80+ TOURISM, TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY LEADERS TO JOIN THE FORUM as ONE BRAIN

The theme of the forthcoming Forum will be MEDITERRANEAN BRAIN – Business Research And Innovation Network. He discussion will focus on why we need to re-learn how to better use our brains, as whatever the situation is, thinking outside the box is today becoming the moon-shot of our generation. The Forum takes the format of various think tanks, specialised training classes, masterclasses and discussion arenas culminating in a plenary session and the Mediterranean Tourism Gala Awards Ceremony. The FORUM will give birth to the BRAIN – the Business Research and Innovation Network. Through the BRAIN we’re building a Mediterranean Region sphere to foster innovation, including pre-incubation and incubation services for start-ups which bring disruptive thinking to our industry and inspiration to travel, tourism and hospitality stakeholders. We’re therefore inviting students, alumni, researchers, innovators, policy makers and industry partners to join the FORUM as ONE BRAIN together.

H.E George Vella

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Patron

H.E Dr. George Vella

President of Malta

Hon. Clayton Bartolo

Minister for Tourism, Malta

H.E Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Former President of Croatia

Tony Zahra

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation President

Andrew Agius Muscat

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Secretary General

Nikoletta Kritikou

Euronews Journalist

Michael Haddad

Climate Activist, Social Entrepreneur and Professional Athlete

Andrea Bocelli

The World's Most Popular Living Tenor

Pepper the Robot

Pepper the Robot

Rajan Datar

BBC Broadcaster and Journalist

Dimitrios Buhalis

Professor of Smart Tourism at Bournemouth University

Ahmet Aras

Mayor of Bodrum

Gavin Gulia

Chairman, Malta Tourism Authority

Istvan Ujhelyi

MEP Deputy President European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism

Susanna Harkonen

Registered Counsellor InnerWork

Filippo Quarti

Opera Singer

Celine Vadam

Founder and CEO - Hotel of Tomorrow We(I) Think

Daniel Surya

WIR Group Executive Chairman & Co-Founder - Metaverse Expert

David Camilleri

Founder Cyberselves - Connecting humans to robots

Pasi Tuominen

Senior Lecturer, The Box- Hospitality of Tomorrow, Haaga Helia University

Jill Hellman

Chief Innovator at Cornell University

Mehmet Binay

Film Director

Preben Wik

Chief Tech Evangelist

Lahcen Haddad

Politician and Expert in Human and Social Development

The Forum in Numbers

80

Speakers

8

Master Classes

10

Expert Think Tanks

1000

Attendees

28

Countries

MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra

President, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Tijani Hadad
Tijani Hadad

Deputy President, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Andrew Agius Muscat
Andrew Agius Muscat

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Co-Founder

Hisham Zaazou
Hisham Zaazou

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Senator

Taleb Rifai
Taleb Rifai

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Senator

Elena Kountoura
Elena Kountoura

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Istvan Ujhelyi
Istvan Ujhelyi

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

George Micallef
George Micallef

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Bruno Santori
Bruno Santori

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Franck Trouet
Franck Trouet

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Barbaros Kon
Barbaros Kon

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Hamid Bentahar
Hamid Bentahar

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Marisa Farrugia
Marisa Farrugia

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Riad Fechkeur
Riad Fechkeur

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Majlind Lazimi
Majlind Lazimi

Senator, Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Angela Attard Fenech
Angela Attard Fenech

Vice President, MHRA

Claudienne Harb
Claudienne Harb

Treasurer, MHRA Council

Kevin De Cesare
Kevin De Cesare

Member, MHRA Council

Norbert Grixti
Norbert Grixti

Member, MHRA Council

Simon De Cesare
Simon De Cesare

Member, MHRA Council

Neal Debono
Neal Debono

Member, MHRA Council

Jankarl Farrugia
Jankarl Farrugia

Member, MHRA Council

Richard Cleland
Richard Cleland

Member, MHRA Council

Alexandra Pisani
Alexandra Pisani

Member, MHRA Council

Vincent Degiorgio
Vincent Degiorgio

Member, MHRA Council

Michael Kamsky
Michael Kamsky

Member, MHRA Council

Andy Tanti
Andy Tanti

Member, MHRA Council

Rosie Grech
Rosie Grech

Member, MHRA Council

Matteo Fortunati
Matteo Fortunati

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - Italy

Massimo Gasparon
Massimo Gasparon

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - Italy

Delal Atmandede
Delal Atmandede

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - Turkey

Sehnaz Cehreli
Sehnaz Cehreli

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - Turkey

Prathish Nair
Prathish Nair

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - India

Jayanth Kolla
Jayanth Kolla

Mediterranean Tourism Foundation Advisor - India

LET'S MEET AGAIN IN MALTA

The Mediterranean Tourism Forum is a yearly gathering that brings together leaders of society and other stakeholders holding an interest n the diversity of Mediterranean Tourism and peace. Indeed, representatives of governments, top executives, leaders of international organisations and relevant nongovernmental organisations, he most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders and disruptive voices come together in Malta each year with he aim to define priorities and shape Mediterranean tourism agendas. The FORUM gives participants a unique opportunity to shake hands, network and establish business connection with he decision makers who's one word and approval can secure contracts and open doors for your organisation in the world of latest and most exciting regional projects. Furthermore, through talk, panels workshops and networking, the FORUM helps top tourism, travel and hospitality professionals understand changing trends across sectors, geographies, and the functional silos in the industry.


The Mediterranean Tourism Forum is produced by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, the Ministry for Tourism Malta and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.

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