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17th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar on the Future of Business Travel and Events Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 17th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar on the Future of Business Travel and Events Following the COVID-19 Pandemic “Unlocking the Secrets for a Sustainable Transition” will be hosted in Vienna on 8-9 September 2022. The event is organised by the European Travel Commission, MODUL University Vienna and the City Destinations Alliance. The event targets national, regional and city Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) as well as academia and tourism businesses from the private sector.

Day 1: By attending the workshop on the first day, led by Professor Karl Wöber, founder of TourMIS, participants will learn how to enter tourism statistics into the system and how to use the various benchmarking tools to produce valuable market research reports.

Day 2: The international seminar on ‘The Future of the Business Travel and Events Following the COVID-19 Pandemic’ on day two will be led by ETC and will involve the participation of experts from the MICE and the Business Travel sectors. The key topics of the seminar will include ‘Trends and Outlooks’, ‘Sustainable Transition’, and a debate on ‘ The Future of  Events: Digital, Physical, or Hybrid?’

The preliminary event programme can be accessed here.


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September 8 at 9:30 am


September 9 at 4:30 pm
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Modul University Vienna

Vienna, 1190 Austria
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European Travel Commission
MODUL University Vienna
City Destinations Alliance


Robert Daverschot

Chariman, Moderator, Sidekick

Robert works as a freelance event moderator at corporate events in both the Netherlands and abroad. He will be the master of the ceremony for this event, guiding the transition between speakers, moderating the debate, and ensuring an interactive experience with contributions from the audience.

David Goodger

Managing Director Europe & Middle East, Tourism Economics

David Goodger leads Oxford Economics’ work in tourism forecasting and economic impact analysis as Managing Director of Tourism Economics EMEA. He will use this expertise to present an outlook on the prospects for the return of business travel.

Adam Parry

Co-founder Event Industry News & Event Tech Live

Adam is the co-founder and editor of the event industry’s global online magazine, (EIN) and co-creator of Event Tech Live London and Event Tech Live Las Vegas. He is a true expert to be able to share his thoughts on the role of technology in the sustainable return of business travel & events.

Bruce Redor

Partner, GainingEdge

Bruce Redor has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and services industry and is currently a Partner in GainingEdge, a leading international consulting firm specialized in the global business events industry. From this senior role, he will elaborate on Europe’s competitive position in a changing tourism environment.

James Morgan

Dean at International Tourism and Hospitality College, Riyadh 

Dr James Morgan has experience in many fields. He is a tourism, events and hospitality experience designer, an educator and researcher with a doctorate in tourism development, and an international speaker, writer and awards judge. He will be presenting on the evolving trends in the MICE industry.

Ulf Sonntag

Managing director, New Insights for Tourism (NIT)

Working at NIT, Ulf Sonntag focusses on demand-oriented market research and ensures that market research results of national and international research projects can be used in tourism marketing and for tourism planning processes. He will present results on ‘Monitoring the sentiments of Business Travellers’.

Simon Kromer

Manager Corporate & Green Meetings, Vienna Convention Bureau

Simon represents the Vienna Convention Bureau. In addition to being responsible for the US and Canadian markets, he is involved in the topic of sustainability and the certification of green meetings according to the Austrian Eco Label. He will share his expertise in managing the sustainable return of business travel & events.

Kris Justice

Senior manager Enterprise Customer Manager, Cvent

Through her global portfolio of clients, and her work on worldwide sourcing, Kris sees how corporations are putting sustainability at the centre of their Travel, Meetings & Events programs. She will contribute this knowledge in the discussion on the sustainable return of business travel & events.

Angela Lille

Founding member, BT4Europe & Board Member, ABTA

Adding to her 10 years as head of Travel Management for Erste Group in Austria, Angela now focusses on sustainability and its associated challenges in the context of business travel, both nationally within the framework of ABTA and internationally at BT4Europe. She will bring this expertise to the discussion on the sustainable return of business travel & events