ITIC Global Tourism Investment Summit – INVEST, FINANCE & REBUILD

Monday, 09 November 2020

ITIC WTM 2020 Whole Conference 

Watch complete Summit as it was live streamed

ITIC WTM 2020 Ministerial Panel 

Ministerial Panel

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

ITIC WTM London 2020 Welcome 

Welcome

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 1 

Current Economic Outlook, predictions and Recovery plan for 2021

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 2 

Shaping the future of Aviation and its projection by 2025

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 3 

Keynote Speech

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 4 

The future of Tourism in the Green Economy

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 5 

Health Dealing with COVID-19 and how do we restore travellers’ trust and confidence to rebuild business. The New Normal – Learning to live, travel, work and play despite Covid-19.

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 6 

Understanding the financial mechanisms that allow you to survive and rebuild

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 7 

One-to-One interview: Majed AlGhanim, Managing Director, Tourism Quality of Life – Ministry of Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 8 

Analysing the challenges and investment opportunities in Aviation sector

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 9 

Special Focus on the Middle East market – Investment opportunities in Sustainable Travel and Tourism sector

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 10 

Investing in Africa: Tourism an important pillar for African development.

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 11 

Looking at the Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Airports

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 12 

How investment in travel and tourism sector can drive growth and cooperation within the Commonwealth countries?

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 13 

How to attract China outbound investment and tourism during and post covid19?

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 14 

Challenges and Opportunities for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Post Covid Stage

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 15 

Investment opportunities – Presentation of Destinations and Tourism Projects in quest of investment

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 16 

Saudi Arabia, The Future of Travel and Tourism in Saudi Arabia, recovery through sustainable investment

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 17 

Tourism Resilience: This may not be the last crisis, how can you prepare to face for any future global catastrophe

ITIC WTM London 2020 Panel 18 

Tourism job retention and job growth strategy: marketing tourism as a destination for Employment

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 19 

Recovery plan for a stronger digital travel and tourism industry post Covid-19 and Beyond

ITIC WTM 2020 Panel 20 

Closing

ITIC WTM London 2020 One-to-One Interview   

One-to-one interview: Investment Opportunities in Brazil

Paul Hoskins

Paul Hoskins
Director
ITIC Ltd & Invest Tourism Ltd

Paul Hoskins is a director of London based companies ITIC Ltd – International Tourism Investment Conferences, Invest Tourism Ltd and founder director of the FULCRUM Travel Marketing+PR consultancy.

Following graduation in travel management and business studies from the City of London College, Paul has worked for more than thirty five years as a business travel, tourism and hospitality marketing consultant, travel agent and tour operator. With extensive experience in corporate and interim management, destination promotion, communications, conference moderating, media relations, broadcasting, health-care and property management.

Paul is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Reform Club, President of Skal International London UK, immediate past President of Skal International United Kingdom and executive committee member and former Chairman of PATA – the Pacific Asia Travel Association – UK & Ireland Chapter.

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H.E. Mr. Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez

H.E. Mr. Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Jordan

H.E. Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez has served as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Minster of Environment of Jordan several times.He has recently been appointed as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities on 12/10/2020.

After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and international relations from Brigham Young University in the United States. Al Fayez started his career as assistant chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Hashemite Court, and worked closely to His late Majesty King Hussein bin Talal and His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

In 2006 he moved to work in advanced positions in the Jordanian government, especially in the field of tourism development, and headed several leading institutions and companies specialized in the field of tourism, environment, and development such as the Jordan Tourism Board, the National Company for Tourism Development, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts – Les Roches, the Jordan Heritage Revival Company, the Jordan Oil Terminals Company “Jotic”, the National Microfinance Bank, and the Jordanian Microfinance National Network “Tanmia”.

He also participated in the membership of several bodies and committees such as the Baptism Site board of trustees and the higher steering committee of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND).

He has participated and represented Jordan in many conferences and international events as an expert on Tourism, Environment, and sustainable development.

Al Fayez holds several Orders of Merit and Medals on local and international levels.

Suha Al Arda

Suha Al Arda
Vice President – Treasury &
Managements Accounts – Finance

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Bilingual financial management professional, with an MBA (finance) and BSc in Computer Science, and with over 13 years of proven private sector experience in core areas of financial planning, analysis treasury and project management. Excellent analytical, writing, presentational and interpersonal skills.

EXPERIENCE
  • Over 13 years of experience in financial planning and analysis.
  • Strategic planning, devising policies and procedures, supporting special projects.
  • Participating in, and informing, senior management decision making.
  • Human resource management – experience leading and managing teams.
  • Proven experience as a fast learner able to deliver – joined RJ in 2007 at entry level and reached the highest level in only 9 years (one of the fastest promotion track among all RJ employees).
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • MBA (Finance), New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan (2005-2007).
  • GPA: 3.95. Ranked 19th out of all MBA students in Jordanian universities 2007.
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (1996-2000).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Vice President Treasury and Management Accounts, Finance Department, Royal Jordanian Airline (Sep 2019 – current)
  • Head of Treasury, Finance Department, Royal Jordanian Airline (Jan 2016 – current)
  • Manager, Management Accounts Section, Finance Department, Royal Jordanian Airline (Jan 2012 – Dec 2012)
  • Team Leader, Financial Reporting and Budgeting, Management Accounts Section, Finance Department, Royal Jordanian Airline (Aug 2007 – Dec 2011)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Company Joramco representing RJ from (Oct 2019 – current)
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Alpha Catering Company representing RJ from (Oct 2016 – Oct 2019)
  • Member of IATA Airline Cost Management Group Steering Committee
  • Member of Middle East Leadership Academy

Lerato Mbele

Lerato Mbele
Presenter, Talking Business Africa
BBC World News

Lerato Mbele is presenter of Talking Business Africa and co-presenter of In Business Africa, two of BBC World flagship African programmes.

Lerato joined the BBC in 2012 as presenter of the renowned breakfast radio programme, Newsday, on BBC World Service. She then joined the Africa Business Report team, fronting the weekly television show until 2018 when Talking Business Africa and In Business Africa were launched in its place.

Prior to joining the BBC, Lerato served as a Senior Business Anchor for CNBC Africa when it launched in 2007. She hosted a variety of business focused programming and specials including presidential debates and the live CNBC Africa Debate at the World Economic Forum in Africa in 2009. Lerato was also previously the co-editor of Designing Democracy, an Anti-Poverty Ambassador for the Southern Africa Trust and a recipient of literature awards from the World Association of University of Women.

Lerato began her journalism career in 1999 at South Africa’s state-owned broadcaster The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She eventually served as an anchor for the channel’s daily news show News at 10 and also fronted the weekly show, The Ambassadors.

Lerato has interviewed notable political figures, including Nobel Peace Prize laureates Kofi Annan, Wangari Maathai and F.W de Klerk, and has also interviewed Bill Gates, Olusegun Obansanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Lerato is a Chevening Scholar and a regular speaker at conferences and televised debates, having participated the World Bank and IMF annual meeting in Washington DC and the UN Climate Change Summit COP17 in 2011. She also holds an MSc degree in Development Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In March 2014 Lerato was named by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders for 2014.

Gavin Watts

Gavin Watts
Client Transformation and Delivery Director
Yoti

Gavin has over two decades of experience across the aviation and government sectors, gained through a flying career in the Royal Air Force and as the operations manager at Gatwick. More recently, Gavin has delivered major transformation projects for central government departments whilst working for tier 1 consultancies. Heading the aviation offering at Yoti, Gavin has been instrumental in the success with Heathrow airport, exploring the use of remote enrollment of biometrics for seamless journeys and more recently the trials of rapid point of care COVID testing.

Angus Urquhart

Angus Urquhart
Sales Director
GeneMe UK

Angus is an experienced commercial leader with over 25 years working in senior roles in sales and marketing. He began his career at the largest newspaper in the United States – USA TODAY where he worked with many of the world’s most iconic aviation and travel brands. He then worked at Ink Global where he was a group publisher of many major travel partners such as KLM, United Airlines, Eurostar, EasyJet, RyanAir, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines amongst others.

He moved into technology where he launched the world’s first digital watch magazine and took the largest digital news-stand into Europe before becoming involved in digital marketing and working with Katalystt on a variety of projects in this space including WeChat. He is the Sales Director of GeneMe UK and brings his extensive commercial leadership skills to oversee the development of the FRANKD kits usage in multiple sectors.

Majed M. AlGhanim

Majed M. AlGhanim
Managing Director
Tourism & Quality of Life, Ministry of Investment(MISA)

Within his role, Majed has a responsibility for the development of the tourism, entertainment, cultural and sports industries within the Kingdom. The role requires working across the eco-system identifying and developing investment opportunities and projects, conducting studies, promoting these projects locally and internationally, and supporting investors in their journeys to invest in Saudi Arabia.

Majed started his career with Ernst & Young, within the Transaction Advisory Services, leading hospitality transactions. He then worked with hospitality development companies and travel and tourism companies before joining MISA.

Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths
CEO
Dubai Airports

Paul Griffiths is Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of Dubai International (DXB) – the world’s busiest airport for international passengers, as well as Dubai World Central (DWC).

Paul joined Dubai Airports as its first CEO in October 2007. Exactly a year later, on 14 October, he orchestrated the flawless launch of Terminal 3 at Dubai International and on 27 June 2010 successfully opened the Emirate’s second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC). He achieved another milestone in Dubai’s aviation history on 2 January 2013 with the similarly flawless opening of Concourse A, the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility and again with Concourse D on February 24, 2016. Paul also oversaw the historic opening of the passenger terminal at DWC on 27 October 2013. On December 20, 2018, Paul joined Dubai Airports’ Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in welcoming Dubai International’s billionth passenger.

Prior to moving to Dubai, Paul was Managing Director of London’s Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the UK. Before joining airport operator BAA in 2004, he spent 14 years with the Virgin Group, working closely with Sir Richard Branson as a Board Director of the Virgin Travel Group, embracing the commercial activities of both Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Trains.

Partnerships and Tourism Investment in Brazil

 

The development of the tourism sector in Brazil is a top-priority for the Ministry of Tourism. In that sense, the Ministry has worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Infrastructure to coordinate policies that directly impact the tourism sector, especially those related to credit and infrastructure.

Since 2019, Brazil has had an intensive agenda of reforms that aim at cutting red tape and improving the business environment. For example, the pension reform modernized the social security system in Brazil and the tax reform, which is under discussion in Brazil’s Congress, aims at streamlining the tax system and fostering legal certainty. All these measures comprise a robust agenda of reforms that are much needed to boost Brazilian economy in the coming years.

To advance an important agenda of public private partnerships (PPPs) and concessions for tourism development, we have worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, especially with the Investment Partnership Program (known in Portuguese as PPI).

Brazil is developing a unique portfolio of projects for PPPs and concessions, which includes historic sites, natural parks and public properties with touristic potential. Economic and assessment studies are underway and the PPPs and concessions will be carried out in 2021 and 2022.

The synergy and integration of these initiatives add momentum to a necessary policy shift in Brazil. We are working hard to guarantee a better environment for the industry and to create a prosperous environment for investments in tourism.

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