iFREE GROUP is a global consortium providing cutting-edge connectivity solutions, creating revolutionary products and services that will transform and enhance efficiencies for corporations and manufacturers to process data and functions who use technology to connect with their customers, products or operations. Global seamless connectivity is the core technology and value that iFREE GROUP is pioneering, evolving from a single data SIM card to becoming one of the world’s leading all-in-one Travelution Ecosystem Platforms. With a footprint spanning the globe, we enable seamless connectivity through our patented eSim technology, edge computing systems, artificial intelligence applications and super-secure cloud platforms for microsystems. Going beyond 5G, our R&D facilities are developing current and long-term transformative solutions for a Smart World across all industries including travel and transportation. From human intellect to machine intelligence, we are making the evolutionary steps to augment IoT and M2M operating systems through seamless connectivity using edge and cloud-based solutions to build a better and smarter world.
Finn Partners is a global communications agency, made up of nine practice areas with 850+ people in 19 locations worldwide. The agency was founded in New York in 2011 by Peter Finn with an innovative new model in which entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and partnership drive client success and sustainable agency growth, to produce award-winning work. Finn’s travel and lifestyle team has unparalleled experience with experts in three continents, including major media hubs like New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and Munich. Our travel and tourism practice in London, The Brighter Group, has experience ranging from promoting countries (including 17 tourist boards) to launching new airlines, building the reputation of cruise lines and raising the profile of hospitality and tour operator brands. Our goal in trade representation is to develop campaigns that drive targeted visitors and spend in destination with tried and tested, but also innovative and creative promotional techniques. In 2019, we were awarded Best PR Agency, Best Representation and Best Strategic Campaign at the Travel Marketing Awards as well as a number of other accolades throughout the year.
Tourism is a precious global product that operates as an integral product to the entire globe. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, as of 2017, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism accounted for 10.4% of GDP as well as 9.9% of jobs.Tourism has created a conduit through which social, cultural and recreational interactions have birthed some of the most enduring relationships, inventions and even international agreements, which have benefitted the world at large. Any threat to a country’s tourism is therefore a threat to globalization and international harmony.Tourism sectors in all countries currently face several external threats and internal challenges and disruptions. These disruptions include, among other things, climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cyber-security, pandemics, terrorism, war, population and the changing funding models.The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre was founded to address these disruptions. The ultimate purpose of the Centre will be to assist destination preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods globally. The Centre will be called to operate in a global context that is characterised by not only new challenges but also new opportunities for tourism to improve the tourism product as well as to ensure the sustainability of tourism globally.
OTT is proud to sponsor the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. OTT’s founder, Julia Feuell, set up her first business, New Frontiers, when she was 25 years old and knows what it’s like to blaze trails at a young age. Her second business, OTT, grew out of New Frontiers by accident as training and recruitment are very complimentary. OTT educates the trade on over 200 air, rail, destination, attraction, hotel and cruise products and services and is in 17 languages and 23 countries. They have a GDPR registered audience of over 180,000 Travel Professionals globally and last year clocked up over 5 million ‘attention minutes’ on their website making it one of the most ‘stickiest’ travel trade engagement websites.
MJM Group is an international manufacturing and construction group operating in the high end marine and land outfitting sectors. The Group, which was established more than 35 years ago, is owned by the McConville family and headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland. The group comprises MJM Marine- a leading cruise ship interior outfitter; Mivan- specialist joinery in both the land and marine sectors; Topglass, an architectural glass specialist and several other subsidiary businesses. The family also own a property management entity. Our three core trading businesses MJM Marine, Mivan and Topglass deliver high end interior fitout and exterior glass services to the global marine industry; high end residential, hospitality and commercial sectors across the UK and mainland Europe. With our people at the heart of the organisation, our aim is to deliver the highest quality and craftsmanship for our clients. Everything we do is designed and created to deliver an exceptional experience.