Accelerating recovery through resilience and investment

Online
Expo 2020 – DP World Pavilion, (Flow Gallery), DUBAI
Organizer(s)
International Tourism & Investment Conference
Event language(s)
English

About this event

Theme:

Accelerating Recovery Through Resilience and Investment

Time:

14:00 to 19:00 

Event Programme

13:00 - 13:45 Registration & Welcoming Drinks 

13:45 - 14:00 Guests to be seated 

Master of Ceremony: Professor Lloyd Waller, Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC)

14:00 – 14:40 Speeches by the following dignitaries

  • Video Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC)
  • Video messages: Organization of American States (OAS), Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), President Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) & Professor Salam Al-Mahadin, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Middle East University, Jordan & Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Welcome notes:
    • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Co-chair, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Minister of Tourism Jamaica and Co-chair, Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council 
    • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya
    • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Co-chair, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Chairman ITIC Ltd; Co-chair, Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council and Former Secretary General UNWTO
    • Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Founder & Chairman Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation 
    • H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya 
    • The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica 

14:40 - 15:30 Ministerial Panel 

TOPIC: Enabling resilience and sustainability to accelerate the recovery of the global tourism industry

Moderators: Gerald Lawless, Ambassador WTTC and Director ITIC Ltd and Professor Lloyd Waller Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilienceand Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC)

Video message by: Hon. Reyes Morato, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Spain 

Panellists:

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Minister of Tourism Jamaica and Co-chair, Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council
  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
  • Senator The Hon. Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport of Barbados
  • H.E. Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan 
  • Hon. Philda Nani Kereng, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Tourism of Botswana 

15:30 - 15:45 Break (beverages and amuse-bouche)

15:45 - 16:30 Tourism Business and Investment 

Topic: Building resilience to attract investments in the global tourism industry: 

The new challenges and issues 

Moderator: Sameer Hashmi, Middle East Business Correspondent at BBC News

Panellists:

  • Nicolas Mayer, Global Tourism Leader, PWC 
  • Raki Phillips, CEO, RAKDA
  • Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO DMCC 
  • Therese Rice, Partner, Consulum 
  • Adam Stewart Chairman, Sandals Resorts 
  • Antonio Teijeiro, COO, Bahia Principe 

16:30 - 17:30 Women in Tourism

Introduction by Daniela Wagner, Group Business Development Director, Jacobs Media Group / The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council

Topic: How women are contributing to transforming the global tourism industry and increasing its resilience?

Moderator: Aradhana Khowala, CEO Aptamind Partners. Chair of the Global Advisory Board of The Red Sea Development Company

Video message by: H.E. Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities 

Panellists:

  • Dr. Esther Kagure Munyiri, Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre- Eastern Africa
  • Nikolina Angelkova, Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Tourism Commission, National Assembly of Bulgaria, Former Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria (2014 -2020) and Responsible Person for GTRCMC in the Balkans 
  • Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica 
  • Yolanda Perdomo, Global Tourism Strategist, ICF 
  • Liz Ortiguera, CEO Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 
  • Rika Jean-Francois, Commissioner ITB Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Senior Researcher & Lecturer, Griffith Institute for Tourism Brisbane, Australia & Consultant Women in Tourism, UNWTO (Asia & Pacific) 

17:30 - 17:35 Launch of the book: 

TOURISM RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT:

Navigating Covid-19 and The Future

by Professor Lloyd Waller Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

17:35 - 17:40 Declaration of the Resilience Day 

On stage: 

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Minister of Tourism Jamaica and Co-chair, Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council
  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya and Chairman, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC)-East Africa 
  • Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica
  • H.E. Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Co-chair, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Chairman ITIC Ltd; Co-chair, Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council and Former Secretary-General UNWTO
  • Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Founder & Chairman Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation
  • Liz Ortiguera, CEO Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 
  • Nikolina Angelkova, Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Tourism Commission, National Assembly of Bulgaria, Former Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria (2014-2020) and Responsible Person for GTRCMC in the Balkans
  • Aradhana Khowala, CEO Aptamind Partners. Chair of the Global Advisory Board of The Red Sea Development Company
  • Dr. Esther Kagure Munyiri, Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre- East Africa 
  • Professor Salam Al-Mahadin, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Middle East University, Jordan• Graham Cooke, Founder of the World Group
  • Graham Cooke, Founder of the World Group
  • Daniela Wagner, Director, Group Development, Jacobs Media Group/ The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council 
  • Laurie Myers, Global Strategist, The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council
  • Gerald Lawless, Ambassador WTTC and Director ITIC Ltd
  • Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO, ITIC Ltd and Invest Tourism Ltd

17:40 - 17:45 Closing: 

  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Minister of Tourism Jamaica and Co-chair, Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council
  • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya and Chairman, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC)-East Africa 
  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Co-chair, Global Resilience Centre and Crisis Management Centre; Chairman ITIC Ltd, Co-chair, Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council and Former Secretary General
  • Gerald Lawless, Ambassador WTTC and Director ITIC Ltd
  • Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO, ITIC Ltd and Invest Tourism Ltd
  • Daniela Wagner, Director, Group Development, Jacobs Media Group/ Resilience Council

17:45 - 19:00 Networking Cocktail 

The Global Tourism Resilience Forum will be held on February 17, 2022 from14:00 pm to 19:00 pm at DP World Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020, UAE. This forum will seek to foster a global collaboration among governments, thought leaders and industry experts in an effort to enhance tourism resilience through innovative solutions and culminate in the official launch of the “Global Tourism Resilience Day”.

Although the global tourism industry has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years, it has shown its resilience but there is the need for stakeholders to reflect more deeply on the future of the industry and to take up emerging challenges in a harmonised way. 

In this era of unprecedented disruptions, it is our collective responsibility as governments, leaders and individuals, to elaborate a common action plan for both the present and future generations to pave the way for a brighter new world order. an

Looking forward to your presence, please confirm with Ms. Anna-Kay Newell at anna.newell20@gmail.com or +1876 596 9821 or Izrina Ibrahim at izrina@itic.uk for any further information.

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