Programme

 

9.11.2018

08:00 - 08:30 REGISTRATION

Registration open and morning coffee

08:30 - 08:45 WELCOME

Welcome by Martin Barth, President & CEO World Tourism Forum Lucerne and introduction of Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency

08:45 - 10:45 ELEVATOR PITCHES

Introduction of sponsors & Start-Up pitches 

Category Hospitality
Category Impact
Category Destination

10:45 - 11:15 NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 - 12:30 ELEVATOR PITCHES

Introduction of sponsors & Start-Up pitches 

Category Mobility
Category Transaction

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 15:10 STIMULUS SESSIONS & 1:1 COACHING TALKS

GROUP A - Stimulus Sessions:
- Impact tourism: Empowering communities and creating new destinations, Paras Loomba (Global Himalayan Expedition)
- Social impact through technologies, Charoula Gkioka (Amadeus)
- Social impact through innovations: Crossing domains in a strategic way, Prof. Dr. Stephanie Kaudela-Baum (HSLU)

 

GROUP B - 1:1 Coaching Talks (closed session for start-ups only): 
- From product/market-fit to scaling up (Markus Popp, Mühlemann & Popp Online Media AG)
- Growth hacking: the 6 steps of customer development process (Jasper Mutsaerts, The Start-Up Coach)
- Teamwork makes your dream work: Set yourself up for success by building a high performing team (Elisabeth Stevens, Booking.com)
- How to get sustainable investments? (Reto Ringger, Globalance Bank AG)
- Pitching: How to get attention? (René Zeier, HSLU)

15:10 - 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 17:10 SECO WORKSHOP

GROUP A - 1:1 Coaching Talks (closed session for start-ups only)

GROUP B - Stimulus Sessions 

Group C - Entrepreneurship as part of the new tourism strategy
(hosted by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO)

17:10 - 17:30 START-UP INNOVATION AWARD

Announcement of Start-Up Winners & Final Word

17:30 - 18:30 NETWORKING APÉRO