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

Testimonials

Closing Speech Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs of Sierra Leone

Minister of Tourism of, Sierra Leone “ This conference is one of the most informative and exciting I have participated ...
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Closing Speech Hon. Edmund Bartlett CD, MP Minister of Tourism of Jamaica

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Hon. Nikolina Angelkova, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria

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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    
paul@itic.uk     izrina@itic.uk    
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
paul@itic.uk izrina@itic.uk
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

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Minister of Tourism
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Elena Kountoura
Member
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Former Secretary General
United Nations World Tourism Organization
(UNWTO)
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Gloria Guevara
PRESIDENT & CEO
World Travel Tourism Council more…
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Nicolas Mayer
PWC Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA
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Christopher Rodrigues, CBE
Chairman
Port of London Authority more…
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Gerald Lawless
WTTC Ambassador,
Former Chairman of WTTC, Former President & Group CEO of Jumeirah Group
more…
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Ian Goldin
Professor of Globalisation and Development
University of Oxford more…
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Haitham Mattar
Middle East Tourism Expert
CEO Beyond Tourism more…
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Dho Young-shim Chairperson, UN SDGs Advocate Alumni
Chairperson, International Charity Foundation
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Rajan Datar
Broadcaster and Journalist
BBC
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Peter Greenberg
CBS News Travel Editor
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David Heymann
medical epidemiologist and
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology of LSHTM more…
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Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis
Director of the eTourism Lab
Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism And Hospitality Research more…
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Richard Hatter
General Manager
Hotel ICON more…
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Tom Jones
Senior Partner
Finn Partners more…
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Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
Senior Researcher & Lecturer
Griffith Institute for Tourism Brisbane, Australia more…