Tourism Leadership Forum, 22nd of October

Escrito el 20 octubre 2009 por Alumni en Geographic

The first Tourism Leaders Forum of the season will take place on Thursday October 22nd with an outstanding speaker: Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations – World Tourism Organization.


He will analyze the current situation of tourism worldwide and the main strategic projects for the future considering the enormous importance of the sector for job creation, trade and development.


The conference will be held on October 22nd at 19:30 hours. Room S-105. The entrance is free. It is necessary to confirm your attendance here. ONLY 40 seats available.


The conference will be in English.


This event has been organized with the Jordan Club at IE Business School.




Mr. Taleb Rifai (Jordan, 1949) has been Secretary-General ad interim of the World Tourism Organization since 1st March 2009. He has been elected as new Secretary-General in the General Assembly last week. He served as Deputy Secretary-General from February 2006 to February 2009. Mr. Taleb Rifai was formerly Assistant to the Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States of the International Labour Organization (ILO), from January 2003 to February 2006.


Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rifai was in charge of several senior government portfolios as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Minister of Information and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation in the Government of Jordan. As Minister of Tourism, Mr. Rifai served as Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (2002-2003).


Mr. Rifai began his career as Professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban Design at the University of Jordan from 1973-1993. He received his PhD in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a Master in Engineering and Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. He also attained a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Cairo in 1973.


Born in 1949, Mr. Rifai is married and has five children. 


El próximo Jueves 22 de Octubre tendrá lugar el primer Tourism Leaders Forum del curso académico 2009/2010 con un ponente de excepción. En esta ocasión tendremos la oportunidad única de analizar la situación del sector turístico a nivel global y las principales líneas estratégicas de cara al futuro de mano de Mr. Talib Rifai, Secretario General de la Organización Mundial del Turismo.


El acto tendrá lugar el próximo Jueves 22 de Octubre a las 19:30 horas en el Aula S-105. La entrada es libre hasta completar aforo. Es necesario confirmar asistencia pincha aquí. SÓLO 40 plazas disponibles.


Esta actividad se ha organizado conjuntamente con el Jordan Club del IE Business School.


La conferencia será en inglés.



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