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ITB Hospitality Day

  • Kategorie: Future, Hospitality, Marketing
  • Date: March 10, 2011
  • Time: 10:30 - 18:00
  • Location: Hall 7.1b, Auditorium London

How much influence do current social and tourism issues have on the hotel industry? The ITB Hospitality Day discusses markets and people, concepts and contradictions, trends and counter trends - and helps the industry to position itself in the international environment. is the exclusive media partner of the ITB Hospitality Day.

Hosted by:
Maria Pütz-Willems, Editor-in-chief,

Developments in Poland, Croatia, Romania and Russia

Moderated by:
Martin Schaffer, Managing Partner, Kohl & Partner

Panel guests:
Friedrich W. Niemann, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Former GM Hilton Bukarest
Laurent Picheral, CEO, Orbis SA
Kristian Sustar, Executive Director, HUP Zagreb, President of the Croatian Association of Hoteliers
Thomas Willms, Vice President & Regional Director East & Central Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Moderated by:
Prof. Dr. Christian Buer, Head of Tourism/Hotel Management, Heilbronn University

Dr. Xavier Font, Co-Director International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University

Moderated by:
Prof. Dr. Christian Buer, Head of Tourism/Hotel Management, Heilbronn University

Jérôme Destors, Director Hotel IT, Amadeus
Rohit Talwar, CEO, Fast Future Research

Conversation with the CEOs of two different hotel groups

Moderated by:
Maria Pütz-Willems, Editor-in-chief,

Panel guests:
Christian Windfuhr, Chief Executive Officer, Grand City Hotels & Resorts
Reto Wittwer, President & CEO, Kempinski Hotels

Succession issues and franchise brands make the future difficult for private hotels

Moderated by:
Steffen Weidemann, Chief Executive Officer, IFH Institute For Hospitality Management

Panel guests:
Guglielmo L. Brentel, President, Hotelleriesuisse
Prof. Stephan Gerhard, President & Chairman of the Board, TREUGAST Solutions Group
Marcus Smola, CEO, Best Western Hotels Germany
Susanne Weiss, CEO, Ringhotels Germany

How networks interlink

Moderated by:
Gabriele Schulze, Owner, marketing4results

Panel guests:
Juliane Cray, Industry Head Travel Germany, Google Germany
Markus Luthe, Chief Executive, German Hotel Association (IHA)
Marco Nussbaum, Co-Founder & CEO, prizeotel
Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business
Jörg Trouvain, CEO, HolidayCheck AG

The new trend in between youth hostel and budget hotel

Moderated by:
Martina Fidlschuster, Managing Director & Owner, Hotour Hotel Consulting

Panel guests:
Franz-Josef König, CEO, Society for Systemic Management
Mark Lankester, Group CEO, Tune Hotels
Andrea Mehanna, Founder & General Manager,
Oliver Winter, CEO, A&O Hotels und Hostels

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