World Tourism Day 2021

World Tourism Day 2021

World Tourism Day 2021: Tourism for Inclusive Growth

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Provisional Programme

Cote d´Ivoire (26 September 2021) (GMT)

 

Welcome evening reception

Cote d´Ivoire (27 September 2021) (GMT)

10:00 – 10:45

Opening

  • Musical show
  • UNWTO launch of WTD Video: Tourism and Inclusive recovery

Master of Ceremony (TBC, Ivorian speaker)

Welcome remarks:

  • Mr. Jean-Marc YACE, Mayor of Cocody
  • H.E.Mr. Siandou FOFANA, Minister of Tourism and Leisure of Cote d´Ivoire followed by a video of Côte d’Ivoire
  • H.E.Mr. Zurab POLOLIKASHVILI, UNWTO Secretary General
  • H.E.Mr Patrick ACHI, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire

Group photo

10:45 - 11:00

Visit of the exhibition hall with country booths followed by Press Point (Coffee break)

11:00 – 11:10

Keynote address - Salle des Fêtes

Mr. Gustave DIASSO, Resident Representive, UEMOA (TBC)

11 :10 – 12 :10

1Ministerial Panel Discussion on "Tourism for inclusive growth" - Salle des Fêtes

Moderator: Elcia Grandcourt, UNWTO Regional Director for Africa

Speakers:

  • H.E.Mr. Siandou Fofana, Minister of Tourism and Leisure of Côte d’Ivoire
  • H.E.Mr. Modero Nsimba Matondo, Minister of tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Hon. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal , Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana
  • H.E.Mrs. María Reyes Maroto Illera, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Athif, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism of Maldives
12:10 – 13:10

Expert Panel discussion:  “How can tourism live up to the inclusive growth opportunity?” - Salle des Fêtes

Moderator: Channels TV

  • Mr Donald AKA, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Azalai Hotel - Confirmed
  • Mrs. Antonia Sodonon, Country representative, UN Women- Confirmed
  • Mr. Kwakye Donkor, CEO, Africa Tourism Partners - Confirmed
  • Mr. Mark Kaigwa, founder of 254- Confirmed
  • Local Expert – TBC from Côte d’Ivoire
13:10 – 14:30

WTD Lunch (UNWTO videos playing in loop and WTD Video) – Ancienne patinoire

14:30 – 15:00

2The Future of Africa Speaks – TBC - Salle des Fêtes

  • Tourism and innovation towards inclusive recovery

Award Start up competition

15:00 – 16:30

B to B meetings for pre-registered project leaders and investors (22nd floor, Tower)

15 :00 – 16 :00

UNWTO Affiliate Membership and tourism private sector development in Africa - Salle des Fêtes

20:30

Gala dinner offered by Côte d’Ivoire – Palais des Congrès (at Sofitel)

1 Introduction video before the session (testimonies + CNN restart tourism + alula framework)
2 Introduction video before the session (testimonies + CNN restart tourism + alula framework)

Cote d´Ivoire (28 September 2021) (GMT)

10:00

Visit of the lagoon followed by an Ivorian gastronomic and cultural brunch

Culinary and artistic discovery
Prize presentation for the various competitions
Organization of games
Live orchestra

21:00

Departure of the delegations