First GTEF • World Tourism Investment & Financing Conference was grandly held on Oct. 14th in Macao. The Conference is co-organized by Global Tourism Economy Research Center (GTERC) and Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting(Ivy Alliance), partnered with China Chamber of Tourism, and supported by related International organizations and many tourism oranizations from China and abroad.
The theme of this Conference is “Tourism Investment and Cooperation in the Global Multilateral System”. Mr.Zurab Pololikashvili,Secretary General of UNWTO, Ms.Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman & Secretary-General of GTEF, Ms. Wang Ping, Chairman of China Chamber of Tourism, and Mr. Li Baochun, Executive Deputy Secretary General of World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) gave welcome speeches to the event. Mr. Gustavo Santos, Tourism Minister of Argentina and senior tourism officials from multiple countries presented the Conference.
Ms. Fabiana Feld, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group gave a keynote speech.
The topics of the Conference include: Potential and Opportunities of Global Tourism Investment, Tourism Investment and Cooperation in the Global Multilateral System, Potential of Chinese Tourism Investment & Cooperation Opportunities in “Belt and Road” Projects, Valuation of Tourism Project: Investment & Financing Strategy. Participated tourism departments and investment promotion agencies come from various provinces and cities in China, Hong Kong and Macao, World Tourism Organization and related international organizations, World Bank Group, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea, Britain, Qatar, Spain, etc. Hundreds of guests from investment funds, tourism investment groups, intermediaries, banking and financial institutions, securities companies, tourism project developers, online travel operators and related companies and institutions attended the conference.
Mr. Wang Xinjun, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting made the concluding remarks.
As the planning and organizing agency of the conference, Ivy Alliance also arranged investment agency sharing panel, tourism project promotion, investment and financing B2B meetings, provide effective business communication and business cooperation platforms for the participants at the Conference, Institutions, tourism companies, tourism project developers, and investment promotion agencies in China and other countries.
Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF)
GTEF was successfully organized for 7 editions. It is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the global tourism industry with China as the focus, and has exerted great influence on the global scale and is the top international tourism exchange and cooperation platform. The organizer of GTEF is the Macao Special Administrative Region Government. The co-organizers are the China Chamber of Tourism and the Macao Tourism Bureau. The partner unit is the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The supporting institutions include the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Association of Industry and Commerce. The United Nations, the Central Government Liaison Office in Macao, the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macao, the World Tourism Cities Federation, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, the European Tourism Commission, etc., the organizer is the Global Tourism Economy Research Center.