7-8 April 2021 Virtual Summit

Invest, Rebuild and Restart the African Travel and Tourism sector

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Mwalimu
Mwalimu
2 months ago

How can we look for a marketing for new company to do long standing with another countries?

Mwalimu
Mwalimu
2 months ago

Why many tour operator from Africa continent to look for any agents from Europe continent to do the tourism business for market?

EVANTHIA KARDOULIA
EVANTHIA KARDOULIA
2 months ago

Ι would like to attend the conference. How can I register?

Nikos Asimianakis
Nikos Asimianakis
2 months ago

I would like to participate!
where I can apply for ?

KLODIANA GORICA
KLODIANA GORICA
2 months ago

secondly, i can serve as a guest speaker. please write me in klodi_gorica@yahoo.com

KLODIANA GORICA
KLODIANA GORICA
2 months ago

Can my organisation be part of co organisers? please check on http://www.inset.al

Agenda

Connecting time

Ministerial Panel

Investing in Sustainable Travel and Tourism projects in Africa and restarting the sector in the post Covid-19 era

Time to start the session: 12:30 -13:30 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before session starts

Other Time Zones

12:30 -13:30 Eswatini / 10:30 -11:30 Sierra Leone / 13:30 – 14:30 Kenya / 11:30 – 12:30 UK / 13:30 -14:30 Greece / 12:30 – 13:30 Bruxelles / 13:30 -14:30 Tanzania

Moderator: Rajan Datar, BBC

Introduction by Dr Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC and former Secretary-General UNWTO

Panelists:

  • Hon. Moses M Vilakati, Minister of Tourism of Eswatini
  • Hon. Memunatu Pratt, Minister of Tourism, Sierra Leone
  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
  • Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, UK MP and Chair Commonwealth Parliamentary UK
  • Hon. Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Greece
  • Hon Elena Kountoura, Member of European Parliament
  • Hon. Mary Masanja, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania

Morning Conversations

Time: 10:30 –10:45 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
09:30 – 09:45UK / 11:30 -11:45 Jordan / 10:30-10:45 South Africa

Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC
Dr. Taleb Rifai Chairman of ITIC & Former Secretary-General UNWTO
Carol Weaving, Managing Director, Reed Exhibitions South Africa.
Ibrahim Ayoub Group CEO & MD ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd

Economic Outlook

The economic landscape to optimise investment opportunities in the tourism sector in Africa

Time: 10:45 -11:15 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
10:45-11:45 South Africa / 12:45 -13:15 Mauritius

Rashid Toefy, Deputy Director General, Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Western Cape Government – in conversation with:

  • H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat and Chief Director, Africa Economic Relations, The Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa
  • KC Li Kwong Wing, Economist and Board Member Afrexim Bank

An enriching dialogue

How vaccination process will contribute to restore trust and a sense of security to restart the travel and tourism sector

Time 11:15 -11:45 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
09:15-10:45 Cote D’Ivoire / 11:15-11:45 Geneva / 10:15-10:45 UK / 05:15-05:45 New York

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Presenter & Broadcaster, BBC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Siandou Fofana, Minister of Tourism Cote D’Ivoire
  • Prof. David Heymann, Epidemiologist and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology LSHTM
  • Tom Jones, Senior Partner, Finn Partners

Panel Discussion

The changing landscape of capital raising, investment criteria and risk management to attract the ‘right’ investor for your project

Time 11:45 -12:30 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
10:45-11:30 UK / 13:45-14:30 Mauritius / 11:45-12:30 South Africa

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster BBC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, UK MP and Chair Commonwealth Parliamentary UK
  • Mobin Rafiq, Chairman Falcon House Properties, UK and Founder and CEO of Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club
  • Ilse van Schalkwyk, Chief Director for Economic Sector Support, Western Cape, Provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Western Cape Government
  • Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, City of Cape Town

Panel Discussion

Rebuilding Africa’s travel and tourism sector while enhancing its resilience

Time 12:30-13:15 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
11:30-12:15 UK / 05:30 -06:15 Jamaica / 12:30-13-15 Zambia /
12:30 -13:15 South Africa / 05:30 -06:15 Mexico / 13:30 -14:15 Jordan

Moderator: Prof. Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management, University ofBournemouth, UK

Speakers:

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Hon. Francisco de la Torre, Mayor – City of Malaga
  • Hon. David Maynier Minister of Finance & Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government, South Africa
  • Gloria Guevara, President & CEO WTTC
  • Henry Katonga Director of Human Resource Ministry of Tourism Zambia
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC & former Secretary-General, UNWTO

Panel Discussion

The critical need of effectively branding and marketing Africa as a single destination

Time: 13:15 – 14:00 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
12:15 -13:00 UK / 14:15 -15:00 Kenya / 13:15 -14:00 South Africa /
19:15 – 20:00 China / 15:15 -16:00 Mauritius

Moderator: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Director eTourism Lab & Deputy Director International

Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University Business
School, UK

Speakers:

  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife
  • Hon. Clare Akamanzi, CEO Rwanda Development Board
  • Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
  • Marcus Lee, Chairman of SME Business Owners Association in China
  • Arvind Bundhun, Director Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

Presentation Tourism Projects in quest of investment

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

Time: 14:00 –14:30 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
12:00 -12:30 Cote D’Ivoire / 13:00 -13:30 Dublin & UK /
16:00 -16:30 Mauritius / 12:00 – 12:30 Guinee Conakry /

Projects to be presented:

  • Dr. Jean Yves Diamana, Tourism Project in Cote D’Ivoire
  • Guillaume Pellerin, CEO Zoobox – Eco-lodges project in Africa
  • Frederic Robert CEO Saint Felix – Mauritius
  • John Pinniger Director of Guinea Network International Sarl and Director General of
    the Association for International Travel and Tourism (AITT)
     

Closing

Time: 14:30 –14:45 CAT / Connecting time 15 minutes before the session starts

OTHER TIME ZONES
13:30 -13:45 UK / 15:30 -15:45 Jordan / 14:30 -14:45 South Africa /
16:30 -16:45 Dubai

  • Rajan Datar, Presenter & Broadcaster, BBC
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC & former Secretary-General UNWTO
  • Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Creative Industries Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa
  • Paul Hoskins – ITIC Directors 
  • Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO ITIC

DAY 1 - 7th April 2021, Tuesday
12:15 – 13:30 CAT

Connecting time

Ministerial Panel

Investing in Sustainable Travel and Tourism projects in Africa and restarting the sector in the post Covid-19 era

Moderator: Rajan Datar, BBC

Introduction by Dr Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC and former Secretary-General UNWTO

Panelists:

  • Hon. Moses M Vilakati, Minister of Tourism of Eswatini
  • Hon. Memunatu Pratt, Minister of Tourism, Sierra Leone
  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
  • Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, UK MP and Chair Commonwealth Parliamentary UK
  • Hon. Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Greece
  • Hon Elena Kountoura, Member of European Parliament
  • Hon. Mary Masanja, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania

DAY 2 – 8th April 2021, Wednesday
10:30 – 14:45 CAT

Morning Conversations

Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC
Dr. Taleb Rifai Chairman of ITIC & Former Secretary-General UNWTO
Carol Weaving, Managing Director, Reed Exhibitions South Africa.
Ibrahim Ayoub Group CEO & MD ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd

Economic Outlook

The economic landscape to optimise investment opportunities in the tourism sector in Africa

Rashid Toefy, Deputy Director General, Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Western Cape Government – in conversation with:

  • H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat and Chief Director, Africa Economic Relations, The Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa

An enriching dialogue

How vaccination process will contribute to restore trust and a sense of security to restart the travel and tourism sector

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Presenter & Broadcaster, BBC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Siandou Fofana, Minister of Tourism Cote D’Ivoire
  • Prof. David Heymann, Epidemiologist and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology LSHTM
  • Tom Jones, Senior Partner, Finn Partners

Panel Discussion

The changing landscape of capital raising, investment criteria and risk management to attract the ‘right’ investor for your project

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster BBC

Speakers:

  • Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, UK MP and Chair Commonwealth Parliamentary UK
  • KC Li Kwong Wing –Economist and Independent Director AFREXIM Bank
  • Mobin Rafiq, Chairman Falcon House Properties, UK and Founder and CEO of Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club
  • Ilse van Schalkwyk, Chief Director for Economic Sector Support, Western Cape, Provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Western Cape Government
  • Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, City of Cape Town

Panel Discussion

Rebuilding Africa’s travel and tourism sector while enhancing its resilience

Moderator: Prof. Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management, University ofBournemouth, UK

Speakers:

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Hon. Ronald Chitotela, Minister of Tourism and Arts, Zambia
  • Hon. Minister David Maynier, Minister of Economic Development & Opportunities, Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government
  • Gloria Guevara, President & CEO WTTC
  • Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC & former Secretary-General, UNWTO

Panel Discussion

The critical need of effectively branding and marketing Africa as a single destination

Moderator: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Director eTourism Lab & Deputy Director International

Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University Business
School, UK

Speakers:

  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife
  • Hon. Clare Akamanzi, CEO Rwanda Development Board
  • Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
  • Marcus Lee, Chairman of SME Business Owners Association in China.
  • Arvind Bundhun, Director Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

Presentation Tourism Projects in quest of investment

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

Projects to be presented:

  • Dr. Jean Yves Diamana, Tourism Project in Cote D’Ivoire
  • Guillaume Pellerin, CEO Zoobox – Eco-lodges project in Africa
  • Frederic Robert CEO Saint Felix – Mauritius
  • Sam Dore, Hotel project in Guinee Conakry

Closing

  • Rajan Datar, Presenter & Broadcaster, BBC
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC & former Secretary-General UNWTO
  • Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Creative Industries Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa.
  • ITIC Directors – Gerald Lawless and Paul Hoskins
  • Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO ITIC
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