Global All-Stars: 2019 Speaker Lineup

Published 5/15/19
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We are so excited to introduce the speakers for the 2019 Global All-Stars Innovators Showcase! Now in its eighth year at Destinations International’s Annual Convention, Global All-Stars serves as an incredible platform for exciting new ideas, insights and innovation from around the world. In 2019, we will cover the topical theme of trust, focusing on “Trust in Place, Product and People”. You won’t want to miss a minute of the inspiration and insights from Global All-Stars 2019. Read on to learn more about this year’s speaker line-up. 

Signe Jungersted
Director of Development, Wonderful Copenhagen 

Signe Jungersted is a leading force in Copenhagen’s bold new approach to tourism, declaring The End of Tourism and welcoming a new era of localhood. With the core message that tourism is not a goal in itself, but a means to greater good for the city, Signe has challenged the role of the DMO both at home and across Europe. As Director of Development with Wonderful Copenhagen, Signe has led numerous innovative and strategic initiatives charging the fast-emerging Chinese travel market, co-creating new visitor experiences with Copenhagen’s cultural institutions, partnering with the city’s tech & startups and taking a deep dive into the locals’ view and perception of tourism in the city.

Focusing on the theme of “Trust in Place,” Signe will share what the DMO has learned through successfully managing the challenge of overtourism.

Allon Cohne
Chief Marketing Officer, Vibram Corporation 

Allon Cohne is seasoned marketing executive with a specialty in brand building across both industry and category. Most recently, Allon has been focused on the outdoor industry as Chief Marketing Officer with Vibram Corporation working with top global footwear brands. Prior to Vibram, Allon held the position of Global Marketing Director at Polartec developing business with apparel brands from around the world launching new textile innovations. Allon also worked several years in the ski industry at Vail Resorts as the brand manager for Beaver Creek Resort.

“Trust in Product” will feature insights from Allon on the 82-year-old global brand where consumer trust and confidence is not only central to their business, but also helped inspire an Academy Award-winning film, “Free Solo”.

Mark Ellwood
Contributing Editor, Conde Nast Traveler 

Mark has spent most of his adult life living out of a suitcase. After studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at Cambridge University and a Masters on a scholarship from the University of Chicago, Mark worked as a tour director leading art tours in Florence, Rome and Paris. After graduating, Mark moved to New York to become a journalist, joining Conde Nast Traveler to roam around the world unearthing the most unusual and interesting travel stories. Recent favorites have included a stint in China’s capital of cool, Chengdu, where the pandas are giving way to a rap-and-tattoo subculture, joining cowboy poets in Wyoming rap by the campfire, and judging the finer points of vodka-swigging at the cocktail set’s answer to Miss World in New Zealand. 

On the idea of “Trust in People”, we’ll hear from Mark on how a group of entrepreneurs, dreamers and visionaries are reshaping travel and tourism’s future based on the piece, The 44 People Changing the Way We Travel.


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