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We might not be able to meet in Berlin this year , but it’s never been more important for ALTO members to join the online version of our usual annual event, ALTO Online: An Industry United.  We will follow a similar choreography that you’re used to, but will have to give the networking cava lunch a miss, which is a great shame if you ask me!

Thanks a lot to members who showed so much interest and engagement and voted to include additional sessions to the online AGM. As per your instructions we have invited a high profile economist, broadcaster and author as presenter and we will organise an unconference session which gives participants the opportunity to discuss relevant topics in smaller groups.

Please read more below and register at your earliest convenience, thank you.

Planned schedule announced in GMT for 6th November 2020

14:00 – 14:45 – AGM
15:00 – 15:30 – Linda Yueh: The global economic outlook during Covid-19
15:40 – 16:10 – Unconference session (this session could last longer, please block your calendar until 16:30 thank you)
16:30 – 16:50 – Catching up with members – for anyone would like to stay online and have a chat


Annual General Meeting 14:00 – 14:45

At the AGM the Board will present some exciting projects that they have been working on in the last few months with the help of dedicated members. We will talk to you in detail about the industry Best Practices initiation, the possibility of the introduction of a Mediation Panel within ALTO and a presentation about the ALTO Industry Trends Barometer, which would aim to bring you real-time arrival data from schools around the world.

If you would like to pass your proxy vote to another member, please contact Reka before 30th October. She will be in touch with members with the agenda and financial reports of the association 3 weeks before the event.

Professional Development 15:00 – 15:30

Linda Yueh – The global economic outlook during Covid-19

This session will cover the global economic outlook and the shape of the recovery with expected further waves of Covid-19. Linda will review and discuss economic policies as well as the impact on businesses, including travel and tourism. Implications for businesses to live with the virus will also be covered.

Introducing our presenter:

Linda Yueh is an economist, broadcaster, and writer. 

Dr. Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund HallOxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science’s foreign policy centre, and Associate Fellow (Global Economy and Finance Programme & U.S. and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House. Professor Yueh is Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission. She was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. 

She is a TV and radio presenter, including for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, as well as having fronted BBC TV series, such as The New Middle Class, Next Billionaires, and Working Lives. 

Dr. Yueh is an Adviser to the UK Board of Trade. She is Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Trustee of the Coutts Foundation and Malaria No More UK. She is a Non-Executive Director at several publicly listed companies on the London Stock Exchange. She serves on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS and on the Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), both at the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of Arts.  

She is a widely published author, her latest book is: The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today was selected as The Times’s Best Business Books of the Year. She was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News and presenter of Talking Business with Linda Yueh for BBC World TV and BBC News Channel based in Singapore.

Please read her full bio here

Unconference session 15:40 – 16:10

Join us for an unconference session where we will split participants into smaller groups according to which topic they’re interested to discuss in detail with fellow members. As you know the topics will be selected on the day to make sure we discuss whatever is relevant to you all.

Catching up with members 16:30 – 16:50

Stay online and catch up with ALTO friends and colleagues. This is a good time for free-style socialising with or without a drink 🙂


For a bit of nostalgia, watch the ALTO Day Berlin 2018 event clip