In addition to gathering industry leaders to influence the future of Travel Tourism, the WTTC Global Summit will celebrate a pivotal moment in history, one that signalled the birth for global travel as we know it today – 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the departure of the first circumnavigation of the world from Seville and the world-changing impact of that achievement.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President CEO, commented, “The WTTC Global Summit is the principal event where the global public and private leaders of our sector meet. We are happy to be back in Europe and especially in the beautiful city of Seville, where we will celebrate the 500 years since the first circumnavigation, while we define and shape the future of our sector and recognise the ideas which will make it happen. Anyone wanting to know what the future of our sector looks like should come to the WTTC Global Summit.”
“At our last summit in Buenos Aires we had more than 1,300 delegates with more than 100 CEOs, the President of Argentina, the Prime Minister of Rwanda, more than 30 ministers or heads of tourism, three former presidents, three United Nations’ Secretaries General (UNWTO, UNFCCC and ICAO) as well as leaders from PATA, IATA, WEF, CLIA, and even one Academy Award winning film director.
“So, 2019 provides a new opportunity for industry peers to attend and gain inspiration from our ‘Changemakers’, outlining a future vision of Travel Tourism with the pioneering individuals and disruptive ideas that will make it happen.”
In addition to providing an invaluable networking opportunity for the Travel Tourism industry at large, the WTTC Global Summit also offers an opportunity for its host city to take the spotlight and expose its unique heritage to the global Travel Tourism community.
Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville, said “The Global Summit will demonstrate the extraordinary economic and tourist potential of Seville. It offers a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to recognise the possibilities of investment in the city and for tourists to see Seville as a destination of global importance. I have no doubt that the WTTC Global Summit will position Seville on the ‘tourist map’ and highlight our great city as an obligatory place to visit given its heritage, culture and history.”