Programme 2 - 3 May 2019


For a programme overview including the side events, please have a look here: PDF Timetable

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2.5.2019

11:30 - 13:45 REGISTRATION
12:30 - 13:45 WELCOME LUNCH
13:45 - 13:55 WELCOME

Disruption matters to every business
Urs Gredig Broadcast Journalist
Caroline Mutoko Group CMO and General Manager Digital, Radio Africa

13:55 - 14:15 KEYNOTE

Managing innovation in the digital revolution
Karolin Frankenberger Professor, Director of the Institute of Management & Strategy, University of St. Gallen

14:15 - 14:30 START-UP PITCH

Category winner Transaction

14:30 - 15:10 PANEL

Disruption, a constant driver for change
HE Rania Al Mashat Minister of Tourism of Egypt
Karolin Frankenberger Professor, Director of the Institute of Management & Strategy, University of St. Gallen 
Bas Lemmens CEO Meetings.com
Andreas G. Schmid Entrepreneur, Chairman Helvetica Capital AG, Board Member Radisson Hospitality, Chairman Zurich Airport
Michael Ros COO / Co-founder Bidroom, WTFL Start-Up Winner 2017

Moderated by Urs Gredig

15:10 - 15:20 START-UP PITCH

Category winner Hospitality

15:20 - 15:40 INSPIRATION

Ras Al Khaimah: a young destination rooted in history
Haitham Mattar CEO Tourism Development Authority of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah

15:45 - 16:25 NETWORKING BREAK
16:25 - 17:15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

Workshops, CreaLabs, Masterclasses, and Showcases
For a description of the parallel sessions, please click here.

17:25 - 17:35 DISCUSSION

The Next Generation Leaders’ view of disruption
Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

17:35 - 17:40 DOCUMENTARY

The Next Generation Leaders’ view of disruption
Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

17:40 - 17:55 INSIGHT

The secret of learning from other industries
Jean-Claude Biver Chairman of LVMH, Hublot and Zenith

Moderated by Urs Gredig

17:55 - 18:00 VIDEO

Our Young Talents
Videos of Finalists
 

Moderated by Urs Gredig

18:00 - 18:15 PRESENTATION

The "new Bali Concept": an innovative way to sell a new destination
NN

Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

18:15 - 18:20 OUTLOOK

The WTFL Innovation Agenda
Martin Barth President & CEO World Tourism Forum Lucerne

18:20 - 18:30 CLOSING

Urs GredigCaroline Mutoko

19:15 - 22:30 COCKTAIL DINNER

Featuring Young Talent Award
Supported by Ras Al Khaimah

Location: Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

3.5.2019

07:45 - 08:30 COFFEE

Coffee and Pastries for Networking

08:30 - 08:40 WELCOME

Creativity first

08:40 - 09:10 KEYNOTE

Talent for a disruptive industry
Kate Walsh Dean of School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

09:10 - 09:20 START-UP PITCH

Category winner Destination

09:25 - 10:15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

Workshops, CreaLabs, Masterclasses, and Showcases
For a description of the parallel sessions, please click here.

10:15 - 10:55 NETWORKING BREAK
10:55 - 11:05 START-UP PITCH

Category winner Mobility

11:05 - 11:45 PANEL

The best talents for the best industry
HE Maitha Saif Majid Al-Mahrouqi Undersecretary Ministry of Tourism Oman 
Brett Tollman Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation

Puneet Chhatwal MD & CEO The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
Simon Llyod Dean - Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism, Botho University - Gaborone

Moderated by Urs Gredig

11:45 - 12:00 CEREMONY

Tourism Star Award
Reto Wittwer Chairman World Tourism Forum Lucerne
Puneet Chhatwal MD & CEO The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
3 Winners

Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

Find out more about the Tourism Star Award!

12:00 - 12:10 OUTLOOK

The WTFL Talent Agenda
Reto Wittwer Chairman World Tourism Forum Lucerne

12:10 - 12:20 START-UP PITCH

Category winner Impact

12:20 - 12:35 INSIGHT

Canton of Schwyz: innovative tradition
Franz-Xaver Strüby Chairman Board of Directors Schwyz Tourismus AG 
Nadja Räss Modern yodelling performance

12:35 - 13:50 LUNCH BREAK

Hosted by Canton of Schwyz

13:50 - 13:55 INSIGHT

Report on the CreaLab on future education in tourism
NN

Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

13:55 - 14:10 KEYNOTE

Input speech about diversity / inclusion
Musimbi Kanyoro President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

14:10 - 14:50 PANEL

The potential of diversity for the tourism industry
Maud Bailly Chief Digital and Diversity Officer Accor
Brett Heising Founder Brettapproved
Musimbi Kanyoro President & CEO Global Fund for Women
Aradhana Khowala
World Tourism Forum Lucerne

Moderated by Caroline Mutoko

14:55 - 15:00 OUTLOOK

The WTFL Diversity Agenda
Aradhana Khowala World Tourism Forum Lucerne

15:00 - 15:10 PRESENTATION

The Swiss way to stay innovative
Guy Parmelin Swiss Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

15:10 - 15:40 NETWORKING BREAK
15:40 - 16:10 INTERVIEW

Human capital - the key to success in a digital future
Surprise guest

Moderated by
Urs Gredig

16:10 - 16:25 FAREWELL

Martin Barth
Reto Wittwer
Timo Albiez Vice-Director Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

16:30 - 17:30 SWISS CHEESE FONDUE

A lasting memory

4.5.2019

08:30 - 17:00 OPTIONAL PROGRAMME

Skiing Day on Mount Titlis

Sightseeing Tour Lucerne

Outdoor Adventure Activities in Schwyz

 

Please find more information about the optional programme here.