H.E. SHEIKHA HUSSA SABAH AL-SALEM AL-SABAH

Director-General DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH、 Co-owner THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION
H.E. Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah is the Director-General of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, a non-profit organisation established to manage the collection and the cultural activities that have evolved around the world. She co-owns The al-Sabah Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive privately owned art collections in the world with her husband Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Kuwait. Sheikha Hussa sits on the Boards of Trustees of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In addition, she serves on the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the ALIPH Foundation Board.
Speaker’s sessions
Mon, Oct 14, 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

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?