3-PILLAR PROGRAMME

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW LANDSCAPE // COLLABORATING & ASSESSING OPPORTUNITIES // INNOVATING TO RECREATE OUR FUTURE

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All Day 1 - Monday 26 October Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:00am – 11:10am KSA

Main Stage Session

MEET & GREET - LEARN HOW TO USE THE PLATFORM

Yasir Alsaggaf

MC,
Future Hospitality Summit

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

11:10am – 11:40am KSA

Main Stage Session

WELCOME FROM AND TO SAUDI ARABIA

Welcome from

H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb

Minister,
Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Arabia

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

11:40am – 12:05am KSA

Main Stage Session

THE G20 TALKS - WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS

Gloria Guevara Manzo

CEO & President,
World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Moderator:

John Defterios

Business' Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor,
CNN

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

12:05pm – 12:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

FOSTERING CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY AND BUILDING TRUST

Alexandre de Juniac

Director General and CEO,
International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Moderator:

Stephen Sackur

Presenter,
HARDTalk

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

12:30pm – 1:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

THE SHIFTING ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

Jeremy Rifkin

Economic and social theorist, writer,
public speaker, political advisor, and activist

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

1:10pm – 1:25pm KSA

Main Stage Session

COFFEE BREAK

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

1:25pm – 1:50pm KSA

Main Stage Session

TOURISM, TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY - FACTS & FIGURES AND THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE

Alex Dichter

Senior Partner,
McKinsey & Company

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

1:50pm – 2:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

HOW INDUSTRY LEADERS HAVE ADAPTED THEIR BUSINESS FOR THE NEW WORLD

Geoffrey JW Kent

Founder and Co-Chairman,
Abercrombie & Kent

Moderator:

Stephen Sackur

Presenter,
HARDTalk

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

2:10pm – 2:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

OPTIMISM, COURAGE - WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Arne M. Sorenson

President & CEO,
Marriott International

Moderator:

Stephen Sackur

Presenter,
HARDTalk

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

2:30pm – 3:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

HARD TALK WITH BARRY STERNLICHT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP

Barry S. Sternlicht

Chairman & CEO,
Starwood Capital Group

Moderator:

Stephen Sackur

Presenter,
HARDTalk

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:00pm – 3:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

COFFEE BREAK

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:00pm – 3:30pm KSA

Breakout Session

NEW FUTURE OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE IN THE KINGDOM

Mayada Badr

CEO,
Culinary Arts commission

Moderator:

Stefan Breg

KSA & Group Strategy Director,
Keane

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:10pm – 3:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

JERRY INZERILLO, CEO OF DIRIYAH GATE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TAKES YOU ON A TOUR OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE AT-TURAIF LOCATED IN DIRIYAH, HOME OF THE FIRST SAUDI STATE, AND SPEAKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE, HERITAGE AND AUTHENTICITY

Jerry Inzerillo

CEO,
Diriyah Gate Development Authority

Moderator:

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman,
Bench Events

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:15pm – 3:45pm KSA

Breakout Session

DATA TRENDS AND INSIGHTS ON THE HOTEL INDUSTRY

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director,
STR

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:30pm – 4:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD ALLOW THE WORLD TO TRAVEL AGAIN

Hans-Christian Boos

Founder,
Arago

Prof. Alexander Kekulé

Director,
Institute for Biosecurity Research

Dangui Oduber

Minister of Tourism,
Public Health and Sport of Aruba

Moderator:

David Tarsh

Managing Director,
Tarsh Consulting

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:30pm – 4:15pm KSA

Breakout Session

AIR TRAVEL - HOW CAN WE INSPIRE TRAVELLER CONFIDENCE AND RECONNECT THE GLOBE?

Olivier Ponti

VP Insights,
ForwardKeys

Dirk Singer

Research Director,
SimpliFlying

Moderator:

John Grant

Partner,
MIDAS Aviation

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

3:45pm – 4:30pm KSA

Breakout Session

BIODIVERSITY & TOURISM: CONFLICT OR SYMBIOSIS?

Shannon Guihan

Chief TreadRight & Sustainability Officer,
The Travel Corporation

John E. Scanlon AO

Special Envoy,
African Parks

Prof. Josef Settele

Co-Chair,
IPBES Global Assessment

Moderator:

Dr. Shaun Vorster

Advisory Board of World Tourism Forum Lucerne & Professor Extraordinaire,
University of Stellenbosch Business School

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

4:00pm – 4:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

INNOVATING TO BUILD TRUST AND TRAVELER CONFIDENCE

Arnold W. Donald

President & CEO,
Carnival Corporation & PLC

Christopher J. Nassetta

President & CEO,
Hilton

Moderator:

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor,
CBS News

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

4:30pm – 4:50pm KSA

Main Stage Session

DRIVING RESPONSIBLE RECOVERY

Keith Barr

CEO,
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Moderator:

Lissa Engle

Managing Director of Berkeley Capital Group (BCG),
CEO of Women in Hotels (WiH)

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

4:50pm – 5:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

HOW WILL WE ATTRACT AND TRAIN FUTURE LEADERS AND YOUNG TALENT DURING AND AFTER THIS CRISIS?

Dr. Inès Blal

Executive Dean and Managing Director,
École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Christian Clerc

President, Global Operations,
Four Seasons

Wolfgang Lindlbauer

Hospitality Advisor,
Lobster Ink

Dr. Kate Walsh

Dean and E.M. Statler Professor,
School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Moderator:

Filip Boyen

CEO,
Forbes Travel Guide

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

4:45pm – 5:30pm KSA

Breakout Session

DESIGNING SPACES FOR TOMORROWS TRAVELERS

Andrew J. Fay

President and Co-Founder,
The Gettys Group

Anthony Mallows

President and CEO,
WATG

Tim Peck

Chairman,
OBMI

Alessandro Tedesco

COO,
FEBC

Moderator:

David Keen

CEO,
QUO

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

4:50pm – 5:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

DAY 1 - THANK YOU FROM THE MAIN STAGE

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

5:00pm – 5:45pm KSA

Breakout Session

RADICAL & DISRUPTIVE BRANDS AND HOW THEY ARE ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORMAL

Arash Azarbarzin

President,
SH Hotels & Resorts

Marloes Knippenberg

CEO,
Kerten Hospitality

Christopher Norton

CEO,
Equinox Hotels

Moderator:

Jennifer Fox

Industry Executive

Day 1 - Monday 26 October

11:00am – 11:05am KSA

Main Stage Session

WELCOME BACK

Yasir Alsaggaf

MC,
Future Hospitality Summit

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:05am – 11:30am KSA

Main Stage Session

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENT IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

H.E. Khalid Al-Falih

Minister,
Ministry of Investment, Saudi Arabia

Moderator:

John Defterios

Business' Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor,
CNN

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:30am – 11:40am KSA

Main Stage Session

THE PALAU PLEDGE - THE RESPONSIBILITY IS OURS

H.E. Debbie Mineichi Remengesau

First Lady,
Palau

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:30am – 12:00pm KSA

Breakout Session

UNDERSTANDING THE ANXIETY PEAK IN CUSTOMERS MEANS KNOWING HOW TO AVOID IT

Margaux Constantin

Associate Partner,
McKinsey & Company

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:40am – 12:05pm KSA

Main Stage Session

AMR ALMADANI, CEO, SHEDS LIGHT ON THE ROYAL COMMISSION FOR ALULA’S DEVELOPMENT OF A GLOBAL CULTURAL DESTINATION THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS, INNOVATION, AND THE UNION OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES WITH RICH HERITAGE

Amr AlMadani

Chief Executive Officer,
Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU)

Moderator:

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman,
Bench Events

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

11:45am – 12:30pm KSA

Breakout Session

WOMEN LEADERSHIP

Dr. Bashayer AlMajed

Professor of Law,
Kuwait University

Hala Matar Choufany

President, Middle East, Africa & South Asia – HVS Dubai, UAE,
Member of the Board of Directors – HVS Global

Lynn Chouman

News Editor,
LinkedIn

Moderator:

Lissa Engle

Managing Director, Berkeley Capital Group (BCG),
CEO, Women in Hotels (WiH)

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

12:05pm – 12:15pm KSA

Main Stage Session

BEYOND GREENWASHING – from the Red Sea Deep Blue Expedition

Dr. Paul Marshall

Chief Environment Officer,
Neom

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

12:00pm – 12:45pm KSA

Breakout Session

FUTURE OF EVENTS - HOW ARE LEADERS TRANSFORMING AND SURVIVING?

Sandra V. Howard

Executive Director,
Greater Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wolfgang Marzin

President & CEO,
Messe Frankfurt

Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships,
AEG International

Moderator:

Martin Barth

President & CEO,
World Tourism Forum Lucerne

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

12:15pm – 12:35pm KSA

Main Stage Session

COFFEE BREAK

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

12:30pm – 1:00pm KSA

Breakout Session

NEXT GENERATION OF CHEFS AND THEIR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Vivek Singh

Executive Chef, Founder and CEO,
The Cinnamon Collection

Moderator:

Heleri Rande

Partner,
THINK Hospitality

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

12:35pm – 1:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

HOW WILL TOURIST DESTINATIONS RE-INVENT THEMSELVES?

Todd Davidson

Executive Director,
Travel Oregon

Fahd Hamidaddin

CEO & Member of the Board,
Saudi Tourism Authority

Keith Tan

Chief Executive,
Singapore Tourism Board

Moderator:

Paul Charles

Founder & CEO,
The PC Agency

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

1:00pm – 1:45pm KSA

Breakout Session

ADVENTURE TRAVEL - FROM EXTREME TO MICRO

Alistair Gosling

Founder & CEO,
Extreme International

Monica Malpezzi Price

Co-Owner,
ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours (USA) and BikesPlus (Italy)

Shannon Stowell

CEO,
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

James Thornton

CEO,
Intrepid Travel

Moderator:

Norie Quintos

President,
Norie Quintos Media and Consulting

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

1:10pm – 1:40pm KSA

Main Stage Session

DOES PLANNING FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS MAKE SENSE IN TIME OF CRISIS?

Federico J. González

CEO,
Radisson Hotel Group

Cyril Ranque

President of Travel Partners Group,
Expedia Group

Moderator:

John Defterios

Business' Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor,
CNN

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

1:30pm – 2:30pm KSA

Breakout Session

THE FUTURE OF GASTRONOMY AS A LEADING DRIVER FOR TRAVEL - HOW WILL THIS CHANGE

Arva Saleem Ahmed

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Muncher,
Frying Pan Adventures

Trevor Jonas Benson

Vice President, Destination Development,
Culinary Tourism Alliance

Michelangelo Cestari

Professor,
Basque Culinary Centre

Didier Souillat

CEO,
Time Out Market

Moderator:

James Hacon

Hospitality Commentator

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

1:40pm – 2:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

JOHN PAGANO, CEO OF THE RED SEA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, GIVES YOU THE LATEST PROGRESS UPDATES ON SAUDI ARABIA’S FLAGHSIP TOURISM PROJECT, AND SPEAKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF REGENERATING THE DESTINATION

John Pagano

CEO,
The Red Sea Development Company

Moderator:

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman,
Bench Events

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

2:00pm – 2:20pm KSA

Main Stage Session

GROW BIG OR GO HOME

Ritesh Agarwal

Founder & Group CEO (Group),
OYO Hotels & Homes

Moderator:

Nick van Marken

Managing Director,
van Marken Limited

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

2:00pm – 2:45pm KSA

Breakout Session

WELL-BEING IN THE POST COVID ERA

Susie Ellis

Chair & CEO,
Global Wellness Institute and Global Wellness Summit

Mia Kyricos

President and Founder,
Kyricos & Associates LLC

Thierry Malleret

Managing Partner,
Monthly Barometer

Moderator:

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to the Secretary General,
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

2:20pm – 2:35pm KSA

Main Stage Session

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE POST-COVID CONSUMER?

Caroline Bremner

Head of Travel and Tourism Research,
Euromonitor International

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

2:35pm – 3:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

PERSPECTIVE AND TRENDS FROM TRAVEL COMPANIES ON THEIR CLIENTS APPETITE FOR TRAVELING

Muzzammil Ahussain

CEO of Consumer Travel,
Seera Group

Vipul Prakash

COO,
MakeMyTrip and Goibibo

Ross Veitch

CEO & Co-Founder,
Wego

Moderator:

Matthieu De Clercq

Partner,
Oliver Wyman

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

3:10pm – 3:40pm KSA

Main Stage Session

EXPERIENCE AS A DRIVER FOR TRAVEL

Annastasia Seebohm

Group CEO,
Quintessentially

José Silva

CEO,
Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

Moderator:

Mary Gostelow

Girlahead,
Gostelow Report - Mary Gostelow Girlahead Podcast - World Travel Essential Podcast

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

3:40pm – 4:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

HOW CAN DATA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY RE-IMAGINE YOUR BUSINESS

What technologies drive analytics and improving customer experience.

Oussama Berqi

Data & AI Advisor,
Consultant

Jalil Mekouar

Founder & CEO,
inHovate Solutions

Moderator:

Aadel Benyoussef

VP Europe,
Excelerate Systems

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

4:10pm – 4:30pm KSA

Main Stage Session

COFFEE BREAK

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

4:30pm – 5:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO REWIRING YOUR BUSINESS TO A SUSTAINABLE MODEL - HOW DO YOU RE THINK YOUR ENTIRE BUSINESS

Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO,
Accor

William McDonough, FAIA, INT. FRIBA

CEO, McDonough Innovation,
Founding Partner, William McDonough + Partners, Architects

Moderator:

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder and Chief Executive,
Energy and Environment Alliance

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

5:00pm – 5:50pm KSA

Main Stage Session

THE ROLE OF INNOVATION AND DISRUPTION FOR THE FUTURE OF TOURISM

Terry Jones

Founder, Travelocity.com,
and Founding Chairman, Kayak.com

Moderator:

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman,
Bench Events

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

5:50pm – 6:00pm KSA

Main Stage Session

2021 G20 PRESIDENCY - ITALY

Lorenza Bonaccorsi

Under-Secretary of State,
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Italy

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October

6:00pm – 6:10pm KSA

Main Stage Session

THANK YOU FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Sarah R. Al-Husseini

General Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Arabia and,
Chair of the G20 Tourism Working Group

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October