Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Completing a decade this year, the ITB Berlin Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. The Focus of the 10th ITB Berlin Convention, to be held from March 6-8, 2013, is on interaction with the audience and more application of new technology.
More than 100,000 trade visitors listened to the presentations and discussions of more than 2,000 TOP speakers in about 800 sessions. Part of ITB Berlin is since 2004 also the ITB Berlin Convention, which is with 17,000 participants, 250 high-ranking speakers and panel guests from the industry and politics, and more than 120 sessions in 15 tourism theme days, the world’s largest tourism convention. As the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank, the convention addresses the most important issues in the global tourism industry and presents solutions and best practice examples for current and future challenges.
At the ITB Berlin Convention 2012 particular attention was paid to the financial debt crisis, technology trends, the over-exploitation of destinations, sustainability, mobility as well as internet and social media.
Participants and speakers praised the ITB Berlin Convention for being highly topical and covering relevant issues. Exclusive empirical studies, expert panelists and innovative concepts offered indispensable insights into the major trends of the global tourism industry and also provided specific guidance on how this could relate to your own business. In addition, the ITB Berlin Convention was also an excellent networking platform.
As Scientific Director, Prof. Dr. Roland Conrady is in charge of the ITB Berlin Convention, a team of 60 students that major in travel and tourism at the University of Applied Sciences Worms supports the process of the convention.