ABU DHABI TOURISM AND
DATA ANALYTICS FORUM 2021

28 MARCH 2021

IN COOPERATION WITH
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ABOUT

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Data Analytics Forum is an annual gathering for the tourism industry in Abu Dhabi to exchange data and insights on the latest trends in the industry.

The main objective of the event is to provide a platform for stakeholders to investigate new methodologies in the industry.

This year’s forum will take place virtually, with a format designed to ensure many opportunities for interaction and discussion.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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The future of the
tourism industry

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25+ High profile
speakers

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20+ Keynote sessions
panel discussions

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Leading researchers
& industry experts

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 Global trends
& data insights

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COVID-19 impact
& recovery plan

KEY SPEAKERS

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Data Analytics Forum returns for its second edition with an even more impressive line-up of speakers than before, delivering new insights and fresh perspectives to the industry.

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Sumathi Ramanathan
Vice President, Market Strategy & Sales at EXPO 2020

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 Nick Mott
Managing Director – Data Architecture & Strategy – EMEA at Adara

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Oliver Martin
Partner at Twenty31 Consulting Inc.

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David Goodger
Managing Director Europe and ME at Oxford Economics

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 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt
Director of China Outbound Tourism Research Institute

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Olivier Henry-Biabaud
CEO at Travel Competitive Intelligence Research

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Pankaj Pagarani
Head of Data Sciences at Publicis Media

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Ross Veitch
Co-Founder & CEO at Wego

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Songül Cengiz
Principal Industry Analyst, Public Sector at Google MENA


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Tristan Thomas
Value Stream Lead in Delivery and Innovation at Etihad

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 Derar Almanaseer
Director of Strategy Management & Excellence at ADNEC Group

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Neil Stubbings
CEO at GTS Altitude


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Mubarak  Al Shamisi
Director, Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau


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Olivier Ponti
Vice President Insights at ForwardKeys


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Sienna Parulis-Cook
Director of Marketing and Communications at Dragon Trail International


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John Grant
Chief Analyst at OAG


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Nilotpal Kanti Sinha
Senior Data Science at Business Intelligence Department, DCT


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Stewart Smith
General Manager MEA at Sojern

A LOOK BACK

Check out the gallery from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Data Analytics Forum 2019

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AGENDA

This year’s selection of speakers again consists of an outstanding array of leaders and thinkers in the fields of data and tourism, presenting the latest findings and developments in tourism data.
11:00 – 11:05

Opening Remarks by H.E. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani – Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi


11:05 – 11:30

Abu Dhabi Tourism with Google: how to use data to drive business insights?


11:30 – 12:00

Using data to get the tourism industry back on its feet


12:00 – 12:30

Towards Streamlined Smart Travel


12:30 – 13:00

The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19


13:00 – 13:30

Travel & Tourism Sentiment. Where’s the recovery?


13:30 – 14:00

The battle of importance and relevancy: Market Research vs Big Data


14:00 – 14:30

Data analytics, Expo 2020 and the MICE Industry


14:30 – 15:00

Predictive Analytics and a Better Guest Experience


15:00 – 15:17

Longer-Term Tourism in a Remote Work World – Destination Marketing with a Twist


15:17 – 15:22

Event Closing Speech by Mariam Al Zaabi