Influential tourism professionals, innovators and international thought frontrunners are set to explore future vacation and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
The Pacific cycles Asia Travel Association (PATA) provides gathered a diverse and powerful line up of speakers and panelists to share their insights and understanding at the one-day conference that types an integral element at this year’ s i9000 Summit (PAS 2017), hosted with the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and occurring on May 18 – twenty one at the Jetwing Blue Hotel.
Under the theme ‘ Interruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism’, the big event also features a half-day UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate where industry leaders plus government representatives discuss ’ The particular Shift to Recognized Sustainability Leadership’ and ‘ The Sharing Economic climate in Travel and Tourism’.
“ We are excited to put together such an impressive line-up of loudspeakers for the PATA Annual Summit. These types of speakers represent companies that have been within the forefront of disrupting, innovating plus transforming the global travel and travel and leisure industry, ” said PATA TOP DOG Dr . Mario Hardy. “ This is actually the perfect opportunity for all industry stakeholders to stay abreast of the rapid modifications that are taking place in today’ s i9000 ever evolving landscape. ”
Confirmed speakers for the occasion include Andrew Chan, Founder plus CEO of ACI HR Options; Dr . Daiana Beitler, Asia Local Director of Microsoft Philanthropies; Erick Stephens, Chief Technology Officer-APAC, Microsof company; Greg Klassen, Partner at Twenty31 Consulting Inc.; Ha Lam, Co-founder and COO – Triip. myself; Hiran Cooray, Chairman – Jetwing Hotels; Jeremy Jauncey, Founder/CEO – Beautiful Destinations; Lawrence Leong, Former Assistant Chief Executive (International Group) – Singapore Tourism Board; Muna Haddad, Managing Director -Baraka; Oliver Martin, Partner at Twenty31 Contacting Inc.; Rafat Ali, Founder/CEO – Skift; Ryan Bonnici, Marketing Movie director – HubSpot; Sarah Mathews, Mind of Destination Marketing APAC – TripAdvisor; Dr . Taleb Rifai, Admin General – World Tourism Business (UNWTO); Thao Nguyen, Head associated with Strategic Partnerships, APAC – Airbnb; Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President, Worldwide Affairs, Office of the President & CEO, Etihad Airways; and Wong Soon-Hwa, Regional Director APAC – Blacklane.
The event explores various topics including ‘ Handling Disruption through Innovation’, ‘ The particular Transformation of Marketing’, ‘ Study Innovation’, ‘ Disrupting the Take a trip Industry’, ‘ The Real Future associated with Tourism: Young Tourism Professionals’, plus ‘ Embracing Disruption: A Formula for the Future of Tourism’.
Undeveloped beach paradises, an amazingly rich cultural heritage, a wide variety of animals and adventure experiences, as well as warmly welcoming people and irresistible food – but minus the tourist millions – makes Sri Lanka an exotic utopia for the discerning traveler. Situated close to the Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo is really a seafood lover’ s realm along with fresh catches available at a different selection of restaurant and bars. On the other hand, take a boat ride along the Nederlander canals or into the ocean in order to catch a glimpse of the fishing boats for sale. Negombo was one of the most important options for cinnamon during the Dutch era, plus European influences still remain.
Registered delegates for the meeting also receive complimentary access to the particular PATA/UNWTO Ministerial Debate on Sunday, May 20.
The state airline for PAS 2017, SriLankan Airlines, is pleased to offer exclusive air discounts to registered delegates travelling from SriLankan Airlines on the web ports. Discounts are also available for delegates staying at official PAS 2017 resorts.
PHOTO: Best Row: L/R: Dr . Taleb Rifai, Secretary General – World Travel and leisure Organization (UNWTO); Andrew Chan, Originator and CEO of ACI HUMAN RESOURCES Solutions; Andrew Jones, Chairman – PATA; Greg Klassen, Partner on Twenty31 Consulting Inc.; and St?lla till med ett Lam, Co-founder and COO – Triip. me. Second Row: L/R: Hiran Cooray, Chairman – Jetwing Hotels; Jeremy Jauncey, Founder/CEO – Beautiful Destinations; Lawrence Leong, Previous Assistant Chief Executive (International Group) – Singapore Tourism Board; Dr . Mario Hardy, CEO – PATA; plus Muna Haddad, Managing Director – Baraka. Third Row: L/R: Oliver Martin, Partner at Twenty31 Contacting Inc.; Rafat Ali, Founder/CEO – Skift; Ryan Bonnici, Marketing Movie director – HubSpot; Sarah Mathews, Mind of Destination Marketing APAC – TripAdvisor; and Wong Soon-Hwa, Local Director APAC – Blacklane. Base Row: L/R: Thao Nguyen, Mind of Strategic Partnerships, APAC – Airbnb and Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President, International Affairs, Office from the President & CEO, Etihad Air passage.
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