‘Tourism and the Future of Cities’

UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism

UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism

8-9 July 2021 - Porto, Portugal

(by invitation only)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), jointly with the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition of Portugal and the Porto Municipality will organize the 2nd edition of the UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, under the theme ‘Tourism and the Future of Cities’, on 8-9 July 2021, in Porto (Portugal).

The Forum, a closed ‘by invitation-only’ Think Tank will provide a unique platform to discuss and share issues and solutions for addressing the recovery of tourism in cities in a way that promotes economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It will bring together Mayors from around the world who share a visionary leadership on how tourism can contribute to creating cities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and particularly Goal 11 - "Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable".

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 8 July 2021, Porto, Portugal
20:00 – 22:00

Welcome Dinner

Friday, 9 July 2021, Porto, Portugal
09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony

  • Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto
  • Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO
  • Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition of Portugal
10:30 – 13:00

Discussion

Mayors and high-level representatives from international organizations and private sector closed meeting under Chatham House Rule

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch

15.00 – 17.30

Discussion (cont.)

17:30

Closing Remarks

Saturday, 10 July 2021, Porto, Portugal
TBC

Tour around the Douro Valley and Lunch (optional)