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 5th GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CITY TOURISM

« Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers »

1-2 November 2016, Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor (Egypt)

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

Venue : Sonesta St.George Hotel Luxor

8:00 – 18:00 Registration of participants
   
11:00–11:30 Opening ceremony
 

 

  • H.E. Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Antiquities, Egypt
  • Mr. Mohamed Sayed Badr, Governor of Luxor, Egypt
  • Mr. David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO
11:3013:00

HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON CITY TOURISM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

 

Facilitator: Ms. Ana Botella, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of UNWTO

Moderator: Mr. Rajan Datar, Presenter of the BBC Travel Show, United Kingdom

Panelists:
  • H.E. Mr. Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary General (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
  • Mr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization
  • Mr. Akel Biltaji, Mayor of Amman, Jordan
  • Ms. Cheng Hong, Vice Mayor of Beijing and Executive Vice Chairperson of the WOrld Tourism Cities Federation(WTCF), China
  • Mr. Luis Cueto Álvarez de Sotomayor, General Coordinator of the Mayor, City of Madrid
  • Mr. Julio Andrade Ruiz, Councilor of Tourism, Málaga, Spain
  • Mr. Tarik Sadik, Director of Strategy and Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism, Morocco
  • Mr. Pavlos Yeroulanos, Head of the project "Greece: A Different Path to Growth" and Chairman of the Board of Kefalonia Fisheries S.A., Greece

Q&A To top

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break & Working Lunch: “Mayors for Tourism Initiative” & “City Tourism Network”(by invitation only)

14:3016:30

SESSION 1 – SETTING THE SCENE: RECENT TRENDS AND EMERGING NICHE MARKETS IN CITY TOURISM

 

Keynote: Mr. Javier Hernández Rodríguez, General Director of Málaga Tourism and Convention Bureau, Málaga, Spain

Moderator: Mr. Martin Brackenbury, UNWTO consultant and former President of the International Federation of Tour Operators (IFTO), United Kingdom

Panellists:

  • Mr. Lahcen Haddad, Member of the Parliament and former Minister of Tourism, Morocco
  • Ms. Gloria Guevara Manzo, Former Minister of Tourism, Mexico
  • Dr. Sanda CorakManaging Director, Institute for Tourism of Croatia
  • Mr. Diego Fuentes, President and CEO, VIP World Events, Sevilla, Spain
  • Mr. David Ruetz, Exhibition Director, ITB Berlin, Germany

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20:0022:00 Dinner at the Luxor Temple

 

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Venue : Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

8:30 – 12:00 Registration of participants
   
9:00–10:30

SESSION 2 - Culture - A Driving Force for City Tourism

 

Keynote: Mr. Graham Brooks, President Emeritus, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, Sydney, Australia

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Azerbaijan

Panellists:

  • Mr. Walid RamadanExpert in Eco & Cultural Tourism and Founder of Characters of Egypt Festival, Egypt
  • Mr. Peter Debrine, Senior Project Officer, UNESCO World Heritage Center
  • Dr. George Papaioannou, Assistant Professor, Department of Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
  • Dr. Wantanee Suntikul, Assistant Professor, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Gonzalo Robredo, Executive Director, Tourism Office of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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10:3012:00 SESSION 3 - Change and Innovation : The Digital Revolution and the Millennial Traveller
 

Keynote: Mr. John Kester, Director, Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies, UNWTO

Moderator: Mr. Antonio López de Ávila, Director, Segittur, Spain

Panellists:

  • H.E. Lina Mazhar Annab, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities, Jordan
  • Mr. David Chapman, Director General, WYSE Travel Confederation
  • Mr. Amadou Doumbia, PR & Communication Manager, Mojo Nomad - Ovolo Group, Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Ignasi de Delàs,President of European Cities Marketing (ECM), Barcelona, Spain.

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12:0013:00 Session 4 - Conclusions and Closing Ceremony
 

Closing keynote: Mr. Zahi Hawass, ArchaeologistEgypt

Technical conclusions : Ms. Esencan Terzibasoglu, Director, Programme for Destination Managemen & Quality, UNWTO

Announcement of the 6th Global Summit of City Tourism (2017)

Closing remarks

  • Ms. Ana Botella, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of UNWTO
  • H.E. Yehia Rashed, Minister for Tourism, Egypt
  • Mr. Márcio Favilla, Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations, UNWTO
  • Mr. Mohamed Sayed Badr, Governor of Luxor, Egypt

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13:0015:00 Lunch
15:00 Technical Visit to the Temples of Karnak and Luxor (more info here)

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