4x6 AH ATA NYU Africa House Africa Tourism DayThursday, September 26th, 2013
10:00am – 2:00 pm (Doors open at 9:30am)
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, New York University
60 Washington Square South (Between Thompson and Laguardia)

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Featuring

  • Keynote Address:  His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda
  • Honorable Walter Mzembi, President, Africa  Travel Association; Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Honorable Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary of East African Affairs, Trade and Tourism, Republic of Kenya
  • Honorable Fatou Mas Jobe Njie, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Republic of The Gambia
  • Dr. Yaw Nyarko, Director-Africa House, Professor of Economics, New York University
  • Mr. Edward Bergman, Executive Director, Africa Travel Association
  • Moderated by: Ali Velshi, Host ” Real Money with Ali Velshi”, Al Jazeera America

Tentative Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am
REGISTRATION

10:00 am – 10:30 am
INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS (Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th floor)
Dr. Yaw Nyarko, Director, Africa House; Professor of Economics, New York University
Edward Bergman, Executive Director, Africa Travel Association
Hon. Walter Mzembi, President, Africa Travel Association; Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Republic of Zimbabwe

10:30 am – 10:45 am
PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON TOURISM KEYNOTE
The role of the travel and tourism sector in a nation’s economic growth strategy.
His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda

11:00 am – 11:15 am
PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON TOURISM KEYNOTES
To be confirmed.

11:15 am– 11:30 am
PRESENTATION OF STATE OF TOURISM IN AFRICA
Findings from the third edition prepared by NYU-Africa House, ATA and African Development Bank (AfDB) will be presented.
Dr. Yaw Nyarko, Director, Africa House, New York University
AfDB Representatives

11:30 am – 11:45 pm
WELCOME ON BEHALF OF SPONSORS
Introducing Roots Festival 2014 in The Gambia
Honorable Fatou Mas Jobe Njie, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Republic of The Gambia
Introducing the Annual Tanzania Tourist Board Awards
Tanzania Tourist Board and Tanzania National Parks

11:45 pm – 1:00 pm
OPEN FORUM ON AFRICA TOURISM
Bringing lodging and aviation and tourism policies closer together; and opportunities and challenges facing lodging and aviation development
Honorable Fatou Mas Jobe Njie, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Republic of The Gambia
Honorable Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Trade and Tourism, Republic of Kenya
Honorable Walter Mzembi, President, Africa Travel Association; Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Republic of Zimbabwe

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TRAVEL TRADE NETWORKING RECEPTION

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
ATA’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FORUM (Kimmel Center, Room 802)
In partnership with Applause Africa Magazine