Free online conference Next Tourism Generation: Building a skilled workforce, 18 November 2021  

The public event will be held on 18 November 2021, 10.00 - 17.15 CET and it will take place online. In this time, experts will talk about key topics:

  • Upskilling and reskilling in tourism and hospitality (10.00 - 11.15 CET)
  • Addressing skills needs with innovative collaboration (12.00 - 13.15 CET)
  • Integrating new skills into industry and education curricula (14.00 - 15.15 CET)
  • Envisioning a skills partnership in the tourism sector (16.00 - 17.15 CET)

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The nature of the tourism industry is complex, but it also has the potential to influence positive change. Commitment from all organizations in the tourism field is an essential factor in working together to rebuild tourism. It is necessary to develop an agile and future-proof sector, both in the short and long term. This means investing in human capital whilst preparing for digital developments and planning for more sustainable and impactful tourism solutions. But how do we as a travel sector really make a difference so that it will also change? How do we enable connections between education, industry and governments and what digital, green and social implications are needed for future employment? During this conference, we aim to bridge this gap by providing more information and context on the necessary skills that the industry demands and discuss how to Upskill and Reskill and collaborate. We partner with some of the best experts, organizations, and educational institutions working in tourism skills development and share insights from the Next Tourism Generation Project.

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