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“Leading means discovering yourself.”

June 2, 2021

16 tourism executives give authentic insights into their everyday professional life

Every year we offer our Master’s students intensive dialogues with leaders from the tourism industry. This semester we are honored by the participation of managing directors of these companies:

  • Petra Stolba (Österreich Werbung)
  • Norbert Kettner (Wien Tourismus)
  • Michaela Reitterer (ÖHV, Boutique Hotel Stadthalle)
  • Lisa Frühbauer (Vienna Sightseeing)
  • Monique Dekker (Park Hyatt Vienna)
  • Dominic Sengwein (primareisen)
  • Marius Donhauser (Hotelkit)
  • Stefan Walter (Mondial)
  • Martina Candillo (Messe Wien)
  • Michaela Zippusch (Austria Convention Bureau)
  • Lukas Berger (1000things)
  • Theresia Kohlmayr (Urbanauts)
  • Christian Woronka (Vienna Convention Bureau)
  • David Strolz (strolzevents)
  • Stefan Pertl (Kohl & Partner)
  • Michael Pfaller (Weitzer Hotels)

In small groups, the students discuss in detail personal leadership strategies with the invited guests, their experiences and skills that are required for successful leadership and management.

Of course, the challenges that the recent opening of tourism brought with it are also at the center of considerations. Job and career opportunities as well as the future of the industry are discussed with the experts. Norbert Kettner, managing director of WienTourismus, sums up a positive restart of tourism for the students: “Traveling is a civilizational achievement. Let’s use it.”

Many thanks to all of our guests for their time and the exciting discussions!