February 24, 2021
Thursday 11 March – Friday 12 March
10:15 CET 10:40 CET
Session 1: ‘Resilience and Recovery’ between CNN news anchor Richard Quest and Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
Session 2: Resilience Roundtable’ will gather thought leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss the impact of new and future policies, including implementation and enforcement, and how they can be delivered successfully at local level. Speakers include Kenya’s Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala, Bosnia Herzegovina’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Staša Košarac, WTTC President and Chief Executive Gloria Guevera and Global Rescue Chief Executive Dan Richards, and the session will be moderated by Ian Taylor, Executive Editor of Travel Weekly.
Session 3: Planning for Ongoing Resilience’ session will tackle a sustainable and safe process for destinations to begin opening up to global visitors. From airlift to health and safety, entry protocols to air corridors – no subject will be off limits. Panelists will include Ghada Shalaby, Egypt’s Vice-Minister of Tourism & Antiquities; Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of the UNWTO and founding member of the FINN Travel Advisory Board; Greg Land, Global Industry Leader – Aviation, Hospitality & Travel Related Services, IBM Travel & Transportation Global Team; and Carlos Cendra, Chief Marketing Officer of Mabrian Technologies. The session will be moderated by Jill Sinclair, Chief Executive of Global Health Assured.
Session 4: “Climate Change – the New US Government’s Perspective” – Roger Dow, President and CEO of U.S. Travel, speaks to Deutsche Welle Television news anchor Monika Jones about the potential implications of the US government’s new climate change policy on the future of travel.