Program Agenda
Sun
Oct  13
Tue
Oct  15
Wed
Oct  16
09:00AM - 06:00PM
DELEGATE REGISTRATION
Location:
MGM COTAI, Lion Lobby
09:00AM - 06:00PM
GTEF EXHIBITION
Location:
MGM COTAI, 1/F Ballroom & Foyer
09:00AM - 06:30PM
BUSINESS MATCHING (*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
11:00AM - 11:15AM
NETWORKING RECEPTION BY IPIM (Macao Trade & Investment Promotion Institute)
Location:
MGM COTAI, 1/F Ballroom
09:00AM - 12:15PM
GTEF ∙ WORLD TOURISM INVESTMENT AND FINANCING CONFERENCE: TOURISM INVESTMENT AND COOPERATION IN THE GLOBAL MULTILATERAL SYSTEM (in cooperation with Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting)
SI: English & Putonghua
Language:   
Location:
MGM COTAI, L2M/F Vista
Opening Speech
ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI
Secretary-General WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
PANSY HO
Vice Chairman & Secretary-General GLOBAL TOURISM ECONOMY FORUM Group Executive Chairman & Managing Director SHUN TAK HOLDINGS LTD.
WANG PING
Chairman CHINA CHAMBER OF TOURISM、 Vice Chairman GLOBAL TOURISM ECONOMY FORUM
LI BAOCHUN
Executive Deputy Secretary-General WORLD TOURISM CITIES FEDERATION (WTCF)
Speaker
FABIANA FELD
Chief Investment Officer INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC),WORLD BANK GROUP
Moderator XU JING
Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
WANG XINJUN
Chief Executive Officer IVY ALLIANCE TOURISM CONSULTING
LIU JUN
General Manager of Tourism Resources Exchange Service Center CHINA BEIJING EQUITY EXCHANGE
Panellists LUCAS FIUZA
Investment Attraction General-Coordinator MINISTRY OF TOURISM, BRAZIL
MANJIT KAUR
Director of Healthcare, Education and Hospitality Division MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MIDA)
SILVIA KO
Executive Director UBS INVESTMENT BANKING DEPARTMENT
SEBASTIÁN SLOBAYEN
Secretary of Coordination and Tourism Investment SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR TOURISM OF ARGENTINA
LAN JUN
President CHINA COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF NATIONAL TRADE (CCPNT)
WU QIANG
Executive Director & Executive Deputy General Manager HONG KONG CHINA TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CO., LTD.
WU ZHAOLAN
President SUNING UNIVERSAL GROUP
ZOU FENG
Managing Partner TOURISM CAPITAL
Ali Alp
Professor, TOBB Economy and Technology University
MARK HARMS
Managing Partner BESPOKE CAPITAL PARTNERS、 Chairman & Chief Executive Officer GLOBAL LEISURE PARTNERS
JIANG HUA
Managing Partner ZHJ CAPITAL
ZHANG SHUMIN
Executive Vice President CHINA TOP VIEW TOURISM INVESTMENT GROUP
Concluding Remarks
WANG XINJUN
Chief Executive Officer IVY ALLIANCE TOURISM CONSULTING
09:00AM - 12:15PM
Keynote Speech: Potential and Opportunities of Global Tourism Investment

Despite the fact that global economic recovery has shown to be slow, and that the growth rate of investments in fixed assets has declined, global tourism investment has maintained rapid growth and is driving globalization. What are the latest trends in global tourism investment, and will it continue to grow in the future? What are the new investment opportunities with the developments in innovation and technology and emerging businesses in the tourism industry? What are investment organizations’ intentions with tourism projects?

09:00AM - 12:15PM
Panel Session 1: Tourism Investment and Cooperation in the Global Multilateral System

Tourism cooperation based on the global order of multilateralism has driven the sustained growth of services and trade among countries and has great potential to boost tourism investment. How can government departments work with professional organizations to create more room for investment and the development of tourism projects? What are the opportunities and challenges in tourism investment and in international cooperation?

09:00AM - 12:15PM
Panel Session 2: Potential of Chinese Tourism Investment & Cooperation Opportunities in “Belt and Road” Projects

In recent years, China’s tourism investment has been increased continuously at an average growth rate of over 40%. By 2020, with the total number of trips made by Chinese citizens estimated to reach 6.7 billion, the total revenue of China's tourism industry is expected to exceed 7 trillion Yuan while tourism investment will reach 2 trillion Yuan. Huge demand generates enormous opportunities of investment. What are the industries or projects that may be favored by Chinese tourism investment in the next five years? 

With the promotion of the “Belt & Road” initiative and high-speed growth of Chinese outbound tourist flows, investment and M&A by Chinese companies have shown increased significantly. How do Chinese investment organizations evaluate the potential of “Belt & Road” countries? What types of tourism projects will most likely attract investment from Chinese companies?

09:00AM - 12:15PM
Panel Session 3: Valuation of Tourism Project: Investment & Financing Strategy

The assessment of tourism projects and professional valuation on investing companies are critical to both the financier and the investor. Asset-light or Asset-heavy tourism projects, traditional or high-tech tourism companies, mature or start-up enterprises, and different business models will lead to different valuation methods and various investment logic and strategies. Professional experiences and case studies shared by investment funds, tourism investment groups and financial advisory companies will indicate what kind of financing strategies are more conducive to the future of projects or companies.

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Press Conference – Argentina & Brazil
SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish
Location:
MGM COTAI, 1/F Conference Room 2
12:30PM - 02:00PM
LUNCH HOSTED BY PARTNER COUNTRIES – ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL (*BY INVITATION ONLY)
SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish
Location:
GRAND HYATT MACAU, 1/F Grand Ballroom
02:30PM - 03:45PM
OPENING CEREMONY (GUEST TO BE SEATED BY 14:15 PM)
SI:Cantonese English Putonghua Portuguese Spanish
Location:
MGM COTAI, G/F Theatre
Master of Ceremony LIU XIN
Senior Host CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK (CGTN)
Welcome Remarks HO HOU WAH
Vice Chairman of The National Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
CHUI SAI ON
Chief Executive of Macao Special Administrative Region
Opening Remarks ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI
Secretary-General WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
Congratulatory Video
Hamilton Mourão
Vice President, Brazil
Congratulatory Remarks XU LEJIANG
Executive Vice Chairman ALL-CHINA FEDERATION OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE
Partner Country Remarks H.E. GUSTAVO SANTOS
Minister of Tourism SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR TOURISM OF ARGENTINA
H.E. MARCELO ÁLVARO ANTÔNIO
Minister of Tourism MINISTRY OF TOURISM, BRAZIL
Featured Chinese Province Remark WANG JIANG
Vice Governor JIANGSU PROVINCIAL PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT
Congratulatory Remarks ZHANG XU
Vice Minister MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM OF THEPEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
GAO YAN
Chairperson CHINA COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE (CCPIT)
Ceremony of Appreciation for Macao SAR's Contribution to Human Capital Development in Tourism UNWTO and Macao SAR Joint Initiatives Report and Letter of Appreciation Presentation ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI
Secretary-General WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
ALEXIS TAM CHON WENG
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture MACAO SAR GOVERNMENT、 Executive Chairman GLOBAL TOURISM ECONOMY FORUM
02:30PM - 05:00PM
BUSINESS MATCHING SESSION - GTEF ∙ WORLD TOURISM INVESTMENT AND FINANCING CONFERENCE (in cooperation with Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting)
SI: English & Putonghua
Location:
MGM COTAI, L2M/F Vista

-   Panel Session of Investment Firm Introduction

-   Tourism Projects Introduction: Brazil

-   Business Meetings with Investment Firms

03:45PM - 05:15PM
PANEL SESSION I: FACE TO FACE – MINISTERS AND PRIVATE SECTOR CEOS: HOW TOURISM AND LEISURE LEAD TO A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (in cooperation with UNWTO)
SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish
Location:
MGM COTAI, G/F Theatre

Global tourism drives international cooperation as well as innovation and development in complementary sectors; as a result, it also acts as a transformative force, creating positive ripple effects that empower communities and improve livelihoods. In essence, tourism is a key element in the realization of a beautiful life for people – enhancing a quality of life that encompasses comfort, security, and happiness.

At this high-level session, leaders from the private and public sectors will discuss how tourism and leisure lead to a beautiful life, enhancing the lives of both the traveler and the local host community. What are the policies, strategies, and products that are optimizing tourism’s transformative force? How are destinations and companies offering experiences that contribute to a beautiful life? What impact will technology and innovation have? How does culture play a role? And as more people cross international borders every day, how can tourism and leisure continue to fulfill their potential?

Moderator ANITA MENDIRATTA
Special Advisor to the Secretary General WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)、 Founder & President ANITA MENDIRATTA & ASSOCIATES
Session Introduction ZHU SHANZHONG
Executive Director WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
Minister Panellists (In alphabetical order by country or region) H.E. GUSTAVO SANTOS
Minister of Tourism SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR TOURISM OF ARGENTINA
H.E. SHAIKHA MAI BINT MOHAMMED AL KHALIFA
President BAHRAIN AUTHORITY FOR CULTURE AND ANTIQUITIES
H.E. DORJI DHRADHUL
Director General TOURISM COUNCIL OF BHUTAN
H.E. MARCELO ÁLVARO ANTÔNIO
Minister of Tourism MINISTRY OF TOURISM, BRAZIL
Tith Chantha
Permanent Secretary of State Ministry of Tourism for the Kingdom of Cambodia
H.E. SHEIKHA HUSSA SABAH AL-SALEM AL-SABAH
Director-General DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH、 Co-owner THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION
H.E. U OHN MAUNG
Union Minister MINISTRY OF HOTELS AND TOURISM, MYANMAR
NGUYEN THI THANH HUONG
Vice Chairwoman VIETNAM NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF TOURISM (VNAT), MINISTRY OF CULTURE, SPORTS AND TOURISM OF VIETNAM
Private/Academic Sector Panellists (In alphabetical order by surname) ROBIN INGLE
Chief Executive Officer INGLE-MSH INTERNATIONAL
QIAN JIANNONG
Global Partner Fosun International、 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fosun Tourism Group
MARIBEL RODRIGUEZ
Vice President of Europe and LATAM, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
CRAIG SMITH
President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
MICHEL TARIDE
Former Group President HERTZ INTERNATIONAL
WANG ZHUAN
Co-founder TONGCHENG TOURISM GROUP
07:30PM - 09:00PM
WELCOME DINNER HOSTED BY THE SECRETARIAT FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND CULTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE MACAO SAR (*BY INVITATION ONLY)
Location:
Wynn Palace, 1/F Grand Theatre