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Planning For What Will Come, Not For What Was (July 02, 2020)

The corona pandemic is shaking the foundations of the global tourism industry more than any previous crisis. The post Corona tourism world will be a completely new one - with tectonic shifts on the demand and supply sides that have not yet been imaginable. In this kick off session of the new ITB Virtual Con, the big picture of global post corona tourism will be outlined. Starting in July 2020, regular ITB Virtual Con events will analyse and present the most important market trends and the most valuable practical tips for tourism providers.

Interviewer:
Prof. Dr. Roland Conrady,
Scientific Director ITB Berlin Convention, Worms University of Applied Sciences

Interview Guest:
Philip C. Wolf,
PhoCusWright Founder & Serial Board Director

The Path Forward: The Show Will Go On (May 20, 2020)

A look into the future of international travel shows
powered by B-FOR

Moderation:
Anna Shaw,
President & CEO, B-FOR International

Speaker:
David Ruetz,
Head of ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin
Malcolm Smith,
Senior Vice President of Business Development, IPW
Michael Walsh,
Vice President, B-FOR International
Simon Press,
Senior Exhibition Director WTM London, Reed Exhibitions

Keynote: Top 8 Trends for Tourism & Travel

Speaker:
Nils Müller, TrendOne

Keynote: Overtourism – How Local Tour Operators can Tackle Destination Challenges

Speaker:
Eric La Bonnardiere, Co-Founder Evaneos

Data Talks: Highly Recommended – Best Practice On Personalization

Speaker:
Bernd Nawrath, Managing Director/Consultant, BNC Bernd Nawrath Consult
Oliver Nökel, Founder / CEO, NumBirds GmbH

*only in German

Global Luxury Customers and Sustainability - Exclusive empirical study by Travelzoo and ITB

Speaker:
Sharry Sun, Global Head of Brand, Travelzoo

Fragen zu Corona & Reiserecht

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Josef Vogel, Rechtsanwalt BEITEN BURKHARDT
Michael Buller, Vorstand VIR

Moderation: Michael Faber, Tourismuszukunft

*only in German

New Work: Technisch und menschlich

Speaker:
Catharina Fischer und Kristine Honig, Tourismuszukunft

*only in German

More Direct Bookings Through Affiliate Partners

Speaker:
Malte Hannig, Supervising Senior Affiliate Manager xpose360 GmbH

Coronavirus Outbreak: Effects on Global Tourism and Successful Recovery and Resilience Measures

Speaker:
Eran Ketter (PhD)

Tours, Tickets, Attraction: What Drives The Industry in 2020?",

Speaker Prolog:
Charlotte L Davies, Founder: A Bright Approach

Panel/Round Table: "Tours, Tickets, Attractions.
What Drives The Industry in 2020?",
Presentation and Moderation: Lukas C.C. Hempel, CEO bookingkit
Speaker: Marcus Guhlan/Head of eCommerce and System Development, Visit Berlin // Klaudija Janzelj, Commercial Director Urban Adventures // Charlotte Lamp Davies , Founder A Bright Approach// Andrew Aley, Managing Director, Sightseeing Alliance

Erste Ergebnisse der Reiseanalyse 2020

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Martin Lohmann, director NIT, FUR e.V.

Influencers, Instagram and co.: the underestimated challenges for destination

Moderation:
Stephen Dutton, Senior Research Analyst, Euromonitor
Speaker:
Lauren Teague, Digital Native, Strategist, Speaker
Natalie Lefevre, Social Media & Digital Marketing Consultant, Travel Influencer

ITB Market Research: Future of Travel 2040?

Speaker:
Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor

The Future of the Tourism Industry: Digital disruption, climate change and Thomas Cook & Co

Speaker:
Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor

Ohren auf! Podcasts im Marketing Mix

Moderator: Daniel Sprügel, Founder Maniac Studios
Speaker:
Teresa Baumgarten, Marketing Manager, ITB Berlin
Jens Behler, Ressortleiter Digitale Kommunikation, Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Adrian Klie, Podcaster, Welttournee - der Reisepodcast

*only in German

Influencer events: from creating instagrammable moments to delivering ROI

Speaker:

Irina Graf, Founder, The MICE Blog and Event Planners Talk, International Relations Officers, VDVO 

Han Talbot, Project Manager, Traverse

Voice Commerce: Selling Travel And Hotel Rooms Via Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant

Speaker:
Steffen Hohl, Managing Director, Yeahmazing
Dr. Aljoscha Burchardt, Deputy Site Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Blogging & Open Data im Tourismus

Speaker:
Catharina Fischer, Netzwerkpartnerin / Beraterin, Tourismuszukunft
Christoph Hampe, Digital Marketing Manager, Thüringen Tourismus

*only in German

Das Zeitalter der Künstlichen intelligenz: Chancen und Herausforderungen für den Tourismus

Speaker:
Florian Bauhuber, Tourismuszukunft.

*only in German

Product Launch: Unveiling Fair Trade Travel

Speaker: Maksim Izmaylov, Winding Tree

Powered by Hospitality Industry Club

REVENUE MANAGEMENT: KEYNOTE, BEST CASES And PANEL

Moderator:
Daniel Zelling, Hospitality Industry Club, opensmjle & techtalk.travel, Zsuzsanna Albrecht, ZA Hospitality Consulting

Speaker:
Osvaldo Mauro, Profiter
Neville Isaac, BEONPRICE
Siim Karu, A&O Hostels
Jason Pinto, PACE
Simone Puorto, Travel Singularity

SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS IN HOSPITALITY

Moderator: Daniel Zelling, Hospitality Industry Club, opensmjle & techtalk.travel

Speaker:
Lea Jordan, techtalk.travel
Suzann Heinemann, GreenSign
Moritz Hintze, bookitgreen
Uta Janbeck, Janbecks FAIRhaus
Moritz von Petersdorff-Campen, Suitepad

*only in German

THE FUTURE OF HOTEL ONLINE DISTRIBUTION

Moderator:
Daniel Zelling, Hospitality Industry Club, opensmjle & techtalk.travel,

Speaker:
Daniel Zelling, Hospitality Industry Club, opensmjle & techtalk.travel
Thomas Danielczak, SHIJII GROUP
Felizitas Denz, EAST HAMBURG
Ben Jost, TrustYou
Juanjo Rodriguez, The Hotels Network

*only in German

RE-BUILDING AND SHAPING HOTEL BRANDS

Moderator:
Daniel Zelling, Hospitality Industry Club, opensmjle & techtalk.travel,

Speaker:
Sebastien Leitner, Cloudbeds
Dr. Michael Toedt, dailypoint
Alexander Schuster, 25hours Hotel Company
David Turnbull, techtalk.travel

*only in German

Thank you Hospitality Industry Club

A Behaviour-Smart Look At Technology And Travel

Speaker:
Milena Nikolova, ATTA - Adventure Travel Trade Association

Crisis Management And Resiliency In The Shadow Of COVID-19

Moderated by:
Lee Hayhurst, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

Panelists:
Robin Ingle, CEO, MSH Americas and Travel Navigator
Carlos Cendra, Chief Marketing Officer, Mabrian Technologies

Luxury And Sustainability: Contradiction Or Prerequisite?

Interviewer:
Marc Aeberhard, Owner, Luxury Hotel & Spa Management Ltd.

Interview Guest:
Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, IUBH International University

Voice Commerce: Selling Travel And Hotel Rooms Via Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant

Interviewer:
Steffen Hohl, Managing Director, Yeahmazing
Interviewee:
Tim Kahle, CEO & Co-Founder, 169 Labs

IPK`s World Travel Monitor: Prognose der globalen und europäischen Tourismusentwicklung – in Kooperation mit IPK International

Speaker:
Rolf Freitag, CEO IPK International

Tiktok – A New Craze In The Tourism Tool Box

Speaker:
Ulrike Katz, justZARGEScommunicate!

Hot Seat Sessions

Der Heiße Stuhl: Tourismus zwischen Fridays for Future und Flugscham

Interviewer:
Eike Otto, Consultant for Tourism and Regional Development, sustainable-tourism.com, Traumdestinationen.de

Interviewee:
Clara Mayer, Fridays for Future

*only in German

Der Heiße Stuhl: Tourismus zwischen Fridays for Future und Flugscham

Interviewer:
Eike Otto, Consultant for Tourism and Regional Development, sustainable-tourism.com, Traumdestinationen.de

Interviewee:
Lucienne Damm, Senior Environmental Manager, TUI Cruises

*only in German

The Hot Seat: Tourism Between Fridays for Future And Flight Shaming

Interviewer:
Eike Otto, Consultant for Tourism and Regional Development, sustainable-tourism.com, Traumdestinationen.de

Interviewee:
Julia Massey, Vice President Global Sustainability, Kempinski