Meet the UFI Global Congress key note speakers

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, October 21, 2020    

With just four weeks to go until the Fully Digital UFI Global Congress 2020, UFI is very proud and excited to announce four of the key note speakers, who will all do their part in bringing our community together under the theme of “Resilience”. Wolfgang Ischinger is the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and known as one of Germany‘s leading diplomats. He teaches at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin as Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice and at the University of Tübingen as honorary professor. He advises the private sector, governments, and international organizations on strategic issues. Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint MIT-Harvard Doctoral Committee, under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Bengt Holmström. She is the CEO & Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor Research & Strategy, a London-based independent think tank focused on the economies, markets and geopolitics of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Arabia Monitor also specialises in the new silk routes as they impact MENA and publishes in Chinese on a daily basis. Professor Dr. med. Hendrik Streeck first studied music theory and economics, but then switched to medicine at the Charité in Berlin. Since 2019, he is the director of the Institute for Virology and the German Center for HIV & AIDS at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn. As a specialist in microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology, he became known to a broader public for his commitment and pragmatic voice in combating COVID-19 and advising the federal and state government. Gloria Guevara Manzo is the president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career in Travel & Tourism. WTTC is the global body that represents travel & tourism worldwide – a sector that generates 10% of GDP and employs circa 300 million jobs. In addition, Gloria is a board member of HSBC Mexico and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ listed). She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and MBA from Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. (ufi)



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