WTTC Unveils List of Global Summit Keynote Speakers

Caribbean News…
10 February 2020 7:05pm
WTTC global summit in Puerto Rico poster

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled the first speakers for its upcoming Global Summit. The event will now take place in Cancun, Mexico, after a last-minute change from Puerto Rico.

Among those set to feature are Chris Nassetta, chief executive of Hilton; Alex Zozaya, president of Apple Leisure Group; Kim Day, chief executive of Denver Airport; and Richard Fain, chief executive Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The theme for the summit - ‘Making a Lasting Difference’ - will encourage delegates to discuss approaching the world differently, recognizing that what has got us to this point, will not work to tackle global challenges and incite positive change for the future.

WTTC is focused on the ways that the world is changing, and how this will initiate a change in how we travel, and how the tourism sector operates.

Digital transformation and the emergence of new technologies such as 5G, combined with global challenges such as climate change and geopolitical and economic crises, will turn the world on its head once more.

The world is on the edge of fascinating social change, driven by huge technological advance, with every generation having to adapt to this new world.

The most important annual event in tourism, the WTTC Global Summit takes place in a different region every year.

The event will take place at the Moon Palace Convention Center and will welcome Andy Duncan, chief executive of Travelopia; Deepak Ohri, chief executive of lebua Hotels & Resorts; Fred Dixon, chief executive of NYC & Company; Friedrich Joussen, chief executive of TUI; and Keith Barr, chief executive of InterContinental Group.

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