Today Japan is taking a united stand against the challenge of the tremendous damage caused by the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake followed by the massive tsunami on 11 March 2011, and by the nuclear power plant accident triggered by the tsunami. The World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) fully supports Japan in this recovery process, and as a mark of the commitment to this expressed by its Members, has decided to open its 2012 Global Summit with a Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Summit (in association with PATA) to be held in Sendai, followed by a plenary Global Summit session in Tokyo.
The Global Summit is the most influential Travel Tourism event of the year, bringing together almost 1000 industry leaders, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing Travel & Tourism today.
Attendance at the Global Summit is by invitation of the World Travel Tourism Council and the Global Summit Host Committee only, and is reserved for those who lead Travel Tourism enterprises and organizations in the private sector, or participate in public sector policy and support of the sector.
Atsutoshi Nishida, Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation, and Chairman of the WTTC Global Summit 2012 Host Committee, welcomes delegates to Japan:
“Japan has developed a distinct travel culture that is permeated with the spirit of hospitality. I want to make next year's WTTC Global Summit a fusion of this unique culture and Japan's cutting edge technology. The Global Summit will take place in April - a wonderful time of year in which spring can be enjoyed to the full, and the cherry blossoms - the symbol of Japan - are in full bloom. I look forward to hosting you all during the time of year in which the heart dances its most. You are all very welcome to Japan.”
The 12th annual WTTC Global Summit will be held in two locations:
Sendai City (16-17 April 2012) A year after the Tohoku region was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, the Global Summit commences with the Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Forum (in association with PATA) to be held in Sendai City, the provincial capital of the Miyagi Prefecture and a focal point of last year's disaster recovery efforts.
Tokyo (17-19 April 2012) The plenary session of the 12th Global Summit will then be held in Tokyo and will examine, amongst other subjects, the role of Travel Tourism as a driver of economic and social advancement at a time of global turbulence. The Global Summit will take place at International Convention Centre Pamir, Tokyo.
Spa Lady Windy is invited as journalist delegate to both Sendai & Tokyo Summit; hope to see you all in Japan!