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March 04, 2020

Destinations

Keynote Panel: Re-thinking Tourism Success: Managing Destinations For Sustainable Growth

March 04, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Exclusively at ITB: the new OECD report "Tourism Trends and Policies 2020"
  • Costs and benefits of tourism for destinations. 
  • Implications of sustainable tourism growth. 
  • Valuable insights into international best practice examples. 
  • How to spread the benefits of tourism more efficiently, enhance connectivity, mainstream sustainable policies and practices, leverage technology as a tool for destination management, and better measure the territorial dimension of tourism.
  • On the panel: tour operators from key source markets, rural and urban tourism destinations in Europe and Asia.

Destinations

Keynote Panel: Responsible Tourism Destinations: Roadmap To A “High Ambition Scenario”

March 04, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

-In Cooperation with UNWTO-

  • Climate Protection Goals of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid.Ambitious climate protection goals also for the tourism industry.
  • To what extent is global tourism affected?
  • What does the UNWTO´s "high ambition scenario" on climate protection measures in global tourism look like?
  • What are the highlights of the latest UNWTO study?
  • Is not travelling one of the recommendations on the list?

Deep Dive Sessions

Enhancing Destination Resilience

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 15:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

Mini Master Class for Policy Makers with the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council

  • Overview of resilience and how it is incorporated in crisis management planning
  • Sustainability: how to identify risks and planning for them
  • How to use data to ensure sustainable resilience
  • Examples of sustainable resiliency highlighting key actions

Business Travel

ITB Business Travel Forum

March 04, 2020
15:00 - 17:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

Valuable know-how for travel and event managers.

More information about the ITB Business Travel segment can also be found here: www.itb-convention.com/businesstravel

Destinations

ITB Mayor Interview: The Future Of City Tourism

March 04, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • City Tourism in metropolitan areas
  • Sustainability and environmental protection of cities
  • Smart cities and digitalization 
  • Concepts for avoiding and adapting to overtourism 
  • How to deal with the sharing economy
  • Future destination management

Destinations

ITB Ministers’ Roundtable: Sustainable Destination Best Practices

March 04, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Neglecting sustainability destroys the environment and culture, the local population revolts and tourists become discouraged.
  • Sustainability: the most important principle of destination planning.
  • Today: considerable differences in sustainability efforts.
  • Best practice countries explain their formulas for success.
  • Which policy measures can be used to achieve progress in sustainability and which measures are unsuccessful?
  • What economic successes do sustainability advances bring? What are the most difficult hurdles?

Future

Outlook Keynote: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics & Co – A Blessing Or Curse For Mankind?

March 04, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A4/A5

  • A look beyond the tourism industry at the mega trend of our time. 
  • Potentials and challenges for economy and society. 
  • What are the risks and are they manageable? 
  • Outlook: Digitalization in the future

March 05, 2020

Business Travel

ITB Business Travel Forum

March 05, 2020
10:45 - 14:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

Valuable know-how for travel and event managers.

More information about the ITB Business Travel segment can also be found here: www.itb-convention.com/businesstravel

Business Travel

A1 And EU Reporting Requirements: A Bureaucratic Monster And Its Consequences

March 05, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

  • How does the idea of freedom of movement turn into a bureaucratic pitfall? 
  • The consequences of the Posting of Workers Directive for companies
  • Solutions for companies
  • What can politics do for business travelers in EU countries?

Deep Dive Sessions

Stop The Flood Of Plastic

March 05, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

Time to act is now: How governments and tourism industry can stop plastic leakage into the sea

-In Cooperation with WWF-

March 06, 2020

CSR

Keynote: Climate Change, Global Warming, Weather Extremes: Status Quo And Constraints To Action

March 06, 2020
11:00 - 11:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • A hot summer and concerning climate reports: To continue on will lead into the abyss.
  • How can we still prevent the climate emergency?
  • Which measures to contain global warming and climate change are effective?
  • Which policy measures are unavoidable and to be expected?
  • To what extent is the global tourism industry affected?
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the world´s leading climate researcher, explains the status quo and the need for action. 

CSR

The Hot Seat: Tourism Between Fridays for Future And Flight Shaming

March 06, 2020
12:00 - 12:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Goals and objectives of the Fridays for Future movement.
  • What should happen in tourism? 
  • Can we still travel as we are used to?
  • What do tourism providers like airlines do and is that enough? 
  • The positions of Fridays for Future and tourism providers: Are they irreconcilable or can compromises be found? 

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