UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventures Buenos Aires

This is the first UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum to be held in the Americas dedicated to innovation in tourism that gathers all the actors of the ecosystem together with the highest Tourism Authorities in the region to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and, above all, investment in tourism.

Organized by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the State Secretary for Tourism of the Republic of Argentina, the Forum will offer an unprecedented platform for entrepreneurship and tourism innovation in order to create synergies between the different actors, exchange best practices and encourage the culture of venture capital investment in the region. Furthermore, it will provide solutions to challenges related to digital transformation as a source of employment, competitiveness and sustainable development.

Key components of this event include a Ministerial High-level Seminar (by invitation only) and Startups Bootcamp (by invitation only) planned for the 11th of December where the theme of innovation and tourism entrepreneurship will be addressed by professors from IE Business School.

On 12 December, there will be a Forum open to the public that counts with the presence of, among others, leaders in innovation, top-level Startups, investors and relevant actors in the global innovation and digital transformation ecosystem.

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Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Gustavo Santos

Secretary of State, Secretary of State of the Republic of Argentina

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Alejandro Roemmers

Special Advisor, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Amuda Goueli

Co-founder & CEO, Destinia

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Mónica Quintana

Talent and Innovation Expert and CEO, Mindset

The technological revolution has brought with it a fundamental transformation to the jobs that we know today. Some of the consequences of this transformation are the threat of automation and the new skill and qualification requirements of employees as we move into the digital era. Taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the jobs of the future will depend on the ability of governments, corporations, universities and individuals to identify the required qualifications, update curricula, and promote retraining of workers.

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Moderator: Isabella Muñoz

Executive Director, Asociación Colombiana de Fondos de Capital Privado (Colcapital)

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Luis Ureta

Advisor, Globalia Innovation

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Marcelo Di Pietro Peralta

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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Moderator: Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relationsm, IE Business School (IE)

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Daniel Santamaria

Founding Partner, Dux Capital

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Gustavo Huerta

CEO, Bluebox

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Ian Noel

Co-founder, K Fund

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Mercé Tell

Co-founding Partner, Nekko Capital

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Patricia Saenz

Managing partner, Mountain Nazca Colombia

Technology has transformed all stages of the tourism journey. From how we find inspiration, investigate, compare and then live the experience in destination. Consumers defy current paradigms by changing their habits and increasing their demands. This session will identify trends through data that define tourists today, as well as present the innovations that will transform the tourism sector in the coming years.

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Alexia Keglevich

CEO, Assistcard Global

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Carlos Krauel

Founding Partner, TOCK Projects

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Ertan Can

Founding Partner, Multiple Capital

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Marco Boffa

Director of Tourism Politics and Innovation, Tourism Office of Belo Horizonte, Belotur

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Santiago Pachano

Director Comercial - Turismo & Viajes, Google Argentina

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Federico Esper

Director of Market Intelligence, Travel Buenos Aires

Bringing innovations from the discovery stage to the implementation or commercialization stage re-quires the participation of numerous actors, including governmental and academic institutions, small and large companies, investors and acceleration and incubation centers. An ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship and a dynamic environment, where the actors work together as a unit, are a precondition for tourism to remain competitive and grow sustainably.

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Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Alexandre Jorre

Vice President for LATAM Online, Amadeus Argentina

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Francisco Vigo

Country Manager, Almundo

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Taryn Andersen

Investor Relations Director, THCAP Venture Capital

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Moderator: Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relationsm, IE Business School (IE)

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Ariel Arrieta

Co-founder & Managing Partner, NXTP Labs

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Nico Berman

Partner, Kaszek Ventures

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Rafael de Haro

Co-founder & Managing Partner, VARIV Capital

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Sebastián Falus

Founder & CEO, TIJE Travel

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Susana Espinosa

Investment Analyst, Angel Ventures

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Martin Migoya

Founder, Globant

Global policy environment plays a crucial role and it can effectively mobilize investment for sustainable tourism development. Accelerating the private sector engagement and investments in the new business models in the tourism sector is among the top priorities of every Government in the region. Still, public policies are often left disrupted by the new disruptive business models. In this unique debate policy makers and investors will shed light on guiding investment public policy principles and as well as will debate on challenges and opportunities for tourism investment in the Americas.

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Moderator: Alejandro Varela

Deputy Director of the Regional Department of the Americas, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Amalia Amoedo

Plastic Artist and Director, ArteBa Focus

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Bettina Bulgheroni

President and Founder, Fundación Educando

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Hugo Sigman

CEO, Grupo Insud

Profile Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Profile Gustavo Santos

Secretary of State, Secretary of State of the Republic of Argentina

Profile Alejandro Roemmers

Special Advisor, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Profile Andy Stalman

Managing Director, Totem Branding

Profile Santiago Pachano

Director Comercial - Turismo & Viajes, Google Argentina

Profile Marcos Boffa

Director of Tourism Politics and Innovation, Tourism Office of Belo Horizonte, Belotur

Profile Alexia Keglevich

CEO, Assistcard Global

Profile Daniel Santamaria

Founding Partner, Dux Capital

Profile Gustavo Huerta

CEO, Bluebox

Profile Ian Noel

Cofounder, Kfund

Profile Merce Tell

Co-founding Partner, Nekko Capital

Profile Patricia Saenz

Managing Partner, Mountain Nazca Colombia

Profile Luis Ureta

Advisor, Globalia Innovation

Profile Marcelo Di Pietro Peralta

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Profile Monica Quintana

Talent and Innovation Expert and CEO, Mindset

Profile Federico Esper

Director General Market Intelligence, Ente Turismo de Buenos Aires

Profile Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Profile Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relations, IE Business School

Profile Ariel Arrieta

Co-founder and Managing Partner, NXTP Labs

Profile Nico Berman

Partner, Kaszek Ventures

Profile Rafael De Haro

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, VARIV Capital

Profile Sebastian Falus

Founder and CEO, TIJE Travel

Profile Susana Espinosa

Investment Analyst, Angel Ventures

Profile Martin Migoya

Founder, Globant

Profile Alejandro Varela EN

Deputy Director of the Regional Department of the Americas, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Profile Amuda Goueli

Co-founder & CEO, Destinia

Profile Carlos Krauel

Founding Partner, TOCK Projects

Profile Alexandre Jorre

Vice President for LATAM Online, Amadeus Argentina

Profile Isabella Muñoz

Executive Director of the Colombian Association of Private Equity Funds

Profile Taryn Andersen

Investor Relations Director, THCAP Venture Capital

Profile Ertan Can

Founding Partner, Multiple Capital

Profile Francisco Vigo

Country Manager, Almundo

Profile Amalia Amoedo

Plastic Artist and Director, ArteBa Focus

Profile Bettina Bulgheroni

President and Founder, Fundación Educando

Profile Hugo Sigman

Founder and CEO of Grupo Insud

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Innovation and Digital Transformation, UNWTO

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