Sustainability in MENA 2015-2020

Sustainability in MENA 2015-2020

26 Apr 2017, 14:15 - 15:00

Showcase Theatre


2017 is the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Development through Tourism and in 2020 the United Arab Emirates will host the Expo 2020. One of the three themes of the Expo is sustainability,  looking at ways that we can pursue progress without compromising the fundamental needs of future generations. 2015 saw the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, three of which explicitly mention tourism.  Three panellists will explore what the idea of sustainability means for tourism and tourism businesses.


  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

  • Professor David Russell



    The Russell Partnership (UK) Limited

    David is the Chairman of The Russell Partnership Collection – a group of two consulting businesses (The Russell Partnership and RP Global.UK) and two...

  • Solaiman Al Rifai


    Senior Project Manager, Tourism Development and Investments

    Dubai Tourism

    A professional international sustainable development practitioner and senior investment advisor. Worked across the private and public sector managing...

  • Dr Federica Busa


    Director Theme Development

    Expo 2020 Dubai

  • Samantha Annandale



    Verde Hotels South Africa


In partnership with UNWTO

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