The International Conference (ITIC) on November 1-2 in London a day before WTM will stimulate a new thought process on key global tourism challenges, business and investment opportunities with a special focus on Africa and Island destinations. The venue is the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel in London.
ITIC will also provide an investment platform and act as a catalyst for growth. It will attract private equity firms, institutional investors, fund managers and influencers who have the power to channel capital and to raise funds to invest in live and bankable tourism projects.
Our objective is to make project developers (from the tourism industry of Africa, Island nations as well as other global destinations) meet with investors in quest of sustainable initiatives that contribute positively to the well-being of local communities while preserving the environment and enhancing the natural beauty of existing sites.
In his message to the delegates joining this important conference, Dr Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC and former Secretary-General of UNWTO, stresses that “investing in Travel and Tourism is beyond significant economic contribution. Investing in tourism, therefore, is not just an extremely wise and correct business proposition, IT IS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF THIS PLANET, IN THE FUTURE OF MANKIND.”
Since its successful launch in November 2018 (www.itic.uk/videos ), the conference has garnered global interest and this year’s conference has attracted as speakers, several ministers, leading voices, luminaries, policymakers & investors.
Mr. Gerald Lawless, a member of the ITIC Advisory Board, WTTC Ambassador, Board member of the Dubai Expo 2020 and former President and CEO of the Jumeirah group, pointed out that “ ITIC can become the catalyst and the platform for actually joining investors and the tourism industry together and by ensuring we understand what travel and tourism can do for small and large communities.”
Several tourism projects originating from African countries and island nations have already been submitted for initial screening and the retained ones will be unveiled during the ‘International Tourism Investment Conference’. In the meantime, the London-based organizing company, ITIC Ltd, continues its call for bankable project proposals which can be sent to [email protected].
The first day of the conference will consist of several sessions focusing on critical issues and trends impacting the travel and tourism sector in Africa, Island nations and beyond.
The second day will be devoted exclusively to ‘Investor and Project Owner Prearranged Meetings’ with a Deal Room for those looking for investment opportunities in tourism and travel, projects, infrastructures services.
Project tables will be arranged in the grand hall of London’s InterContinental Park Lane Hotel. Each hosted by a project owner or country to showcase the attractiveness and market prospects of the proposed development to potential financiers.
Interested investors will be able to interact face-to-face with the project owners to establish fruitful initial contacts.
According to World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), “The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP is expected to grow by 3.6% pa to USD4,065.0bn (3.5% of GDP) by 2029. It was USD8,811.0bn in 2018 (10.4% of GDP) and is expected to grow by 3.6% to USD9,126.7bn (10.4% of GDP) in 2019.”
It is worth noting that travel and tourism in Africa is booming. Its growth rate in 2018 stood at 5.6% compared to the global average of 3.9%. The sector contributed $194.2 billion to Africa, representing 8.5% of the continent’s GDP last year.
Mr. Ibrahim Ayoub, Group CEO of ITIC, voiced out that “the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) is a unique platform uniting a broad spectrum of stakeholders of the global tourism and financial services industries. We aim at bridging investments and innovation in tourism projects with a view to promoting inclusive growth and sustainable economic development for the benefit of the people.”
For more information, please contact Mr. Ibrahim Ayoub at [email protected] or call him on his mobile / WhatsApp +447464034761
ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
Daiichi Display Ltd, a London-based company which owns ITIC, facilitates challenging dialogue between tourism industry leaders and stakeholders on the sustainable development of tourism and travel and collaborate with governments, investors and project owners to create joint ventures in developing innovative tourism and travel facilities, infrastructures and services that benefit all stakeholders, especially the host countries and their peoples. Our team does extensive research work and we provide valuable content, insights and market intelligence on tourism investment opportunities in the regions where we operate. Complementing our conferences and investment services, we produce high-quality corporate documents, publications and promotional campaigns for our clients that add value and enhance the profile of their brands.
ITIC delivers annual Global tourism investment conferences in collaboration with tourism ministries and agencies, giving the opportunity for the delegates to interact with tourism and financial services leaders and policymakers on issues, challenges and future trends in the sustainable development of tourism and travel. It also provides a platform for project owners/developers to engage with potential investors.
The company has successfully produced the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) on the 02 November 2018 in London www.itic.uk/videos and the Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference (ITSC) in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on the 31stMay 2019 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria www.investingintourism.com
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