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7-11 March 2018

Join WYSE Travel Confederation at ITB Berlin

Once again WYSE Travel Confederation is proud to be championing the youth, student and educational travel industry at ITB Berlin, which takes place 7 – 11 March 2018.

In addition to presenting sessions on the youth hall stage, where we will provide the latest insight on current topics, we will be hosting a number of workshops and a networking reception at our stand in the youth travel hall, look out for more information.


WYSE members are invited to apply for a limited number of co-exhibiting opportunities at ITB Berlin 2018. Don’t miss this chance to magnify your brand at the world’s top travel trade show along with fellow WYSE members.  Contact us about WYSE village co-exhibition options at ITB Berlin 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!

Why co-exhibit?

  • Raise awareness of your brand at a key industry event – ITB Berlin attracted over 100,000 trade visitors in 2017 – for a fraction of the cost of exhibiting alone
  • Be found in a prominent position in the youth travel hall, which attracts hundreds of buyers and sellers with a specific interest in youth, student and educational travel
  • Benefit from promotion of your brand on the WYSE Travel Confederation’s website and communications around ITB Berlin.

7-11 March, 2018

Venue and Location
Hall 4.1 – Stand #100

Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22D
14055 Berlin
+49 (0)30 3038-0

WYSE Travel Confederation’s activities at ITB Berlin

Interested in leading a workshop?

Are you working on something you’d like to tell people about? Are you interested in discussing a trend, product or case study with some of the other big brands and voices in youth travel? Then lead a WYSE Workshop at ITB!

WYSE Workshops are the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge about a particular trend or hot topic in youth travel. Each workshop is 30 minutes long and conducted for peer professionals in an informal setting at the buzzing WYSE stand in ITB Berlin’s Hall 4.1. Talks highlighting best practice, innovation, research, or other relevant issues for professionals working in youth travel are welcome.

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You’re invited – Networking Reception at ITB Berlin 2018

The World Youth, Student and Educational Travel Confederation is pleased to invite you to a drinks and networking reception during ITB Berlin: Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018 Time: 18:00 – 20:00* Place: WYSE Travel Confederation stand – Hall 4.1, stand #100 *Subject to change Please note that places are limited Please note that space is limited and completing the form does not guarantee access to the reception.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

13:00 – 13:30

Simon Dempsey, LikeWhere
Unraveling the science of story for travel brands

14:00 – 14:30

Fredrick Elliott, StudentUniverse
Chinese students are 2.5x more likely to book on mobile and other valuable facts about student travel tech

16:00 – 16:30 Stephanie Taylor-Carrillo, SANDEMANs New Europe
Cultivated experiences vs traditional tours – why there will always be room for both
17:00 – 17:30 David Turnbull, SnapShot
How hostels can develop innovative and data-led guest experience

Thursday, 8 March 2018

11:00 – 11:30 Sina Thesing, G Adventures
Can tourism be a force for good in our world?
12:00 – 13:00 David Chapman, WYSE Travel Confederation
Brenda van Leeuwen, Eurail.com
Martyn Milford, Freehand
Paul Mockler, Failte Ireland
Sam Willan, StudentUniverse
Brian Young, G Adventures
TRAVEL MAKES ME ___________.
14:00 – 14:30 Dave O’Malley, World Nomads
Checking the vital signs of today’s youth traveller with World Nomads
16:00 – 16:30 Maximilian Waldmann, Conichi
Why the Gen Z business traveller will ❤ your hotel
17:00 – 17:30 Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Indigo
From blockchains to bots: What’s revolutionary and what’s rubbish in travel tech
18:00 – 20:00 Networking reception

Friday, 9 March 2018

11:00 – 11:30 Cat Hai Chiem, Eurail.com
How to localise your business model for the Chinese market
13:00 – 13:30 Edmund Bassett, Vagaband
Making youth travel safer
15:00 – 15:30 Antonia Schüttler, CareMed
How to choose applicable travel insurance

*Programme subject to change

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