Up to 1000 people from around the world, including 300 chief executives, government ministers, thought leaders and media will come to Madrid for the Global Summit on April 15–16th 2015.
Leaders and industry experts will discuss the industry’s global growth and the characteristics of tourism in the future. Thought leaders from inside and outside Travel & Tourism will give their perspective on some of the disruptive forces challenging the sector today– including geopolitical risk, climate change and technology — and how the sector can respond to them. Tourism development in Spain will also be explored, with a focus on Madrid’s emergence as a hub linking Spain to the rest of the world.
Travel & Tourism leaders from across the world and industry sectors, will come to the Summit including from aviation: Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, James Hogan, CEO of Etihad, and Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair; from the technology and distribution sector: Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, and CC Zhuang, CEO of Qunar; and from hospitality: Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, and Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy of Airbnb. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, says of the Global Summit, “there is no higher event in the Travel & Tourism calendar for Travel & Tourism private and public sector leaders. Despite economic downturns, terrorist attacks, social unrest, extreme weather events and health pandemics, the Travel & Tourism sector remains resilient. This year’s Global Summit will explore the state of Travel & Tourism around the world and where reinvention is necessary to maintain and grow market share”.
We will live stream the event right on our homepage at wttc.org starting on April 15th 2015.