Sharjah International Travel and Tourism Forum 2022

Building a Resilient Future for Tourism
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Building a Resilient Future for Tourism

This year’s Sharjah International Travel and Tourism Forum (SITTF) will gather experts and decision-makers, including His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, to deliberate on the role of technologies in the development and sustainability of the tourism sector. SITTF 2022 kicks off under the theme ‘Building a Resilient Future for Tourism’ at Expo Centre Sharjah. Organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), the international event, which serves as a platform for developing the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, offers the public the opportunity to attend a series of sessions focused on building a sustainable future for the travel and tourism profession. The opening ceremony includes a keynote speech by His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, and His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, followed by three panel discussions that bring together industry partners and stakeholders to explore best practices and innovative solutions, in addition to bolstering a culture of originality and sustainability in tourism.
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Event Agenda

Take part in a series of panels and events to learn, share and collaborate with professionals from the hospitality industry.

Registration

Registration & Networking
Thursday 24 November 2022
8:00 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Welcoming to Opening Session

Welcoming to Opening Session (MC)
Thursday 24 November 2022
9:00 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Opening Speech

Opening Speech
Speakers: H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa
Thursday 24 November 2022
9:05 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech
Speakers: H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
Thursday 24 November 2022
9:10 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Sustainable Travel Study

Sustainable Travel Study
Speakers: Mr. Guillaume Massey
Thursday 24 November 2022
9:20 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Employing Technology and Artificial Intelligence in the Development of Tourism

Presentation
Speakers: Dr. Amer Al Kaseem
Thursday 24 November 2022
10:30 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Reshaping Tourism and Preserving the Future

Panel Discussion
Speakers: H.E. Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer
Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Rais
Dr. Amer Al Kaseem
Thursday 24 November 2022
11:00 am
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

The Metaverse and Architecture: A New Paradigm

Presentation
Speakers: Prof. Martin Spraggon
Thursday 24 November 2022
1:00 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Reflections on the Nexus of Technology and Municipal Sustainable Tourism Planning

Presentation
Speakers: Dr. Jerry Kolo
Thursday 24 November 2022
1:10 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Emerging Niches in Technology & Architecture

Panel Discussion
Speakers: Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher
Dr. Jerry Kolo
Eng. Aisha Obaid Al Mheiri
Prof. Martin Spraggon
Thursday 24 November 2022
1:20 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Talk 2

Talk 2
Speakers: Mr. Eduardo Soares
Thursday 24 November 2022
2:00 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

Presentation 3

3rd Presentation
Speakers: Mr. Cliff Szue
Thursday 24 November 2022
2:10 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

An Open Horizon & Endless Possibilities

Panel Discussion
Speakers: Mr. Pekka Kelkka
Mr. Eduardo Soares
Mr. Cliff Szue
Thursday 24 November 2022
2:20 pm
Venue: Expo Centre Sharjah

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About SCTDA

Increasing vital contributions to the economy, society, culture and environment through commerce and tourism.

SCTDA carries out the work and activities necessary to achieve its goals by way of drawing up strategic plans to further develop and promote the tourism industry in all its forms. It compiles policies for participating in local, regional and international exhibitions with the ultimate goal of promoting Sharjah as an attractive medium for foreign investment.