Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, will address the WTTC Global Summit in 2017.The Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand 26-27 April 2017, will bring together global leaders from the Travel & Tourism private and public sectors to explore the theme of ‘Transforming our World’, and how the sector’s contribution to sustainable development can be maximised.
Mr Cameron, will discuss some of the key geopolitical issues currently facing the world in which the sector operates.
The youngest UK Prime Minister for almost 200 years, in 2015 he also became the first ever British Prime Minister to increase both his party’s share of the vote and their number of seats in the House of Commons, having already served a full term as premier. In 2012-2013, he co-chaired a United Nations high-level panel in discussions which laid the groundwork for the 2015 agreement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
David Scowsill, WTTC President & CEO, said “I am delighted that Mr Cameron will join us at our Global Summit this year. His international stature and first-hand experience of leadership on the world stage will bring extremely valuable insights to our Members and delegates. His views on the big issues currently facing an ever-changing world will be eagerly anticipated.”
The 2017 Summit will see leaders in their field addressing a range of issues, including the future of Travel & Tourism as globalisation is called into question; the impact of security threats and climate change on the right and ability of people to travel; the constraints to increased connectivity and infrastructure development in the ASEAN region; and the innovations which will enable Travel & Tourism growth over the coming decades.
Sessions will also include a discussion on digital borders, and how to balance security with travel facilitation; the growing internationalisation of Chinese tourism, both in terms of acquisitions and outbound travellers; how the sector can balance projected growth with protecting destinations; and future trends in business and luxury travel.