Dr.Taleb Rifai invites to the International Tourism Investment Launch Event in London


Africa and Tourism Investments are a focus for two events on the sideline of the upcoming World Travel Market in London next month. The International Tourism and Investment Conference and the African Tourism Board are having their launch events.

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC Advisory Board and Former Secretary-General, UNWTO invites to a special launch event of the International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) and its Tourism Investment Platform. It will be held in London on Friday,  02 November 2018 at the InterContinental Park Lane, Mayfair, from 17:00 – 20:30.

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Anita Mendiratta, Founder & CEO of Cachet Consulting & Lead Consultant for CNN will be the moderator.

Where Africa becomes one tourist destination is the slogan of the newly established African Tourism Board. ITIC is partnering with the African Tourism board initiative. During the World Travel Market, the African Tourism Board is inviting to their soft launch event sponsored by Reed Exhibition on Monday, 05 November 2018 at Excel London during the World Travel Market in North Gallery Room 4, 14.00h.

Juergen Steinmetz, publisher of eTurboNews and Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners will be introducing an impressive group of dedicated African leaders to the ATB steering committee and board.

ITIC is designed to serve as a unique global investment platform that will bring together Investors, Private Equity Firms, Bankers, Family Offices, Law firms, Technology Expert alongside Tourism Policy Makers and Ministers, Experts, CEOs of public and private, sector tourism entities as one tourism-focused business community to unlock opportunities for tourism countries strongly reliant on tourism as a foundation for national growth and development.

The Launch Event for ITIC will feature a high-level, professionally facilitated Panel Discussion – Invest Tourism, featuring carefully selected international leaders in tourism and investment with rich insight into opportunities for tourism and investment partnership.

Supporters & Sponsors:
* African Tourism Board
* Intercontinental London
* Daiichi
* Hyda & Reed

Media Partners:
* Jacobs Media Group
* TravelWeekly
* American Banker
* African Business
* New African
* New African Woman


▪              Honorable Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife-Kenya
▪              Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism-Jamaica
▪              Mr. Gerald Lawless, Former President and CEO of the Jumeirah Group
▪              Mr. Saleh Said, Managing Director of Pennyroyal Ltd, promoter of a tourism village in Zanzibar

Registration and participation at both events are free.

– To register for the ITIC Launch event click here and use password ITIC2018

– To register for the ATB event at WTM click here

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.