Keynote Speaker Announced for WYSTC 2011 Barcelona

We are very pleased to announce that David Rowan will be the keynote speaker for this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), taking place 20-23 September in Barcelona.

David will deliver a compelling keynote address that inspires the audience and sets the tone for the event. David is the editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. He also writes the monthly “Digital Life” column in GQ magazine and the “Tech Traveller” column in Condé Nast Traveller.  


David spends his time hunting for glimpses of tomorrow today.  But he is no geek or far-out futurologist.  His speech is guaranteed to surprise – he has a broad intellectual range that takes him beyond simple tech-spotting and transitory trends.  His engaging and insightful presentations have been called fascinating, memorable and massively motivating.  He is sure to entertain, engage and inspire. You will find that his content stays with you and makes your conference more connected, thoughtful and exciting.    

Recent speaking engagements have taken him to Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Moscow and Shanghai, on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile Internet age.   

Some testimonials from David’s past presentations include:

I don’t think I thanked you for participating at IHIF this year. I thought your session was fascinating and I know the delegates appreciated your contribution as well.
– Jonathan Worsley, International Hotel Investment Forum, Berlin 

Please accept our enormous gratitude and fascination with your brilliant speech delivered at the Conde Nast Digital Day in Russia on April 15th. You were the absolute star of the event (as planned)…
– Anita Gigovskaya, Condé Nast Digital Russia 

Thank you so much for your time today, it has gone down a storm.  Most people telling me it was one of the most inspirational speeches they have ever heard.
– Andrew Harrison, Best Buy CEO  

David’s keynote address will follow the official opening of the conference by Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

To get an overview of what happens at WYSTC, watch our keynote videos from the past few years and view our video collection of seminars, networking events, industry news, interviews and much more.

If you haven’t already registered for the conference, we hope you’ll join us as we very much look forward to hearing David’s keynote address and to making it a memorable conference overall.

Source: WYSETC


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