WTM Vision Conference – Dubai announces industry-leading environmental speakers for inaugural conference

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, April 06 - 2011 @ 14:10

The event, hosted at WTM’s sister event Arabian Travel Market, includes two thought-provoking sessions, including a panel debate entitled ‘Is Green the new cutting edge?’.

Acclaimed key speakers from the Middle East taking part, include;
• Shaikha Ebrahim Al Mutawa, Director Business Development and Chairperson of Dubai Green Tourism Award, Government of Dubai DTCM, and
• Wael Al Lawati, CEO of Omran, the Government of Oman’s tourism development and investment.

Shaikha has more than 8 years’ experience, involved in developing a variety of tourism projects as well as leading a number of the DTCM Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Wael is the master-planner and developer for a range of tourism-related projects, including the site for the Second Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, and hotel and resort developments throughout Oman.

Furthermore, respected Harold Goodwin, Professor of Responsible Tourism Management and Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds University, will use his considerable knowledge and expertise to moderate the panel session.

The first session of WTM Vision Conference – Dubai sees Euromonitor International’s Travel and Tourism Industry Analyst Nadeja Popova reveals the research company’s latest report The Travel Industry Global Overview.

World Travel Market Chairman Fiona Jeffery said: “I am delighted to be able to announce these key speakers who will make up the discussion panel at WTM Vision Conference in Dubai. The Middle East is really starting to recognise the importance of sustainable tourism and this session will discuss the commercial benefits it could bring to the region.”

“WTM Vision Conferences in London have been a real success and I’m confident the Dubai event will become as much a fixture on the travel and tourism industry’s calendar as the London conference.”

WTM Vision Conference – Dubai, organised in association with TTN Middle East, takes part at ATM on May 3 between 2pm – 4pm.

WTM Vision launched in London in 2009 offering high calibre speakers, content and research to give analysis, statistical assessment and interpretations to the industry’s senior leaders. This year the WTM Vision brand has been expanded to Milan on April 14 as well as Dubai.

WTM Vision Conference – London takes place on May 25.

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