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Harnessing the transformative power of tourism in building a better future

Harnessing the transformative power of tourism in building a better future: A shared responsibility – 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
Breakout Session organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (5-6 May 2017, Baku, Azerbaijan).

Moderator: Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Coordinator: Amr Abdel-Ghaffar, Advisor to UNWTO Secretary-General on Tourism and Peace and Regional Director for the Middle East

Key-notes speakers:

– Princess Dana Firas, President, Petra National Trust
– Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities & President of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage
– Arundhika Fernando, Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka
– Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
– Thok Sokhom, Director Department of International Cooperation and ASEAN Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia
– Koen Verlaeckt, Secretary General, Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs
– Louise D’Amore, Founder and President, International Institute of Peace Through Tourism