High-profile tourism conference returns to Macau

The 10th Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2023 (GTEF) will kick off tomorrow after a two-year break.

Themed Destination 2030: Unlocking the Power of Tourism for Business and Development, the event from September 20 to 23 will be attended by high officials, ministers of culture and tourism, industry leaders, decision-makers and scholars from around the world. GTEF 2023 will adopt a hybrid online-offline format to facilitate replays for European and US time zones.

GTEF 2023 will take an online-offline format to facilitate replays for European and US time zones (GTEF stock image)

Participants will explore new ways of constructing a resilient, high-quality and people-oriented environment for the tourism industry in the new normal through innovative and sustainable international cooperation.

In addition to discussions and keynote speeches, the programme will also feature special interviews, case studies and fireside dialogues, with the aim of injecting new ideas and momentum into the robust development of the global tourism economy. Other features of the event include online business matching sessions for tourism enterprises across two days as well as the second GTEF Investment and Financing Conference, a four-day gathering organised in collaboration with Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting Co. to address tourism investment and cooperation in high-quality tourism development in China and Macau.

Italy will stand out as Partner Country for GTEF 2023, while Shanghai will be Feature City.

Meanwhile, GTEF has elevated its partnership with UNWTO through an MoU with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, the coordinator of GTEF, to promote international cooperation and cultural exchange, and further strengthen GTEF’s international status.

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