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The Summit

The World Travel Market London together with Travel Forward and the World Tourism Forum Lucerne are joining forces to bring the industry together to accelerate the race to sustainable transformation.

Tourism stakeholders need to transform, learn quickly and adapt to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability is becoming an imperative.

The Front Runners 2021 Summit will showcase best practices for success across 3 of the most important verticals of the sector- Mobility, Hospitality and Experiences.

Place: Travel Forward Stage, ExCel London

PART 1: The new models of the future.

Cohesive, sustainable and resilient

Welcoming remarks

  • Simon Press, Exhibition Director, WTM London
  • Martin Barth, President & CEO WTFL
Setting the Scene
The Race to Recovery and Sustaianble Transformation

Dr Mario Hardy, Managing Director, MAP2VENTURES

Pitch Session I

Smart Mobility

Start-Up Finalists – Smart Mobility

  • Fabien Sauthier, COO and Managing Director, Motiontag
  • Mateusz Wojdylo, CVO, ShareP
  • Mark Corbett, Founder, Thrust Carbon
Interview panel – Innovation talks
Changing Tourist Behaviour and the new models of the future.

  • Evantia Giumba, Director, Amadeus Launchpad, EMEA
  • Aradhana Khowala, CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners & Board Member WTFL
  • Michael Ros, CEO & Co-Founder, Bidroom
  • John Severino, UK Country Manager, GuestReady 
Pitch Session II

Hospitality of the Future

Start-Up Finalists – Hospitality of the Future

  • Dor Krubiner, CEO, Hotelmize
  • Itai Marcipar, CEO & Co-Founder, Pruvo
  • Xavier J. Wong, CEO, Stayr
Networking break 

Part 2: Solving Tourism’s Biggest Problems

Local solutions tackling global problems.

Government talk
Intro by Aradhana Khowala, CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners & Board Member WTFL

Hon Minister Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica

Panel discussion
Local solutions tackling global problems.

  • Liz Ortiguera, Chief Executive Officer, PATA
  • Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
  • Andy Fairburn, Director, of Nordic Tourism Collective
Pitch Session III

Experiences Revolution

Start-Up Finalists – Experiences Revolution

  • Daphne Tsevreni Co-founder & CFO, Clio Muse Tours
  • Shiva Prasad Dhaka, Founder & Chairperson, Community Homestay Network
  • Rodolfo Salinas Roca, Founder & Innovation Chief, Natoure
Closing remarks – Outlook for the future key note
Bold actions and authentic business models for a more resilient industry


Award Ceremony and closing
Networking drinks


Anita Mendiratta

Anita Mendiratta

Internationally recognised and trusted strategic advisor and author on tourism and development