Bill Clinton to headline UAE event

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Ex US President Bill Clinton.

Ex US President Bill Clinton.

Former US President Bill Clinton, actress and activist Daryl Hannah and UK broadcaster Sir David Frost have been unveiled as the main speakers at a two-day event in Abu Dhabi in April.

The 42nd former president of the US will deliver the keynote address at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Abu Dhabi in April.

"The 2013 WTTC Global Summit will explore the implications of our dramatically changing world economy and growing population on the Travel & Tourism industry. Four months after the world celebrated its one billionth international traveller, it will examine what we need to do collectively to prepare for the next billion," said David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC.

The WTTC promotes sustainable growth for the industry, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity.

‘Splash’ and ‘Kill Bill’ actress Daryl Hannah is a member of the World Future Council and is also a keen environmental activist, having been arrested in 2011 for taking part in a sit-in protest outside the White House.

Former BBC journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost is familiar to the region as he hosts an interview show on Qatar’s Al Jazeera’s English language channel, while Bill Clinton is honorary Chair of the Varkey GEMS Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established by Dubai’s GEMS Education to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children.

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