Workshops and Forum

  • Specialist Talks

    Discovering diversity - a beginner’s guide to Mexico
    Where: Mimisoa I
    Time: 16:00 - 17:00

    Mexico is a fascinating land of contrasts that has the cool kids, culture vultures, honeymooners and foodies fighting for the right to claim its cabanas, canyons, rainforests, deserts and beaches. But what shouldn’t be missed when planning a trip to Mexico? To understand its essential characteristics you need to speak its experts. Wendy Perrin interviews Mexico experts Javier Arredondo and Zachary Rabinor.

    Travel without limits – meet the new breed of Adventure Travel entrepreneurs
    Where: Mimosa II
    Time: 16:00 - 17:00

    The art of turning an expedition into a luxury experience is a masterclass in every dimension of modern luxury travel planning. From the pre-trip training and preparation to the technology, gastronomy, cultural access, and photography; what does this burgeoning sector teach us about the role of travel in the lives of the super-rich, and the skills the industry needs to gain if we want to satiate their appetites for adventure.

    The Opening Forum

    How to win friends and influence people
    Where: Riviera Room
    Time: 17:00 - 19:00

    From the secrets of the entertainment industry, to the local civilisation of the Maya, by way of one of New York's most exciting start-ups, the ILTM Americas Opening Forum explores the theme of connection; how to do it, its unparalleled power in business, and the joy of getting it right.

    Successful businesses have always been about great leadership, producing the numbers and delivering steady growth. This will never change, however, in the past 5 years, contemporary business culture has shifted; it's no longer enough to understand your audience, to win their loyalty you have to be them, your company culture must reflect them, and the biggest crime in the modern business paradigm? Pretending to be something you are not.

    So, what can the luxury travel industry learn from start-up culture, the ancient civilisation of the Maya and the entertainment industry? Join us to find out!

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