The Insider Series

A series of webinars led by industry experts offering insights and different perspectives on topics that matter to our partners globally and that reflect the impact of the current global pandemic.

The series ran during July 2020.

An Election Year Like No Other – the US Elections 2020.


BBC World News presenters Katty Kay and Christian Fraser discuss the upcoming US Elections taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Recorded on 8th July, 2020.

The Future of Travel – Part 1


The BBC’s travel editorial team, Mike London (The Travel Show) and Anna Banas ( are joined by regular Travel Show presenters Rajan Datar and Christa Larwood, to talk about the impact on the future of travel post Covid-19.


Recorded on 16th July 2020.

The Future of Travel - Part 2


Paul Pruangkarn, Director, Communications & External Affairs, PATA, chats to Alistair McEwan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Development, Asia & NZ, BBC Global News; Ianic Menard, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Accor, Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives; Akira Mitsumasu, VP of Global Marketing, Japan Airlines; and Dhammika Wijayasinghe, Director General, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority on destination marketing during the pandemic.


Recorded on 16th July 2020.

What Does a Brand Safe Programmatic Environment Look Like?


A discussion with BBC Global News’ programmatic experts, Emily Roberts and Suzy Feiglstok, joined by industry experts - Rebecca Saunders, Programmatic Strategist, EMEA, at Cisco Systems and Rahil Berani, Vice President at Precision, Digitas North America.


Recorded on 22nd July, 2020.

What Is Next For The Luxury Industry?


BBC journalist and presenter Zeinab Badawi talks to Anita Balchandani, Partner, McKinsey & Company; Maria von Scheel-Plessen, Global Head of Media & Advertising, Mont Blanc; Mark Harvey, COO, Chapel Down wines, and Camille Martin, CMO, Dunhill.


Recorded on 28th July 2020.

Adapt to Survive: how Africa’s tourism can beat Covid-19


Milton Nkosi, former BBC correspondent and Chairman of MMN International Consulting talks to Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Ghana; Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines; Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board; and Sisa Ntshona, CEO, South African Tourism.


Recorded on 26th August 2020.