Events

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  • Conferences and seminars

    WTM London is a must-attend event for those wanting to be at the forefront of the travel industry. Learn from the leaders who are shaping the future of travel and tourism industry. Our programme provides you with the latest innovations, trends and challenges across multiple travel sectors.

    You will not hear content like this or from bigger names anywhere else in the world.

    The events programme attracts over 18,000 attendees, and covers over 80 seminars and speed networking sessions. Seminars are led by 250 influential speakers of CEO and MD calibre across 12 travel sectors.

  • What not to miss at this year's WTM London

  • Terry Jones, Chairman of Wayblazer

    Jones will cover a variety of subjects including distribution in the travel industry, owning “the edge”, artificial intelligence and how to re-engineer businesses to take advantage of new technologies. He brings a wealth of experience, being behind some of the major innovations in travel purchasing over the past 30 years.

    Where & when: Global Stage, Date TBA

    Session information coming soon

  • Alex Cruz, CEO Of British Airways

    Cruz has had a busy year dealing with some of the most challenging issues British Airways has faced, including a major computer outage in May and a cabin crew strike during the critical summer period. Despite this, Cruz has put the businesses in good stead to compete successfully in markets where Low Cost Carriers have gained the upper hand. Hear Cruz discuss these issues alongside aviation expert, John Strickland.

    Where & when: Inspire Theatre, 7 Nov 4.45 - 5.30pm

    View Alex Cruz's keynote

  • Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President, Expedia Media Solutions

    Hari Nair will discuss the globalization of travel, showing how experiencing other places and cultures brings people together. The session will deep-dive into how the latest technologies - drone footage, virtual reality and interactive video are making a positive impact.

    Where & when: Inspire Theatre, 7 Nov 4-5pm

    View Hari Nair's keynote

  • UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit

    Ministers of Tourism from across the globe discuss what the travel industry should do about the emerging phenomenon of Overtourism. Overtourism has increasingly been used to describe destinations that are overwhelmed with large volumes of tourists, or where the impact of tourist development is negatively affecting their home without providing enough benefits in return. From Barcelona to Thailand, cities and regions are now beginning to take matters into their own hands.

    Where & when: WTM Global Stage, 7 Nov 11am - 1pm

    More about the Summit

  • World Travel Leaders Speak - UK Markets - What can we expect in 2018

    World travel leaders discuss the significant effects Brexit, Sterling, Global Politics and the growth in competition are having on the UK markets in 2017, and what we can expect for 2018 and beyond. Hear from Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel at Euromonitor, Richard Calvert, CEO at Shearings Leisure Group, Nick Longman, Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland, Peter Shanks, Development Director at Imagine Cruising and Tristram Yarde-Leavett, Managing Director, Tourwise of London (agents for Globus and Cosmos).

    View the session

  • Events Programme 2017

    This year's WTM London event programme covers an extensive range of topics from aviation, travel technology, luxury travel, responsible tourism and more!

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    What's on at the stages?

    Find out where the stages are located and what content you can expect to find on them.

    Stage information

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