Fitur Talent: Innovation as a driver of education

Fitur Talent: Innovation as a driver of education

20th May 2021 | From 10:30 am to 01:15 pm | IFEMA Pavilion 10, Madrid - Spain

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The restart of tourism will play a central role in wider recovery from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The sector is a leading employer and provider of opportunity, and advances in tourism education will allow even more people to benefit.

The session will be focused on the strategic importance of online education as a pillar for job creation. Our distinguished panel will also discuss the future of online education and the place of innovation in shaping a better educational system.

Join our session to learn more about how online education will help create millions of skilled jobs and drive sustainable economic growth globally.

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 20 May 2021

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome address H.E. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General at UNWTO
H.E. Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain (TBC)

10:45 – 10:50

Keynote 1: H.E. Manuel Butler, Executive Director at UNWTO

10:50 – 11:00

Keynote 2: UNWTO Education Strategy 2021 by Ms. Natalia Bayona, UNWTO Director of Innovation, Education, and Investments.

11:00 – 11:05

Keynote 3: H.E. Mohammed Bushnag, Deputy Minister for the Tourism Human Capital at Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

11:05 – 11:15

Keynote 4: “Branding and education, a tool for positive change” by Mr. Andy Stalman, CEO de TOTEM Branding.

11:15 – 12:25

Round Table 1: The Future of Education - Moderator: IE University

  • Martín Rodriguez, Director of IE Publishing at IE University (Moderator)
  • Jose Antonio perez-aranda Canela, Director Escuela Universitaria Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT
  • Idoia Calleja, Director of programs and masters, Basque Culinary Center
  • Carlos Diez de la Lastra, CEO at les Roches Marbella
  • Ana Paula País, Director Training at Tourism
12:25 – 12:30

Keynote: H.E. María Claudia Lacouture Pinedo, Former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia.

12:30 – 12:40

Round table 2: The innovation factor in online education – Startups pitching session.

  • Siliconbali (Portugal, marketplace for immersive local experiences)
  • Apply Board (Canada, marketplace in education)
  • Immersion India (India, Experiential Learning Programs) 
  • IDialogue (Russia, Community-Centered Remote Learning Ecosystem)
  • Havuta (Switzerland, NGO data collector in education) Virtual.
12:40 – 13:10

Presentation & Discussion: Distinguished Education Course

  • Dr. Alex Gertschen, Lecturer, Head of Program, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons
  • Michèle Mischer, Head, Swiss Public Affairs and Sustainability at World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Hassan Kadbi, CEO at Hapimag AG
  • Dr. Renée-Nicole Wagner, Project Manager Corporate Social Responsibility Northern Europe at Accor
13:55 – 14:00

Closing remarks by Natalia Bayona UNWTO Director of Innovation, Education, and Investments

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Natalia Bayona
Natalia Bayona
Director Innovation, Education and Investments at UNWTO
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María Claudia Lacouture Pinedo
María Claudia Lacouture Pinedo
Ex-Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia
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Martín Rodriguez
Martín Rodriguez
Director IE Publishing, IE University
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Idoia Calleja
Idoia Calleja
Director of programs and masters, Basque Culinary Center
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Carlos Diez de la Lastra
Carlos Diez de la Lastra
CEO, les Roches Marbella
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Ana Paula País
Ana Paula País
Director of Tourism Training in Portugal
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Mohammed Alghamdi
Mohammed Alghamdi
Human Capital Development Advisor, Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Alex Gertschen
Dr. Alex Gertschen
Lecturer, Head of Program, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons
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Hassan Kadbi
Hassan Kadbi
CEO at Hapimag AG
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Jose Antonio Pérez-Aranda Canela
Jose Antonio Pérez-Aranda Canela
Director Escuela Universitaria Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT
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Dr. Renée-Nicole Wagner
Dr. Renée-Nicole Wagner
Project Manager Corporate Social Responsibility Northern Europe at Accor