The International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) will hold, in partnership with
World Travel Market (WTM London), its hybrid (in-person and virtual) Global Tourism
Investment Summit on ‘Invest, Finance & Restart’.


The summit, which will cast new perspectives and insights on the restart of the global tourism
industry, will take place on 1st November 2021, Day 1 of WTM London, at the Platinum Suite, ExCeL, London.


Through this summit, ITIC aims to connect investors with owners or developers of untapped tourism projects as well as under-explored destinations from all over the world.


This strategic move will contribute to accelerate the recovery of travel and tourism businesses
and restore travellers’ confidence after this unprecedented pandemic.


It will empower the different stakeholders to be ready in the starting blocks for 2022 to fully
seize the commercial opportunities that will emerge during the forthcoming revival of the
global tourism and travel industry, following the massive Covid-19 vaccination campaigns.


ITIC’s Group CEO, Ibrahim Ayoub, explains: “The Invest, Finance & Restart Summit will pave
the way for the transformational paradigm shift that is occurring as tourism will increasingly
have to integrate the environmental, health, social inclusion and good governance issues in
the future.”


The following day (2nd November 2021), B2B meetings between project owners or developers
and the ITIC team will be scheduled. The ITIC team invites tourism projects owners or
developers who are looking for investment to submit their projects so that ITIC can screen
them in the Deal Room it has set up at WTM South Gallery room 12 at ExCeL.


The ITIC team will provide actionable advice for attendees, striking mutually beneficial
agreements and channeling investments into their projects.


Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC says: “The pandemic has disrupted the world economy, but
tourism is a resilient sector. Sure,signs are emerging to demonstrate that the sector continues
its resilience and is bouncing back and, indeed, has always bounced back from past crises. “

“ITIC and its Invest Tourism division aim to promote investments in travel and tourism not just to create and develop new hotels, resorts and infrastructure for travellers but we want theseinvestments to be sustainable in the sense that they become community-based developments which create employment, education, well-being and long-term value. Enabling SMEs to grow and to benefit from all travel and tourism interests across the globe for the greater benefit ofpeople and the local communities.”


WTM London Exhibition Director, Simon Press adds: “WTM London is thrilled to be hosting
the ITIC-led initiative on ‘Invest, Finance & Restart’, which aims to put new travel
entrepreneurs in contact with investors, to help make their dreams a reality and to help put
the tourism sector well on the road to recovery.”

Among the keynote speakers and opinion leaders who have already confirmed their
participation are: Hon. Najib Balala of Kenya; Hon. Edmund Bartlett of Jamaica; Hon. Phildah
Kereng, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism,Botswana; Hon. Nayef Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan; Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt,Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Sierra Leone; Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP (UK) and Acting-Chairman, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Elena Kountoura, Member of European Parliament; Julia Simpson, CEO of WTTC; Nicolas Mayer, Global Tourism Leader of
PWC; Mark Beer, OBE, Chairman of Metis Institute; Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of
Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford and Christopher Rodrigues
Chairman of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency
, to name a few.


Those who will not attend WTM physically will be able to follow the event live through a secure
and stable virtual platform.


ABOUT THE ORGANISERS:
ITIC UK
The London UK based ITIC Ltd (International Tourism and Investment Conference) acts as an enabler between the tourism industry and leaders of the financial services to facilitate investments in sustainable tourism projects, infrastructures and services that will benefit to the host countries and the local communities through social inclusion and shared growth. ITIC team undertakes extensive research to shed new light and perspectives on tourism investment opportunities in the regions in which we operate.

In addition to their conferences, they produce high-quality documents and publications and add value to the brands of their clients by devising cutting-edge marketing strategies.

To find out more about ITIC and its conferences in Africa, Bulgaria, Dubai, London UK, and elsewhere visit their website – www.itic.uk


ABOUT WTM
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating over £3.71 billion in travel industry contracts.

In 2020, WTM Virtual facilitated 20,000+ meetings and held 42 live content sessions over the 3-days show.


Their next live event: Monday 1 to 3 November 2021 at ExCel London. Next WTM Virtual: Monday 8 to 9 November 2021 – Virtual. For more on wtm click on http://london.wtm.com/


Travel Forward London is the leading travel technology event, co-located with WTM London. Travel Forward is renowned for showcasing the next-generation technologies for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Over 19,000 travel officials and 150+ innovative solution providers attend for 3 days of cutting-edge insights, open debate and unrivalled networking opportunities. The combination of a 2-day conference, interactive exhibition and start-up showcase makes Travel Forward truly unique.


Next live event: Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3 November 2021 at ExCel London
Next Travel Forward Virtual: Monday 8 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021 – Virtual.

The summit promises to proffer answers to an array of questions that relates to tourism finance and investment as the sector gradually bounces back.

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