A record number of delegates, international delegations, speakers, and media will form the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit to be held in Seville, Spain, next week.
Over 1,500 delegates will participate in the most important Travel & Tourism event of the year.
Every year, WTTC, which represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, holds its Global Summit in a different city around the world. The 2019 WTTC Global Summit will take place in Seville, Spain, on 2-4 April and will be hosted by Ayuntamiento of Seville, Turismo Andaluz and Turespaña.
It will consist of:
Over 1,500 delegates from over 50 countries
100 WTTC Members, global CEOs
130 WTTC Member company representatives
25 Governmental delegations including from:
The United States of America
Over 100 expert speakers
400 media from around the world
17 different events
The class-leading Global Leaders Dialogue – a unique policy exchange between the public and private sector featuring 20 government ministers and company CEOs
The Global Summit will be centred on the theme of ‘Changemakers’. The Travel & Tourism leaders will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the departure of the first circumnavigation of the world, which set out from Seville, while shaping the future of our sector.
Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: “The WTTC Global Summit will be the most important Travel & Tourism event of 2019 and fitting recognition of a sector which contributed 10.4% to global GDP last year and supported 319 million jobs across the world last year.
“A record number of delegates as well as private-sector leaders, government delegations and journalists from around the world will define and shape the future of our sector and recognise the ideas which will make it happen.
“The Global Summit will put the global tourism spotlight on Seville, Andalucia and Spain. Our delegates together control hundreds of billions of euros of investment and anyone wanting to know what the future of our sector looks like should come to the WTTC Global Summit.”
About the World Travel & Tourism Council
WTTC is the body which represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Members consist of CEOs of the world’s Travel & Tourism companies, destinations, and industry organisations engaging with Travel & Tourism.
WTTC has a history of 25 years of research to quantify the economic impact of the sector in 185 countries. Travel & Tourism is a key driver for investment and economic growth globally. The sector contributes US$8.8 trillion or 10.4% of global GDP, and accounts for 319 million jobs or one in ten of all jobs on the planet.
For over 25 years, WTTC has been the voice of this industry globally. Members are the Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s leading, private sector Travel & Tourism businesses, who bring specialist knowledge to guide government policy and decision-making and raise awareness of the importance of the sector.