Day 1

11:00 Welcome Remarks from Messe Frankfurt

Welcome Remarks from Messe Frankfurt

11:05 Opening Remarks from Conference Chairman

Conference Chair

Noelle Homsy

Noelle Homsy

Associate Director – Hospitality Industry Lead
Grant Thornton

11:10 Official Event Opening

Speaker

Abdulla Al Abdouli

Abdulla Al Abdouli

CEO
Marjan

Regional Outlook on Sustainable Destination Development

Regional Outlook on Sustainable Destination Development

11:15 First Look: Exclusive Insights into Expo 2020

Speaker

Sumathi Ramanathan

Sumathi Ramanathan

Director - Market Strategy & Sales
Expo 2020

 

 

Insights on how Expo 2020 and how this is will become a lasting destination legacy with world-class attractions and the plans for 2021.

11:30 Destination Planning and Resilience

Speaker

Steven Velegrinis

Steven Velegrinis

Head of Master Planning
AECOM

11:45 Global Review of the Hospitality Sector

Speaker

Philip Wooller

Philip Wooller

Area Director Middle East & Africa
STR

12:00 Destination Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Speaker

Khaled Altareri

Khaled Altareri

MICE Tourism Advisor
Ministry of Commerce and Investment (KSA)

12:30 Destination Oman

Speaker

Prateek Kumar

Prateek Kumar

Regional Vice President EMEA
Dusit International






From pioneering to leading development in emerging Destinations gain insight on how Dusit International will been encompassing range of hotel, resort and spa experiences in Oman.

12:45 Destination Greece

Speaker

Dr. Ioannis Pappas

Dr. Ioannis Pappas

Director Mediterranean Region
Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

 

 

Implementation of the National 10 Year Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism in Greece.

13:00 Trailblazer Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Value of Tourism: Reality Check – Delivering the Vision - Developing and Sustaining a World-class Destination through Innovation

Moderator:
Philip Mackenzie
Consultant Hotels (MENA Region)
Colliers International

 

Panelists:
Sandra Carvao
Chief, Market Intelligence & Competitiveness
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
   
Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Director Mediterranean Region
Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
   
Sara Pastor
Managing Director Destinations EMEA
ADARA



13:30 Closing Remarks, Summary and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks, Summary and End of Day 1

13:35 Virtual Exhibition – Networking

Virtual Exhibition – Networking