WTM London 2015: Shaping the future of travel with the ITT Future You programme

WTM 2011, ExCeL London, Future You Conference, Ben Hardy of Manchester Airport Group and students

World Travel Market London 2015 is granting travel and tourism students the opportunity to talk to potential employees as part of the event’s ITT Future You programme.

The ITT Future You programme takes place on Thursday, November 5 from 11:00 – 13:00 in the Platinum Suites 3-4.

This year marks the sixth time that the Institute of Travel and Tourism has hosted its Future You event at WTM London. Last year, the initiative attracted 600 people.

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New in 2015 is the ‘career networking’ initiative. Shorter presentations and speeches will allow for more time for students to talk with travel firms. Participating companies include: Real Gap, STA Travel, Hilton Worldwide, SKAL/Heathrow Academy and Global Spirit.

Real Gap, a gap year and student travel specialist, will be offering one student two weeks work experience at its head office, while representatives from Hilton will also be shedding light on work experience opportunities.

The programme will be moderated by CEO, Perfect Weddings Abroad, Danny Waine, while the keynote speech will be delivered by Director of Talent Acquisition Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Rob Zajko, who will share insight from one of the leading hotel chains on the opportunities in the travel and hospitality sector.

Adding to this, the ITT Future You will also showcase this year’s TTG 30 Under 30 Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders. Present on the list is head of product development, Blue Chip Holidays, Sam Wrigglesworth, who will share his experiences with a specific slant on the challenges he faced and how he overcame them.

Senior director, World Travel Market London, Simon Press commented: “We are proud that WTM London is actively involved in helping the current  crop of travel and tourism students to get the most out of the course and help them to find work in the industry.

“The career networking is an exciting new development for the Future You event, and it’s a great chance for students to sit down and talk to travel firms who are interested in bringing through exciting new talent.”

Students wishing to attend the Future You event need to register to attend WTM.