Day 1

11:00 Registration

Registration

Regional Outlook on Destination Development

Regional Outlook on Destination Development

11:10 Keynote: Welcome Remarks from RAKTDA

Keynote: Welcome Remarks from RAKTDA

11:20 Keynote: Insights into Expo 2020

Speaker

Sumathi Ramanathan

Sumathi Ramanathan

Director
Destination Marketing, Expo 2020

11:30 Presentation: Destination Planning and Resilience

Speaker

Steven Velegrinis

Steven Velegrinis

Head of Master Planning
AECOM

Destination Investment

Destination Investment

12:00 Outlook Presentation: Deep Dive into Saudi Arabia

Speaker

Philip Wooler

Philip Wooler

Area Director Middle East and Africa
STR

12:10 Exclusive Interview: Destination Saudi Arabia

Addressing the Kingdom’s progress in the tourism and hospitality sector through mega leisure projects implemented. 

• What are the proactive plans for KSA?
• What is instore for the hospitality and leisure sector?

12:20 Keynote: Destination Azerbaijan

Speaker

Florian Sengstschmid

CEO
Azerbaijan Tourism Board

 

Azerbaijan's Tourism Strategy for the next years including highlights of infrastructure development, attractions, and heritage. 

12:30 Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Value of Tourism; Reality Check – Delivering the Vision

Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Value of Tourism; Reality Check – Delivering the Vision

13:00 Virtual Exhibition and Networking

Virtual Exhibition and Networking

14:00 Closing Remarks, Summary and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks, Summary and End of Day 1