ITIC 2019 is an initiative of Daiichi Display Ltd, conceived and headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ibrahim Ayoub. It intends to tackle key global tourism issues through its concept Think Tourism 360 and Investourism, its investment tourism platform. The 2019 conference will mainly focus on investment through tourism in Africa and island economies covering the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean and all other islands nations worldwide.
ITIC was successfully launched on 2nd November 2018 at the InterContinental Park Lane, London. It was held in the presence of Her Excellency Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and under the leadership of Dr Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC Advisory Board and former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Following the successful launch event, ITIC 2019 will comprise a high-level panel discussion on Invest Tourism, with the participation of renowned international leaders in Tourism and Investment. They will offer a deep insight into the investment trends and potentials for strategic partnership in global tourism and investment. Speakers will include Hon. Najib Balala EGH, Cabinet Secretary and Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife for Kenya; Hon. Edmund Bartlett CD, MP, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica and Hon. Derek Hanekom, MP, Minister of Tourism for South Africa.
ITIC 2019 will be attended by approximately 500 delegates: tourism project owners and promoters having live and bankable projects, tourism experts, investors, funding agencies, private equity firms, technology experts and journalists who will discuss major issues related to tourism and investment. A special emphasis will be expressed on tourism investment in Africa and island destinations.
Mr Ibrahim Ayoub, Chief Executive Officer of ITIC said: “ITIC is a unique platform uniting a broad spectrum of stakeholders of global tourism industry: Finance and Tourism Ministers, policy makers, tourism experts, tourism project owners, funding agencies, high-net worth investors, bankers, private equity firms, fund managers, venture capitalists, family offices, law firms. Its goal is to tackle key global tourism issues and challenges faced by African and island economies. We aim at bridging investments and innovation in tourism projects in Africa and Island nations with a view to promoting inclusive growth and sustainable economic growth.”