October 26 and 27, 2021
The Coronavirus has been absolutely disruptive and has changed the economic, social and political landscape. The World Bank predicts a global fall in PIB of over 5.2%, the largest since the post-war period in 1945. Spain has experienced a 11% fall in GDP (Growth domestic product), which is one of the most drastic drops the country has experienced in the last century.
The decline in the economy is mainly impacting the service industry and, in particular, the tourism sector. In Spain itself, the fall is estimated to be close to eight billion euros, representing a 64.7% drop compared to the previous year. ESTA estimates worldwide losses of more than 150 billion euros.
The tourism sector in Spain and the rest of the world will face enormous challenges, which will require real leadership to find solutions; the Advanced Leadership Foundation and the Incyde Foundation propose a World Summit to discuss the future challenges facing the global economy in the short, medium and long term, bringing together some of the most influential leaders and institutions in order to envision the future.
The Future Of Tourism
The “FUTURE OF TOURISM WORLD SUMMIT” has the main goal of identifying solutions for the tourism industry’s future, not only in Spain but also in the rest of the world.
The result will be the Barcelona Declaration, where the world’s leading authorities and players in the world of tourism will be committed to a number of actions to protect and promote post-COVID tourism.
The World Tourism Organization (OMT); the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); the International Youth Organization (OIJ); the Organization of American States (OAS); the International Labor Organization (ILO); the European Commission (EC); former heads of state and government officials; and Nobel Prize laureates.
It will also include the participation of Ministers of Tourism from around the world, sharing the different public policies being implemented.
The City of Barcelona can be positioned as an international leader
and a world reference.
AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING
As part of the Summit, a call will be launched for 300 leaders to gather online to take on the commitment of replicating and sharing the knowledge and experience garnered during the Summit, as well as seeking new signatories to the Barcelona Declaration.
The final result of this Summit will be the Barcelona Declaration on Post-Covid Tourism, which will serve as an international benchmark for the rest of the world, for decades to come. The participants will sign this declaration and, in the future, will seek continuity and cooperation on the part of the most relevant actors in the international tourism field.
In order to fulfill this commitment, and as part of the “FUTURE OF TOURISM WORLD SUMMIT”, a call for 300 leaders, who will be trained online during the Summit and will have the commitment to replicate the knowledge learned, as well as to look for new signatories of the Barcelona Declaration.
The leaders selected will assume the commitment to obtain at least 5 signatory entities to the Barcelona Declaration and promote the knowledge gathered at the Summit, taking advantage of any opportunity to spread spread the word during the following twelve months.
ALF and the INCYDE Foundation will make agreements with academic centers and universities, foreign governments, international organizations and other institutions to promote the call for applications and to select the most qualified candidates.
Barcelona stands to be at the center of the global tourism debate for decades ahead as it takes the lead to protect the industry not only in the region and country, but worldwide.
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Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF)
Based in Washington, D.C., the Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF) is an international non-profit organization (501c3) with the key mission to inspire and develop the business, political, and social leaders of tomorrow.
Our goal is to identify, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders from around the globe who will foster positive change in their local and global communities.
Through our various programs — the Leadership Internship Initiative, Trade Missions, International Leadership Summits, and Executive Seminars and Conferences — we connect governments and companies, as well as national and international leaders, to build strategic networks and promote sustainable solutions for international challenges ahead.
More information: https://www.aleadership.org/
INCYDE Foundation is an institution created in 1999 by all the Chambers of Commerce of Spain, focused on the promotion and consolidation of entrepreneurships and sme´s through the innovation, technology and digitization.
Following the entrepreneurial spirit of the Chambers of Commerce, it plays a formative and structural role in the development of its training and mentoring programs, as well as in its Network of Incubators, Coworking and High Technology Incubators, at the service of new entrepreneurs and sme´s.
INCYDE covers all the life stages of the business project, from the development of the idea to the acceleration.
INCYDE has invested 330 million euros in boosting companies and supporting innovative entrepreneurship and has trained more than 180,000 people. It has also created the largest Business Incubator Network in Europe, with 143 business incubators, 15 sectoral High Technology Incubators and 20 Digital Coworking Centres.
INCYDE has incubated nearly 5,900 companies in its centres and has contributed to the generation of 17,472 indirect jobs.
More information: https://www.incyde.org/
Diputación Provincial De Barcelona
The Provincial Deputation of Barcelona (Catalan: Diputació Provincial de Barcelona; is the local body charged with the government and administration of the province of Barcelona, Spain.
Provides services to local citizens and economic and technological assistance to the 311 municipalities of Barcelona. In addition, coordinates some of the municipal services and arranges services of a supramunicipal nature.
The Provincial Deputation of Barcelona territorial area covers 24% of the entire surface of Cataluña, serving about 75% of the total Catalan population.
This institution, with a budget of around 1 billion euros, is the third largest public administration in Cataluña. It is also the largest provincial authority in Spain in terms of budget.
More information: https://www.diba.cat/
Ayuntamiento De Barcelona
The Barcelona City Council is one of the four public administrations politically responsible for the city of Barcelona, along with the Spanish General State Administration, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Diputació de Barcelona. Its origins date back to the Consejo de Ciento.
From 1979 its political leaders are elected by universal vote of the people of Barcelona. Currently Ada Colau its the Mayor.
More information: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/es/
Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona
We are an active agent, constantly stimulating business activity in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
We generate development opportunities for the industry of the future: an industry in touch with sustainability and innovation on an international scale.
Our company goes back more than 100 years. Since our creation in 1916, we have managed the industrial estate in Zona Franca and its customs zone, as well as promoted many different projects in other parts of the city and the metropolitan area, always linked to high added value activities with a major component of innovation.
More information: https://zfbarcelona.es/