27 April
In Vienna


Johannes Thomas, Chief Revenue Officer trivago
Johannes joined trivago in 2011 to build up its Performance Marketing Department and is now steering the path of the newly founded B2B unit. Having discovered his passion for the industry at an early age, Johannes’s over ten years of experience in travel and hospitality include working at his family’s hotel, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and isango. He went on to found his own start-up, which operated travel sites in Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Dirk Führer, Chief Commercial Officer Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Dirk Führer is a highly decorated hospitality leader with a track record around improving bottom line results as well as digital change within organisations. Follow us on his journey to prepare Falkensteiner for a bright future.
Kevin Koidl, Chief Executive Officer Wripl Technologies Ltd
Kevin - a bright thinker whose thoughts go beyond what we naturally look at. How will technology affect us in 30 years and what influence can players like Google and Facebook have if we dont act today. Join us to see the dark and the bright side of the power.
Vanessa de Souza Lage, Co-Founder & CMO Rentals United
In the vacation rental industry since 2004, Vanessa started off as a vacation rental agent with her own global website that at one point had 8000 online bookable rentals. In 2014, she co-founded Rentals United, a next-gen channel manager for vacation rentals.
Susanne Kraus-Winkler, President HOTREC
Ms. Kraus-Winkler has been a Member of HOTREC Executive Committee since 2004. She has a long-standing management experience of the tourism and hospitality industry in Austria and is a Founding partner of the LOISIUM Wine & Spa resort Hotel. Board Member of APHA, the Austrian Association of Hotels, Ms. Kraus-Winkler has held several positions at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
Ullrich Kastner, CEO myhotelshop GmbH
Ullrich has worked in the hotel industry since 1996, trained in the Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin as well as other establishments, then worked in London and studied in Switzerland, where he finished his hospitality degree at Washington State University with summa cum laude. Beginning of 2012 he founded myhotelshop which offers solutions that facilitate the online marketing of hotels and sustainably increase their direct business.
Sascha Hausmann, Founder Howzat
Sascha is a travel industry consultant with many years of relevant hands-on experience in strategy, M&A, financial, commercial and operational consultancy. After being trained as an accountant, he has worked in several sectors of the travel industry, has consulted for and successfully ran investment funds, strategically advised travel companies and has managed several businesses.
Tillmann Fabricius, Head of Digital Solutions Mair Dumont Ventures
Tillman started as Key Account Manager at ImmobilienScout24 and Regional Sales Manager for NH Hotels. From 2005 to 2007 he studied International Tourism Management at the Merkur Akademie International and obtained his BA(Hons) in International Business Management at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Herwig Springer, CEO i5 Invest
Herwig, a highly recognized and experienced Valuation and Deals expert, has worked in Corporate Finance as well as Deals Consulting since 2005 advising a multitude of clients ranging from Austrian small and medium sized enterprises to multinational corporations.


27th of April in Le Meridien, Vienna