Edgar Weggelaar appointed Director of the Tourism Innovation Global Summit

Tourism Innovation Summit, the technological forum for tourism innovation to be held in Seville from November 25 to 27, has appointed Edgar Weggelaar as Director of its congress. Weggelaar is responsible for the three-day agenda in which more than 300 international experts will address the keys to the tourism sector in the post-Covid-19 era.

With more than 15 years of experience in the tourism, technology and leisure sector, Weggelaar, PDD at IESE, has developed his professional career in different tourism companies in which he has implemented global digitization projects and managing international teams such as Grupo Julià, TUI , or Neckermann.

With innovation, technology and sustainability as the main axes, the Tourism Innovation Global Summit will have specific agendas for each professional profile to help CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and COOs to digitize their tourism businesses. A congress called to become a forum for knowledge and ideas to redesign the tourism industry for the next decade.

The congress will have 6 vertical forums specialized in each subsector of the tourism industry such as destinations, airlines, mobility, operators and distributors, agencies or MICE, among others. Much of the weight of the congress will revolve around technology and its ability to enable major innovations and improve the sustainability of the sector. For this reason, the event will address through different Tech Series how the most disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Connectivity, among others, will mark the future of the industry.

Attendees at the Tourism Innovation Summit will be able to learn about success stories and discover first-hand how leaders and companies in the sector face new strategies to reactivate the tourism industry, adapt its offer and its processes, and how digitization and technology is the key to redefine and boost the sector after the stoppage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

TIS2020, the international forum for innovation, technology and sustainability in the tourism sector, is committed to the face-to-face format of fairs, and will follow all the security protocols established by the International Union of Fairs (UFI) to guarantee the safety of visitors and exhibitors. In fact, the return of the activity of professional fairs and congresses has been announced by the Government after the sector and the organizers, social agents, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE), have agreed on the protocol for the prevention of coronavirus infection. In this way, the Spanish Executive accelerates the economic recovery by attributing a fundamental role to the organizers of professional and commercial fairs.


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