(Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 February 2013) President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit which takes place in Abu Dhabi, 9-10 April 2013.
Other Summit speakers include more than 40 leading public figures, including Sir David Frost, British journalist and media personality, Daryl Hannah, American actress and activist, Sir Jonathon Porritt, environmentalist, David de Rothschild, adventurer and environmentalist, David Scowsill, President and CEO, WTTC, and James Hogan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways.
Co-hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Etihad Airways, the Global Summit will be held in Abu Dhabi’s five-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers with a Gala Dinner taking place at the magical Emirates Palace hotel.
David Scowsill, President & CEO WTTC, said: “The 2013 WTTC Global Summit will explore the implications of our dramatically changing world economy and growing population on the Travel & Tourism industry. Four months after the world celebrated its one billionth international traveller, it will examine what we need to do collectively to prepare for the next billion.”
James Hogan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said:” The WTTC Summit provides an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the remarkable emergence of Abu Dhabi as a global economic centre and a tourism and aviation hub. In facing today’s global challenges, the emirate is a living example of what is possible when vision is backed by investment, commitment and decisive action.”
Attendance at The Global Summit is complimentary and by personal invitation only to bona-fide journalists. Those journalists wishing to express an interest to attend the Global Summit should send an email to [email protected]