Topaz Smith

Project Lead, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum

Topaz is a seasoned cultural and business expert with extensive experience in tourism, policy, and sustainable development.

Topaz is a member of the Global Industries Team and serves as the Project Lead for Travel and Tourism.
Prior to joining the Forum, Topaz held positions in the hospitality industry on the Amalfi Coast and in New York City's Financial District. Her diverse career includes service with the U.S. Peace Corps, eco-cultural projects in Brazil and Ethiopia, and the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative. Topaz created and managed start up tech programs to help founders scale their high-growth tech ideas.

Topaz founded EN-NOBLE, a travel company that designed unique and meaningful travel experiences beyond typical mass-market options. Her innovative approach catered to travelers seeking deeper cultural immersion while using tourism as a tool for socio-economic development in local communities.

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