The theme of the WTCF Helsinki Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2019 is “Smart Tourism — Road to City Innovation and Development”. Activities that will be held during the summit will include the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech, Fourth Meeting of the Second Council, Themed Forums, Research Results Release Conference, Tourism Trade Fair, Tourism Exhibition and others.
Summit Registration Date: May 1 to August 10


Monday, 2 September 2019
All day Registration
18:30-20:30 Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
08:00-18:00 Information
09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Ms. Laura Aalto, CEO of Helsinki Marketing
Welcome Remarks by Mr. Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of the City of Helsinki
Opening Remarks by Ms. Wang Hong, Executive Vice Chairperson of WTCF Council
Special Remarks by Representative from International Tourism Organization
Special Remarks by Representative from International Organization
Admission Ceremony of New Members 2018-2019
09:30-10:15 Keynote Speech
Mr. Song Yu, Secretary-General of WTCF
Name TBC, WTCF Expert, Keynote on Smart Tourism
10:15-12:00 The 4th Meeting of the 2nd Council of WTCF
Annual Report & Work Plan by SG
Bidding for WTCF Summit 2021
10:30-12:00 Special Dialog
Representative from International Organization
Mayor of WTCF City Member
CEO/President of Ctrip
Mr. Margus Schultz, Tallink Si
12:00-13:30 Lunch & Presentation
13:30-14:00 Press Conference
14:00-17:00 Tourism B2B Matching
14:00-14:30 Key Note or Case Study
14:30-15:00 Release of WTCF Reports
15:00-16:00 Forum Session I: Cultural Heritage &Creative Industry
Moderator: Member of WTCF Expert Committee
16:00-17:00 Forum Session II: Intelligent Tourism City Marketing
Moderator: Member of WTCF Expert Committee
18:30-20:30 Welcome Dinner Hosted by the City of Helsinki
(Vice) Mayor/ Representative from the City of Helsinki
Representative from WTCF
Dinner & Cultural Performance
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
09:00-10:15 Forum Session III: Technological Innovation & Sustainable Travel
Moderator: Mr. Paavo Virkkunen, Head of Visit Finland
10:15-11:30 Forum Session IV: Accessibility and Tourism Growth
Moderator: Member of WTCF Expert Committee
12:00-13:30 Lunch & Presentation (to be organized by WTCF and WTCF Partner)
Video and Presentation (5-15 minutes)(TBC)
14:00-18:00 Post-Conference City Tour & Departure
18:30-20:30 Closing Ceremony
MC: Mikko Puustinen (English & Chinese Language)
Concluding Remarks by Mr. Song Yu, WTCF Secretary-General
WTCF Presents Souvenir to the Host City Helsinki
Closing Remarks by Mr. Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of the City of Helsinki
WTCF Flag Handover Ceremony
Speech by Mayor of Beijing, the Host City of WTCF Summit 2020
Dinner & Cultural Performance
Thursday, 5 September 2019
All day Departure

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