Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2019
The one-day forum will witness 150-200 industry thought leaders spouting industry wisdom in keynotes and panel discussions aiming on the main themes like the challenges in terms of investment opportunities; job generation and skill development; climate and environment issue and digital disruption.
To quote Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, “We are pleased to be hosting the inaugural edition of the WTTC Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum in Ras Al Khaimah and introducing our beautiful destination to key leaders and delegates from the travel and tourism industry in the region. Tourism is one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most important economic sectors and is considered a key engine for continued GDP growth and job creation in the UAE. The opportunity to host this prestigious industry forum comes at a pivotal time as we aim to fuel a sustainable tourism-driven economic growth in Ras Al Khaimah, as guided by our current Destination Strategy 2019-2021.”
To quote Gloria Guevara, president & CEO, WTTC, “WTTC is thrilled to be bringing our eladers forum to Ras Al Khaimah, a destination that embodies everything that is so exciting and innovative about tourism in the Middle East & North Africa region. Through the Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum, we will bring together the region’s top travel leaders to discuss the pressing issues of the day, including investment trends, visa facilitation and climate action.
The Forum is a great space in which business leaders can meet with government, media and industry experts to share knowledge and plan for sector growth in the years ahead.”
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is an organization which represents the Travel & Tourism private sector worldwide. Members comprise more than 170 CEOs, Chairs and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from different geographies covering various sectors. WTTC works to endorse Travel & Tourism as one of the largest economic sectors of the world, supporting one in 10 jobs (319 million) worldwide and generating 10.4% (USD8.8 trillion) of world GDP in 2018.