Tanasijevich added to Jerusalem International Tourism Summit roster

Tanasijevich added to Jerusalem International Tourism Summit roster Marina Bay Sands president George Tanasijevich will address the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit

Marina Bay Sands president George Tanasijevich has been added to the roster of world-class speakers due to address the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit next week.

The event will take place at the Jerusalem International Convention Centre on May 28th-29th, welcoming industry leaders from across the region.

Tanasijevich is responsible for overall operations of Marina Bay Sands and the development activities of Las Vegas Sands in Asia.

He played an instrumental role project managing LVS’ successful bid to develop MBS, Singapore’s landmark integrated resort which combines convention and exhibition facilities, luxury hotel, world-class gaming and entertainment.

Last year the property was recognised as the World’s Leading Casino Resort by the World Travel Awards.

Other roles held by Tanasijevich include director of development for Las Vegas Sands in Macau in connection with Cotai Strip, senior vice president/equity markets at CapitaLand in Singapore and corporate vice president and senior attorney of General Growth Properties in the United States.

He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a law degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke, left, presents Tanasijevich with the World Travel Award for Asia’s Leading Casino Resort, Marina Bay Sands

Jerusalem International Tourism Summit

The tourism industry is one of the most rapidly changing industries in the internet era.

Jerusalem International Tourism Summit 2013 will serve as a summit of innovation and showcase discussions about the latest ground breaking technologies and trends introduced by key players of the tourism world.

This year a special emphasis will be placed on ‘Urban Tourism’ as well as innovative technologies in the world of tourism and travel.

Global leaders, academics and experts in the field of hospitality will conduct panels discussing a wide range of issues affecting the tourism industry and a special panel will focus on technology in tourism, including tourism-related ‘apps’.

The event will leverage Israel as a Start-Up Nation, and Jerusalem as a leader of technology.

The target audience will include key figures in the global tourism industry, decision makers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Take a look at the agenda for the event here.