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Friday is dedicated to the trade visitors and industry representatives. On this day, ITB Berlin curates the program and invited experts for panel discussions and presentations on current topics of the tourism industry.

On Saturday and Sunday, private visitors can look forward to an entertaining as well as educational program. The Berlin Travel Festival is bringing exciting adventurers and travel professionals on stage who want to share their knowledge, passion, and expertise with the visitors.

Speaker Friday (B2B)

Arturo Ortiz

Tourism Counsellor (Embassy of Spain)

Bernd Nawrath

Consultant (BNC)

Bianca Wilkens

Journalist (fvw)

Boris Raoul

CEO (Invia Group)

Christian Tänzler

Spokesman (Berlin Tourismus&Kongress GmbH)

Claudia Freimuth

Encourager for Authentic Sales

Cynthia Paynter

Vice President & Revenue Manager - AccorHotels Deutschland GmbH

David Ruetz

Head of ITB Berlin, Exhibition Director

Detlef Schroer

Sales Manager (schauinslandreisen gmbh)

Dirk Inger

Managing Director (DRV)

Eva Samperi

Spanish Tourist Office Berlin (TURESPAÑA)

Harald Pechlaner

Professor at the chair of Tourism (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

Inge Huijbrechts

Global Senior Vice President Responsible Business and Safety & Security (Radisson Hotel Group)

Jara Schreiber

Coordinator (Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism e.V.)

Lea Jordan

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing (techtalk.travel)

Lukas C.C. Hempel

Founder & Managing Director (bookingkit)

Michael Buller

Executive (Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V.)

Michael Riegel

CEO & Founder (Comtravo GmbH)

Michael Schober

Senior Manager Direct Sales (SunExpress)

Olga Heuser

Co-Founder & CEO (DialogShift)

Ömer Karaca

Member of the Board (Schmetterling International GmbH & Co. KG)

Peter Kautz

VP Research & Analysis and Member of Executive Committee (Statista)

Petra Thomas

CEO (forum anders reisen e.V.)

Philip Ibrahim

Hotel Director (The Student Hotel Berlin)

Quentin Walesch

Partner (WAALD strategy & advisory)

Rainer Klee

Founder & Managing Director (AERTiCKET Group)

Reginald Charlot

Managing Director – Tourism Market Development (NYC & Company)

Rika Jean-François

Corporate Social Responsibility (ITB Berlin)

Roland Gassner

Director Business Development (Travel Data + Analytics)

Sascha Hausmann

Partner (Howzat Partners)

Sascha Nitsche

Managing Director & Owner (solamento Reisen GmbH)

Steffen Faradi

CEO (Midoco Holding GmbH)

Thomas Bömkes

Managing Director (Diversity Tourism GmbH)

Torsten Sabel

Co-founder & COO (Customer Alliance)

Ulf Sonntag

Project Manager Reiseanalyse (NIT / FUR)

Uta Martens

Sales Director Retail Global Accounts (Amadeus Germany)

Uwe Frers


Speaker Saturday & Sunday

Aage Dünhaupt

Director Communications Central Region, TUI

Alina Rudya

Photographer & Founder of the Bell Collective

Annika Gramlich

Co-Founder, SHE is a RIDER - Motorcycle Magazine For Women

Anselm Pahnke

Bike Traveler, Anderswo. Allein in Afrika

Caspar Venter

Managing Director & Owner Venter Tours GmbH

Corina Tomaschett

Travelettes of Bangladesh

Denis Kettlitz

Press spokesman & Public Relations - Spreewald Tourism Association

Family Escobar Walter


Gianluca Pardelli

Photographer & Journalist

Hanna Kleber

Initiator VOICE4AFRICA & CEO of KPRN network GMBH

Hardy Krüger jr.

Actor, author, photographer & globetrotter

Hauke Dressler

Travel and reportage photographer GEO SAISON

Itta Olaj

Managing Director Tourismusverband Ruppiner Seenland

Jochen Schliemann & Michael Dietz

Journalists, Podcaster - Reisen Reisen – Der Podcast

Johannes Soeder

Co-Founder & CEO Akwaba Afrika

Lennart Adam

Journalist & Author

Leo Sibeth & Sebastian Ohlert

Responsible World Travelers

Leonardo Di Chiara

Italian Architect & Engineer

Lisa-Maria Kraft & Maximilian Gierlinger

Web video producers, travel bloggers & Sinnfluencer

Markus Mauthe

Nature Photographer & Environmental Activist

Martina von Münchhausen

Senior Programme Officer Tourism, WWF Germany

Matthias Kühn

Managing Director of the Tourism Federation of the travel region Havelland

Niklas Weber

Nature Photographer & Filmmaker

Norman Siehl

Founder & CEO HIKANOE Gmbh – the boat to go

Rob Greenfield

Activist, Humanitarian, Adventurer

Sakia Haque

Travelettes of Bangladesh

Sarah Muehl


Stefan Korn

Global hitchhiker

Tom Belz

One-legged Mountaineer & Mammut Ambassador

Ulla Lohmann

Film & Photography Journalist