8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism will be held in Nur-Sultan

The 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism will take place in Nur-Sultan, on 9-12 October 2019, the official web-site of the capital informs.

The Summit is organized by the Mayor’s office and the UNWTO. The event will focus on how developing smart cities can contribute to address complex urban challenges faced today by many destinations across the world. The most critical issues in sustainability, accessibility, urban management, innovation and technology will be discussed, while stressing the importance of including tourism as a pillar of the smart city agenda as a means to make tourism a true contributor to the development of inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.

During the event, panel sessions, “round tables” and master-classes on how smart cities can help provide better opportunities for boosting sustainable socio-economic development, employment, infrastructure development and strengthen resilience will be conducted.

Also, it is planned to host the UNWTO-ICCA Masterclass on the Meetings Industry. This Masterclass will give the opportunity to participants to get access to free Executive Education training delivered by ICCA experts and enhance their expertise on the Meetings industry. It will serve as a platform to explore the potential of this segment and equip all participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to further develop it in their destinations, while harnessing the many opportunities it offers for advancing the competitiveness of the destination.

It is expected that the event will be attended by 700 delegates from 30 countries.

More information and registration is available on www.8gsutn-s.astanacb.com

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