Date(s) - 01/11/2019 - 02/11/2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am
InterContinental London Park Lane
The International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC – www.itic.uk) has been designed to stand out as a sought-after platform to stimulate a new thought process focusing on key global issues impacting positively or negatively on the industry. It may also herald a new vision and new perspectives for tourism as the powerhouse for future economic growth and investment for wealth and job creation through innovation and global value chain. As tourism gathers greater momentum among travellers, ITIC will also address the concerns and challenges facing destinations worldwide – geographic locations, connectivity, capacity building, infrastructure, human capital, resources, safety and security, amongst others. These are areas bearing potentials for investment based on proper planning, development strategies through a blend of global networking and concerted local actions.
Tourism Investment Platform
The Conference will provide a platform to drive international awareness and investment into the tourism sector and it will also act as a catalyst for inclusive growth. ITIC will therefore add value to the efforts of tourist destinations by assisting in translating their vision, objectives and development strategies into bankable project initiatives. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in high level group discussions, networking and PR with policy makers, private sector stakeholders, private equity firms, funding agencies, high-net worth investors, bankers, fund managers, tourism experts, business innovators and influencers, who have the power to channel capital and raise funds by using London as the prime financial hub for investment. One of the key factors will be to explore investment opportunities in green tourism projects in Africa with the aim of reducing emissions and building a climate-resilient future, while at the same time minimizing negative impacts on the local environment. Investors across the world are becoming more concerned about these issues asking for more transparency before investing their money in projects.
ITIC will give visibility to leading industry entities and emerging destinations in their policy orientation by pairing
specific tourism strategies with investment solutions, thus acting as a catalyst and an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable economic development.
The Advisory Board and the Organising Committee are chaired by Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary-General of the UNWTO and he is assisted by Hon. Mr. Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, who will be the Vice-Chairman.
Several personalities have already confirmed their participation, namely: the President of Malta, Tourism Ministers: Hon. Najib Balala of Kenya, Hon. Derek Hanekom of South Africa and Hon. Edmund Bartlett of Jamaica, Hon. Charles Banda of Zambia as well as Mr. Gerald Lawless currently Ambassador for WTTC and former President and CEO of the Jumeirah Group, Ms. Isabel Hill, Director of Travel & Tourism Office USA, just to name a few.