Agenda

Thursday, October 27

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

8:15

Roman Museum

Press Conference #1

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

  • H.E. Olivia Grégoire, Minister, Commerce, SME, Handicrafts and Tourism, Republic of France
  • H.E. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • Carole Delga, President, Region of Occitanie
  • Frédéric Vanhoutte, President, Eventiz Media Group
  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel

8:45

Roman Museum

Press Conference #2

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS: the case of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • H.E. Dr. Edita Dapo, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • H.E. Suzana Gasic, Minister of Trade and Tourism, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director, INTREPID Travel, EMEA
  • Ibrahim Osta, Chief of Party, USAID Project Turizam
  • Dr. Erol Mujanovic, Deputy Director, Economic Growth Office, USAID

9:30

Novotel hotel – Congress room

Opening ceremonies

by Rajan Datar, broadcaster and journalist at BBC

Welcome remarks

  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel
  • Carole Delga, President, Region of Occitanie
  • Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor, Nîmes
  • H.E. Olivia Grégoire, Minister, Commerce, SME, Handicrafts and Tourism, Republic of France

10:00
Novotel hotel
Congress room

Welcome Addresses

10:20

Novotel hotel – Congress room

Keynote

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

10:40

Novotel hotel
Congress room

Keynote – Preview COP27

  • Emir El-Kady, Executive Chairman, Egyptian Tourism Authority, Arabic Republic of Egypt

11:00

Novotel hotel – Congress room

Keynote – Industry session

Private and Public Sectors: Collaboration and Partnerships Driving Sustainability

  • Alain Krakovitch, CEO, SNCF/TGV
  • Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor

Moderator: Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News

11:30

Novotel hotel
Congress room

Fireside Chat with Minister Bartlett : Global initiatives on travel

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

11:45

Break

Track 1
Peter Greenberg (CBS News)

Track 2
Rajan Datar (BBC)

12:00

Aviation, Cruise, Rail: Technology Driving Mobility and Sustainability

Sector leaders share how their sectors are using technology to gain an edge on climate change and sustainability.

  • Philippe Delleur, PhD. Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs, Alstom Group
  • Roberto Martinelli, CEO, Silversea TBA, EDEIS Group
  • Zoe Harris, CMO, On the Beach

Moderator: Kata Cserep, Managing Partner, Aviation and Travel, ICF

12:00

Driving Sustainability and Preparedness Through Academic Rigor

Ministers of Tourism rely on the private sector for academic rigor for fact-based decision making- how the private sector is working with government to inform.

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

Moderator: Rajan Datar, BBC

12:45

Case study 1 : Latest Traveller Trends

  • Christie Tavers-Smith, Head of Retail & Travel Partnerships EMEA, Google

12:45

Case study 5 : Resolving the Difficult, Delivering the Memorable

Imagine deciding the challenge and getting the answer.

  • Jennifer Duncan, Vice President, Government Innovation, Mastercard

13:00
Lunch

Track 1
Peter Greenberg (CBS News)

Track 2
Rajan Datar (BBC)

14:30

Case study 2 : Destination Management

  • Jordan
  • Scotland

14:30

Case Study 6: Certification for the Travel Industry

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 Durbund, CEO, GTSC

14:45

Hospitality Industry in Action – Providing a Roadmap for Other Sectors

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 Fischer, BREEAM
  • Franck Bermond, VP Design and Construction, AccorInvest
  • Armando Raish, Creative Director, City Air Technologies

14:45

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

  • Luis Bobes, Head of Sustainability, Amadeus
  • Randy Durbund, CEO, GSTC
  • Hilary Matson, Founder, Yugen Earthside
  • Stephanie Boyle, Director Communications, InfoGrid

15:30

Case Study 3: Changing the Travel Model- A Case for Redefining Luxury

Density and frequency drive the industry – our speaker makes the case to change the definition of luxury and still be profitable

  • Chris Haslam, Editor, Sustainability, Sunday Times, London

15:30

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

Farming practices facilitate Wine Route development

  • Occitanie Wine Growers
  • Fedja Begovic, Agriculture/Tourism Product Development, Chemonics International

15:40

New Business Models to Restore and Increase Sustainable and Profitable Development

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
  • Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director, INTREPID Travel, EMEA
  • Philipp Niederberger, Director, Swiss Federation of Tourism
  • Jeremy Smith, Board Member, The Travel Foundation
  • Sebastien Manceau, Senior Partner, Roland Berger

Moderator: Prof. Marc Invaldi, University of Toulouse

15:40

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

Farming practices facilitate Wine Route development

  • H.E. Dr. Edita Dapo, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jennifer Duncan, Vice President, Government Innovation, Mastercard
  • H.E. Sergiu Prodan, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Moldova
  • Timothee de Roux, CEO, Alentour

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

16:15
Break

16:40

Case Study 4: Resilience and War

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

  • Hon. Andriy Moskalenko, Deputy Mayor, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Hon. Yuliia Zghurska, Deputy Director, Kharkiv City Council

16:40

Case Study 8: Empowering Youth and Refugees in Travel

  • Professor Waller, Executive Director, GTRCMC

17:00

Billions Available

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

  • TBA, BPI France
  • Kata Cserep, Managing Partner, Aviation and Travel, ICF
  • Didier Brechemier, Global Head, Transportation, Travel and Logistics, Roland Berger

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

17:00

Understanding Risk and Preparedness for the Future

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

  • Prof. Lee Miles, Bournemouth University
  • Claire Hanney, Managing Director, TTC
  • David Atkin, Managing Director, Sanderson Phillips, Travel & Safety Consultant

Moderator:  Ramzi Khoury, CEO, CamGenics

17:45

Concrete actions – Roundtable 1

  • Zina Bencheikh
  • Chris Haslam
  • Ibrahim Osta
  • Roberto Martinelli
  • H.E. Corina Călugăru
  • Prof. Marc Invaldi

17:45

Concrete actions – Roundtable 2

  • Prof Miles
  • Randy Durbin
  • Stephanie Boyle
  • Duncan Parker
  • Jennifer Duncan
  • Claire Hanney

18:00
Close

Friday, October 28

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

8:30

Roman Museum

Press Conference #3

OTL- Open Tourism Lab Launches Incubator Platform Across Europe and the Americas

  • Emmanuel Bobin, CEO, Open Tourism Lab

9:00

Roman Museum

Press Conference #4

8:30

Novotel – Congress Room

Call to order

  • Peter Greenberg, CBS News

9:45

Novotel
Congress Room

Interview with Mr. Christian Mantei, President, Atout France

Track 1
Peter Greenberg (CBS News)

Track 2
Rajan Datar (BBC)

10:15

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

  • Julia LoBu Said, CEO, Advantage Travel
  • Jehan de Thé, Director, Public Affairs, EuropCar

Moderator: Birka Valentin, Amadeus

10:15

Consumer Communication Management and Education

  • Carol Savage, Publisher, Not In the Guidebooks
  • Jacqueline Boysselle, Head of Marketing Communications, Montpelier Trade School/Chair of COAST
  • Martin Riecken, Director Crisis Communications, TUI
  • Philip Jones, Chief Destination Marketing and Management Officer, Alula Agency

Moderator: Frederic Josue, CEO, 18M

10:45

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

  • Charles Feld, Director, Grayling Group

11:00

Case Study 11: The Purpose Revolution

  • Duncan Parker, President, Ethical Good

11:15
Break

11:45

Case Study 12: Cruising Is Sustainable

  • Ponant Cruises

11:45

Case Study 13: Occitanie Aims Towards Sustainability

  • Jean Pinard, CEO, Occitanie Sud de France Tourism

12:00

Can Business Travel Activities Be Measured for Sustainability & Efficiency

  • Charles Feld, Director, Grayling Group
  • Nicole Sauter, Global Sustainability Lead, AMEX GBT
  • Julien Etchanchu, Sr. Director Sustainability, Advito

Moderator: Ufi Ibrahim, CEO, EEA

12:00

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

  • Dennis Mauer, CEO, G2A
  • Michel Durrieu, CEO, Huttopia; Special Advisor, UNWTO
  • Kit Brennan, Co-Founder, Thrust Carbon

Moderator: Jeremy Smith, CEO, Climate Emergency

12:45

Case Study 14: Mobile Holidays Maximize Destinations

  • Simon Crabbe, CEO, Siblu

12:45

Case Study 15: Sustainable Development Initiatives

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

13:00

Where Is the Industry Headed

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.

  • Robert Shad, VP, EMEA, IATA
  • Tom Grundy, CEO, Hybrid Air Vehicles LTD.
  • Julia Kemp, CEO, Electric Car Association

Moderator: Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

13:00

How to Bring Talent Permanently to the Industry?

salaries, working conditions, career pathing, retention

  • H.E. Suzana Gasic, Minister Trade and Tourism, Republika Srpska, Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Glenn Manziuk– CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
  • Alexy Gardy, CEO, Belambra Clubs
  • Julia Riechel, Founder, Arvensis Partners Ltd.

Moderator: Jill Sinclair, CEO, Sinclair & Partners

13:45
Lunch

14:45

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

Moderator: Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

15:30

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
  • Martin Reiken, TUI
  • Claire Hanney, Managing Director, TTC

16:00

Closing Remarks and Thank you

  • Frédéric Vanhoutte, President and CEO, Eventiz Media Group
  • Christian Delom, Secretary General, A World for Travel

16:30

End of A World for Travel 2022