Blockchain for Travel Summit

As the technology world accelerates the development of blockchain technologies for all kinds of applications, the move drives the tourism industry to the forefront of empowering digital economies through digital-transformation technologies and innovations.

The Global Tourism Forum’s 2nd Annual Blockchain Travel Summit 2023 in Dubai brings together over 200+ thought leaders and C-Level decision makers from the public and private sectors, who are eager to join the technological progress in culture, travel, and tourism.

World of Blockchain Meets in Dubai

With a range of engagement streams that include high-profile panel discussions, technology best practice case studies, leadership roundtables, and carefully curated industry-focused meetings; the thematic flow of the Dubai Blockchain Travel Summit aims to bring forward the latest innovations in cloud-based Blockchain technologies.

Message From Secretary General:

“Sustainability is not just a trend, it’s a necessity for the survival of tourism industry. We must prioritize preserving our natural and cultural heritage for future generations, as well as ensuring that local communities benefit from tourism. Only by embracing sustainable practices, can we create a truly sustainable tourism industry.”

Discover the power of blockchain for Travell

Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the travel industry for online bookings, ticket reservations, efficient payment systems, and data tracking; by enabling the use of smart contracts and loyalty programs, as well as offering increased transparency in supply chain management, the possibilities for innovation and growth are endless. Despite challenges such as regulatory uncertainty and the need for industry-wide adoption, companies that embrace these technologies are poised to stay ahead of the competition and deliver unparalleled customer experiences. Discover the power of blockchain for the travel industry at the Blockchain Summit in Dubai!

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Hot Topics

1. Elevating Finance in Travel and Tourism Business with Secure and Efficient Blockchain-Powered systems:

The financial processes supporting cross-border payments, where traditional payment systems can be slow and costly, can be enhanced through blockchain payment systems and transactions

2. Avoiding identity theft through Blockchain for Secure and Streamlined financial data management for Identity Verification in Travel and Tourism:

Benefits to verify identity documents, such as passports and visas, the travel process can be streamlined, and the risk of identity fraud through efficient blockchain technology, supported by robust financial systems

3. Digital Finance and Blockchain-Powered processes behind aviation ticketing:

By using blockchain to create and sell digital tickets that cannot be duplicated or counterfeited, the risk of ticket fraud and scalping can be reduced, and the ticketing process can be made more efficient.

4. The financial optimization systems behind the Loyalty Programs:

Blockchain financial technologies allow the industry to create and manage loyalty programs, customers can earn and redeem rewards more efficiently.

5. Revolutionizing Blockchain Technology in Travel insurance:

Blockchain financial payment systems can be used to facilitate the purchase and claim process for travel insurance, reducing the risk of fraud and increasing efficiency.

6. Maximizing financial efficiency within smart contracts:

Smart contracts can be the next big revolution for tourism industry. Blockchain payment systems can be used to facilitate the use of smart contracts. They can be used to automate the payment process for things like hotel bookings and flight reservations.

 7. “Boosting the logistics!” Blockchain Supply Chain financial tracking and Management

By using blockchain to create and sell digital tickets that cannot be duplicated or counterfeited, the risk of ticket fraud and scalping can be reduced, and the ticketing process can be made more efficient.

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Annual Meeting 2022 Indonesia, Nov. 17, 18 Bali

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Speakers for the Blockchain for Travel Summit will be announced

Dr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
Minister Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia
Adesewa Josh

Journalist, TRT World

Dr. Sapta Nirwandar
Chairman of ITF
Bulut Bagci
President WTFI
Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General, ASEAN
Arslan Kiran

Head of Growth Turkey/Germany/MENA, The Sandbox

Budi Karya Sumadi

Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia

Liz Ortiguera

CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA

Irfan Setiaputra

CEO of Garuda Indonesia

Joel Katz
Managing Director, CLIA Australasia & Asia
Yang Li ( 李杨 )
Head of Public Affairs, APAC Booking.com
Brune Poirson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor

Kusumo Martanto
CEO Blibli
Paul Endmundus Tallo
Chairman Indonesia Inbound Tourism Association (IINTOA)
M. Gunawan Yasni
Independent Consultant on Finance/ Accounting and Capital Market
Prof. Wiendu Nuryanti
Gajah Mada University, Vice Minister for Culture
Gilda Sagrado
Bali Bamboo Architecture & Bali Online Healing
Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati

Vice Governor of Bali

Anna Gladman
CEO nib Travel
Pauline Suharno

Association of Indonesia Travel Agent (ASTINDO)

Adrien Marie
General Manager Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran in Bali
Budi Tirtawisata
CEO,PT. Panorama Sentrawisata
Hariyadi Sukamdani
Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya
Founder of Bali Village and Former Chairman of Bali Tourism Board
On Lee
Josianne Cutajar

Member of the European Parliament

Alphonzus Widjaja
Chairman of Indonesia Shopping Center Association
Zeynep Utku
Co-Founder of GLOBART
Adi Satria
Senior Vice President Operations and Government Relations at ACCOR
Sam Woollard
CMO, Travala.com
Chris Kerin
Ari Respati
Presiden Director of ITDC-Mandalika
István Ujhelyi
Member of the European Parliament
Quoc Bao Ngo
Founder & CEO MyReality & Beyond
Ismail Ertug
Member of the European Parliament
Dimas Surya Yaputra
CCO, Tiket.com
Dr Valerie Levine
CEO Imperial Green Capital, green project investor UK
Peta Milan
Founder / Principal Henmil Group Family Office
Yulia Stark
Founder and President of the European Women’s Association
Dr Amit Sharma

Global Expert for Sustainable Development Issues

Sachin Manocha
Publisher, Mice Affairs Media Group
Armand Steinmeyer
Vice President of Business Development, The Ascott Limited
Claudia Tapardel
CCO, Ariva
Geraldine Low
Investor and Entrepreneur Founding & Managing Partner at Berioza Associates
Member of European Parliament
Minh Duc Ngo
Chairman ASIA DMC
Shirley Tan
Chief Executive Officer, Rajawali Property Group
Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Sta

Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

Conrad Clifford

Senior Vice President & Deputy Director General IATA

Jesper Palmqvist

Senior Director Asia Pacific – STR

Jeremy Oppenheim
Founder & Managing Partner Systemiq
Ahmad Arab
The Vice-minister of Tourism of Saudi
Elena Kontoura
H.E. Dr. Htay Aung
Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Sorcha Hellyer
BBC Global News (MC)
H.E. Dr. Htay Aung
Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Sachin Manocha
Publisher, Mice Affairs Media Group


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In collaboration with destinations, the World Tourism Forum Institute is reshaping economies through tourism development. To reach this goal WTFI works with countries that have untold tourism stories to share, as well as countries with already established tourism industries that are seeking to drive the narrative about their current and future success. WTF’s aim is to reduce the negative impact of tourism, by increasing the more positive impact of sustainable development goals in tourism globally. As the leading international tourism development and investment brand, the World Tourism Forum Institute, is a London, UK-based organization, committed to promoting countries in the fields of tourism development, economic growth, FDI through tourism investments, and human resource development within the industry. The World Tourism Forum Institute creates a legacy for destinations, by way of carefully selected and tailor-made initiatives aiming to promote the destinations’ image internationally, create greater visibility and determine the industry’s objectives through soft power. These experiences – from Global Tourism Forum conferences, WTFI’s masterclasses, and international media promotions – are designed to strengthen the nation’s brand abroad, as well as highlight the importance of the tourism sector in the economic landscape. 

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