HRH Princess Dana Firas

ITSC 2019 Speaker
HRH Princess Dana Firas
President
Petra National Trust

HRH Princess Dana Firas serves as the President of Petra National Trust and is a liaison with the The Royal Hashemite Court and Jordanian government ministries.

She worked in the office of H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan on projects promoting sustainable development, peace, and human rights. Since 2008, Princess Dana has chaired the Board of the Petra National Foundation. She was named a UNESCO Goodwill ambassador in June 2017 by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Her advocacy for the cause of cultural heritage preservation and awareness resulted in their inclusion in two World Tourism Organization declarations. In 2016 she joined the Board of the Fulbright Commission in Jordan.

She earned a BA in International Relations and Economics from Boston University, a MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics, and an MPA in Public Policy and Development from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Fulbright scholar.

In 2003, Princess Dana co-authored an article entitled “From the Environment and Human Security to Sustainable Security and Development” in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. In 2006, she authored an article for the 2007 State of the World Report and participated in the launch of the report in Washington DC. In 2012, she contributed to a publication entitled “Tourism and Archaeological Heritage Management at Petra: Driver to Development or Destruction.”

Christopher Doyle

ITSC 2019 Speaker
Christopher Doyle
Executive Director, Europe & Central Asia
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

For nearly 15 years, Chris has served an influential role in the strategic direction and innovative development of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A global organization with more than 1,300 members in 100 countries worldwide, ATTA Members share a commitment to the responsible development of tourism.

In addition to overseeing the ATTA’s development efforts throughout Europe and Central Asia, he serves as a strategic advisor to public and private organizations, tourism boards and ministries, DMOs, NGOs and development agencies worldwide. Recognized as an inspirational speaker and innovator, he also serves as an AdventureEDU facilitator/instructor of best practices and long-range responsible tourism development planning.

Chris is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

China Tourist Night

Daiichi Display Ltd conceived, designed and organised the Chinese Tourist Night 2017 for the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) on the 6 June 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava, Mauritius.

A delegation from China led by the Vice-Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Dr. Du Jiang and comprising of Directors of Tourism Bureaus of Provinces from Zhejiang, Dalian, Guangdong and Yunnan and also Directors from main Chinese Travel companies, namely: China Travel Service, Head Office and GZL International Travel Service Ltd, Guangzhou attended the function. Several Ministers from Mauritius inclusive of Hon. Anil Gayal, Hon. Alain Wong, Hon Pradeep Roopun, the Mauritius travel industry and other dignitaries attended the event.

Enhancing Mauritius – China Relations

Conference 45th Anniversary of Mauritius – China Relations

 

Daiichi Display Ltd conceived, produced and managed a successful thought-provoking symposium on “Enhancing Mauritius-China Relations” which was held at Ebene Cybercity Conference hall on the 19 April 2017 to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mauritius and the People’s Republic of China. The event was hosted by the Chinese Embassy in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius and in partnership with Global Finance Mauritius.

The Prime Minister, Hon. Pravind Jugnauth and the Hon. Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, graced the event and an important delegation from China led by Ambassador. (Mrs) Xu Jinghu, Special representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs participated in the event inclusive of the Chinese media CCTV and China Today.

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About the Organisers

Daiichi Display Ltd a London-based company which owns ITIC, facilitates challenging dialogue between tourism industry leaders and stakeholders on the sustainable development of tourism and travel and collaborate with governments, investors and project owners to create joint ventures that invest in developing innovative tourism and travel facilities, infrastructure and services that benefit all stakeholders, especially the host countries and their peoples. Our team does extensive research work, and we provide valuable content, insights and market intelligence on tourism investment opportunities in regions we operate. Complementing our conferences and investment services, we produce high quality corporate documents and publications, and promotions for our clients that add value and enhance profile of their brands.

ITIC delivers annual Global tourism investment conferences in collaboration with government tourism ministries and agencies that provide a forum for delegates to interact with tourism and travel, and financial services industry leaders and policy makers to discuss topical issues, challenges and future trends in the sustainable development of tourism and travel. It also provides a platform for project owners/developer to engage with potential investors.

The company has successfully produced the launch of the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) on the 02 November 2018 in London www.itic.uk/videos and also successfully organised the Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference (ITSC) in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on the 31 May 2019 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria www.investingintourism.com.

Launch Event

The official Launching of the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) on 02 November, 2018 at the InterContinental Park Lane, London.

 

The International Tourism and Investment Conference 2019 was successfully launched on the 02 November 2018 at the InterContinental Park Lane, Mayfair, London in the presence of Her Excellency Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta who graced the event and under the leadership of Dr Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC Advisory Board and former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). ITIC 2019 is an initiative of Daiichi Display Ltd, conceived and headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ibrahim Ayoub.

The function has the participation of Tourism Ministers namely: Honourable Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, and Vice-Chairman of ITIC, Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica, and President of the Global Tourism Resilience Centre and Crisis Management, and Honourable Konrad Mizzi, Minister of Tourism of Malta. The event was widely attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, other distinguished personalities, CEOs of the tourism industry, bankers and representative of a few financial services companies. There was also presence of journalists from the specialised and international media to cover the launch event.

H.E. The President of Malta, Mrs Marie-Louis Coleiro Preca, delivered a highly inspiring keynote address on that occasion and lauded the efforts of the organisers to build synergies among the various tourism players across the globe (https://president.gov.mt/press-centre-statement/keynote-speech-delivered-president-malta-marie-louise-coleiro-preca-international-tourism-investment-conference-itic-london-2-november-2018/). The Chairman of ITIC Advisory Board, Dr Taleb Rifai delivered the welcome speech for that occasion and he also centred his speech around the need for innovation in tourism through partnership and synergies. Mrs Isabel Hill, Director of Travel & Tourism Office, USA, also delivered a speech on the occasion. Mrs Daniela Wagner, Director of International Partnerships at Jacob Media Group, UK, was the MC of the ceremony. The official launching was immediately followed by a brief presentation of Tourism in Malta by the Minister of Tourism of Malta and high-level panel discussions moderated by Mrs Anita Mendiratta, Founder and CEO of Cachet Consulting and Lead Consultant of CNN International T.A.S.K group. The panellists for the round table discussions comprised eminent personalities, namely: H.E. Mrs Marie-Louise Coliero Preca, President of Malta, Hon. Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Mr Gerald Lawless, former Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council and former CEO of Jumeira Group, Dubai, Mr. Saleh Said, CEO of Penny Royal Ltd promoter of a tourism village in Zanzibar.

ITIC 2019 will take place in November 2019 in London and will see the participation of high calibre speakers from various parts of the world. It will be attended by about 500 delegates: tourism project owners and promoters having live and bankable projects, tourism experts, investors, funding agencies, private equity firms, technology experts and journalists will discuss major issues related to tourism and investment. A special emphasis will be laid of tourism investment in Africa and island destinations.

A Strategic Partnership between ITIC, the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation and the Global Tourism Centre for Resilience and Crisis Management which was agreed on 28 October 2018 in Malta under the Patronage of the President of Malta, was announced on that day. Mr. Ibrahim Ayoub also unfolded the logo of Investourism with its mandate to facilitate and connecting tourism projects in Africa and Island economies to investors and which will henceforth serve as investment facilitator.

ITIC is going to tackle key global tourism issues through its concept Think Tourism 360 and Investourism, its investment tourism platform. The conference will mainly focus on investment through tourism in  Africa and Island economies covering the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean and all other islands nations worldwide.

Mr Ibrahim Ayoub, principal organiser and CEO of Daiichi Display Ltd presented the closing speech and a vote of thanks. The ceremony ended in a very cordial atmosphere set around a lavish buffet dinner that regrouped all VIPs and guests altogether at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London.

ITIC has the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Skal International as Supporting Partners and Jacobs Media Group, Travel Weekly, ETN Eturbo news, Africa Business, Africa Banker, New African Woman and The New African as Media Partners.

The ITIC Advisory Board also met earlier on that day at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, under the chairmanship of Dr Taleb Rifai.

Registration of participants and sponsors for ITIC 2019 can be made online at www.itic.uk .

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For more information please e-mail the Organiser of ITIC Mr. Ibrahim AYOUB

London 15 November 2018

H.E. Nikolina Angelkova

H.E. Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism
of the Republic of Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova has graduated the Harvard Business School – Boston, the USA under the programme for management personnel “Leadership Development”. Angelkova has also obtained an MA in Law from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, graduating with a diploma with honours under the specialty “Business Management” at the Post-Graduate Institute of the University of National and World Economy.

Angelkova has specialized in financial management of the EU Structural Funds, European Law and Regional Policy and Structural Funds Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, and the Regional Institute for Administrative Reform in Nantes, France.

From 2002 to 2006 Nikolina Angelkova was assigned for a chairperson of the Association for Legal Development and Legal Counsel to the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Policy and Public Works. From 2005 to 2007 she was a trainee in Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission and an adviser to the head of the Bulgarian delegation in the EPP Group in the European Parliament, where she worked in the field of regional development, transport and the environment.

Within the period 2005-2010, she was the owner of Nikolova and Partners Consult, and Director-General of Herchesa Bulgaria Ltd. (2007-2009) and Director of Helektor Bulgaria Ltd. (2009-2010).

In 2010-2011, Angelkova was a Head of Control, Communication and Coordination Unit to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. In 2011, she was a member of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency, and up to 2013 she was a Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in charge of European affairs, relations with international institutions, European Territorial Cooperation and Strategic Planning of Regional Development; National contact person for the Danube Strategy.

Within the period 2013-2014, she was adviser of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for European regional cooperation.

In March 2014, Angelkova was chosen as one of the 214 young global leaders of the Community of Young Global Leaders of 2014 (Young Global Leaders). The prestigious honours are awarded by the World Economic Forum and are recognition for f the excessive achievements in the management and leadership both on professional and social level.

Nikolina Angelkova is an Interim Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria with a caretaker Prime Minister Prof. Georgi Bliznashki.

Minister of Tourism since November 7, 2014 till January 27, 2017.

Appointed as a Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on May 4, 2017.

Marcus Lee

ITSC 2019 Speaker
Marcus Lee
Chairman of Association of
SME Business owners in China

Marcus Lee is currently Chairman of Association of SME Business owners in China. He was appointed Samoa Prime Minister Special Envoy to China and official representative of 18 countries and territories of South Pacific Islands to China on tourism. His firm is the coordinator for “China Pacific Tourism Year 2019” similar to EU-China Tourism Year 2018. He began his career in Wall Street. He was managing a $3 billion fund under his portfolio. After retired from investment banking, through the association, he promoted China Outbound Tourism & Investment in 46 countries.