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





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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