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ITB Berlin Convention

Open for Digital, Responsible & Resilient Solutions

THE WORLD OF TRAVEL FROM AN ENTIRELY NEW PERSPECTIVE

  • 7. - 9. März 2023
    itb.com/convention
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Change is for open minds!

Global trends, leading experts and current best practice examples: The world's most important travel industry conference features keynotes, panel discussions, expert interviews and awards on groundbreaking topics such as travel technology, marketing & distribution, future travel, MICE, sustainability and social responsibility, hospitality, business travel, future work and much more.

New partners for the ITB Berlin Convention 2023

The Board of Experts, as well as our partners NEUSTA Grafenstein and Beeftea, bring top international speakers and tourism experts who address the most relevant topics of the global travel industry with unique expertise and fresh perspectives to ITB Berlin Convention.

NEUSTA Grafenstein
Beeftea

The Board of Experts

Prof. Dr Willy Legrand

Professor at IU International University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Karoline Wiegerink

Professor of City Hospitality, Hotelschool The Hague

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack

Professor for Destination Management at Ostfalia HaW, scientific director of the European Tourism Institute as well as PROJECT M, director of Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des Bundes

Lea Jordan

Co-Founder at techtalk.travel

Dr. Markus Heller

Managing partner at Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH


Many more friends and partners are supporting the ITB Berlin Convention team with their expert knowledge to create the ITB Convention experience for you:

Charlotte Lamp-Davis

Charlotte Lamp Davies

Founder

A Bright Approach

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Frank Grafenstein

Founder & CEO

NEUSTA Grafenstein

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Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlander

Professor for Tourism and scientific director

Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des Bundes

Thomas Bömkes

Thomas Bömkes

Managing Director

Diversity Tourism GmbH

Dirk Rogl

Dirk Rogl

Founder

Travel.Commerce

Marc Aeberhard

Marc Aeberhard

Founder and Owner

Luxury Hotel & Spa Management Ltd

Douglas Quinby

Douglas Quinby

Co-Founder and CEO

Arival

Good to know:

  • ITB Berlin Convention 2023 will take place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds 7-9 March, 2023

Convention and trade show in one:

  • Participation in the ITB Berlin Convention is included in the trade show ticket
  • Selected sessions will be streamed on the ITBxplore platform

Recent Top Speakers and Top Companies

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Professor at IU International University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

As a professor, researcher and author in the field of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and practices in the global travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, it is an honour to serve on the ITB Board of Experts (BoE). I support and encourage academics, government and industry leaders, change-makers and all those on the frontline of corporate social responsibility to develop strategic guidance and operational practices for sustainability and regeneration that is actionable in a world ripe for positive change. 

Dr. Karoline Wiegerink

Professor of City Hospitality, Hotelschool The Hague

Dr. Karoline Wiegerink

I am dedicated to hospitality and customer centricity and the value creation it leads to.

I am looking forward contributing to ITB Board of Experts from the hospitality lens, collaborating towards an inspiring, insightful and innovative conference programme that creates value for tourism professionals within the welcoming environment of Messe Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack

Professor for Destination Management at Ostfalia HaW, scientific director of the European Tourism Institute as well as PROJECT M, director of Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des Bundes

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack

As a researcher and strategy consultant in the fields of destination management, futures research and policy advice in tourism, it is an honor to serve on the ITB Board of Experts (BoE). I invite decision makers as well as researchers to discuss the key issues that challenge us and to pioneer solutions.

Lea Jordan

Co-Founder at techtalk.travel

Lea Jordan

As a professor, researcher and author in the field of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and practices in the global travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, it is an honour to serve on the ITB Board of Experts (BoE). I support and encourage academics, government and industry leaders, change-makers and all those on the frontline of corporate social responsibility to develop strategic guidance and operational practices for sustainability and regeneration that is actionable in a world ripe for positive change. 

Dr. Markus Heller

Managing partner at Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH

Dr. Markus Heller

With more than 25 years of consulting experience in the travel and tourism industry and as managing partner of Dr. Fried & Partner, I am very pleased to be a member of the ITB Board of Experts and to identify and drive forward the relevant industry topics. ITB as an impulse generator and network creates a platform for industry experts to discuss and adapt innovative concepts and business models that contribute to the digital and sustainable transformation. In this context, I am looking forward to deeper insights into the areas of tour operators, travel sales, cruise and carriers.