WTM London 2015 to be opened by Former Manchester United Boss

first_imgWorld Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be opened by David Gill, Former Chief Executive of one of the world’s most valuable and well known football clubs Manchester United.Since joining the club as Finance Director in 1997, Gill lead the way to Manchester United becoming one of the world’s most valuable football clubs, now valued at USD 1.98 billion, overseeing four Premier League titles, three League Cups, one European Cup, one Club World Cup and an FA Cup since 2003.Gill stepped down as Chief Executive for Manchester United in 2013 but still remains a Non-Executive Director, and was responsible for the second highest-earning football club in the world, turning over annual revenue of Euro 518 million.Gill will open World Travel Market London 2015 on November 2 at ExCeL London at the WTM Leaders Lunch, which will host 200 of the industry’s most senior executives. This year’s lunch is organised in association with Mexico Tourism, WTM London’s Premier Partner.Last year’s event guest speaker was retail royalty Justin King CBE, Former CEO of J Sainsbury’s, and in 2013 Former Marks & Spencer Chairman and CEO Sir Stuart Rose took to the stage.World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press said, “I am delighted David Gill has agreed to open World Travel Market London 2015.“Such a successful and well-known businessman, Gill’s knowledge of International business will no doubt offer transferable knowledge to the senior industry leaders of global travel brands sat in the room before him.“David Gill will kick off the four days of business deal negotiations between 5,000 exhibitors and 9,000 WTM Buyers’ Club members perfectly.”last_img