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Thursday, October 27

All times shown are UTC+01:00 (France time zone).

8:45

Novotel
Auditorium

Press Conference #1

TRANSFORMING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY – Destination by Destination/Supplier by Supplier

  • H.E. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Muriel Abadie, Vice-President, Region Occitanie Pyrenees-Mediterranees
  • Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor, Nîmes
  • Xavier Douais, Deputy Mayor, Nîmes, President, Nîmes Tourisme, VP, Nîmes Métropole
  • Frederic Vanhoutte, President, Eventiz Media Group
  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel

9:10

Novotel
Auditorium

Press Conference #2

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS: the case of Bosnia Herzegovina

  •  H.E. Sabina Sahman-Salihbegovic, Deputy Minister, Tourism and Environment, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dragana Kokot, Secretary General, Chamber of Commerce, Republika Srpska, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dr. Erol Mujanovic, Deputy Director, Economic Growth Office, USAID
  • Ibrahim Osta, Chief of Party, USAID Project Turizam
  • Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director, INTREPID Travel, EMEA
  • Nadine Pinto, Global Sustainability Officer, TreadRight Foundation and The Travel Corporation
  • Duncan Horton, CEO, Travel Weekly Group/The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council

9:45

Novotel
Auditorium

Open Call to Order

by Rajan Datar, broadcaster and journalist at BBC

Welcome remarks

  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel
  • Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor, Nîmes
  • Muriel Abadie, Vice-President, Region Occitanie Pyrenees- Mediterranée

 

Keynote : France Is Well Positioned Sustainably

H.E.  Olivia Gregoire, Minister, Commerce, SME, Handicrafts and Tourism, Republic of France

10:00
Novotel
Auditorium

Keynote

  • H.E. Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal

Her Excellency will reflect on the AWFT21 held in Évora as the host country.

10:12
Novotel
Auditorium

The Travel Industry Must Be Sustainable, Collaboration Will Drive Scale

Messages from

  • UN – UNDRR Paola Albrito, Director, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • UNWTO President Zurab Pololikashvili presented by Michel Durrieu, Special Advisor, UNWTO
  • WTTC – Chairman, Arnold Donald and President/CEO, Julia Simpson

10:25

Novotel
Auditorium

The Value of Investing in Sustainability

Frédéric Vanhoutte, CEO, Eventiz Media and Duncan Horton, CEO, Jacobs Media Group discuss the challenges and the value of investment in sustainability

10:30

Novotel
Auditorium

 

Preview COP27 and Egypt’s massive cultural developments for sustainable tourism

H.E. Ghada Shalaby, Vice Minister, Arabic Republic of Egypt – Her Excellency will share an update about COP 27 followed by an overview of the cultural and historical developments ensuring Egypt’s destination sustainability from community engagement to economic diversity.

10:50

Novotel
Auditorium

Industry session

Private and Public Sectors: Collaboration and Partnerships Driving Sustainability

  • Davide Triacca, Sustainability Director, Costa Crocciere, S.p.A./Secretary General, Costa Crociere Foundation
  • Philippe Delleur, PhD. Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs, Alstom Group
  • Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President, IATA
  • Gregory Lanter, Chief Development, Construction & Property Officer, Club Med
  • Kata Cserep, Managing Partner, Aviation and Travel, ICF
  • Nicole Sautter, Global Sustainability Lead, AMEX GBT

 

Moderator: Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

11:50

Novotel
Auditorium

Fireside Chat with Minister Bartlett : Global initiatives on travel

  • H.E. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Rajan Datar, broadcaster and journalist, BBC

12:00

Novotel
Auditorium

Data and Survey results set the Scene for Travel and Sector Investment

Travelers want aviation proliferation
Roland Berger presents critical data that is guiding global decision-making
Didier Brechemier – Global Head Transportation, Travel and Logistics, Roland Berger

Re-inventing Luxury – Chris Haslam, Sustainability Editor, Sunday Times

12:15

Novotel
Auditorium

Driving Sustainability & Preparedness Through Academic Rigor

Ministers of tourism are assisted by the private sector for academic rigor in fact-based decision-making.  How the private sector works with government to inform.

  • H.E. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • H.E. Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal
  • Nikolina Angelkova, former Member of Parliament; former Minister of Tourism, Bulgaria
  • Carlos Cendra, CMO, Mabrian

Moderator: Rajan Datar, Host, The Travel Show, BBC

12:45

Novotel
Auditorium

Innovation for Sustainable Tourism

Imagine deciding the challenge and getting the answer.

  • Jennifer Ruiz, Director, Government Solutions Global Tourism Innovation Hub, Mastercard

13:00

Novotel
Auditorium

Latest Traveller Trends

  • Diane Lawson, Head of Retail & Travel Partnerships EMEA, Google

13:30
Lunch at Novotel

Track 1
Novotel Auditorium
Peter Greenberg (CBS News)

Track 2
Roman Museum
Rajan Datar (BBC)

14:30

Case study 2 : Safeguarding the Seas
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Davide Triacca, Sustainability Director, Costa Cruises; Secretary General, Costa Cruises Foundation
  • Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

14:30

Case Study 6: Certification for the Travel Industry
Roman Museum

Who is certified? What is holding back the industry? This non-profit has a simple solution for all players to get certified, it’s the least we can do.

  • Randy Durband, CEO, GTSC
  • Albert Salman, CEO, Green Destinations

 

Discussion with Rajan Datar, BBC

14:45

Hospitality Industry in Action – Providing a Roadmap for Other Sectors
Novotel – Auditorium

The session will look at how the industry has standardized and collaborates with investors to ensure projects follow strict guidelines. But as Bloomberg recently pointed out what are they doing about captured carbon?

  • Ufi Ibrahim, CEO, EEA
  • James Fisher, BREEAM
  • Franck Bermond, VP Design and Construction, AccorInvest
  • Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Responsible Business and Safety and Security, Radisson Hotels

 

Moderator:  Jeremy Smith, Co-Founder, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

14:45

The Problem and the Solution for Carbon Offsetting & Carbon capture –Technology and AI Carbon impact measurements
Roman Museum

  • Lucas Bobes, Group Environmental Officer& Head of ESG Planning, Amadeus
  • Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC
  • Hilary Matson, Founder Yugen Earthside
  • Teodora Marinska, COO/Head of Public Affairs, European Travel Commission
  • Kit Brennan, Founder and Director, Thrust Carbon

 

Moderator: Didier Bréchemier, Global Head Transportation, Travel and Logistics, Roland Berger

15:30

Case Study 3: Some Cruising Is Sustainable
Novotel – Auditorium

Cruising gets a tough rap but it is important to know how some lines have developed sustainable practices which benefit the passengers as well as the destinations. Ponant is known for the best itineraries in the market, taken passengers off the beaten path.

  • Hervé Bellaïche, Deputy CEO and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Ponant

In discussion with Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

15:30

Case Study 7: Agriculture and the Food industry ’s Relationship with Travel
Roman Museum

Farming practices facilitate Wine Route development and wine travellers provide 5x the revenue for a destination than a standard visitor to a winery. What sustainable agricultural practices are being used and where?

  • Mélanie Tisne-Versailles, Delegate Councellor Agritourism, Region Occitanie Pyrenees-Mediterranees
  • Fedja Begovic, Agriculture/Tourism Product Development, USAID, Project Turizam, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Discussion with Rajan Datar, BBC

15:40

New Business Models to Restore and Increase Sustainable and Profitable Development
Novotel – Auditorium

Addressing the possibility of moving away from the travel model of frequency and density. The session opens with the scene setting from the WTTC research.

  • Nejc Jus, Head of Research, WTTC – Presenting WTTC data on status quo
  • Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director, Intrepid Travel, EMEA
  • Philipp Niederberger, Managing Director, Swiss Tourism Federation
  • Jeremy Smith, Co-Founder, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
  • Henry Briance, Partner, Certares


Moderator:
Prof. Marc Ivaldi, Professor of economics, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), President, French Association for transport Economy (AFET)

15:40

Community Involvement vs. Engagement – Has it Been defined? Are the Benefits Reaching Local Communities?
Roman Museum

Farming practices facilitate Wine Route development

  • H.E. Sabina Sahman-Salihbegovic, Deputy Minister, Tourism and Environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Quim Bosch, Vice President, Global Tourism Innovation Hub, Mastercard
  • H.E. Sergiu Prodan, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Moldova
  • Nadine Pinto, Global Sustainability Manager, TreadRight Foundation and The Travel Corporation

 


Moderator:
Michel Durrieu, CEO, International, Huttopia; Special Advisor, UNWTO

16:25
Break

16:40

Case Study 4: Resilience and War
Novotel – Auditorium

What preparations are made to protect sites of importance when war is looming

  • Hon. Andriy Moskalenko, Deputy Mayor, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Yuliia Zghurska, Deputy Director, Kharkiv City Council
  • Hon. Yuliya Sosyukina, Goodwill Ambassador, IHRCHQ/Mrs Universe Monaco 2021

 

Discussion with Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

16:40

Case Study 8: Concentrated Impact
Roman Museum

Ski resorts, manmade snow, leisure parks -concentrated impact on the environment – how one of the most famous groups for these resort types is addressing sustainability.

  • Loïc Bonhoure, COO, Compagnie des Alpes

Discussion with Rajan Datar, Travel Host, BBC

17:00

Billions Available
Novotel – Auditorium

Why and How to Invest in the Travel Sector – public and private sector financial support

  • Henry Briance, Partner, Certares
  • Serge Mesguisch, Head of Tourism, Bpi France
  • Kata Cserep, Managing Partner, Aviation and Travel, ICF
  • Sebastien Manceau, Senior Partner, Roland Berger


Moderator
: Ibrahim Osta, Chief of Party, USAID, Project Turizam

17:00

Understanding Risk and Preparedness for the Future
Roman Museum

Surveys show that 90% of the travel industry is not prepared and do not anticipate risk. What can be done?

  • Scott Hume, Vice President, Operations, Global Rescue
  • Nadine Pinto, Global Sustainability Manager, TreadRight Foundation and The Travel Corporation


Moderator:
 Ramzi Khoury, CEO, CamGenics

17:45

Concrete actions – Roundtable 1
Novotel – Auditorium

Following today’s discussions

  • Zina Bencheikh
  • Ibrahim Osta
  • H.E. Corina Călugăru
  • Prof. Marc Ivaldi
  • Henry Briance

17:45

Concrete actions – Roundtable 2
Roman Museum

Following today’s discussions

  • Duncan Parker
  • Randy Durband
  • Quim Bosch Martinez
  • Nadine Pinto
  • Didier Brechemier
  • Melanie Tisne-Versailles

18:00
Close by Peter Greenberg

18:00
Close by Rajan Datar

20:00
Gala Dinner and Welcome by Best Chef in the World Award Winner 2015, Chef Pierre Gagnaire, 3-star Michelin Chef
Maison Albar Hotels

Restaurants in Paris, Nîmes, Bordeaux, Chatelaillon, Danang, Dubai, Las Vegas, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Friday, October 28

All times shown are UTC+01:00 (France time zone).

9:00

Novotel
Auditorium

Call to Order/Comments

Peter Greenberg, CBS News

Welcome remarks

  • Olivier Fabregoul, VP Development Economic Nîmes Métropole
  • Pascale Fortunat-Deschamps, President Gard Tourisme
  • Vincent Garel, President, Comité Régional du Tourisme et des Loisirs d’Occitanie

KEYNOTE – France Is Well Positioned Sustainably

  • H.E. Olivia Grégoire, Minister, Commerce, SME, Handicrafts and Tourism, Republic of France

9:20

Novotel
Auditorium 

Conversation with Mr. Christian Mantei, President, Atout France and François de Canson, Vice-President, Region Sud, President, ADN Tourisme with Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World For Travel

Track 1
Novotel Auditorium
Peter Greenberg (CBS News)

Track 2
Roman Museum
Rajan Datar (BBC)

10:00

Bleisure Travel’s Evolution and Business Travel Activities Leading the Way Sustainably
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Stats on the Future of Business Travel – GBTA
  • Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President, GBTA
  • Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor
  • Jehan de Thé, Director, Public Affairs, EuropCar Mobility Group
  • Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Responsible Business and Safety and Security, Radisson Hotels

Moderator: Birka Valentin, Sustainability Lead, Strategic Projects, Amadeus IT Group

10:00

Consumer Communication Management and Education
Roman Museum

  • Carol Savage, Publisher, Not In the Guidebooks
  • Jacqueline Boysselle, Head of Teaching, Research and Marketing Communications, Montpelier Business School/Chair of COAST
  • Philip Jones, Chief Destination Marketing and Management Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla
  • Estelle Antognelli, Head of CSR, Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority


Moderator
: Frederic Josue, CEO, 18M

10:45

Case Study 9: Building a greener future for business travel: GBTA sustainability initiative
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Charles Feld, Director, Grayling Group

11:00

Case Study 11: The Purpose Revolution
Roman Museum

  • Duncan Parker, President, Ethical Good

11:00
Break

11:35

Case Study 10: The Value of Projects like AlUla for business and leisure
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Phillip Jones, Chief Destination Marketing and Management Officer,Royal Commission for AlUla

With Peter Greenberg

11:35

Case Study 12: Occitanie Aims Towards Sustainability
Roman Museum

  • Jean Pinard, CEO, Occitanie Sud de France Tourism

12:00

Can Business Travel Activities Be Measured for Sustainability & Efficiency
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Charles Feld, Director, Grayling Group
  • Nicole Sautter, Global Sustainability Lead, AMEX GBT
  • Helen Usher, Director, Animondial

Moderator: Ufi Ibrahim, CEO, EEA

12:00

Travel’s Impact on Conservation – how to cope with the climate crisis?
Roman Museum

  • Dennis Maurer, CEO, G2A Consulting
  • Kit Brennan, Founder and Director, Thrust Carbon
  • Christelle Ferriere, Deputy Managing Director, Savoie Mont Blanc French Alps Tourism Board
  • Michel Durrieu, CEO, Huttopia; Special Advisor, UNWTO

Moderator: Daniel Turner, Director, Animondial

12:45

Case Study 13: Mobile Holidays Maximize Destinations and Camping Isn’t What it Used to Be
Novotel – Auditorium

  • Jacques Masson, CMO, Siblu

Conversation with Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

12:45

Case Study 14: Sustainable Development Initiatives
Roman Museum

  • Franck Gervais, CEO, Pierre et Vacances/Center Parcs

13:00

Where Is the Industry Headed
Novotel – Auditorium

The speakers will discuss the future of the industry over the next decade with technological and digital developments that will change the way we work and travel.

  • Tom Grundy, CEO, Hybrid Air Vehicles LTD.
  • Rafael Schvartzman, Board of Directors/Regional V.P., IATA
  • Emmanuel Bobin, CEO, Open Tourism Lab


Moderator
: Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

13:00

How to Bring Talent Permanently to the Industry?
Roman Museum

salaries, working conditions, career pathing, retention

  • Dragana Kokot, Secretary General, Chamber of Commerce, Republika Srpska, Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Glenn Manziuk, CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
  • Anne Lotter, Executive Director, GTTP
  • Alexis Gardy, CEO, Belambra Clubs


Moderator
: Jill Sinclair, CEO, Sinclair & Partners

13:45
Lunch at Novotel

14:45

Novotel hotel
Congress room

The Role of Media in Sustainability

Throughout the event we have had journalists on site interviewing key players in the quest to get the global travel industry to firmly adopt sustainability.  The complexities in this effort are clear but one looming topic is how the media view their role in this.  We will hear from the press their views of what they need to do in both the B2C and B2B environments.

  • Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News
  • Rajan Datar, Host, BBC
  • Maggie Mutesi, Managing Editor, Mansa Media Africa; Producer, CNN, Senegal
  • Sherry Sandor-Kelly, Investigative Reporter, New York Times, Forbes Magazine

Moderator: Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

15:30

Novotel hotel
Congress room

Final Roundtable

  • Kata Cserep, Managing Partner, Aviation and Travel, ICF
  • Dr. Erol Mujanovic, Deputy Director, Economic Growth Office, USAID
  • Duncan Parker, President, Ethical Good
  • Hilary Matson, Founder Yugen Earthside
  • Nadine Pinto, Global Sustainability Manager, TreadRight Foundation and The Travel Corporation

16:00

Novotel hotel
Congress room

Closing Report on #AWFT22 – Remarks and Thank you

  • Didier Bréchemier, Global Head, Transportation, Travel and Logistics, Roland Berger
  • Frédéric Vanhoutte, President and CEO, Eventiz Media Group
  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel
  • Xavier Douais, President, Nîmes Tourisme, VP, Nîmes Métropole

16:30

End of A World for Travel 2022