Side Events 1 - 2 May 2019


Think Tank

Start-Up Innovation Camp

Hotel Schweizerhof, Restaurant "Zur Werkstatt" and Boat "Cirrus" on Lake Luzern

Swiss Hospitality Management School Lucerne

At the WTFL Think Tank the most influential global leaders gather and face the key challenges of the industry.

– Exclusive exchange of insights and foresight
– Out of the box thinking in an inspiring setting

Find out more about the WTFL Think Tank 2019 here or read the summary here.

The Start-Up Camp is a unique platform to drive innovation, attract capital, talents and partnerships.
– Elevator pitches during the main Forum (open to all Forum participants)
– Coaching Talk with business experts
– Exhibition to showcase disruptive business models

Read all about Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 and the winners here or read directly the summary here.


Young Talent Programme

Next Generation Leaders Day

KKL Culture and Convention Center

Media World at Museum of Transport

For the best students of the Forum’s partner universities.

– Special Career Planning session with expert advice on
how to advance their career and how to network and
market themselves
– Young Talent Award with attractive prizes for the best
Young Talents

Meet the winners of Young Talent Programme 2019 or read
the summary here.

Specially for employees with high career potential. Requirements are:
- A minimum of 10 years of experience at a multinational tourism company
- Younger than 40 years
- Responsible for either several employees or for a considerable budget
- Candidates accompany a senior leader working for the same organisation

Have a look at the 5-minute official video of Next Generation Leaders Day at World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2019 here.



Tourism Star Award

Academic Circle

KKL Culture and Convention Center

Château Gütsch

For the 2nd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne supported by our esteemed partner Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is on a mission to spot,
shine light and celebrate committed, inspiring, and enthusiastic stars working
in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

Find out more about the Tourism Star Award 2019!


Representatives of our official partner university network meet for an inspiring academic session. 

The Forum’s partner universities are an exclusive circle of chosen schools, all worldwide very well positioned in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

See here a full list of our partner universities or read the summary of Academic Circle 2019 here.


Swiss Session


KKL Culture and Convention Center


All about the topic "entrepreneurship", supported by SECO. For Swiss travel, tourism and hospitality experts.

Please find below the three presentations of Thursday morning 2 May 2019:

Presentation Entrepreneurship im Tourismus

Presentation Quadrin

Presentation Tourism by tomorrow

Presentation Moving forward with innosuisse

And read the full summary here.





A video clip of our Side Events 2019

World Tourism Forum Lucernes Side Events from World Tourism Forum Lucerne on Vimeo.