World Tourism Forum Lucerne

					World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2011                                                                                         Last update: 17 March 2011

List of participants

April 13 - 15, 2011



                                                                                                                                                      A = Academia
                                                                                                                                                      G = Government
                                                                                                                                                      NG = Next Generation
                                                                                                                                                      P = Press
                                                                                                                                                      TM = Top Management
Last Name          First Name   Function                                  Company                                        Headquarter Company          YT = Young Talents

Ackermann          Marlis       Director                                  Zurich Tourism                                 Switzerland                  TM
                                Project Manager Sustainable Development
Andrieux           Caroline     Department                                Accor Group                                    France                       TM

Aw                 Kah Peng     Chief Executive                           Singapore Tourism Board                        Singapore                    TM

Bächler            Beat         COO                                       STC Switzerland Travel Center                  Switzerland                  TM

Bandi              Norman C.    Journalist                                Handelszeitung                                 Switzerland                  P

Barbey             Alain        CEO                                       Lyria SAS                                      France                       TM

Barmet             Roland       Member of the Executive Board             Lucerne Hotels                                 Switzerland                  TM

Barth              Martin       CEO                                       World Tourism Forum Lucerne                    Switzerland                  TM

Bauer              Wilhelm      Managing Director                         Fraunhofer IAO                                 Germany                      TM
                                Cantonal Councillor / Head of the
Baumann            Isidor       Department                                Department of economics of the canton of Uri   Switzerland                  G

Baumgartner        Christian    Secretary General                         Naturefriends International                    Austria                      TM

Bay                Vanessa      Managing Director                         Primus Communications                          Switzerland                  P

Becker             Alfred N.    Member of the Board of Directors          Lucerne Events                                 Switzerland                  TM

Benavides          Carlos R.    Minister                                  Ministry of Tourism Politics                   Costa Rica                   G
                                                                          IMI University Centre, International Hotel
Benetatos          Theodore     MBA Programme Leader                      Management Institute                           Switzerland                  A




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Last Name           First Name     Function                               Company                                      Headquarter Company    YT = Young Talents

Beyer               Matthias       Managing Partner                       mascontour                                   Germany                TM

Biedermann          Sabine         Senior Consultant                      Primus Communications                        Switzerland            P
                                                                          Government of Dubai
Bin Mejren          Hamad M        Executive Director                     Department of Tourism                        United Arab Emirates   G

Binkert             Andreas        Partner                                Nüesch Development AG                        Switzerland            TM

Brennwald           Andreas        CEO                                    Frey+Cie Techinvest22 Holding AG             Switzerland            TM

Breuss Schmid       Carmen         Market Manager Switzerland             Austrian National Tourist Office             Austria                TM

Brugger             Ernst A.       CEO                                    BHP - Brugger and Partners Ltd.              Switzerland            TM
                                                                          Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Büeler              Xaver          Dean                                   Arts, Lucerne School of Business             Switzerland            A
                                                                          University of Brighton
Burns               Peter M.       Professor of Tourism and Development   Centre for Tourism Policy Studies            United Kingdom         A

Bütikofer           Martin         Director                               Swiss Museum of Transport                    Switzerland            TM

Bütler              Adelbert       Chairman                               Lucerne Tourism Ltd.                         Switzerland            TM


Bütler              Matthias       Leader of leisure programme            SBB Swiss Railway Compagny                   Switzerland            TM
                                   Head Institute for Studies in Music    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Camp                Marc-Antoine   Education                              Arts, Lucerne School of Music                Switzerland            A

Cherif Alami        Othman         President                              National Federation of Tourism               Morocco                TM
                                   Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism
Chiesa              Thea           Industry                               World Economic Forum (WEF)                   Switzerland            TM
                                                                          School of Hotel & Tourism Management at
Chon                Kaye           Director                               The Hong Kong Polytechnic University         China                  A

Cocolas             Nicole         Awarded Young Talent                   The University of Queensland                 Australia              YT

Constantakopoulos   Achilles V.    Managing Director                      T.E.MES. SA                                  Greece                 TM




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                                                                                                                                          G = Government
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                                                                                                                                          TM = Top Management
Last Name       First Name   Function                                  Company                                      Headquarter Company   YT = Young Talents

Conzelmann      Markus       General Manager                           Radisson SAS Hotel Lucerne                   Switzerland           TM

Corlet          Isaline      Head of Congress and Events               Swiss Museum of Transport                    Switzerland           TM
                                                                       ACTE Association of Corporate Travel
Costello        Megan        Managing Director                         Executives                                   USA                   TM

Crescini        Gabriella    Head of Client & Partner Relationships    Swisscontact                                 Switzerland           TM

Czapla          Armin        Corporate Strategy                        AirPlus International                        Germany               NG

De Muynck       Stefan       Director                                  Financial Times Switzerland                  Switzerland           P

Diemer          Patrick W.   Managing Director & Chairman              AirPlus International                        Germany               TM
                                                                       ACTE Association of Corporate Travel
DiLeo           Ron          Executive Director                        Executives                                   USA                   TM

Donkor          Charles      Partner                                   PricewaterhouseCoopers                       Switzerland           TM
                                                                       ACTE Association of Corporate Travel
Dunton-Tinnus   Christine    Regional Director                         Executives                                   United Kingdom        TM
                             Head of the Competence Centre "Regional   Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Egli            Hannes       Economics"                                Arts, Lucerne School of Business             Switzerland           A

Ekert           Kurt         CCO                                       Travelport GDS                               United Kingdom        TM

Ellingsgaard    Oda          Awarded Young Talent                      University of Brighton                       United Kingdom        YT

Erni            Fritz        Director                                  Hotel Montana Lucerne                        Switzerland           TM

Estermann       René         CEO                                       myclimate                                    Switzerland           TM

Facundo         Mechthild    Manager                                   Whistler Chamber of Commerce                 Canada                TM

Farrant         Stephen      Director                                  International Tourism Partnership            United Kingdom        TM
                             Financial Journalist and World Affairs
Finighan        Adrian       Specialist                                BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera                      United Kingdom        P




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                                                                                                                                              G = Government
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                                                                                                                                              P = Press
                                                                                                                                              TM = Top Management
Last Name        First Name   Function                                   Company                                       Headquarter Company    YT = Young Talents

Freitag          Rolf D.      CEO                                        IPK International-World Travel Monitor        Germany                TM

Fritzsche        Heidi        Head Marketing Research                    IPK International-World Travel Monitor        Germany                TM
                                                                         Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Galliker         Max          Advisory Board                             Arts, Lucerne School of Business              Switzerland            A

Gong             Vincent      VP of Hotel and Travel Business            Lashou.com                                    China                  TM

Gosemann         Henrike      Vice President Talent Development          Kempinski Hotels S.A.                         Switzerland            NG

Gurtner          Daniel       Director Tourism                           BUCHERER AG                                   Switzerland            TM

Häfliger         Marco        Vice President                             BSI SA                                        Switzerland            TM

Häfliger         Werner       Chairman                                   Frey+Cie Techinvest22 Holding AG              Switzerland            TM

Handschin        Valentin     Corporate Communication & Sustainability   Hotelplan Suisse                              Switzerland            TM

Hechenblaikner   Georg        Managing Director                          Congress Centrum Alpbach                      Austria                TM

Heck             Matthias     CFO                                        Steigenberger Hotels AG                       Germany                TM

Held             Thomas                                                  Analysis & Strategies                         Switzerland            TM
                              Member of Executive Board, Academic        IMI University Centre, International Hotel
Hitchcock        Michael      Director & Dean of Faculty                 Management Institute                          Switzerland            A

Hogan            James        CEO                                        Etihad Airways                                United Arab Emirates   TM

Howald           Felix        Director                                   Zentralschweizerische Handelskammer            Switzerland           TM
                                                                         HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business
Huber            Sandra       CSR Advisor                                Administration Zurich                          Switzerland           NG

Huber            Volker       Executive Vice President Global Sales      AirPlus International                         Germany                TM

Hürlimann        Peter        Vice-Chairman                              Connection Tourism Forum Lucerne 30           Switzerland            TM




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                                                                                                                                              G = Government
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                                                                                                                                              P = Press
                                                                                                                                              TM = Top Management
Last Name        First Name     Function                                 Company                                        Headquarter Company   YT = Young Talents
                                                                         Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
                                                                         Arts, Lucerne School of Engineering and
Hüsler           René           Dean                                     Architecture                                   Switzerland           A

Hyde             James          Senior Client Partner                    Korn/Ferry International                       United Kingdom        TM

Ihamäki          Kati           Vice President Sustainable Development   Finnair Plc                                    Finland               TM

Jackson          Tim            Economics Commissioner                   UK Sustainable Development Commission          United Kingdom        TM

Jaggy-Kaufmann   Sabine         President                                Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Switzerland          A

Jankovec         Olivier        Director General                         ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International)    Belgium               TM

Jønsson          Lars Erik      Managing Director                        VisitDenmark                                   Denmark               TM

Kallmann         Andreas        Managing Director                        Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Switzerland          A

Keller           Myriam         COO                                      Graubünden Tourism                             Switzerland           NG

Khelifi          Samira         Professor                                Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne EHL                Switzerland           A

Knecht           Thomas         Chairman                                 Knecht Holding AG                              Switzerland           TM

Koch             Hans E.        CEO                                      KKL Luzern Management AG                       Switzerland           TM
                                                                         Brand:Trust GmbH
Koch             Klaus-Dieter   Managing Partner                         Brand Strategy Consultants                     Germany               TM

Küng             Benno          Director Tourism                         BUCHERER AG                                    Switzerland           TM

Lanz             Danielle       Creative Direction                       Ruf Lanz Werbeagentur AG                       Switzerland           TM

Lauber           Maurus         CEO                                      Swiss Travel System AG                         Switzerland           TM
                                                                         Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische
Lengefeld        Klaus          Senior Advisor Sustainable Tourism       Zusammenarbeit (GZT) GmbH                      Germany               TM

Leu              Andreas        Area Manager                             Walde & Partner Immobilien AG                  Switzerland           TM




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                                                                                                                                                  A = Academia
                                                                                                                                                  G = Government
                                                                                                                                                  NG = Next Generation
                                                                                                                                                  P = Press
                                                                                                                                                  TM = Top Management
Last Name           First Name     Function                                  Company                                       Headquarter Company    YT = Young Talents

Leung               Kiki           Awarded Young Talent                      The Hong Kong Polytechnic University          China                  YT
                                                                             Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Liebrich            Andreas        Head of Major Tourism                     Arts, Lucerne School of Business              Switzerland            A
                                   Director, Advisor to Secretary General
Lipman              Geoffrey       UNWTO                                     greenearth.travel                             Belgium                TM
                                                                             Copenhagen Business School
Lyck                Lise           Director                                  Center for Tourism and Culture Management     Denmark                A
                                                                             Department of economics of the canton of
Magnin              Jean-Charles   Cantonal Councillor                       Geneva                                        Switzerland            G

Makhubela           Kingsley       Ambassador, Director General              National Department of Tourism                South Africa           G

Martínez Cano-Cortés Yolanda       Director                                  Spanisches Fremdenverkehrsamt Zürich          Switzerland            TM

Merz                Regula         Leader of marketing campaigns             SBB Swiss Railway Compagny                    Switzerland            TM

Meyerhans           Fabienne       Project Manager                           Messe Luzern AG                               Switzerland            NG
                                   President                                 British Hospitality Association
Michels             David          Board member                              Jumeirah Hotels / Marks and Spencer Plc       United Kingdom         TM

Monti               Franco         Partner / Head of Strategy & Operations   PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd.                   Switzerland            TM

Müller-Pietralla    Wolfgang       Head of Future Affairs                    Volkswagen AG                                 Germany                TM
                                                                             Farnek Services LLC and Avireal Middle East
Oberlin             Markus         General Manager                           LLC                                           United Arab Emirates   TM
                                                                             Department of economics of the canton of
Odermatt            Gerhard        Cantonal Councillor                       Nidwalden                                     Switzerland            G

Ombongi             Kenneth        Principal                                 Kenya Utalii College                          Kenya                  A

O'Rourke            Duncan         COO                                       Kempinski Hotels S.A.                         Switzerland            TM
                                   Assistant Chief Execuitve Industry
Ow                  Melissa        Development II                            Singapore Tourism Board                       Singapore              TM
                                   Initiator & Director /
Palmer              Louis          Environmental adventurer                  ZERO EMISSIONS Race                           Switzerland            TM




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                                                                                                                                                 G = Government
                                                                                                                                                 NG = Next Generation
                                                                                                                                                 P = Press
                                                                                                                                                 TM = Top Management
Last Name      First Name      Function                                     Company                                       Headquarter Company    YT = Young Talents

Papantoniou    George          Director                                     Zypern Fremdenverkehrszentrale                Switzerland            TM
                                                                            Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hotelkredit
Pasche         Philippe        Director                                     SGH                                           Switzerland            TM

Perren         Marcel          Director                                     Lucerne Tourism Ltd.                          Switzerland            TM
                                                                            Department of environment and economy of
Pfister        Max             Cantonal Councillor                          the canton of Lucerne                         Switzerland            G

Pfister        Heinz Pfuschi   cartoonist                                                                                 Switzerland

Pfister        Riet            Director                                     Grand Resort Bad Ragaz                        Switzerland            TM

Poon Tip       Bruce           CEO                                          GAP Adventures                                Canada                 TM

Poonoosamy     Vijay           Vice President International & Public Affairs Etihad Airways                               United Arab Emirates   TM

Preuss         Lina            Awarded Young Talent                         The University of Queensland                  Australia              YT

Priskin        Julianna        Sustainability Manager                      ZERO EMISSIONS Race                            Switzerland            TM

Pütz-Willems   Maria           Editor in Chief                              hospitalityInside.com                         Germany                P
                                                                            The University of Queensland
Ritchie        Brent W.        Professor                                    School of Tourism                             Australia              A

Rodrigues      Christopher     Chairman                                     VisitBritain                                  United Kingdom         TM

Roth           Stefan          Head of Department of Finance                City of Lucerne                               Switzerland            G

Rothwell       Peter           CEO                                          Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.                     Switzerland            TM
                                                                            rumar Unternehmensberatung Marketing
Rudolf         Edwin           CEO                                          Kommunikation                                 Switzerland            TM

Ruefenacht     Reto            Chairman                                     Cuba Real Tours Ltd.                          Switzerland            TM

Rutty          Michelle        Awarded Young Talent                         University of Waterloo                        Canada                 YT




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                                                                                                                                           A = Academia
                                                                                                                                           G = Government
                                                                                                                                           NG = Next Generation
                                                                                                                                           P = Press
                                                                                                                                           TM = Top Management
Last Name     First Name   Function                                 Company                                          Headquarter Company   YT = Young Talents

Sacks         Adam         Managing Director                        Tourism Economics, Inc.                          USA                   TM

Sawiris       Samih        CEO & Chairman                           Orascom Development Holding SA                   Switzerland           TM
                                                                    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Scherrer      Sylvie       Awarded Young Talent                     Arts, Lucerne School of Business                 Switzerland           YT

Schmid        Jürg         CEO                                      Switzerland Tourism                              Switzerland           TM

Schöpfer      Bruno        Director                                 QDHP Swiss Management AG                         Switzerland           TM

Schwitter     Konrad       Member of the Board of Directors         Avireal AG                                       Switzerland           TM
                                                                    University of Waterloo, Department of
Scott         Daniel       Professor                                Geography and Environmental Management           Canada                A

Scowsill      David        President & CEO                          World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)            United Kingdom        TM

Sim           Ryan         Awarded Young Talent                     University of Waterloo                           Canada                YT
                                                                    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Sonderegger   Roger        Senior Researcher Institute of Tourism   Arts, Lucerne School of Business                 Switzerland           NG

Spescha       Christel     Consultant                               PricewaterhouseCoopers                           Switzerland           NG

Spescha       Gieri        Head of PR and Brand Management          Graubünden Tourism                               Switzerland           TM
                                                                    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Spillmann     Peter        Lecturer, Project Manager                Arts, Lucerne School of Art and Design           Switzerland           A

Stalder       Walter       Director                                 Business Development Lucerne                     Switzerland           TM

Steele        Paul         Director Aviation Environment            International Air Transport Association (IATA)   Switzerland           TM

Steinegger    Franz        Chairman                                 Swiss Museum of Transport                        Switzerland           TM
                                                                    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Stettler      Jürg         Associate Dean Institute of Tourism      Arts, Lucerne School of Business                 Switzerland           TM
                                                                    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Stocker       Thomas       Co-Chairman                              (IPCC)                                           Switzerland           TM




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                                                                                                                                          G = Government
                                                                                                                                          NG = Next Generation
                                                                                                                                          P = Press
                                                                                                                                          TM = Top Management
Last Name       First Name   Function                                  Company                                      Headquarter Company   YT = Young Talents
                                                                       Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Stotten         Rike         Project Manager                           Arts, Lucerne School of Social Work          Switzerland           NG

Studer          Urs W.       Mayor                                     City of Lucerne                              Switzerland           G
                                                                       Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
                                                                       Arts, Lucerne School of Engineering and
Sturm           Ulrike       Senior Researcher                         Architecture                                 Switzerland           A
                                                                       The Thailand Community Based Tourism
Suansri         Potjana      Director                                  Institute                                    Thailand              TM

Talwar          Rohit        CEO                                       Fast Future Research                         United Kingdom        TM

Thoma           Gaudenz      CEO                                       Graubünden Tourism                           Switzerland           TM

Trombitas       Mila         Vice-President                            Swiss Tourism Federation STF                 Switzerland           TM

Tschudy         Daniel       Senior Advisor, Global Development        China Luxury Travel Network                  China                 TM
                                                                       College of Hospitality, Retail, & Sport
                             Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and   Management
Turk            Ercan S.     Research                                  The University of South Carolina             USA                   A

Utiger          Dominik      Director                                  Hirslanden St. Anna Clinic, Lucerne          Switzerland           TM
                                                                       Ministry of Tourism
Van Schalkwyk   Marthinus    Minister                                  Republic of South Africa                     South Africa          G

Vignon          Philippe     Managing Director                         Genève Tourisme & Congrès                    Switzerland           TM

Villiger        Beat         CEO                                       Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum               Switzerland           TM

Vogel           Richard      CEO                                       TUI Cruises GmbH                             Germany               TM

von Arx         Daniel       Head of Communications/Media Relations    Luzerner Kantonalbank AG                     Switzerland           TM
                             Divisional Head of the "Mobility          Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
von Arx         Widar        Competence Centre"                        Arts, Lucerne School of Business             Switzerland           A
                             Divisional Head of the "Tourism           Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Wagenseil       Urs          Competence Centre"                        Arts, Lucerne School of Business             Switzerland           A

Wang            Yue          Executive Director                        HelmsBriscoe (China)                         China                 TM



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                                                                                                                                              TM = Top Management
Last Name      First Name   Function                                    Company                                         Headquarter Company   YT = Young Talents
                                                                        Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Wehrli         Roger        Head of Research Institute of Tourism       Arts, Lucerne School of Business                Switzerland           A

White          Nicola       Head of Destinations & Sustainability       ABTA The Travel Association                     United Kingdom        TM

Wieser         Pascal       CEO                                         Twerenbold Reisen Gruppe                        Switzerland           TM
                                                                        Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
Willener       Alex         Professor                                   Arts, Lucerne School of Social Work             Switzerland           A

Wittwer        Reto         President & CEO                             Kempinski Hotels S.A.                           Switzerland           TM

Wyss           Monika       CEO                                         Travel Gallery GmbH                             Switzerland           TM
                            Head of Department of Economy and
Wyrsch         Matthias     Regional Development                        Canton of Lucerne                               Switzerland           TM

Xu             Lin          Founder & CEO                               VariArts Travel Group                           China                 TM

Zängerle       Pius         Chairman                                    KKL Luzern Management AG                        Switzerland           TM
                                                                        Lucerne School of Business, Lucerne School of
Zeier          René         Head of Lucerne School of Tourism           Tourism                                         Switzerland           A

Zemp           Gaudenz      Marketing & Communications Director         Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Switzerland           A

Zen-Ruffinen   Bernard S.   President, Europe, Middle East and Africa   Korn/Ferry International                        Switzerland           TM

Zhong          Dandan       Executive Director                          China Luxury Travel Network                     China                 TM

Zumbühl        Guido        CEO                                         BUCHERER AG                                     Switzerland           TM

Züst           Max          Director                                    Hotel & Gastro formation                        Switzerland           TM




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