The line-up for the first free one-day ITT Future You: International Careers Conference has been announced.
The free one-day conference, aimed at travel professionals looking to enhance their career prospects, will feature keynote presentations from Just a Drop Founder Fiona Jeffery, Red Carnation Hotels managing director Jonathan Raggett, Intrepid Travel managing director EMEA Zina Bencheikh, Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) advisory board chair Michel Taride and business mentor Jeannette Linfoot.
Organised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the event will showcase a variety of industry speakers from around the world including Anna Alaman (founder – Open Eyes India), Dominique Sidley (global trade strategy director – Merlin Entertainments) and Matt Stenton (director – Go With Tourism New Zealand); as well as speakers from outside the travel and tourism industry including Errol Lawson (founder – Emerge Leadership), Hadil El-Agami (global account director – The PIE Exec Search) and Jack Parsons (chief youth officer – The Youth Group).
Panel sessions throughout the day include Bouncing Back, exploring how to deal with redundancy; Overcoming Obstacles investigating diversity and inclusion in the workplace; Using Tourism as a Force for Good, discussing volunteering as a route to new skills development; Taking the Leap, looking at business start-up opportunities; and Learn as You Earn – focusing on apprenticeships.
Daniel Pearce, CEO of TTG Media, will lead a panel session on Moving On Up, featuring three of this year’s TTG 30 Under 30: Abi Devaney (Marella Cruises), Adebola Showemimo (Black Travel Creators) and Brett Gerrett (Isleworth Travel Management).
The conference is being held live via the Travel Massive platform from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Wednesday 15 July. The event will host a live Q&A with speakers and networking throughout the day. Registrations are now open at ITTFutureYou.com