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Speaker briefing

Thank you for participating in the WYSTC 2016 educational programme.

Speakers, panellists, moderators and workshop leaders will find important information here.

SEMINARS

Objective: WYSTC seminars are hour-long parallel sessions focused on current issues and topics of interest to professionals across the various sectors of youth, student and educational travel, as well as the broader tourism industry.

Location: Seminars and keynote sessions will take place at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade Hotel in the rooms: Adriatic, Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. Please keep in mind that the walk between the Crowne Plaza Belgrade Hotel and the WYSTC Trade Hall at the Sava Centar is about 10 minutes.

Timing: Seminars run concurrently with business appointments. You will need to block the time for your seminar accordingly in the business appointment scheduling system Marcom.

Presentation template:  Download the 4:3 PowerPoint template for WYSTC seminars.

Presentation deadline:  1 September 2016 to Wendy Morrill

Speakers and panellists:

• Review the outline prepared for your seminar and any discussion questions assigned to you.
• Submit your WYSTC-branded presentation on time – by 1 September 2016 – a  4:3 template has been provided to you.
• Plan your presentation independent of Internet connectivity; there will not be a reliable Internet connection for presentations.
• A laptop, screen and mic will be set up for you – please do not bring your presentation on your laptop at the last minute.
• Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the seminar for sound check and briefing.

Moderators:

• Prepare a welcome to the audience
• Prepare an introduction of the speakers/panellists, their organisations, and the topic(s) to be discussed during the session.
• Review the outline prepared for the discussion panel.
• Anticipate potential questions that may arise during Q&A with the audience and consider how to best field these.
• Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the seminar for sound check and briefing.

WORKSHOPS

Objective: WYSTC workshops are short and informal sessions intended for professionals of youth, student and educational travel to present and discuss hot topics and trends, as well as share practical knowledge and tips with industry colleagues.

Location: Workshops take place in the WYSTC Trade Hall at the Sava Centar. Please keep in mind that the walk between the WYSTC Trade Hall at the Sava Centar and the Crowne Plaza Belgrade Hotel is about 10 minutes.

Timing: Most workshops are scheduled for 40 minutes each and run concurrently with two 20-minute business appointment time slots. You will need to block the time for your workshop accordingly in the business appointment scheduling system Marcom.

Presentation template: Download the 16:9 PowerPoint template for WYSTC workshops.

Presentation deadline:  1 September 2016 to Wendy Morrill

How to prepare:

• Prepare a 15-20 minute presentation, leaving 5-10 minutes for questions/discussion.
• Submit your WYSTC-branded presentation on time – by 1 September 2016 – a 16:9 template has been provided to you.
• Prepare any presentation notes required separately; you will not be able to view the laptop during your workshop presentation.
• Plan your presentation independent of Internet connectivity; there will not be a reliable Internet connection for presentations.
• Flat screen TV, wireless remote and mic will be provided – please do not bring your presentation on your laptop at the last minute.
• Arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of your workshop.
• Plan a focused, yet engaging workshop, including practical questions and suggestions that motivate attendees to take new ideas forward in their own business settings.

PERMISSIONS

WYSE Travel Confederation claims permission to record, edit, transcribe, archive, duplicate, distribute and reproduce any written or visual material submitted and created in connection with and including the seminars and workshops delivered at WYSTC in any and all media throughout the world.