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Looking to the future with Richard Watson at ITIC Connected, sponsored by Atrium Health

In 2018, a futurist by the name of Richard Watson told The Telegraph newspaper that a pandemic would cancel all travel. Among his predictions was the following prophecy: “The travel industry will shut down – but it will bounce back.”

So what does Watson think about the current situation and what could come next? What might the travel landscape look like post-pandemic? Where might people go? How might they travel and what might they seek out or avoid once they arrive?

Most of all, what might some of the residual problems and opportunities be for the travel industry and for travel insurance? Questions that have no doubt been at the forefront of minds these last months.  

Atrium Health invites you to join best-selling author and Futurist, Richard Watson for what promises to be an inspiring session on Thursday 5 November 2020, 13:00 GMT

Focussing on the near future, Richard will inject a dose of much needed optimism into proceedings and consider how individuals and organisations alike can ride out the prevailing storm. One answer, ironically, is to partly ignore the future, to focus on the present and to use history to inject a proper sense of perspective.

We’re thrilled to welcome Richard to the ITIC Connected 2020 line-up. And, as we all now prepare for the future and the aftermath of the pandemic, is this a session that you can really afford to miss?


Best-selling author, lecturer and futurist speaker, Richard Watson inspires audiences with his insightful strategies for the future. An expert at predicting future trends and looking at what customers need, Richard can help your company explore emerging growth opportunities and think through scenarios to help you plan your business effectively.


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A place in the audience for this session is available to all registered ITIC Connected attendees. You can find out what else is on the ITIC Connected agenda here. Register today for access to a full 3 day programme of expert insights, interactive sessions and stay-connected social events. Plus your profile in the ITIC Connected networking app