Rethinking the Tourism of the Future. Keys to transformation

The Tourism sector is and will be one of the most affected by the health crisis of the COVID-19, which can lead to losses in millions of dollars both in economic terms and in terms of people employed around the world.

The United Nations Global Compact has been working side by side with companies for 20 years to seek new ways to manage business more responsibly and since 2016, it has been working with organizations in the Tourism sector to promote sustainable Tourism.

In this virtual conference, we want to explore with experts and professionals from the sector's companies the main issues that concern this moment of sectoral catharsis, so that it can serve as a lever for real change in Tourism.

Together, we will analyze the current situation of the Tourism sector to seek creative and innovative solutions that will help us to rethink, reinvent and rebuild one of the main engines of our economy. The transformation cannot be postponed.

Date: 13 May 2020.

Time: 16:00h - 17:30h. (UTC+2) - You can check the time difference with your city here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Language: Spanish.

Organized byUnited Nations Global Compact Spain Network.


16:00h OPENING - Business leadership in the Tourism sector in the face of COVID-19.

  • Isabel Oliver, Secretary of State for Tourism.

  • Cristina Sánchez, Executive Director - Spanish Network of the Global Compact.

16:15h PANEL I - Impacts and consequences of the COVID-19 on Tourism. The transformation cannot be postponed.

  • Moderator: Vanesa Rodríguez, Director of COM - Spanish Network of the Global Compact.

  • Manuel Butler, Executive Director - UNWTO.

  • Carlos Romero, Director of R+D+i - Segittur.

  • Manuel Molina, General Manager - Hosteltur.

16:45h PANEL II - Tourism sector initiatives in the face of the health crisis. Keys for the immediate future.

  • Moderator: Marta Tomás, Director of Marketing and Development - Spanish Network of the Global Compact.

  • Choni Fernández, Director of CSR - Port Aventura World.

  • Soraya Romero, EMEA Sustainability Director - Iberostar Group.

  • Felisa Palacio, General Manager - Tarannà Viatges.


17:30h CLOSING