UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventures Bahrain

UNWTO TOURISM TECH ADVENTURES BAHRAIN

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and IE Business School are pleased to present the UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventures: Big Data Solutions in Tourism which will be held from 31 October to 1 November 2018 in Manama, Bahrain, in the framework of the 109th session of the Executive Council of UNWTO.

The TTAF will be a tourism innovation forum with a multi-stakeholder approach that will be developed around the use of big data solutions in tourism and how they can power new and upcoming business models through innovation. The event will gather representatives from governments and the public sector, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, representatives from the academic sector, as well as business supporters (accelerators, incubators, etc.) with the ultimate goal of stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and investments in the tourism sector.

It will be comprised by activities for startups, including a masterclass and a competition; a keynote speech; two panel sessions on Smart Tourism Management and Big Data Solutions in Tourism as well as a Ministerial Masterclass. Startups focused on Big Data technologies and their application in tourism will be selected among the participating startups of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition to present their initiatives. Preceding the Forum, participating startups will be invited to attend this MasterClass on 31 October 2018, where they will be taught by leading entrepreneurs and mentors on pitching and business strategies.

The Forum will be a driving force for tourism startups to scale-up operations and grow internationally by providing an excellent platform for the most disruptive innovators in tourism to connect with top global investors, corporates and supporting business partners. It will be a unique opportunity to connect with the key players of the international entrepreneurial ecosystem and to enhance your networking taking it to the next level. Do not miss this outstanding opportunity!

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Agenda

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Marcelo Risi

Chief of Communications, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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His Excellency Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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His Excellency Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism of Bahrain

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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Chairman, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

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Tini Sevak

Vice President for Audiences and Data, CNN International

To drive innovation in tourism, this sector requires a strong investment environment and stakeholders need to give prominence to the value of Venture Capital funds in spurring new talent, technology etc.. This panel will discuss the variables that are most pertinent to spot-lighting this in the sector.

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Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel

Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital and Executive Officer at Rakuten, Inc.

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Arnaud Bonzom

Co-founder at Map of the Money | Author | Keynote Speaker | Angel Investor | EiR at INSEAD

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Jon Bradford

Founding Partner of Motive Partners

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Miguel Barbosa

Investment Director, Tourism BU, Portugal Ventures

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Victor Chua

Founding & Managing Partner of Vynn Capital

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Moderator: Paris de l'Etraz

Managing Director - Venture Lab IE Business School

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Remarks by: His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Santos

Minister of Tourism of Argentina

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Introduction by Luis Ureta

Advisor Globalia Innovation, Founder of Kuantiq Investments

Big data helps tourism professionals measure, predict, analyse and implement seamless tour-ism products and services. This session will look at how big data is currently used in tourism and its potential for the future, as well as the challenges and opportunities of unstructured and structured data.

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Alex Luzurraga

Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Amadeus

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Katherine Grass

Venture Partner at Thayer Ventures

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Sahar Albaharna

Entrepreneur (Founder of Sahara Fragrances), Innovation and Project Management Corporate Trainer

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Darren Dunn

SVP Travel and Tourism at Adara

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Moderator: Joe Haslam

Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program & Associate Professor at IE Business School

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Antoinia Norman

CEO, Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

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Diana Robino

Senior Vice President, Tourism Partnerships, Mastercard

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Nour Al Hassan

Founder and CEO of Tarjama and UREED

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Brigitte Loehl

Director, Amadeus for Destinations and Media Solutions

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Moderator: Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert, UNWTO

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Remarks by: Cristina TĂRTEAȚĂ

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism, Romania

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Introduction by Luis Ureta

Advisory Member at Globalia, Founder of Kuantiq Investments

Using technology in tourism is no longer an option to remain relevant and competitive. Smart tourism is being applied to all facets of the tourism value chain across the globe. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of this technology and how to successfully har-ness smart tourism and destination culture for improved management.

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Kevin Sigliano

Managing partner at Good Rebels; Professor at IE Business School.

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Jesús Florido

Advisor of Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority

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Ryaan Sharif

Managing Director at Flat6Labs

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Moderator: Antonio López de Ávila

Director of IE Travel & Tourism Innovation Center

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Andy Stalman

Branding expert. Author: "BrandOffOn"​, "HumanOffOn"

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Tini Sevak

Vice President for Audiences and Data, CNN International

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His Excellency Mr. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority

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His Excellency Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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His Excellency Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism of Bahrain

Speakers and Investors

Profile His Excellency Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism of Bahrain

Profile Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Profile His Excellency Mr. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority

Profile Antoinia Norman

Founder of BusinessPrp, Member of UN Women and CEO of Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

Profile Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Founder and Chair, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org)

Profile Diana Robino

Senior Vice President, Tourism Partnerships, Mastercard

Profile Natalia Bayona

UNWTO-Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation

Profile Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relations of IE Business School

Profile Jon Bradford

Founding Partner of Motive Partners

Profile Alex Luzurraga

Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Amadeus

Profile Arnaud Bonzom

Co-founder at Map of the Money | Author | Keynote Speaker | Angel Investor | EiR at INSEAD

Profile Antonio López de Ávila

Director of IE Travel&Tourism Innovation Center

Profile Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel

Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital and Executive Officer at Rakuten, Inc.

Profile Nour Al Hassan

Founder and CEO of Tarjama and UREED

Profile Joe Haslam

Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program & Associate Professor, IE Business School. Chairman/Cofounder, Hot Hotels.

Profile Mona Al-Mukhaizeem

Managing Partner at Savour Ventures. Co-founder and Managing Partner of Sirdab Lab.

Profile Andy Stalman

Branding expert. Author: "BrandOffOn"​, "HumanOffOn"

Profile Kevin Sigliano

Managing partner at Good Rebels; Professor at IE Business School.

Profile Jesús Florido

Advisor of Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority

Profile Miguel Barbosa

Investment Director, Tourism BU, Portugal Ventures

Profile Victor Chua

Founding & Managing Partner of Vynn Capital

Profile Brigitte Loehl

Director, Amadeus for Destinations and Media Solutions

Profile Maher Kaddoura

Management Consultant and Serial Entrepreneur

Profile Darren Dunn

SVP Travel and Tourism at Adara

Profile Paris de L’Etraz

Managing Director - Venture Lab IE Business School

Profile Katherine Grass

Venture Partner at Thayer Ventures

Profile Luis Ureta

Advisor Globalia Innovation, Founder Kuantiq Investments

Profile Sahar Albaharna

Entrepreneur (Founder of Sahara Fragrances), Innovation and Project Management Corporate Trainer

Profile Tini Sevak

Vice President, Audiences & Data, CNN International Commercial

Profile Ryaan Sharif

Managing Director at Flat6Labs

Profile Cristina TĂRTEAȚĂ

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Touris

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Organizers

Partners

Addaia Arizmendi / Nacho Mateo

Innovation and Digital Transformation, UNWTO/ IE Entrepreneurship

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Addaia Arizmendi / Nacho Mateo

Innovation and Digital Transformation, UNWTO/ IE Entrepreneurship

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