Restructuring to attract sustainable investment & customers in the new world order
12:15 – 12:20: Welcome
• Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC and former Secretary-General UNWTO
12:20 – 12:30: The future prospects for Gulf and Middle East travel and tourism in the post Covid-19 era
Gerald Lawless, (WTTC Ambassador, ITIC Director and Advisory Board member of Dubai Expo 2020) in conversation with Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster, BBC
12:30 – 13:15: Panel Discussion: The initiatives to be taken to revive the travel and tourism industry to secure sustainable investment in the region?
• The multi-billion tourist sector employs millions and some governments are only now starting to realise the vital contribution to their economies.
• The expectations of the industry?
• How can travel & tourism businesses plan their financial future?
• Rajan Datar, Presenter And Broadcaster BBC
13:15 – 13:45: Panel Discussion: Repositioning your business for success when the pandemic comes under control
• The world has changed and the travel sector has changed forever.
• Restoring consumer trust will be vital and new marketing strategies will have to be devised to achieve new growth.
• The evolving customers’ needs
• Redefining your core business focus
• Where the opportunities lie?
• Rajan Datar, Presenter and Broadcaster BBC
– Destinations and Project Owners engaging with Investors – 1hr
– Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman ITIC and former Secretary-General UNWTO