ATM 2021: Speakers unveiled for Global Stage

ATM 2021: Speakers unveiled for Global Stage

Prominent tourism figures will be participating in-person at the opening session of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Global Stage 2021 on May 16th. Under the banner ‘Tourism for a brighter future,’ the show will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The line-up includes speakers such as: Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general of the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM); Taleb Rifai, former secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation; Scott Livermore, chief economist at Oxford Economics Middle East; and Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation.

Moderated by CNN, the session will examine the critical factors that will deliver a strong, fast-paced and sustainable recovery in travel and tourism; and the pivotal role that the sector will play in overall economic growth.

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Other topics that will be discussed include, knowledge and cultural exchange, technological innovation and international collaboration. Also high on the agenda is the Gulf-Israeli ties session which will discuss the vast travel and tourism opportunities presented by bilateral agreements between the Gulf and Israel.

The four-day conference will address a broad range of topics, from travel and health; as well as dedicated forums on China, Saudi Arabia and India, plus a dedicated hotel summit; looking at the changing roles of hotels and the changing hospitality landscape.

Danielle Curtis, exhibition director ME, Arabian Travel Market, said: “The general theme of this year’s show is ‘A new dawn for travel and tourism’ and the opening session will get the show, off to a positive, practical and optimistic start.

Running in parallel with the Global Stage is the four-day Travel Forward Theatre at ATM; which through world-class technology experts and renowned industry figures; will provide industry-leading insights about the latest technologies and trends that will undoubtedly shape the future of travel and tourism.

Other highlights include the International Tourism and Investment Conference; plus other co-located events including the Digital Influencer Speed Networking event and Buyers’ Club forums.

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Kingsley Alaribe is a Digital Marketer with 1stNews, and writes the weekly column, Strangers and Lovers. He is also a Data Scientist. Email: [email protected]

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