Tourism and Service Management

Expert Talks: Latest Trends in Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Modul University Vienna invites students, industry partners, alumni, faculty and staff of Modul University Vienna every fall semester to expert talks about the current trends in the tourism industry, where international experts from different sectors present recent developments in business and research.

Every Fall Semester

Eben Nel
Modul Career

Registration: please click here


**The Latest Trends Seminars offered in the fall semesters are mandatory for BBA Tourism students at Modul University Vienna.

Previous Expert Talks

Fall 2017

Laurent Delporte, Luxury Hotel Expert (Paris, France)

Vincent Nijs, Flanders Tourism (Brussels, Belgium)

Eugene Quinn, Space and Place (Vienna, Austria)

Denise Kulhanek, (Vienna, Austria)

Johannes Lehberger, Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Wernberg (Wernberg-Köblitz, Germany)

Michael Dorfer, Moxy Hotel Vienna Airport (Vienna-Schwechat, Austria)

Bernhard Bohnenberger, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas (Bangkok, Thailand)


Fall 2016

-          Katharine Le Quesne, Deloitte LLP (London, UK)

-          Michael Toedt, Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll. GmbH (Munich, Germany)

-          Rupert Simoner, Vienna House (Vienna, Austria)

-          Perrine Schober, Shades Tours (Vienna, Austria)

-          Vladimir Preveden, Roland Berger GmbH (Vienna, Austria)

-          Thomas Kleibl, Jacobs Holding, Thomas & Partner GmbH, Former SFO/STO of Austrian Airlines, Former CEO of Immofinanz (Vienna, Austria)

-          Simon Casson, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (Dubai, UAE)


Fall 2015

-          Vedad Bakovic, Hotel Imperial Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

-          Fréderic Ermacora, Illy Caffè Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

-          Gregor Andréewitch, Waldorf Astoria Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

-          Christian Walter, PKF hotelexperts GmbH (Vienna, Austria)

-          Rob Davidson, MICE Knowledge (London, UK)

-          Katrin Heintschel, Amadeus Rail & Ground Travel (Madrid, Spain)

-          Lorenzo Stoll, SWISS Air Lines (Geneva, Switzerland)


Fall 2014 

-          Pegi Vail, Anthropologist, filmmaker, and curator (New York, USA)

-          Jonathon Dominic Spada, #SAYHELLO Creative (Rome, Italy) 

-          Philippe Ligron, École Hôtelière de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) 

-          Trent Walsh, Leading Quality Assurance (Orpington Kent, UK & North Vancouver, Canada)

-          Mary Jane Flanagan, Purple Cubed (London, UK)

-          Fritz Dickamp, L.I.K.E. Hospitality Consulting (Berlin, Germany)

-          Youri Sawerschel, Creative Supply (Zürich, Switzerland)


Fall 2013

-          Liz Craig, One Globe Network (Paris, France)

-          Robert Mayer, Univeristy of Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

-          Barbara Vopelka, Park Hyatt Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

-          Michael Cortelletti, CO.TI Restaurants (Verona, Italy)

-          Christian Walter, PKF hotelexperts (Vienna, Austria)

-          Florian Kollenz, PKF hotelexperts (Vienna, Austria)


Modul University Vienna students and alumni can view videos from previous expert talks with their login to the Modul Career webpage.