8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’


9 Octubre 2019 - 12 Octubre 2019

Palace of Independence


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organizing the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 9-12 October 2019, under the theme ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’. 

The 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism will focus on how developing smart cities can contribute to address complex urban challenges faced today by many destinations across the world. The most critical issues in sustainability, accessibility, urban management, innovation and technology will be discussed, while stressing the importance of including tourism in the wider city agenda as a means to make tourism a true contributor to the development of inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.

The summit will also include a Masterclass on the meetings industry organized by UNWTO Academy and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), focusing on topics such as current trends in the meeting industry, how to be a successful destination for meetings and how to organize sustainable meetings.

This Masterclass will be delivered by ICCA experts and will give the opportunity to participants to get access to free Executive Education training on the Meetings industry.


Click here to visit the conference website.