GLOBAL TOURISM FORUM

Leaders Summit Asia

Date: September 15-16, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia

RegisterWatch Live Event

Overview

About Us

Global Tourism Forum is an initiative of London based World Tourism Forum Institute. Starting from 2020, World Tourism Forum Institute’s events will be entitled as Global Tourism Forum.

The Global Tourism Forum, or GTF for short, is an international collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, GTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth.

World Tourism Forum Institute organizes several initiatives aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. As an initiative of WTFI, Global Tourism Forum organizes select activities designed to strengthen the host country’s branding abroad.

Global Tourism Forum also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment to the target country, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in target country.

Tourism in Indonesia

Tourism in Indonesia is an essential source of foreign currency for the country and an essential part of the economy. Indonesia was listed as the 20th most attractive tourist destination globally and the 9th fastest expanding globally in 2017. Many of the world’s most popular destinations saw a significant increase in 2018, with Denpasar, Jakarta, and Batam among the ten fastest-growing destinations, with 32.7, 29.2, and 23.3 per cent year-over-year growth correspondingly. The tourist industry was the fourth biggest in terms of the volume of products and services exported.

Foreign visitor visits in Indonesia increased by 1.9% in 2019, up from 16.1 million in 2018. About 9.73 million foreign tourists came to Indonesia in 2015, spending an average of 7.5 nights in hotels and staying for an average of 7.5 days, for a total of about $1,142. That same year, overseas visitors to Indonesia spent about $152 per day or $152.22 per day on average. One of the five most significant tourist sources to Indonesia is Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, and Japan.

Indonesia was ranked 40th overall in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 with a Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index score of 4.3. Indonesia ranked 42nd out of 136 nations in the 2017 study with a score of 4.2. According to the study, Indonesia’s tourism industry has a price competitiveness ranking of third out of 141 nations.

2021 Agenda

GLOBAL TOURISM FORUM (GTF)

 Message From General Secretary – Taleb Rifai.

« Any partnership, big or small, will work best when there is a shared goal. That is why at WTFI partnerships matter! »

The Global Tourism Forum, or GTF for short, is an international collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, GTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth.

PROGRAM

 

Monday, 13 September 2021 GROUND
/ VIDEO/ ONLINE
13.00 – 14.00

Press Conference

1.     Dr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

2.     Dr. Sapta Nirwandar, Chairman of Indonesia Tourism Forum (ITF)

3.     Bulut Bagci, President of World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI)

4.     Sumaira Isaacs, CEO of Global Tourism Forum

 

 

Online

DAY 1 – Wednesday, 15 September 2021
09.00 – 09.50 Registration
09.50 – 09.52 Greetings:  MC
09.53- 09.56 Invocation Prayers
09.56- 10.00 National Anthem Indonesia Raya
10.00 – 10.03 Indonesian Traditional Opening Dance
10.03 – 10.05 Opening of the GTF: MC

10.05 – 10.40

 

WELCOME REMARKS

1.     Dr. Sapta Nirwandar, Chairman of Indonesia Tourism Forum (ITF)

2.     Bulut Bagci, President of World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI)

3.     Dr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

 

Ground

Ground

Ground

 

10.45 – 11.15

Official OPENING SPEECH

1.     H.E. Prof. Ma`ruf Amin, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia

Ground
mc
11.15 – 11.20 PHOTO SESSION
 mc

 

11.25 – 11.35

 

GUEST OF HONOUR SPEECH

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of WTFI, Former Secretary General of UNWTO

Video

Online

 mc
11.37 – 11.57 Traditional Music Ground
11.57 – 12.00  mc
12.00 – 12.20

“Journalist Travel Writers/ Break (Local)”

1.     Jeannette Ceja, Travel Journalist, Travel Advisor and Global Public Speaker

2.     Claudia Tapardel, PhD, Journalist & TV Anchor of DCNews, Romania

Moderator: Adesewe Josh, TRT World

 

online

 mc
12.22 – 12.33

“How ASEAN Leading the Way to Reboot Tourism Economy in a Past Covid Era”

H.E. Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)

Video
12.33-12.35 MC
12.35 – 12.59 WTFI and ITF Dialogue Video
 mc
13.00 – 14.00

MINISTERS TALK

“Reopening ASEAN Tourism Destination for International Tourist”

1.     H.E. Dr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia (Chairman of the meeting)

2.     H.E. Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade and Industry (MTI) and Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) of Singapore

3.     H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia

4.     H.E. Nguyễn Văn Hùng, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

5.     H.E. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand

6.     H.E. Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism of Brunei Darussalam (tbc)

 

 

Ground

 

Online

 

Online

Online

 

Online

Online

 mc
14.02 – 15.00

 “Indonesia Tourism in New Era”

1.     Rizky Handayani Mustafa, Deputy for Tourism Product, MICE, and Events of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

2.     Teuku Faizasyah, Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

3.     Hariyadi Sukamdani, Vice President of Sahid Group, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI), and Chairman of The Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO)

4.     Budijanto Tirtawisata, CEO of Panorama Sentrawisata ,  Travel Industry

Moderator: Muhammad Gunawan Yasni, Host of Sharia Economic Talk, Metro TV

 

Ground

 

Ground

 

Ground

 

 

Ground

Ground

MC
15.02 – 15.14

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Dr. H. Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia (tbc)

Online
15.15 – 15.25

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Ismail Ertug, German Politician/European Parliament

Online
MC
15.26 – 15.58

INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE

Tourism Investment and Finance Accessing Sustainable Funding and Social Impact Capital”

Session 1

1.     Abdulbar M. Mansoer, President Director / CEO, Indonesia Tourism Development (ITDC)

2.     Rajat Misra, Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department     (Region 1), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Moderator: Laurel Ostfield, Director General, Communications Department, Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank

 

Video

MC
16.00 – 17.00

Session 2

1.     Harry Warganegara, President Director Berdikari

2.     David Makes, CEO of Sustainable Management and Founder of Plataran

3.     Alain St Ange, Candidate for SG for the UNWTO & Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine

Moderator: Adi Satria, Senior Vice President Operations and Government at Accor

 

 

Ground

Online

 

Ground

 mc
17.02 – 17.43

INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE 2

“Sustainable Investment in Luxury Tourism Properties”

1.     Dr. Emma Wong, Program Director, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University, Australia

2.     Aaron McGrath, Regional General Manager Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas

3.     Michael Scully, Managing Director, First and Foremost Hotels and Resorts

Moderator: Mary Pratt, Director of the Caviar Spoon

 

Video

17.43 – 18.46

 Tourism Achievements amid the Pandemic and Policy Impacts on the Future Tourism”

1.     Dorji Dhradhul, Director General of Tourism Council of Bhutan

2.     Mariana Oleskive, Chairperson of State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine

3.     Kairat Sadvakassov, Deputy Chairman of Kazakh Tourism

Moderator: Neslihan Gundes, Global Partnership Director, WTFI

Video
 mc
18.47 – 19.30

“The Value of Eco-Tourism in COVID-19’’

1.     Fergus Maclaren, Principal of MAC-DUFF Tourism | Heritage | Planning, Canada

2.     Odelia Ntiamoah, Head Business Programming, Multimedia Group, Ghana, Africa

3.     Alexandros Thanos, Head of Tourism sector, Region of Central Macedonia, Greece

Moderator: Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou, Director of Ecotourism sector, UNESCO chair “Con-E-Ect”

Video
19.30 – 19.58

“ The Impact of Media on Tourism Recovery”

1.      Amir Ali, The Goodwill Ambassador of CPEC appointed by Chinese Government – Alongside the Trade to develop the tourism ties between Pakistan & China

2.      Dr. Mohammad Kamran, Tourism Consultant to Chief Minister Gilgat Baltistan, the Head of Social Media Team of Prime Minister of Pakistan

3.      Dr. Zulfiqar Kazmi, Founding Director – The Common Grounds – The Organization to Promote Inter Cultural Harmony and Director World Media Association

4.      Imran Igra, Pakistan Social Activist & Businessman based in New York

Moderator: Dr. Kaiser Rafiq, CEO of Discover Pakistan – Pakistan’s first tourism TV Channel

 

Video
DAY 2 – Thursday, 16 September 2021
08.42 – 08.45 Opening by MC
08.45 – 09.00

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Ahmad Riza Patria, Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

Video
09.00 – 10.00

SPECIAL SESSION ON GLOBAL HALAL TOURISM

1.     Reem El Shafaki, Partner/Lead of Travel and Tourism Sector of DinarStandard – Current Development of Global Halal Tourism

2.     Dr. Hamid Slimi, Conference Advisory-Chairman of Halal Expo Canada – New Business Model and Technology (Case of Canadian Halal Industry)

3.     Dr. James Noh, Co-founder & Director General of the Korea Institute of Halal Industry (KIHI) – New Food Supply Chains (Case: How South Korea to be a Muslim Friendly Destination)

Moderator: Muhammad Gunawan Yasni, Host of Sharia Economic Talk, Metro TV

 

 

Online

 

 

Ground

10.00 – 10.02  mc
10.02 – 10.12

“Cultural Strategy Change In Dealing With The Post-Covid Pandemic”

Dr. Devi Roza Kausar, Head of Faculty of Tourism Pancasila University

 

Ground/Online

10.12 – 10.22

“Maintaining Values & Culture Tourism”

Prof. Ir. Wiendu Nuryanti, M.Arch, PhD, Vice Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (2011-2014)

Online
 mc
10.25 – 10.30

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007)

Video
10.30 – 10.45

HONORARY SPEECH

“Central Java – to be One of The Enchantment World Tourism”

Ganjar Pranowo, The Governor of Central Java, Indonesia

HONORARY SPEECH
MC  
10.45 – 11.41

“Transformation of Tourism Industry Under the Women Leadership”

1.     Dr. Nisha Abu Bakar, Co-Founder of World Women Tourism

2.     Somi Arian, Founder and Managing Director of FemPeak

3.     Yulia Stark, President of European Women Association

Moderator: Sumaira Isaacs, CEO of Global Tourism Forum (GTF)

Video

   mc  
11.43 – 12.03

Digital Transformation and Travel”

Session 1

1.     Dr. Barış Onay, Co-Founder and CEO of Precision Communities

2.     Nick Pilbeam, Founder and Managing Director of Reficere Consulting International

Online

 

 mc

break (praying time for local hybrid)

 
12.05– 13.05

“ Hotel Brands ”

1.     Garth Simmons, CEO of Accor Group for Southeast Asia, Japan

2.     Poernomo Siswoprasetjo,  President Director of Banten West Java Tourism Development

3.     SB. Wiryanti Sukamdani, President Commissionaire Sahid Group

Moderator : tba

Online

  mc  
13.05 – 13.15

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION

“New Training Methods to Empower the Workforce of Indonesian Tourism and Hospitality Service Providers”

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, Director of COTRI China Outbound Tourism Institute / HATT BSI Founder Dean

Video

 

mc

 

 
13.17 – 14.20

Session 2

1.     Denon Prawiraatmadja, Chairman of Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) & CEO of Whitesky Group (Digital Transformation in Aviation)

2.     Panca Rudolf Sarungu, SE., MMSI., CTE., Chairman of Indonesia Council of Community Based Tourism (MASATA) and Vice Chairman of Indonesia Tourism Industry Board, (Changes in Tourism & Travel Market)

3.     Taufan Rahmadi, Creative Strategist in Tourism, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara/ PIC of Mandalika (Regional Destination Promotion)

4.      Salman Dianda Anwar, Chairman of Jakarta Tourism Forum

Moderator: Dr. Agus Canny, M.A.,M.Sc., Executive Director of, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Indonesia

Ground
 MC  
14.22 – 15.26

“Indonesia China Outbound Tourism”

1.     Erick Herlangga, President Golden Tulip Hotel Group, Jakarta

2.     Hannah Pearson, CEO of Pear Anderson, Kuala Lumpur

3.     Gary Bowerman, Editor of Asia Travel, Kuala Lumpur

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, Director of COTRI China Outbound Tourism Institute / HATT BSI Founder Dean

Video
15.26 – 15.36 Tourism Promotional Video Online
mc
15.36-16.36

“Market Shifts and Interest In The MICE Industry and Its Opportunities”

1.     Soumaya T Hamdi, Travel Guide – UK

2.     Hosea Andreas Runkat, Chairman of Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association

3.     Lily Greta Karmel, FOKBI

4.     Irshad A Cader, CEO/ Managing Director – Globothink Consultants , Australia

Moderator: Ndang Mawardi, President Director & Ceo Inspiro Group

16.38 -16.40 MC
16.40 – 17.00 Indonesian Music Performance
17.00 – 17.30

OFFICIAL CLOSING

1.   Bulut Bagci, President of World Tourism Forum

2.   Mahendra Siregar, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

 

17.30 – 18.13

“Regional Economic Cooperation to Revive Tourism”

1.     Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Executive Director of the APEC, Secretariat APEC

Moderator: Sumaira Isaacs, CEO of Global Tourism Forum

 

Video

18.13- 18.59

“How Is Tourism Industry Shaping Its Resilience Process?”

1.     Natalia Bayona, UNWTO

Moderator: Sumaira Isaacs, CEO of Global Tourism Forum

 

Video

18.59 – 19.45

“Why Tourism is a Privilege and Not a Right?”

1.     Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor of SG UNWTO

Moderator: Sumaira Isaacs, CEO of Global Tourism Forum

 

Video

19.45 – 20.00

Aviation and Airlines

Speakers : tba

Speakers

Ma`ruf Amin

Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia

Tony Blair

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007)

Dr. Sapta Nirwandar

Chairman of Indonesia Tourism Forum (ITF)

Sumaira Isaacs

CEO of Global Tourism Forum

Rendy Wicaksana

Producer & News Anchor of VOA Indonesia

Dr. Taleb Rifai

Secretary General of WTFI, Former Secretary General of UNWTO

Jack Straw

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom (2001 – 2006)

Dr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

Dato` Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri

Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture of Malaysia

Bulut Bagci

President of World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI)

Dr. Thong Khon

Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Nguyễn Văn Hùng

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn

Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand

Lim Jock Hoi

Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Rizky Handayani Mustafa

Deputy for Tourism Product, MICE, and Events of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

Teuku Faizasyah

Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

Garth Simmons

CEO of Accor Group for Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea

Jacky Mussry

Senior VP & COO of MarkPlus, Inc.

Bahlil Lahadalia

Minister of Investment Republic of Indonesia

Reem El Shafaki

Partner/Lead of Travel and Tourism Sector of DinarStandard

Dr. Hamid Slimi

Conference Advisory-Chairman of Halal Expo Canada

Dr. James Noh

Co-founder & Director General of the Korea Institute of Halal Industry (KIHI)

Andre Sukendra Atmadja

CEO of PT. Mayora Indah Tbk

Muhammad Gunawan Yasni

Host of Sharia Economic Talk, Metro TV

Contact

Inquiries

Contact our media team if you want to be a conference moderator or panelist at

press@worldtourismforum.net +442039953381

Supporting Media

Supporting media will be announced soon.

Venue

Live Platforms