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Industry Forum

Ghislain Dubois

Ghislain Duboi Ghislain Dubois will be introducing the industry forum at the Think Tank.

Ghislain Dubois is Associate Professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), in charge of a master program in sustainable tourism. He is also heading Tourism Environment Consultants (TEC), an innovative company involved in research and consultancy on tourism, transport and climate change. He was a contributing author to IPCC 4th assessment report, and consultancies involve UNWTO, UNEP, UNESCO, Mediterranean Action Plan, Donors... His recent fields of interest include climatology (downscaling of climate projections, climate services for the tourism sector, management of uncertainty), climate change adaptation strategies at regional level, and mitigation strategies, in particular on aviation, slow tourism or actions at the household level.

Laurent Chartier

Laurent Chartier Laurent Chartier is a seasoned executive in IT, Travel & Tourism and ePayments, supporting companies in developing their online business and international infrastructure, both strategically and operationally Since its creation in 2008 until 2011, Chartier was acting as Chief Operating Officer of Moneydirect, the Amadeus and Sabre joint venture, and was Director of the Board for Moneydirect subsidiaries worldwide. Since 1997, he had occupied several managerial positions with Amadeus in Marketing, Product Management, Project Steering, and Strategy. Prior to Amadeus, Chartier had been with Microsoft for six years as Marketing Executive. A native of France, Chartier holds a graduate degree in Computer Sciences from the UTC Compiegne in France, and an International Masters in Business Administration from ISG.

Alice Jude

Alice JUDE Alice Jude is the Coordinator of NECSTouR Network, gathering 25 Regional Authorities associated with representative of the tourism enterprises and research centres in Europe committed to the development of a sustainable and competitive tourism. Her education and training background covers the following: A Master in Public-Private Decision making process and Strategies (Brussels, Belgium), a University Bachelor in Political Science and in Italian Philology (Trier, Germany,) and the French-German Baccalauréat (Paris, France). With regard to her professional life, she has been in charge of the elaboration, implementation and communication of National and European projects for the regional entities at the headquarter of the Association for the French Civil Service “Unis-Cité” and she was in charge of the tourism policy at the regional office of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Brussel, she speaks French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German.

Jean-Bernard Titz

Jean-Bernard Titz After a long and distinguished career at IBM, from IT specialist to Branch manager and Associated Partner in Business Consulting, Jean-Bernard Titz founded a consultancy, Dev-Help, whose goals are to accompany SMEs or medium Groups in their Economic and Commercial growth. Member of the board of several ICT bodies Jean-Bernard operates within a broad network of commercial contacts and technological partnerships, and teaches on various business and engineering programs. Since March 2007, he has been General Secretary then Administrator of Telecom Valley the business association for the high tech enterprises of the Côte d’Azur. In 2008, he coordinated the international Tourism@ Awards, and has led on numerous projects relating to technology and mobility.

David Ward-Perkins

David Ward-Perkins David Ward-Perkins is both a tourism consultant and a professor of tourism and marketing. Since 2008, he has been engaged in sustainable tourism programmes managed by the Center for Tourism Management at SKEMA Business School, teaching on the MSc programmes and coordinating consultancy projects in the field. In parallel, he is a director of JDD Consulting, a leading UK cultural destination consultancy. Since 2003, JDD Consulting has acted as adviser to local authorities, to destination partnerships and to clients such as the National Trust and the RSPB. Previously (in the ‘80s and ‘90s) David was the director of an international marketing consultancy, ACCES Consultants, then Chairman and Marketing Director of RTS Networks. His work in tourism is still shaped by the principles of marketing analysis, reliable measurement and economic viability. Born in Italy, educated at Oxford (Oriental Studies) and based in France since the 1970s, David is trilingual and multi-cultural.