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Live Opening Ceremony THUR 11JUN @ 02.00PM UTC + Announcement on exciting goodies for all participants

Hi Hackers,

The day that we were all waiting for is finally here!

Do join us for our Live Launch Ceremony happening today THUR 11JUN  14.00 - 16.15 UTC. 

We will have industry experts joining us to share their insights with you. We have lined up a panel of speakers for the second half who will share their journey with the ongoing pandemic.

We will also be announcing about exciting goodies for all participants! So do tune in.

Link to Youtube Live Session:

Link to Facebook Live Session:

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

14.00 UTC | Welcome Words

By TravelScrum team: Florian Mesny, Gene Quinn, Saloni Bajaj 

14.30 UTC | The state of Travel & Tourism: an Industry Overview

Hear perspectives on challenges the Tourism and Travel industry has been facing recently -from a unique angle: a public organisation. We will explore pre-pandemic dynamics, the impact of the current crisis on global and local economy and the opportunities post-pandemic - in the light of three areas we invite our hackers to explore during the ideation-hackathon: Hygiene & Health, Travel & Experiences, Sustainability & Relief.

Speaker: Olga Gomez Garcia, Operations Lead Specialist (Tourism) at Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator: Florian Mesny, co-founder <Trave/Scrum>

15.15 UTC  | BREAK 

15.30 UTC  | The state of Travel & Tourism: the view from the field

Let’s explore views from the field with our speakers who will share what actions they have undertaken in response to the current crisis and what their vision is in order to prepare for a post pandemic world.


  • Stephan Copart, Head of Projects & Innovation, IATA
  • Susan Lichtenstein, Managing Partner at DigiTravel Consulting - Travel & Meetings Standards Taskforce leader -supported by ACTE
  • Peter Syme, Adventure Specialist & Strategic Advisor, Disrupt Travel

Moderator: Gene Quinn, co-founder, <Trave/Scrum>

15.15 CET  | Closing Words & LET’S HACK!

Note: The recording of this session will be available via the Youtube and Facebook links shared above for participants who are not able to make it.