WTM Vision Conference - Dubai announces industry-leading speakers

6th Apr 2011
WTM Vision Conference - Dubai announces industry-leading speakers

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce this year’s line-up of high-calibre speakers for the inaugural WTM Vision Conference –Dubai on May 3.

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 theMiddle East taking part, include;

Shaikha Ebrahim Al Mutawa, Director Business Development and Chairperson of DubaiGreen 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 – Dubaisees Euromonitor International’s Travel and Tourism Industry Analyst Nadeja Popova reveals the research company’s latest report The Travel Industry Global Overview.
The report will be given FREE to all delegates.

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.

“TheMiddle Eastis 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 inLondonhave been a real success and I’m confident theDubaievent will become as much a fixture on the travel and tourism industry’s calendar as theLondonconference.”

WTM Vision Conference –Dubai, organised in association with TTN Middle East, takes part at ATM on May 3 between 2pm – 4pm.
WTM Vision launched inLondonin 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 toMilanon April 14 as well asDubai.
WTM Vision Conference –Londontakes place on May 25.



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