Internationally renowned documentarian and presenter, Louis Theroux, has been unveiled as the closing speaker for the World Travel Market London 2023, marking the culmination of the world's most influential travel and tourism event on its third day.
Louis, famous for his work on shows like Unusual Adventures, Encounters with Louis, and his lockdown podcast, Grounded, will take center stage at the Elevate Arena with a session titled "A Conversation with Louis Theroux" on Wednesday, November 8, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Throughout his illustrious career, Louis has whisked viewers away on unforgettable voyages across the globe, delving into diverse cultures, peculiar phenomena, and the human experience in ways that challenge conventional thinking.
In what promises to be an enthralling hour-long discussion, Louis will be in conversation with Marcus Murphy, the founder and CEO of 5ive, exploring his remarkable career, the individuals he's encountered, and the nations he's explored.
Louis has a profound commitment to uncovering the uncharted, employing his distinct investigative approach to unveil the personas, lifestyles, allegiances, and convictions of those frequently misunderstood, marginalized, or overlooked.
Commencing his career in written journalism, he transitioned to television as a correspondent on TV Nation, a groundbreaking documentary series by the renowned American filmmaker Michael Moore.
He subsequently joined the BBC and created his own series, Louis Theroux's Eccentric Journeys, where, among other ventures, he underwent training with American wrestlers, mingled with members of criminal organizations, and spent time with individuals on society's fringes. He ventured to Bangkok to meet Western men in pursuit of Thai brides, South Africa to engage with white extremists, and India to seek the essence of existence.
Juliette Losardo, Exhibition Director of World Travel Market London, expressed:
"We are absolutely delighted to announce Louis Theroux as our closing speaker. The manner in which he navigates the world and the individuals he encounters along the way are genuinely captivating.
"He joins a distinguished roster of prominent figures who have graced the stage at World Travel Market London throughout the past four decades, each of whom has inspired audiences with their thought-provoking discourse and captivating anecdotes.
"Louis Theroux is one of the most influential documentarians globally, and his inimitable style has garnered him a legion of admirers.
"His perspective on the world when he embarks on his travels, generating unconventional documentaries, is bound to entertain the audience with accounts of his discoveries while also reinforcing the significance of seeking unique experiences.
"His composed, non-confrontational approach distinguishes him from numerous journalists and documentary presenters, serving as proof that there are multiple avenues to unearth the core of any issue.
"As was the case with past keynote events, we anticipate a substantial crowd vying for seats at 'A Conversation with Louis Theroux.' This reaffirms that attending World Travel Market not only sets you up for a year's worth of business opportunities but also ensures a fantastic time and a wellspring of inspiration."