The Institute of Travel and Tourism has confirmed it will host its 2011 conference in Venice.

Sir Terry Leahy, chief executive of Tesco, will speak at the conference as well as Thomas Cook chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa and Tui Travel chief executive Peter Long.

The conference will take place from June 6-8 at the Hilton Molino Stucky. The location was confirmed at the ITT President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening.