

Colin Bidewell
Colin Bidewell
20 days ago

The UK (founding member of the UN) has Chapter 3B(1)(c) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 with regards FCA role in driving “sustainable growth of the UK economy”….other territories would have similar….so what’s gone wrong with translating UN commitments into sustainable financing of markets including tourism ?

Colin Bidewell
Colin Bidewell
20 days ago

If we envisage so much challenge in educating about sustainability….then what does that say about all the active educational regimes that’s been in place for many years eg certification regimes, degree courses and educational qualifications…..even governmental bonding schemes etc etc ?

Hans Dorr
Hans Dorr
20 days ago

We need international cooperation to implement a Post COVID 19 recovery plan.

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

Chris is right! It is a repeating chaos. We were not prepared. We should learn and prepare for majors changes, as I proposed in my chapter in TURISMO VIVO, and will hold a Live on Nov17th abt WHAT TO DO TO GET TOURISM BACK

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

PETER: This virus was acting in Wuhan in Nov. In ‘We Chat’in China you can find alerts from mid-end Nov. But world ignored alerts which were publihshed in Dec. WHY?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

Both Peter n Edmond are right. But why gov’ts, although having news on that, avoid confronting some powerful institutions or associations, lobbies, etc, and try to ignore alerts until the situation is already a terrible, horrible cahos. Why not acting immediately?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

Taleb, Sir, excellent Live! Mr. Mayer is right! May I suggest you have a look on my handbook ‘Entrepreneuring Sustainable Tourism’

Katrina Alison Prentice
Katrina Alison Prentice
20 days ago

As Head of Leadership Development at Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club – may I encourage delegates to contact us should you need Soft Skills/Leadership development training either in the UK or online.

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

So.Africa has gorgeous natural parks. When considering investing, my partners question the issue of Security and Safety. What can So.Africa offer us as concrete action to stop it?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

PAUL IS RIGHT! Today there are also tests which take only 15min, which could be used if in doubt

Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
20 days ago

Very well tourism is vast and everyone can approach the component that interests them to give an opinion on the question. I just want to recall a fundamental position that I keep defending and which has its weight in gold. It is a question of focusing on the amount of revenue rather than the number of tourists. Look at France and compare with Spain or the United States The other question that we must resolve is the appropriation of our tourism by ourselves through all that we have and possess which makes Africa so unique. Reinventing our hotels let's go… Read more »

Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
20 days ago
the Covid informs us today that mass tourism must be reformatted readjusted to adapt it to activities and accommodation at the acceptable breakeven point and to multiply the units in neighboring areas

 

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

Mark Beer: RIGHT, after cahos… The problem in some areas in Africa is SAFETY.
I have wotked for many years in 8 of Africa countries. Huge potential, BUT, in many countries a few things to improve. WHY they don’t listen to experienced lads who can tell BEST PRACTICES

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
20 days ago

To MOUHAMED F. DEME: I have invested in what you wrote abt. In my book ENTREPRENEURING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM there is a lot abt BEST PRACTICES.
All depend on the location. If you invite me, I’d be happy to survey your potencial

Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
Mouhamed Faouzou Deme
20 days ago
my question is for investors and I would like to invite them to think about accommodation models that combine respect for the environment, authenticity and preservation of heritage.
The other question is how to come back to the concepts of ecovillages with architectures from home and to a fair sharing of income between investors and populations.

 

Katrina Alison Prentice
Katrina Alison Prentice
21 days ago

Investing in the region is great. However, would the Ministers consider how much they invest in educating the inbound tourist into their individual regions and what protocols need to be adhered to. Visiting Sharjah and visiting Dubai for instance has vastly different acceptable tourism protocols. Having raised this matter personally with the Foreign Minister of State in the UK – how will the Ministers communicate with the UK’s Foreign Offices and website updates for UK tourists visiting their regions?

Jack Soifer
Jack Soifer
21 days ago

Huge problem is SAFE. What is Jordan, other countries in Middle East doing NOW n 2021 so investors can check things before deciding.

Yamina
Yamina
21 days ago

Absolutely agree Vijay

Colin Bidewell
Colin Bidewell
21 days ago

To what extent should operators go beyond published standards in order to win the customer over, get markets moving and rebuild economy ? Ratings agencies only certificate (and auditors only audit against) SOPs…why are the SOPs stopping short of what’s possible ? How soon does the sector want to recover and build better ? More intervention = quicker exit I think ?

MUHAMMAD ILYAS KHAN
MUHAMMAD ILYAS KHAN
21 days ago

DUE TO COVID AND RATIO OF THE PATIENTS ARE MORE IN BRAZILE SO WHAT STATEGY MADE THERE TO SEND VISITORS OVER THERE DURING THE COVID.-19

Sneshka Richter
Sneshka Richter
21 days ago

How do you expect Sustainable Development and compliance to SDGs to be made part of recovery from Covid19 and how do you expect it to become an essential part of every investment project? This question does include all developments around Covid 19 testing & PPE compliance.

Hiwotie Anberbir
Hiwotie Anberbir
21 days ago

What is the plan to work under the COVID-19 situation for Africa aside of using the protocol of WHO?

Brahim izikki
Brahim izikki
21 days ago

Sustanibility of tourism would mean the continuity of its economic values and not be expposed deeply to damages and handicapes of this sector, serious steps should be taken in high levels as fas as this sector is fragil due to insecurity and pandemic situations.

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
21 days ago

 

Brahim izikki
Brahim izikki
21 days ago

What would be the place of the P2P tourism in the next rebuilding Stratigies? what place for smart tourism ?

Dr Vicky Katsoni
Dr Vicky Katsoni
21 days ago

Do you think that the current stock price of 10.00AED is justified? What are your post covid 19 plans?

MISS ANNE CROSSFIELD
MISS ANNE CROSSFIELD
21 days ago

Emirates has a leading customer service offering-who can lead in the Industry on making clear to aviation operators that due to the high risk of COVID-19 transmission in transit, proper PPE and other anti-COVID measures are compulsory on flights? Should there be a new regulator on that?-Please can there be an Industry-wide Code on anti-COVID measures for air travellers asap?

Amal
Amal
21 days ago

 

Hans Dorr
Hans Dorr
21 days ago

Do you think sustainable development and climate change should be part of the COVID 19 recovery? Perhaps there is even an opportunity to make our world a better place?

Colin Bidewell
Colin Bidewell
21 days ago

Given that many jurisdictions are celebrating 25 years of equality law descended from the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2008, to what extent will travel leaders step up to accommodate the needs of the 1bn disabled in society on their travels and use invention available to do so ? To what extent will there be claim-cations to push D&I up to the attention levels it needs to be ?

Anyitike Mbuba
Anyitike Mbuba
21 days ago

What is the future of African tourism under this COVID 19 especial in investment and safari companies at what alternative’s will this grow?

Muhammad Hassan Mahboob
Muhammad Hassan Mahboob
21 days ago

If someone investing finance to rebuild You Tourism industry in the mean time of COVID-2019, what do you think an investor will go for it? What should be the circumstances that attract a investor or give him guaranty or back up of his investment

Agenda

Day 2 - 10 November 2020, Tuesday
10:00 – 19:45 GMT

  • 10:00 GMT

Welcome

Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC
Dr. Taleb Rifai Chairman of ITIC & Former Secretary-General UNWTO,
Simon Press Senior Exhibition Director, WTM,
Ibrahim Ayoub Group CEO & MD ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd

  • 10:05 GMT

Morning conversations

  • 10:05 – 10:20 GMT

Current Economic Outlook, predictions and Recovery plan for 2021

Prof. Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, Oxford University

  • 10:20 – 10:35 GMT

Shaping the Future of Aviation and its projection by 2025

A conversation with Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline Hosted by Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC

  • 10:35 – 10:45 GMT

Keynote Speech

Mahmoud Abdulhadi, Deputy of Investments – Ministry of Tourism, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • 10:45 – 11:15 GMT

The Future of Tourism in the Green Economy

  • Hon. Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan,
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC & Former Secretary-General UNWTO
  • Ms. Maribel Rodrigues, Senior Vice-President, WTTC

Conversation hosted by Peter Greenberg, CBS News

  • 11:15 – 12:00 GMT

Health: Dealing with COVID-19 and how do we restore travellers’ trust and confidence to rebuild business. The New Normal - Learning to live, travel, work and play despite Covid-19

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Presenter & Broadcaster, BBC

Speakers:

Presentation:Angus Urquhart, Sales Director, GeneMe UK

  • Simon Vincent, President Hilton, EMEA
  • Filipe Silva, Board Member, Turismo de Portugal I.P.
  • Professor Heymann David, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House
  • Ambassador Dho Young-Shim, South Korea
  • Tom Jones, Senior Partner, Finn Partners     
  • 12:00 – 12:15 GMT

Understanding the financial mechanisms that allow you to survive and rebuild

Presentation by Nicolas Mayer, Global Tourism Leader, PWC and in conversation with
Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC

  • 12:15 – 12:30 GMT

One-to-One interview

with Majed AlGhanim, Managing Director, Tourism Quality of Life – Ministry of Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC

  • 12:30 – 13:15 GMT

Analysing the Challenges and Investment Opportunities in the Aviation Sector

Moderator: Vijay Poonoosamy, Director International and Public Affairs of QI & former VP, Etihad Airlines

Speakers:

  • Dale Keller, Chief Executive, Board of Arline Representatives – UK
  • Suha Al Arda, Vice President – Treasury & Managements Accounts – Finance
  • Gavin Watts, Client Transformation and Delivery Director, Yoti
  • 13:15 – 13:30 GMT

Video Presentations and Coffee Break

  • 13:30 – 14:15 GMT

Special Focus on the Middle East market - Investment opportunities in Sustainable Travel and Tourism sector

Moderator: Gerald Lawless, Director ITIC & Ambassador WTTC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan
  • H.E Avedis Guidanian, Former Minister of Tourism, Lebanon
  • Haitham Mattar, CEO, Beyond Tourism 
  • H.E Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal. Executive Chairman of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority Shurooq
  • Hammad Al Balawi, General Manager of Investments – Ministry of Tourism, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director Jordan Tourism Board 
  • 14:15 – 14:45 GMT

Investing in Africa: Tourism an important pillar for African development.

Moderator: Mark Beer, Chairman Metis Institute

Speakers:

  • Nick Barigye, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Finance Limited
  • Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
  • Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board
  • 14:45 – 15:15 GMT

Looking at the Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Airports

A Conversation with Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, hosted by Peter Greenberg, CBS News

  • 15:15 -15:55 GMT

How investment in travel and tourism sector can drive growth and cooperation within the Commonwealth countries?

Moderator: Lerato Mbele, Journalist and Broadcaster, BBC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism, South Africa
  • Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Sierra Leone
  • Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP UK and Chair Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK
  • Lord Rami Ranger, President Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club
  • Mobin Rafiq Founder and President of the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club
  • Lee Hayhurst, Executive Editor at Travolution.com
  • 15:55 - 16:10 GMT

How to attract China outbound investment and tourism during and post covid19.

Presentation by Marcus Lee, Chairman of Association of SME Business owners in China

  • 16:10 - 16:15 GMT

Video Presentations

  • 16:15 – 17:00 GMT

Challenges and Opportunities for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Post Covid Stage

Moderator: Ibrahim Osta, International Tourism Strategist, Chief of Party, USAID Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, implemented by Chemonics International

Speakers:

  • Video presentation by Duma Wang, CEO, Hiseas International Travel Group, China
  • Nicolas Mayer, Global Tourism Leader, PWC
  • Michel Taride, Strategic Adviser & former President Hertz International
  • Kee Chong LI Kwong Wing, Independent Director, AFREXIM Bank
  • 17:00 -17:45 GMT

Investment opportunities - Presentation of Destinations and Tourism Projects in quest of investment

Project Introduction by Paul Hoskins, Director ITIC Ltd and Invest Tourism Ltd Brazil

  • 17:10 – 17-20 Brazil – presented by Karl Heinsenberg Santos, General Manager – Investment Attraction, Ministry of Tourism​ – Brazil
  • 17:20 – 17:40 Saudi Arabia, The Future of Travel and Tourism in Saudi Arabia, recovery through sustainable investment.

A conversation between Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC & former Secretary-General UNWTO; Haitham Mattar, CEO of Beyond Tourism and Nick Mayer of PWC.

  • 17:45 – 18:30 GMT

Tourism Resilience: This may not be the last crisis, how can you prepare to face for any future global catastrophe

Moderator: Peter Greenberg, CBS News

Speakers:

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Hon. Nikolina Angelkova, Member of Parliament and former Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC and former Secretary-General UNWTO
  • Christopher Rodrigues, WTTC Ambassador and Chairman of Port of London Authority
  • Raki Phillips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority (RAKTDA)
  • 18:30 – 19:00 GMT

Tourism job retention and job growth strategy: marketing tourism as a destination for Employment

Moderator: Nigel Fell, C-Suite leader and not-for-profit Board Advisor to Governments, Tourist Boards and Tourism Business Owners

Speakers:

  • Konrad Mizzi, former Minister of Tourism Malta
  • Judy Kepher-Gona, University Educator / Sustainable Tourism Advisor & founder Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda
  • Catheryn Khoo-Latimore, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia
  • Brian Mullis – Board member of Transformational Travel Council
  • 19:00 – 19:30 GMT

Recovery plan for a stronger digital travel and tourism industry post Covid-19 and Beyond

Moderator: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Director eTourism Lab & Deputy Director, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University Business School

Speakers:

  • Jayant Kolla, Founder and Partner Convergence Catalyst and Sensate  Technologies
  • Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
  • Daniela Wagner, Director International Partnership, Jacobs Media Group
  • Diego Fuentes Díaz, Chairman & Founder – Tourism Optimizer   Platform
  • 19:30 – 19:45 GMT

-Closing-

Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC
Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC & Former Secretary-General UNWTO
Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, WTM
Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO & MD ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd

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