Reimagined Cities: Can cities leverage urban design and technology to attract the next generation traveller?
22 January 2022
Organised by STB Dubai in partnership with Intelligence Squared, this panel session took place at the Expo 2020 in Dubai on 22 Jan 2022 and brought together top speakers from across the world to discuss how urban design and technology are transforming travellers’ experiences in a post-lockdown world.
SARAH KHAN (MODERATOR)
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER MIDDLE EAST
An award-winning freelance travel journalist, Sarah has reported from six continents for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bloomberg, Robb Report, and numerous other publications. Sarah represents a new generation of modern traveller, and brings a truly contemporary and global perspective to the industry.
DR. BARKATHUNNISHA (SPEAKER)
FOUNDER OF ELEVATED CONSULTANCY & TRAINING, AND CO-FOUNDER OF WORLD WOMEN TOURISM
Dr. Barkathunnisha is a tourism consultant, practitioner, academic and corporate trainer, and holds more than 25 years of extensive management experience in the tourism, hospitality and MICE industry. Her expertise lies in the areas of MICE, destination marketing, women in tourism, sustainable tourism, halal tourism and tourism education.
MICHAEL MAGILL (SPEAKER)
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT RSP MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
Michael Magill trained in the UK and prior to joining RSP, was employed in a number of high profile international architectural practices. Since then, he has led design teams to win numerous international architectural competitions. Michael has also won the Architect of the Year by Design Middle East Awards consecutively since 2019.
XAVIER ANGLADA (SPEAKER)
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT ACCENTURE – INNOVATION, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, ENERGY TRANSITION
Xavier brings over 25 years of combined management consulting and operational experience in the digital, fintech, high-tech, media and telecommunications industries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has led large teams of professionals and effectively steered P&L both from start-ups and multinational corporations.