MICHEL TARIDE

Former Group President HERTZ INTERNATIONAL
Michel Taride is the former Group President of Hertz International, the leading global car rental brand, where he was responsible for all of its wholly owned and franchise operations in 150 countries across all continents, outside North America. Since his departure from Hertz in April 2019, he is a consultant and an advisor specialized in travel, transportation and smart mobility. Mr. Taride is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP), a not-for-profit organization that supports education programs enabling each year 700,000 students from 15 countries to build careers in travel and tourism. Mr. Taride is also an Ambassador for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and a Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Embassy in London.
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?