AN INNOVATION FESTIVAL BY WORLD TOURISM FORUM LUCERNE

15 – 16 Nov 2021 | Andermatt, Switzerland & Beni Mellal, Morocco

Online Programme

Anyone can join our hybrid Innovation Festival,“Moving Forward”, no matter where in the world you are. Purchase your Online Ticket for only 50 CHF to attend the two-day event virtually.

With your purchase you’re making a valuable financial contribution to the cost of hosting Young Talents and Start-Up Finalists from around the world at our Innovation Festival.

Monday, 15.11.2021

12:30 – 13:00
Welcome
(online session)
  • Welcome from the Online Moderators Elena Cholakova and Douglas MacKevett
  • Welcome Message from Martin Barth, President & CEO of World Tourism Forum Lucerne
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Rene Zeier, Chairman of Judges from the Start-up Innovation Camp
13:00 – 15:00
Start-Up Pitches
Final pitches from the 15 finalists of the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2021
15:00 – 16:00
Interviews
Live Interview with a start-up finalist
Presentation from our host destination Andermatt
16.00 – 16.20
Welcome
(on-site session)
16.20 – 16.50
Presentation

The World of tomorrow

David Bosshart, Futurist, CEO of the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for consumption, economic and social studies

16.50 – 17.20
Keynote

The great disasters of the past and some lessons for the future

Niall Ferguson, British historian and bestselling author

17.20 – 17.25
Showcasing
The Next Generation at World Tourism Forum Lucerne
17.25 – 17.35
Involvement
What is your view about the future?
17.35 – 17.55
Insight

The Story of Andermatt: from a military army place to a worldwide destination

Samih Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Development Holding

17:55 – 18.30
Networking break
18.30 – 19.10
Panel

The Big Picture

19.00 – 19.25
Keynote

Morocco: top tourism investment destination in Africa

Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy of Morocco

19.25 – 19.35
Welcome

Small but innovative!

Urban Camenzind, Cantonal Councillor, Head of the Economic Department of Canton Uri

19.35 – 19.40
Wrap-Up and Outlook
Urs Gredig, Talk Show Host, Swiss television
19.40 – 22.30
Networking
Online Networking with other participants

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

07.30 – 07.45
Welcome
Welcome back from the Online Moderators Elena Cholakova and Douglas MacKevett
07.45 – 08.15
Insight
Bernhard Russi, Olympic and World Champion Ski Racer from Andermatt
08.30 – 08.40
Welcome back
Hannah Wise and Urs Gredig, Moderators
08.40 – 08.50
Presentation

How innovative are you and your company?

  • Stephanie Kaudela Baum (Professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
  • Hassan Kadbi (CEO Hapimag)
08.50 – 09.05
Pitch
Start-Up Winner Category Living
09.05 – 09.35
Best Practise Panel

Best industry innovation practises from around the world

09.35 – 09.50
Pitch
Start-Up Winner Category Exploring
09.50 – 10.10
Insight

Failure – get up and move forward again

Peter Fankhauser, former CEO of Thomas Cook

10.15 – 10.55
Networking break
11.00 – 11.15
Pitch
Start-Up Winner Category Savoring
11.15 – 11.50
Keynote/Interview

The secret of learning from other industries

Koen Deryckere, Lead – Industry Network and Programs, Accenture

11.50 – 12.05
Pitch
Start-Up Winner Category Recovering
12.05 – 12.30
Panel

We made it!

12.30 – 13.45
Lunch
13.45 – 14.00
Pitch
Start-Up Winner Category Impacting
14.00 – 14.20
Inspiration

Disruption in economy – opportunities for our planet

Reto Ringger, Founder & CEO of Globalance Bank

14.20 – 14.45
Panel

Biodiversity: the topic of tomorrow

  • Josef Settele, Head of Conservation Biology
  • Shannon Guihan, Chief TreadRight & Sustainability Officer of The Travel Corporation
  • John Scanlon, CEO of the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation
  • Moderated by: Shaun Vorster, Advisory Board Member of World Tourism Forum Lucerne
14.45 – 15.05
Presentation

The Next Generations Leaders view about the future

15.05 – 15.30
Networking Break
15.30 – 16:00

Tourism Expert Roundtable

16:00 – 16.15
Involvement
What is your view on innovation?
16.15 – 16.30
Interview

Diversity/Inclusion

16.30 – 16.40
Inspiration
Take home message
16.40 – 16.50
Farewell and Outlook
16:50 17:00
Farewell
Farewell from the Online Moderators Elena Cholakova and Douglas MacKevett