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Sandra Howard

Executive Director, Greater Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jeremy Rifkin

Economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist

Gloria Guevara

President & Chief Executive Officer, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President Global Partnerships, AEG International

Prof. Alexander Kekulé

Director, Institute for Biosecurity Research

Debbie Remengesau

First Lady, Palau

John Pagano

CEO, The Red Sea Development

Andrew Fay

President and Co-Founder, The Gettys Group

Arash Azarbarzin

President, SH Hotels & Resorts

David Tarsh

Managing Director, Tarsh Consulting

Arnold Donald

President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & PLC

Aadel Benyoussef

VP Europe, Excelerate Systems

Oussama Berqi

Data & AI Advisor and Consultant

James Thornton

CEO, Intrepid Group

Kate Walsh

Dean and E.M. Statler Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Jose Silva

CEO, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

Sarah Al-Husseini

General Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Arabia

Alex Dichter

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Margaux Constantin

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Keith Tan

Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board

Fahd Hamidaddin

Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Tourism Authority

Paul Charles

Founder & CEO, The PC Agency

Dirk Singer

Research Director, Simpliflying

Annastasia Seebohm

Global Chief Executive Officer, Quintessentially Group

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman & CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Vipul Prakash

COO, MakeMyTrip and Goibibo

Geoffrey Kent

Founder and Co-Chairman, Abercrombie&Kent

Susie Ellis

Chairman & CEO, Global Wellness Institute

Mia Kyricos

President, Kyricos & Associates

Thierry Malleret

Managing Partner, Monthly Barometer

Tim Peck

Chairman, OBMI

David Keen

Chief Executive Officer, QUO

Olivier Ponti

Vice President, Insights, ForwardKeys

John Defterios

Business' Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN

Vivek Singh

Executive Chef, Founder and CEO, The Cinnamon Collection

Hala Choufany

President, HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Arne Sorenson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International


Girlahead - Gostelow Report - Mary Gostelow Girlahead Podcast - World Travel Essential Podcast

Muzzammil Ahussain

Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Travel, Seera Group

Filip Boyen

Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Travel Guide

Deep Kalra

Founder and Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip Group

Stephen Sackur

Presenter, HARDTalk

Stefan Breg

KSA & Group Strategy Director, Keane

Didier Souillat

Chief Executive Officer, Time Out Market


Special Advisory to the Secretary General, UNWTO

Michelangelo Cestari

Professor, Basque Culinary Centre

Cyril Ranque

President, Travel Partners Expedia Group


Secretary-General, UNWTO

Martin Barth

President & CEO, World Tourism Forum Lucerne

Todd Davidson

Executive Director, Travel Oregon

Jennifer Fox

Industry Executive

Ritesh Agarwal

Founder & CEO (Group), OYO Hotels & Homes

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Marloes Knippenberg

CEO, Kerten Hospitality

Inès Blal

Executive Dean and Managing Director, École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Jalil Mekouar

Founder & CEO, inHovate Solutions

Dangui Oduber

Minister of Tourism, Public Health and Sport of Aruba

Christopher Norton

CEO, Equinox Hotels

Wolfgang Lindlbauer

CEO, Lobster Ink

Christian Clerc

President - Global Operations, Four Seasons

Norie Quintos

President, Norie Quintos Media and Consulting

Alexandre deJuniac

Director General & CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Shannon Stowell

CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

Monica Price Cycle Europe

Co-Owner, ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours (USA) and BikesPlus (Italy)

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

Chris Nassetta

President & CEO, Hilton

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Mayada Badr

CEO, Culinary Arts Commission

Terry Jones

Founder, and Founding Chairman,

Caroline Bremner

Head of Travel and Tourism Research, Euromonitor International

Paul Marshall

Chief Environment Officer, Neom

Amr AlMadani

CEO, AlUla

Alistair Gosling

Founder & CEO, Extreme International

Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Accor

Lynn Chouman

Editor, LinkedIn News

Jonathan Timms

CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

L Engle

Founder and Managing Director, Berkeley Capital Group

Heleri Rande

Partner, THINK Hospitality

Bashayer Almajed

Professor of Law at Kuwait University and Advisor to the Kuwait National Assembly

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder and Chief Executive, Energy and Environment Alliance

William McDonough

Founding Principal, William McDonough + Partners

Sally Marwaha

Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia

Federico Gonzalez

Chief Executive Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

John Grant

Partner, Midas Aviation

Ross Veitch

CEO & Co-Founder, Wego

Matthieu DE CLERCQ

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Marina private

Minister, Ministry of Investment, Saudi Arabia

Keith Barr

Chief Executive Officer, IHG

Lorenza Bonaccorsi

Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Arva Ahmed

Co-Founder, Frying Pan Adventures

James Hacon

Hospitality Commentator

Wolfgang Marzin

President & Chief Executive Officer, Messe Frankfurt


Advisory Board of World Tourism Forum Lucerne & Professor Extraordinaire, University of Stellenbosch Business School

Anthony Mallows

President and CEO, WATG

Trevor Benson

VP Destination Development, Culinary Tourism Alliance

John Scanlon

Special Envoy, African Parks

Shannon Guihan

Chief TreadRight & Sustainability Officer, The Travel Corporation

Josef Settele

Co-Chair of IPBES Global Assessment

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events

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Bench Events

Insights Hub

G20 Tourism Track 2020

Outcomes of the Tourism Ministers Meeting on 7 October 2020 and the Diriyah Communique

Alula Framework

Inclusive community development through tourism

Forward Keys - Latin America & Caribbean

Olivier Ponti, VP Insights

OECD report to G20 Tourism Working Group

Safe and seamless travel and improved traveller experience

WTTC - Gloria Guevara

Global Performance 2019 & Economic Impact from COVID19 end of 2020

McKinsey & Company - Alex Dichter

The travel industry in numbers

STR - Robin Rossman

Data trends and insights on the hotel industry

OK2Roam - Hans-Christian Boos

Cutting edge technology that could allow the world to travel again

Forward Keys - Olivier Ponti

Global Aviation Outlook

McKinsey & Company - Margaux Constantin

Traveler anxiety and what we can do about it

Global Wellness Institute - Susie Ellis

$4.5 Trillion Global Wellness Economy

Euromonitor International - Caroline Bremner

Global Consumer Shifts after Coronavirus

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Interview: Vivek Singh, CEO, The Cinnamon Collection

Oliver Wyman - Matthieu De Clerq

Recovery and Beyond Report Conclusions