Rafiq Mobin

ITIC 2020 Speaker
Rafiq Mobin
Founder & President
Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club

Current Designation & GTP Focus Areas

Mobin is the Co-Founder Chairman of the Global Trade Partnerships – the international network for impact investments and social enterprise collaborations. The GTP is focused at building international public private partnerships to alleviate poverty. It drives capital access, distribution, innovation, SMEs growth and industry expertise in multiple sectors including; Finance, Trading, Infrastructure, Energy, Cement, Steel, Mining, Engineering, Industrial Parks, Real Estate, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Textile, Logistics, Technology, Healthcare, Tourism, Media, Communications, Fashion Designing, Education, Skills Development and MSMEs & SMEs.

Experience & Travel

He brings 40+ years of professional experience and has delivered as technocrat, industrialist and philanthropist with a remarkable series of achievements. His entrepreneurial journey is a continuation of century old industrial family business. He extended the legacy of hierarchy and established multiple industrial manufacturing units of engineering and textile in Pakistan. His current vision is based on accumulated exposure of travelling as an entrepreneur across entire world continents, visiting 70 + states and operating with royal dynasties, parliamentarians, diplomats, central banks leadership, leading entrepreneurs, industrialists, military generals and academicians.

Family Industrial Background

He seeks inspiration from the consequence of subcontinent partition into India and Pakistan in 1947, which forced his grandparents to migrate from India to settle at Karachi, Pakistan. The entrepreneurial resilience enabled his family to establish the first automobile industry in Pakistan with the name of Nisaco Motor Parts, specializing in engine reconditioning through US and Italian modern technology and with the capacity to grind the largest marine ships crankshafts. Mobin joined the legacy of entrepreneurship in 1977 after graduating as an engineer to work with his teacher – his father.

Own Industrial Background

He started from basic shop floor operations and gradually moved into building technology-led businesses specializing in low-cost design, special-purpose machines, jigs, fixtures and manufacturing-transfer lines. He established the first indigenous SME manufacturing facility spread across 300,000 sq ft area to produce camshafts, engine valves, and gaskets and excelled towards producing 35 percent of tractor components for Fiat assembly lines. He is also the pioneer in introducing the first ever Rapier Shuttleless looms in Pakistan.

Published Reports, Invited Speaker & Advisories

He has published several reports on self-sustaining micro cities, industrial parks and low-cost housing as vehicles and growth enablers for trade, entrepreneurship and jobs creation in marginalized communities which are severely affected by poverty and regularly invited as speakers to share insights on social development. As a business leader, he understands that accomplishments are a result of getting people to work as a team. He has dedicated his life to helping SMEs and advising African and Asian developing countries governments on job creation and trade strategy to alleviate poverty.

Future Vision at Commonwealth Club

He now looks forward to initiating global sustainable projects aimed at inclusivity and empowering marginalized communities with skills and enabling them with the power of SMEs to create jobs and end poverty. He wants to realize these goals by leading and promoting the commonwealth entrepreneurial club connecting 5K+ highly successful entrepreneurs from across 54 commonwealth nations to open up new markets, facilitate trade, enhance regional connectivity and exclusively invest in setting up industrial parks, smart cities, low cost housing and vocational skills centers to develop requisite human capital all aimed at poverty alleviation on a mutually rewarding, business friendly and commercially viable projects.

Family, Golf & Book

An avid golfer who is blessed with a loving family, he is also documenting his vision and strategies in writing a new book, “ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH SKILL DEVELOPMENT”.

Mark Beer

ITIC 2020 Speaker
Mark Beer
Britsh Laywer &
Chairman of The Metis Institute

Mark Beer OBE is a British lawyer who is co-Founder of Seven Pillars Law, chairman of The Metis Institute and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global Legal Action Network and was previously President of the International Association for Court Administration.

Beer is a member of the Commercial Dispute Resolution Taskforce, part of the UK Government’s ‘LawTech Delivery Panel’; senior advisor to VirtuZone; senior advisor to Emissary Holdings; advisor to the Board of Resolve Disputes Online; a member of The Innovation Working Group of the Task Force on Justice; a Professional Associate with Outer Temple Chambers; a lawyer with Keystone Law and a member of the International Council of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Previously he was Chief Executive of the Dubai International Financial Centre’s Dispute Resolution Authority; Registrar General and a Small Claims Tribunal judge of the DIFC Courts; and Registrar to the Dubai World Tribunal.

Beer was identified as one of the 100 Inspiring Leaders in the Middle East and has been described as having an ′incredibly sharp mind, a brilliant reputation and a proven talent for securing government support behind disruptive planning′ and was involved in a number of transformative projects in Dubai in the legal and justice sectors, having spoken about the future of law and justice and been instrumental in the establishment of the Courts of the Future Forum.

Beer is also a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for the Justice sector and a legal commentator on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

David Heymann

ITIC 2020 Speaker
David Heymann
medical epidemiologist and
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

LSHTM

Hatter undertook the task of successfully planning and implementing Hotel ICON’s commercial and operational strategies. Hatter led his team creating and David Heymann is a medical epidemiologist and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM.

From 1989 to 2009 he held various leadership positions in infectious diseases at WHO, and in 2003 headed the WHO global response to SARS in his role as executive director of communicable diseases.

In 1976, after spending two years working in India on smallpox eradication, Heymann was a member of the CDC (Atlanta) team to investigate the first Ebola outbreak in DRC and stayed on in sub-Saharan Africa for 13 years in various field research positions on Ebola, monkeypox, Lassa Fever, malaria and other tropical diseases.

Heymann has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, is editor of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, and is an elected member of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine. In 2009 he was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to global health.

Message from Chairman Dr. Taleb Rifai

It is a great honor and a privilege for ITIC to partner with WTM, the greatest and most impactful Tourism Trade Show in the world. It will focus to prepare a comprehensive tourism recovery plan, to rebuild destinations, encourage innovation and investment, and rethink the tourism sector.

In these difficult times, uplifting the economy is essential, and investment in tourism can be a major factor to rebuild the industry.

Please join us and register now

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC and former Secretary-General of UNWTO 16 September 2020

Who will attend?

With over 3000+ international decision-makers, tourism leaders and investors in attendance, the Summit will propel your brand into top of the mind for those who count especially when procuring the services and products which you offer. Our audience represents billions of GBPs in investment and expenditures, making this event a great opportunity to establish and nurture relationships and business opportunities that you can only achieve by being an active partner of this exclusive and unique ITIC event in partnership with WTM:

  • Tourism Ministers
  • International institutions and policy-makers
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Hotel Chains
  • Airline companies
  • Tourism Projects Owners
  • International tour operators
  • Fintech and Advanced Technology service providers
  • Banks
  • Private Equity Firms and Institutional Investors
  • Venture Capitalists

About the Summit

Invest, Finance & Rebuild the Travel Tourism industry 9 – 11 November 2020

ITIC in partnership with WTM come up together to host a Virtual Tourism Investment Summit that will contribute to accelerate the recovery of travel and tourism businesses and restore travellers’ confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic. The travel and tourism industry more specifically the hotels and airlines sectors are going through unprecedented and challenging times caused by the pandemic on a scale not faced before. ITIC and WTM are therefore committed to support the industry by bringing together global leading voices and luminaries across different segments, namely: health experts, hotels, airlines, Ministers, policy makers, investors, private equity specialists and investment bankers under the one roof. They will discuss about the future of travel and tourism industry, its challenges, opportunities, financial strategies and mechanisms to put in place in order to aid its successful recovery.

The Summit which will be held from the 9 to 11 November will offer a unique opportunity to address and discuss subjects under the theme of “Invest, Finance and Rebuild the Travel and Tourism Industry”.

ITIC’s Summit comes at the right time despite the disruptive impact of the pandemic on the global economy, whereby attracting FDI in the travel and tourism sector will be key to develop and rebuild the future of the industry and uplifting the economy.

The three-day virtual event will feature a Tourism Investment Ministerial Panel, along with a full day Summit, a virtual exhibition enabling delegates to enter into one-to-one meeting sessions providing destinations, tourism leaders and project owners and exhibitors the opportunity to strike mutually beneficial partnerships and connect them with investors globally.

Monday 9 November

Investment Ministerial Panel Discussion 16:15 – 17:15 GMT

Tuesday 10 November

  • Tourism Investment Summit 10:00 to 20:00
  • Live Destinations and Tourism Projects Presentations
  • Virtual Exhibition 07:00 – 22:00 GMT

Wednesday 11 November

  • Recorded Destinations & Tourism Projects Presentations- 07:00-22:00 GMT
  • 1-2-1 Business meetings with investors 10:00 -18:00 GMT
  • Virtual Exhibition 07:00-22:00
 

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The Opportunity

It provides an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your brand and to connect with investors and heads of multinationals in the travel and tourism and financial services industries, procurement teams and industry specialists from across the globe. The Summit is the vital meeting place for the travel & tourism industry and investors to expand their professional network and develop new concepts, partnerships and ideas that will transform the growth and commercial development of their business.

Who will attend?

With over 3000+ international decision-makers, tourism leaders and investors in attendance, the Summit will propel your brand into top of the mind for those who count especially when procuring the services and products which you offer. Our audience represents billions of GBPs in investment and expenditures, making this event a great opportunity to establish and nurture relationships and business opportunities that you can only achieve by being an active partner of this exclusive and unique ITIC event in partnership with WTM ITIC will give visibility to leading industry entities and emerging destinations in their policy orientation by pairing specific tourism strategies with investment solutions, thus acting as a catalyst and an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable economic development.

The Advisory Board and the Organising Committee are chaired by Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary-General of the UNWTO and he is assisted by Hon. Mr. Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, who is the Vice-Chairman.

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Our Virtual Events 2020

Book your Destination and Tourism Project Briefing

You can book a Destination or Tourism Project Briefing at the ITIC Virtual Summit for a live or pre-recorded presentation. It provides you with an opportunity to position your destination or tourism project in front of the Summit’s audience and investors to showcase your offering. Each Presentation will feature in the Virtual Event Programme. Your branding will be displayed in banner form on or above the video, increasing brand awareness amongst key, qualified buyers. Your Destination / Tourism Project Briefing will be promoted on our online channels and social media pages. It will also feature on the WTM Global Hub to be viewed on demand post-event.

BENEFITS

1. LIVE DESTINATIONS / Tourism Projects BRIEFING on November 10, 2020 -16:45-17:45

  • LIVE Presentation of the destination / tourism projects by tourism developers to potential investors – 15 minutes
  • Projected on the platform on 11 November and on demand post
  • Listing of 300 words company / destination profile on the investment page of ITIC Channels.
  • Your branding will be displayed in banner form on or above the video, increasing brand awareness
  • Eblast and promotion to potential investors
  • Company logo in all Post event campaigns
  • Your Destination Briefing will be promoted through WTM and ITIC Channels
  • Your Destination Briefing may feature on the WTM Global Hub to be viewed on demand post-event.

2. PRERECORDED DESTINATIONS / Tourism Projects BRIEFING 11 November 07:00-22:00 GMT

  • Projected on the platform on 11 November and on demand post
  •  Presentation of the destination / tourism projects by tourism developers to potential investors – 10 minutes
  • Listing of 300 words company / destination profile on the investment page of ITIC Channels.
  • Your branding will be displayed in banner form on or above the video, increasing brand awareness
  • Eblast and promotion to potential investors
  • Company logo in all Post event campaigns
  • Your Destination Briefing will be promoted through WTM and ITIC Channel
  • Your Destination Briefing may feature on the WTM Global Hub to be viewed on demand post-event.

For more details and prices to book your virtual booth, please email to:

Paul Hoskin     Izrina Ibrahim    
Director     Operations Director    
[email protected]     [email protected]    
Mobile / Whatsapp: +447974187571       Whats app: + 447388849151    

Book your Virtual Booth

Exhibition Dates: 10-11 November 2020

Time: 07:00 to 22:00

You can exhibit from anywhere in the world with no restrictions, we have all had to adjust but we know the travel industry doesn’t stop for anyone. Your Virtual Exhibition Package

  1. Virtual booth within ITIC Conference 10-11 November
  2. Virtual Booth within WTM Virtual
  3. Showcasing and presenting your business
  4. Concierge meetings with selected investors
  5. Networking with the attendees
  6. Exchange business cards and online brochures
  7. Build awareness and visibility of your brand and Company
  8. Attendees to attend WTM virtual including 10 meeting requests per attendee

The Opportunity

It provides an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your brand and to connect with investors and heads of multinationals in the travel and tourism and financial services industries, procurement teams and industry specialists from across the globe.

The Summit is the vital meeting place for the travel & tourism industry and investors to expand their professional network and develop new concepts, partnerships and ideas that will transform the growth and commercial development of their business.

Who will attend?

With over 3000+ international decision-makers, tourism leaders and investors in attendance, the Summit will propel your brand into top of the mind for those who count especially when procuring the services and products which you offer. Our audience represents billions of GBPs in investment and expenditures, making this event a great opportunity to establish and nurture relationships and business opportunities that you can only achieve by being an active partner of this exclusive and unique ITIC event in partnership with WTM

For more details and prices to book your virtual booth, please email to:

Paul Hoskin Izrina Ibrahim
Director Operations Director
[email protected] [email protected]
Mobile / Whatsapp: +447974187571   Whats app: + 447388849151

Richard Hatter

ITSC 2019 Speaker
Richard Hatter
General Manager
Hotel ICON

With over 30 years’ experience in the world of hospitality as General Manager of five-star hotels in United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, Bahrain, Dubai, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong, Richard Hatter joined Hotel ICON, as pre-opening General Manager in 2009.

Hatter undertook the task of successfully planning and implementing Hotel ICON’s commercial and operational strategies. Hatter led his team creating and developing the brand DNA to ensure clarity on the employee and customer brand message, overseeing the opening and management of the 262-room elevated luxury hotel reporting to Mr Victor Lo JP, Chairman of the Board.

In addition, Hatter worked closely with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and its School of Hotel Tourism Management on curriculum design, hotel and school integration and implementation of various internship programs.

Hatter was previously Corporate Director of Development at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Hong Kong, responsible for renovations and re-branding hotels in the group.

Hatter is active within the hospitality industry and holds the position of chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter at the institute of Hospitality.

He is also a fellow of the institute of Hospitality (FIH) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University with an Executive Masters in Global Hospitality Leadership where he also lectures and consults, and presents on ICON’s innovation strategies at numerous leading trade events and conferences.

Hatter’s expertise in developing and opening Independent, Chain hotels and Clubs as well as teaching hotels has been acknowledged through representation on the board at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Passionate about mentoring younger people set on building a career in hospitality, Richard has also supports Elite Management Interns by mentoring at Hotel ICON since its inception.

He was recognised as the General Manager of the year at The BMW Hotelier Awards Greater China 2018, hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the hotel industry,

Recent Projects:
WKCDA P32 Artist Residence
Chengdu Yinxing Teaching Hotel Project
Executive Development Programme – Ruiyee Hospitality
HKRI Discovery Bay Cubs