Carnival Corporation and WTTC to host virtual Covid-19 summit

Medical, epidemiological and public health experts will share latest insights on virus mitigation practices
Carnival Corporation and WTTC to host virtual Covid-19 summit


The virtual event will be free to participants around the world

By Rebecca Gibson |

Carnival Corporation and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are to host a free live virtual scientific summit on Covid-19 on 15 April 2021.

Taking place from 3-6pm (GMT), the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on Covid-19 will be open to participants around the world and will be sponsored by global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide Holdings. It will bring together world-renowned medical, epidemiological and public health experts to share the latest evidence-based insights on epidemiology, screening, testing and tracing, therapeutics, vaccines, practical prevention and mitigation practices and more. Discussions will focus on how to address the ongoing questions about how the virus will affect society, travel and day-to-day activities in the future.

"We are privileged to once again host a panel of esteemed experts who each offer valuable insight on how best to apply the latest science and medical evidence to address the many practical questions people have about living in a world with Covid-19,” said Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC. “As leaders and global citizens alike, we seek the best and latest information from experts on how we can best move forward and turn the corner on this crisis. I am delighted that WTTC and Carnival Corporation, with partner Hilton are creating a forum where these important conversations can take place.”

The event will be targeted at global tourism leaders, WTTC members, government agencies, destination partners, trade and private businesses who want to use the information to help them develop practical science-based solutions for mitigating Covid-19.

"We are grateful to the highly regarded experts who have agreed to participate in our 2021 Global Scientific Summit on Covid-19 – and to share with us what they’ve learned at the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle," said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, and a member of the WTTC Executive Committee and the North America vice chair.

“Their insights will be incredibly helpful as businesses and governments alike seek to better understand Covid-19's impact on society, and together we can determine safe and workable evidence-based practices for mitigating and living with the virus. We also appreciate Hilton for joining us this year as a supporting sponsor.”

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