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 (per invitation

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

Read more about the WTFL Think Tank 2019.

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
– Coaching Talk with business experts
– Exhibition to showcase disruptive business models

Read all about Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 here.


Young Talent Programme

Next Generation 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 finalists of Young Talent Programme 2019!



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

Register together with your accompanying next generation representative for the main Forum online
Your candidate will benefit from a special session before the Forum starts (Thursday morning, 2 May)

Have a look at the Next Generation Day 2019 more in detail 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.

The winner of the Tourism Star Award will be announced, facilitated and
celebrated during the main Forum of World Tourism Forum Lucerne
on 3 May 2019.

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.




Swiss Session


KKL Culture and Convention Center


All about the topic "entrepreneurship", supported by SECO. For Swiss travel, tourism and hospitality experts. (held in German).

You can register here for the Forum including the Swiss Sessions. If you would like to join only the Swiss Sessions, then please register here.






A video clip of our Next Generations, Start-Ups and Young Talents 2017