Keynote speakers announced for International Travel Week Abu Dhabi
ITW Abu Dhabi announces the line-up of keynote speakers for ITW 2017, which will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 25th – 26th 2017.
ITW Abu Dhabi (www.itwabudhabi.com), powered by ITB Berlin, is the world’s only dedicated Muslim majority travel event. The ITW Abu Dhabi exhibition and seminar programmes will be held for 2 days on 25th – 26th November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
The exhibition combines 4 tourism events, seminar programmes and the Halal CEO Forum, each addressing the needs of the fastest growing and most important sectors for Muslim majority travelers. These sectors are Halal tourism, medical tourism, shopping tourism and family friendly travel.
The free to attend seminars will address vital aspects of tourism in the rapidly growing Muslim majority market, providing industry professionals with innovative strategies and best practices on how to develop strong future business opportunities.
Leading international experts from tourism leaders, innovators, investors and industry stakeholders will share their knowledge and expertise with delegates during the two days of the event. Speakers will impart their know-how and experience and delegates will benefit from a wide range of Halal, medical and shopping tourism focused presentations.
The seminars extensive speaker line-up includes:Nehme Darwiche, CEO of Jannah Hotels & Resorts; Reem El Shafaki, Senior Associate of Dinar Standard; Rashid Al Noori, Chairman Representative, Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in GCC; Faeez Fadhillah, CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez & Salam Standard; Ognjen Bagatin, CE of Poliklinika Bagatin; Sven Heininger, Director of Schön Klinik International; Dr Howard Podolsky, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center and Daniel Shaw, Co Founder of GCR.org.
The internationally renowned speakers have been carefully selected and will offer impartial presentations in their fields of excellence and experience. Case studies and panel discussions form part of the two days where delegate interaction, debate and questions are encouraged.
In addition to the vertical market specific seminars, the organiser has added a number of marketing sessions, addressing a wide range of topics, including:
Effectively targeting millennials and generation Xers, Marketing strategies, Digital Innovation and Social Media, amongst others.
The Muslim majority travel market continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in the global travel industry. In 2015, it was estimated that there were 117 million Muslim international travelers. This is projected to grow to 168 million by 2020, where the travel expenditure by Muslim travelers is expected to exceed USD 200 billion.