WTE Miami 2023 Reveals Lineup of Speakers, Leaders

Caribbean News…
09 May 2023 11:01pm

The year 2023 is expecting thousands of attendees and exhibitors, an exciting lineup of speakers and newly-scheduled programming for the three-day event that will take place at the Miami Airport Convention Center from June 13-15, 2023.

Expanding opportunities for brands and companies from the travel and tourism industry to build high-value relationships with influential national and international travel professionals, WTE attendees can expect to hear from some of the most influential voices in the travel industry and participate in thought-provoking panel discussions. Folks are encouraged to additionally deliberate in one-on-one meetings or workshops and gain valuable insights and strategies that will propel their businesses to the next level.

Guest Speakers

Some of the trade show’s key guest speakers include Ralph Cutié, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department; Rolando Aedo, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Peter Cerdá, Regional VP, IATA; Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica; Juan Ignacio Steta, World President, Skal International; Gary Sadler, Executive Vice President, Sandals Resorts; Rick Sasso, Chairman, MSC Cruises USA, among many more.

“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding individuals to our esteemed roster of speakers,” said WTE Miami Director, Javier Palencia. “Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will provide attendees with a wealth of valuable insights and ideas to help navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the travel industry.”

Programming & Panels

Confirmed programming and panels slated for the WTE Miami include an ever-important State of the Industry that will focus on current travel industry trends. Another major session will focus on Major Trends in Travel – Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Medical Tourism, Adventure & Expedition, and Travel in Educational Programs that will consider the various unique traveler demographics as well as the reasons why travelers pick specific destinations. Other relevant sessions include: The Importance of Tourism as an Engine of Economic and Social Development; International Cruising CEO Panel; The Evolution of the Commercial Flying Experience: From Legacy to Low-Cost; Hotels: Industry and Sustainability, and an OTA Panel: The Future of Travel in a Post-Pandemic World.

New Exhibitors

Among some of the WTE’s most relevant new exhibitors are Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air Europa, Bahamas, Bookroad, Civitatis, Dopazo y Ravenna, El Al Israel Airlines, GOL Airlines, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Martinique, Petru DMC, Royal Air Maroc, Transportes Especiales Senderos, Trota Tourism, Viajes Anita, Visit Buenos Aires, Vuelonet Travel and World Escapes.

Exhibitors include: (SATW), Belize, Costa Rica, dor, Guate amaica, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Lucia and Tolima Colombia, Delta Air Lines, French Bee, Iberia, LATAM Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and Sky Airline.

American Airlines is this year’s Official Airline & Global Sponsor, IATA/IATAN is Global Partner, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is Global Sponsor, and the WTE Miami 2023 Host is Miami International Airport (MIA).


The World Travel Expo (WTE) Miami 2023 is an international travel and tourism trade show hosted by Miami International Airport – Miami-Dade County, and partnered with IATA, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Trade Consortium-Sister Cities of Miami-Dade County. The annual expo brings together global decision-makers from airlines, airports, tourism bureaus, tour operators, travel agents and other professionals from the travel and tourism industry to promote and discuss new market opportunities.

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