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11 April 2014

Madrid to host WTTC Global Summit in 2015

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announces that it will hold its 15th Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, in April 2015. The Global Summit, which is the biggest annual gathering of Travel & Tourism leaders, will be held on 15-16 April 2015 and is to be hosted by Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo del Gobierno de España; Comunidad de Madrid and Ayuntamiento de Madrid. The venue of the next Global Summit 2015 was presented today in Madrid, with the attendance of David Scowsill, President & CEO of WTTC, Isabel Borrego, Secretary of State of Tourism of the Government of Spain; Ignacio Gonzalez, President of Comunidad de Madrid and Ana Botella, Mayor of Madrid. Scowsill said “The WTTC Global Summit is the most influential Travel & Tourism event of the year, bringing together around 700 leaders, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today. Travel & Tourism is a major generator of jobs and economic wealth globally, contributing 9% to global GDP and providing 1 in 11 of all jobs on the planet. The Global Summit will ask what more the public and private sectors can do to generate long-term sustainable growth in Travel & Tourism across the world.”

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Day One

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Rt Hon Tony Blair
Session 1: Asia - Powerhouse of the World Economy
Session 2: Asia: Powering global Travel & Tourism

Day Two

Session 3: Korea: Huge potential. Big questions*
Session 4: Removing the Barriers - Facilitating Visas
Session 5: Tourism for
Session 6: Growing capacity sustainably through infrastructure developments
Ministers: Travel & Tourism In The Trade Arena
Session 7: Trending now and tomorrow
Special Session: Wrap-Up - Experts From Beyond Our Industry and Closing Remarks

*Note: Only in Korea for the first part