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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)

Bernd Nawrath

Consultant (BNC)

Bianca Wilkens

Journalist (fvw)

Christian Tänzler

Spokesman (Berlin Tourismus&Kongress 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)

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)

Olga Heuser

Co-Founder & CEO (DialogShift)

Petra Thomas

CEO (forum anders reisen e.V.)

Rainer Klee

Founder & Managing Director (AERTiCKET Group)

Roland Gassner

Director Business Development (Travel Data + Analytics)

Sascha Hausmann

Partner (Howzat Partners)

Sascha Nitsche

Managing Director & Owner (solamento Reisen GmbH)

Ulf Sonntag

Project Manager Reiseanalyse (NIT / FUR)

Uta Martens

Sales Director Retail Global Accounts (Amadeus Germany)

Uwe Frers


Speaker Saturday & Sunday

Alina Rudya

Photographer & Founder of the Bell Collective

André Baumeister

Lecturer & Founder, FRAM Science & Travel

Andrea Voß

Founder, Projekt Heldencamper

Annika Gramlich

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

Anselm Pahnke

Bike Traveler, Anderswo. Allein in Afrika

Bianca König

Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Charlott Roth

Project consultant

Daniel Tischer

Blogger, Coach & Co-Founder, Nomadweek

Detlef Zemlin

Adventure Guide, Sternenpark Westhavelland

Emily McDonnell

Solo Traveler & Travel Writer

Family Escobar Walter


Gianluca Pardelli

Photographer & Journalist

Hana Kleber

Initiator VOICE4AFRICA & CEO of KPRN network GMBH

Hardy Krüger jr.

Actor, author, photographer & globetrotter

Juan Martinez

Photographer, Journalist & Blogger

Julia Beck

Co-Founder inner/outer journeys

Julian Trometer

Travel Blogger

Kash Bhattacharya

Travel Blogger, Budgettraveller

Kristin Anders & Justine Schaller

Marketing & Sales, Spreewald Tourism Association

Lennart Adam

Journalist & Author

Leo Sibeth & Sebastian Ohlert

Responsible World Travelers

Maja Löwedey & Vera Hövelbrinks

BRACENET GmbH – Save the seas. Wear a net

Manuel Dietrich

Photographer, Filmmaker & Travel Addict

Manuel Larbig

Survival Trainer & Wild Herbs Expert

Markéta Chaloupková

Director of CzechTourism Germany

Markus Mauthe

Nature Photographer & Environmental Activist

Martina von Münchhausen

Senior Programme Officer Tourism, WWF Germany

Michael Schulz

Photographer & Instagram Expert, Berlinstagram

Nicole Cogiel

Co-Founder inner/outer journeys

Niklas Weber

Nature Photographer & Filmmaker

Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk

Designer & Travel Blogger

Oliver Haas

Co-Founder, Nomadweek

Priska Seisenbacher

Photographer and Author

Prof. Dr. Claudia Brözel

Professor for Marketing Management & eCommerce in Tourism, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE)

Samuel Bosch

Pianist & Music Producer, Derkalavier

Sarah Muehl


Stefan Korn

Global hitchhiker

Stefanie Görisch

Homeopathic Practitioner

Stefanie Tomczak

Projekt Heldencamper

Tom Belz

One-legged Mountaineer & Mammut Ambassador

Ulla Lohmann

Film & Photography Journalist

Verena Marte

Co-Founder inner/outer journeys

Victoria Ade-Genschow

Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Socio-Political Expert – The British Berliner