Posted on August 6, 2020
JUST ANNOUNCED: @WTourismForum appoints a new leader to its International Council;. More info @ https://worldtourismforum.net/guy-bigwood/
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WTFI APPOINTS GUY BIGWOOD AS THE NEW MEMBER TO INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (London, UK, August 6, 2020) –– World Tourism Forum Institute is reshaping economies through tourism development. It works to maximize positive effects of tourism around the world, besides one of its main aim is to minimize the negative impacts, which are obstacles in our way to achieve sustainable development goals in tourism globally.
WTFI generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through its events, masterplans, marketing, research and HR solutions. Bulut Bağcı, as the President and the Founder of the WTFI, has been assuming the role of Chairman of the Boards since 2010, Sumaira Isaacs serves on the World Tourism Forum Institute Board of Directors for more than a year.
WTFI’s New International Council member Mr. Bigwood has been delivering award-winning consulting services focused on helping cities, governments, associations and the hospitality industry step up, scale up and speed up their sustainability programmes and operational practices for the last 15 years.
“I look forward to partnering with our new International Council members as the WTFI reshapes economies through tourism,” said Bulut Bağcı, the President and the Founder of the WTFI.
Full bio of the WTFI International Council Member’s additions are below:
For the last 15 years, Mr. Bigwood has been delivering award-winning consulting services focused on helping cities, governments, associations and the hospitality industry step up, scale up and speed up their sustainability programmes and operational practices.
He is a recognised expert on creating sustainable destinations, communities and events through multi stakeholder collaboration. Mr. Bigwood is the Managing Director of the Global Destinations Sustainability Movement; a transformation platform that engages, inspires and enables destinations to become more regenerative, flourishing and resilient places to visit, meet and live in. Today over 60 cities are participating in the www.gds.earth
From 2006 to 2018, Mr. Bigwood was the Sustainability Director of MCI, the world’s largest association management, communications and events agency. He launched and developed a CSR program across the corporation’s 60 offices, developing a business strategy that positioned MCI to be an award winning sustainability champion, and the organiser and consultant of over 1000 events and exhibitions about sustainable development, Smart Cities and energy. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Bigwood was the Managing Director of MCI Spain.
Mr. Bigwood is a passionate and outstanding communicator, who has delivered over 440 keynote presentations and facilitated workshops engaging over 40,000 participants in more than 40 countries. Mr. Bigwood’s pioneering work has been recognised with 22 sustainability awards including the prestigious Events Industry Council Pacesetter Award and with recognition as a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He has co-written 3 Sustainable Event Guidebooks for the United Nations, and helped developed over 10 sustainability standards. He was previously the President of the Green Meetings Industry Council.
The World Tourism Forum Institute
World Tourism Forum Institute is a London based international research institute and a collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, WTFI strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth. For additional information, visit https://worldtourismforum.net/
For International Council please visit https://worldtourismforum.net/international-council/