Final Event of the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition

Final Event of the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | From 10:00 am Madrid time | English

Registration

UNWTO FITUR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS GLOBAL STARTUP COMPETITION
Fitur

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invites you to join the Final Event of the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition launched to identify top innovators with solutions to achieve sustainability through tourism.

The 25 winning startups, selected from 10.000 participants from 138 countries, will pitch their projects to the global audience among experts sharing their views on the future of the sector.

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 18 May 2021
09:00 – 10:00

Registration of attendees

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments, UNWTO 
  • Marcelo Risi, Chief of Communications, UNWTO
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary- General, UNWTO
  • Fernando Valdés Verelst, Secretary of State for Tourism, Spain
10:15 – 10:25

Keynote speech

UNWTO Travel Tech and Sustainability Startups Reports     
Ms. Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments, UNWTO

10:25 – 10:50

Startups Panel 1: People

Opening: H.E. Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga Minister of Tourism of Sri Lanka
Introduction: Lisandro Menu-Marque Director Int’. Development, Globalia and Wakalua

10:50 – 10:55

SDG Competition Partner remarks: Irene Arias Hofman, CEO IDB Lab

10:55 – 11:20

Startups Panel 2: Planet (energy + decarbonization)

Opening: HE Abdalla Al-Hamar Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Spain
Introduction: Juan José Güemes Chair Entrepreneurship, IE University

11:20 – 11:25

Key intervention by the Government of Panama:

Ivan Eskildsen, Minister of Tourism Panama

Signature of MoU between UNWTO and the Government of Panama

  • Ivan Eskildsen, Minister of Tourism Panama
  • Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary- General, UNWTO
11:25 – 11:45

Startups Panel 3: Planet

Introduction: Miguel Arias Global Entrepreneurship Director, Telefónica

11:45 – 11:50

Intervention: ICF´s vision on entrepreneurship and SDGs

•    Yolanda Perdomo, Global Tourism Strategist, ICF
•    Jared Harckham, VP Managing Director, Aviation & Tourism, ICF

11: 50 – 12:15

Private sector insights on tourism recovery leveraging the power of technology

Moderator: Ainhoa Campo Nieto, Directora Open Innovation, BBVA

  • Christian Zahorski-Philippe, Head of Sales Pan EU, Amazon Web Services
  • Bartolomé Arrom, Responsable Desarrollo Negocio, ClarkeModet
  • Clara Pombo,  Corporate Director, ClarkeModet
  • Ainhoa Campo Nieto, Directora Open Innovation, BBVA
  • Natalia Moreno Rigollot, Director Global Institutional Relations, Telefónica
  • Luis Ureta, Country General Manager, Globant
  • Charoula Gkioka, Senior Advisor Industry Affairs, Amadeus
12:15 – 12:20

Signature of MoU between UNWTO and Telefonica

María Jesús Almazor, Consejera Delegada Cyber&Cloud, Telefónica Tech
Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary- General, UNWTO

12:20 – 12:25

Reducing risk of Covid-19: i-on by Alteria Automation

  • Mario Alfonso Sureda, Socio, Alteria  
12:25 – 12:40

Startups Panel 4: Prosperity

Opening: Sustainable Development in resource rich context, Anas Abdulaah Alshaaer, General Manager Innovators & Entrepreneurs Support, Government of Saudi Arabia


Introduction: Rufo de la Rosa, Program Manager, Google for Startups

12:40 – 13:00

Launch of Apolitical and Mastercard Top 100 in Tourism Policy:

  • Nicola Villa, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard
  • Ivan Eskildsen, Minister, Tourism Authority of Panama
13:00 – 13:05

Closing intervention

  • Ignacio Ybarra Aznar, President, Grupo Vocento
 13:00 – 13:20

Awards delivery, Closing & Institutional Photograph

  • H.E. José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid
  • H.E. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary- General, UNWTO
13:20 – 14:30

Networking cocktail

Speakers

Fondo
H.E. Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary- General, UNWTO
H.E. Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili
Secretary- General, UNWTO
Fondo
Natalia Bayona
Natalia Bayona
Director Innovation, Education and Investments at UNWTO
Fondo
Marcelo Risi
Marcelo Risi
Director of Communications, UNWTO
Fondo
Lisandro Menu-Marque
Lisandro
Menu-Marque
Director Int’. Development, Globalia & Wakalua Tourism Innovation Hub
Fondo
Javier Hidalgo
Javier Hidalgo
CEO Globalia
Fondo
Fernando Valdés Verelst
Fernando Valdés Verelst
Secretary of State for Tourism, Spain
Fondo
Fernando Valdés Verelst
Fernando Valdés Verelst
General Manager Innovators & Entrepreneurs Support, Government of Saudi Arabia
Fondo
Charoula Gkioka
Charoula Gkioka
Senior Advisor Industry Affairs, Amadeus
Fondo
Christian Zahorski-Philippe
Christian Zahorski-Philippe
Head of Intergovernmental Organisations, Amazon Web Service
Fondo
HE Abdalla Al-Hamar
HE Abdalla Al-Hamar
Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Spain
Fondo
Ivan Eskildsen
Ivan Eskildsen
Minister of Tourism Panama
Fondo
Jared Harckham
Jared Harckham
VP Managing Director, Aviation & Tourism, ICF
Fondo
Juan José Güemes
Juan José Güemes
Chair Entrepreneurship, IE University
Fondo
Mario Alfonso Sureda
Mario Alfonso Sureda
Socio Alteria
Fondo
Natalia Moreno Rigollot
Natalia Moreno Rigollot
Director Global Institutional Relations, Telefónica
Fondo
Nicola Villa
Nicola Villa
Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard
Fondo
Rufo de la Rosa
Rufo de la Rosa
Program Manager, Google for Startups
Fondo
Yolanda Perdomo
Yolanda Perdomo
Global Tourism Strategist, ICF

Startups

Fondo
Pablo Martinez Bauer
Pablo Martinez Bauer
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Etnica
Fondo
Derrick Gakuu
Derrick Gakuu
Cofounder and CTO, Ifarm Agritech
Fondo
Vineeth Thomas
Vineeth Thomas
CO FOUNDER & PARTNER, Immersion India
Fondo
Jussara Pellicano Botelho
Jussara Pellicano Botelho
CEO, Sisterwave
Fondo
Zuraina Zaharin
Zuraina Zaharin
Co-Founder & CEO, ECOLOO Greentech Malaysia SDN BHD
Fondo
Eduardo Casilda
Eduardo Casilda
VP LATAM, Source (previously called Zero Mass Water)
Fondo
Robert Grajewski
Robert Grajewski
Senior Vice President - New Markets (Leadership Team), Enexor BioEnergy
Fondo
Marie Berthuel
Marie Berthuel
Senior Scientist & Communication Manager, BeFC
Fondo
Martin Putschek
Martin Putschek
Managing Director, Swimsol
Fondo
Shiva Prasad Dhakal
Shiva Prasad Dhakal
Founder and Executive Chairperson, Community Homestay Network
Fondo
Daphne Tsevreni
Daphne Tsevreni
co-founder & CFO, Clio Muse Tours PC
Fondo
Hans van der Linde
Hans van der Linde
VP of Sales EMEA, DefinedCrowd
Fondo
Abel Zhao
Abel Zhao
Cofounder & CEO, FREED GROUP (aka TravelFlan)
Fondo
Lioz Amar
Lioz Amar
CEO and founder, Travaxy - accessible travel
Fondo
Eduardo Dueñas Ladrón de Guevara
Eduardo Dueñas Ladrón de Guevara
CEO, Metrica6
Fondo
Ahmed Hamed
Ahmed Hamed
Founder, Tobadaa
Fondo
Rayner Loi
Rayner Loi
Co-Founder & CEO, Lumitics
Fondo
Francisco Benedito
Francisco Benedito
DCEO, ClimateTrade
Fondo
François Chazelle
François Chazelle
CCO & Partner, Safety Line
Fondo
Thomas Peacock-Nazil
Thomas Peacock-Nazil
Founder and CEO, Seven Clean Seas
Fondo
Rodrigo Atuesta
Rodrigo Atuesta
CEO, Impulse Travel
Fondo
Juan Ignacio Rubio Quintero
Juan Ignacio Rubio Quintero
Cofounder & COO, Nibi
Fondo
Sevo Widodo
Sevo Widodo
CEO & Founder, Siliconbali

Collaborators

Sdgs



Main Partner

wakalua-logo

 



Airline partner:

Qtar

 

Destination partners

Mincomercio
Fontur Colombia
Qtar
 
Moscow City

 

Moscow

 

 
Amazon

 

Globant

 

Clarkemodet

 

Google

 

Amadeus

 

BBVA

 

IE

 

IDB

 

IDB Lab

 

Imapct Hub

 

Telefonica

 

Plug and play

 

Advance Leadership Foundation

 

Forca

 

MentorDay

Event Sponsors

ICF
Mastercard