TRAVEL AND TOURISM LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
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  Wednesday, May 20th 2020 
15:00
Welcome remarks:
THE ECONOMIST’S OUTLOOK ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
15:05 THE TOURISM SECTOR IN THE VORTEX OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS:
HOW CAN THE INDUSTRY BOUNCE BACK?
Easing the impact of the crisis: Lessons from the 2008 recession and past pandemics
Building resilience: The role of the governments and the financial institutions
How should Mediterranean countries respond? The significance of partnerships

Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general, United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO
Harry Theoharis, minister of tourism, Greece
Savvas Perdios, deputy minister of tourism, Cyprus
Rita Marques, secretary of state for tourism, Portugal
François Decoster, director of cabinet of the French state secretary for tourism
15:30 Discussion
15:45
Short Break
15:50
THE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19
Sustainable ways for global hospitality and tourism recovery post- Covid-19
New business model for the hotel industry
Sharing best practices and global travel and innovation technology initiatives
Overcoming tourism challenges through the financial services’ industry 


Angela Gerekou
, president, Greek National Tourism Organisation
Spyros Venetsianos, deputy general manager, head of structured finance, Eurobank
Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, former secretary-general, Greek National Tourism Organisation, CEO, Desiterra Resort Santorini
Ziv Tirosh, co-founder and CEO, Refundit
Itai Green, founder and CEO, Innovate Israel

16:15
Discussion
16:30
Break
16:45
NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY
The impact of the epidemics: How can the industry become less vulnerable to unpredictable threats?
Measures to ensure travelers’ safety
From domestic tourism to international travel
▪ Aviation, cruise and marinas industries: the day after 

Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice-president, Europe, IATA
Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises
Michalis Kouveliotis, chief financial officer, Aegean Airlines
Stavros Katsikadis, president of the board, Greek Marinas Association
17:05
Discussion
17:20
Short Break 
17:25
TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDUSTRY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION
Integrating IoT in business
Technology and digital disruption in the tourism industry
Digital transformation in the sector: cost and complexity

Ioannis Pappas, director for mediterranean region, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
Ella Stahl, head of sales, Gamitee
Doron Gower, chief solution architect, KMS Lighthouse
Antonis Chalkiopoulos, co-founder and CEO, Triparound
Natalia Bayona, senior expert on innovation and digital transformation, United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO
17:45
Discussion
18:00 
End of conference

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