Speakers

Fritz LietschModeration
Fritz Lietsch, Social Entrepreneur, CEO of the ALTOP publishing house, and chief editor of forum “Nachhaltig Wirtschaften”, the leading german CSR magazine, and “ECO World”, the shopping guide for a better life.

 


Prof. Dr. Tobias Luthe is Director of Research and Services, and Professor for Sustainability Science at the Institute for Tourism and Leisure Research ITF at the HTW Chur, FHO, Switzerland.
A visiting Professor in Sustainability Leadership and Ma-nagement, University of Freiburg, Centre for Key Qualifications, Tobias was Sustainability Manager & Head of Environmental Affairs of the German Ski Federation (DSV) and the Foundation Safety in Skiing (SIS), Munich, Germany, from 2003-2008.


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Alexandra Jiricka (Dipl-Ing., Dr.), is a Senior Scientist at University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria (BOKU). She finalized her PhD in July 2008 (Enviromental Planning and Impact Assessment). Since June 2006 she has gained experience in research and consulting in the field of sustainable tourism planning and management with special focus on climate change adaptation as well as environmental management in skiing areas; she is teaching post-graduate students about rural tourism and environmental impact assessment. Alexandra Jiricka has been organizer or part of the organization committee of several workshops and conferences on the topic of sustainable tourism development in alpine skiing areas.


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Matthew Hamilton, Aspen Skiing Company’s (ASC) Sustainability Director and the Executive Director of the Environment Foundation, which has donated almost $2.6 million over the past 17 years. Matthew oversees ASC’s community philanthropy, and manages efforts to promote sustainability efforts throughout all operations.

 


Laurent BurgetLaurent Burget, Director of Mountain Riders, France

Laurent Burget is an environmental engineer. He developed the Eco Guide to Mountain Resorts in 2006, measured the first Carbon Footprint in a ski resort in 2007, and launched the Flocon Vert label in 2012 together with many partners


ACarlson_Anne Dortenne Dorte Carlson, Representative of Innovation Norway,
is a contracted partner for Innovation Norway in developing the Norwegian Sustainable Destination Brand. She has experience both in site destination certification, she is mentoring other destinations seeking our “Sustainable Destination” and is part of the national development team on “Sustainable Destination”. She experience from alpine destinations and are living and working out of Trysil, the largest skidestinations in Norway.


Luke Cartin, Senior Environmental Manager at Vail Resorts, Inc.


Kathrin SpiKathrin Spillerller, General Manager ibex fairstay has more than 25 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was part of the development team of the quality label WELLNESS STARS and its launch. Furthermore she worked as a SQS auditor (approved from TÜV-Rheinland) for tour operators such as TUI Germany as well as for national tourism destinations.


Reto GurtnerReto Gurtner, chairman of the board and president of the management board, Weisse Arena AG (WAG), Flims Laax
Reto Gurtner studied Business Administration and Law. He took over the Crap Sogn Gion cable cars in Laax from his father and merged them in 1996 with the Flims cable cars into WAG. Since then he has also been president of the management board. Reto Gurtner is the visionary and architect of WAG.


Tom BreckwoldtTom Breckwoldt, Territory Manager Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Trip Advisor
Tom Breckwoldt is part of the fast growing and worldwide acting team of Trip Advisor for Business. Before working for Trip Advisor he was B2B Director at MicronNexus GmbH, part of TUI Travel PLC and responsible for the Business-to-Business offer of the product ‘car rental’.


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Ross Harding, Founder and Executive Director, Finding Infinity

 

 

 


Fiona HumphriesFiona Humphries, Relationships Manager at Travelife for Hotels and Accomodation, UK
Fiona has worked for Travelife for 3 years, developing the internationally recognised sustainability certification scheme for hotels and accommodations. She has over 13 years of experience as a sustainability professional, working with organisations including the British Standards Institution, the London Development Agency and Action Sustainability, developing & delivering approaches that help businesses to improve their sustainability Performance.


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Kai Landwehr, Team Leader Marketing and Press Officer at Foundation myclimate, CH
An expert for communications and brands with passion and extensive knowledge of sports. He shows proficient experience in corporate communications, strong social media affinity and is successful building and activation of communities. Areas of expertise: interface between companies, society and institutions, transferring news into stories, planning and leading projects, media Relations


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Reto Fry, Head of Greenstyle Sustainability Policy / Product Development at Weisse Arena Gruppe, CH

 

 

 


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Nicolas Müller, Pro Snowboarder, CH
Probably one of the best Greenstyle Snowboarders

 

 

 


PRESLMAIR, ReginaRegina Preslmair, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
Regina Preslmair is senior expert for environmental certification and eco-marketing in the ministry of agriculture and forestry, environment and water management. Her main focus lies on the Austrian and the European Ecolabel with the certification schemes for tourism enterprises, for travel offers, for Green Meetings and
Events as well as the certification scheme for schools.


Dominik Siegrist, Professor and Head of the Institute, University of Applied Sciences HSR Rapperswil – Institute for Landscape and Open Space, Switzerland


JKessler_Juergürg Kessler, Rector of University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland

 

 

 


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Simon Birch, Freelance environmental Journalist, UK Simon is a freelance journalist focussing on environmental and ethical issues as well as adventure sports. His work appears in a wide range of UK newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Independent, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Ethical Consumer.

 


Herbert Hamele, Founder and President of Ecotrans, GermanyHamele_Herbert_Sepia He has been working since 1983 in the field of environmentally sustainable tourism development in Europe. His special knowledge and expertise is on the development, monitoring, research, networking and dissemination of voluntary initiatives, tools and best practice examples for environmentally friendly, socially compatible and economically sound tourism, with a special focus on about 200 eco-labels, awards and self committed initiatives in Europe and world wide. In 1993 he founded and since then chairs the European network for  sustainable tourism development ECOTRANS. Together with Gordon Sillence he is managing the global DestiNet platform for sustainable tourism knowledge networking. He is board member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and co-chairing the GSTC working group on Knowledge Networking, Education and Training.


Betsy Blaisdell, Vice President of Products for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), California