GSTC2022 Conference Speakers

The GSTC2022 Global Conference in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, December 12-15, will address:

  • (A) Tourism Adaptation to Climate Change
  • (B) Mainstreaming Sustainability Standards
  • (C) Destination Stewardship


Cherie Lee
Chief Sustainability Officer, Singapore Tourism Board

Arantxa Garcia Lis
Head of Sustainability, TUI Musement, TUI Group

Gina Bunton
CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Olivia Ruggles-Brise
Vice President Sustainability, BCD Travel

Kees Jan Boonen
Senior Manager Travel Sustainable Program,

Beatriz Román Alzerreca
Director, Chile National Tourism Service (SERNATUR)

Liisa Kokkarinen
Head of Sustainable Development, Visit Finland

Stephanie Völser
Sustainability & Product Management, Eggental Tourismus

Catherine Gilvarry
Head of Supply, Hostelworld Group

Gustavo Alvarado
Director, Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT)

Maša Klemenčič
Green Scheme Coordinator, Slovenian Tourist Board

Hartmut Wimmer
Founder & CEO, Outdooractive

Michael Holmes
Head of Marketing, Global Rescue

Ana Moniche Bermejo
Senior Tourism Data Expert, Tourism of Tomorrow Lab, Andalusia Tourism Board

Matt Callaghan
Customer & Operations Director, easyJet Holidays

Elena Pérez Cabello
Chief Human Resources Officer, Hotelbeds Group

Charlotte Wwiebe
Sustainability Director, TUI Group

Knut Perander
Head of Tourism Development, Innovation Norway

Marina Delgado
Technical Advisor, Government of Andalusia / NECSTouR

Lindsay Morvan
Director, Mauritius Tourism Authority

Pegi Amarteifio
VP, Global PR & Communications, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH)

Rachel McCaffery
Director, Green Case Consulting

Morgan Mingle
Director of Sustainable Tourism, Park City Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau

Liina Maria Lepik
Head of International Services, Estonian Tourist Board

Caroline Dal’lin
Commercial Vice President, Bidroom

Stephen King
VP Sustainability Solutions, Visa Europe

María del Mar Carnero
Congress and Events Director, FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre of Seville

Ulf Sonntag
Managing Director, NIT Institute for Tourism Research in Northern Europe

Natasha Mytton-Mills
Hosting Policy Lead, Airbnb

Jaume Mata
Head of Sustainable Tourism, Visit València

Marta Cardoso
Regional Director of Sustainability, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Charlie Sullivan
Head of Product Management, Travel Management Portfolio, CWT

Francis Hong
Suwon Convention & Visitors’ Bureau


Brianda Lopez
CEO, Hostelling International

Jaime Sanchez Pozo
COO, beon. Worldwide

Dr. Elif Balcı Fisunoğlu
Vice General Manager, Tourism Operations and Development, Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA)

Philip Bacon
Senior Director, Global Practice Leader – Valuations, Horwath HTL

Luis Chevez
Vice Minister of Tourism, Government of Honduras

Alexia Panagiotopoulou
Head of Strategy, Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA)

Dr. Willy Legrand
Professor, IU International University of Applied Sciences

Mafila Richard Malesu
Environment & Eco-Certification Manager, Botswana Tourism Organisation

Paul Loughrin
Director, Shore Excursions, Royal Caribbean Group

CB Ramkumar
Vice-Chair & South Asia Program Director, GSTC

Ingunn Sørnes
Innovat,ion Norway Special Advisor

Gabriel Calderón
Presidente of the Municipal Council, Tourism of Bonito

Stefano Ravelli
President, ATP Valsugana

Denise Guillén
Vice Minister of Tourism of Panamá

Kit Brennan
Director, Thrust Carbon

Roni Weiss
Executive Director, Travel Unity

Juan Manuel Rosauro
Head of Institutional Affairs and Development Andalusia and Extremadura, ENDESA

Esperanza Caro Gomez
General Director of Municipal Business Corporation, Seville City

Bijan Khazai
CEO, Hotel Resilient


Albert Salman
President, Green Destinations

Camilla Zedendahl
CEO, Royal Djurgården Society (Stockholm)

Rika Jean-François
Commissioner for CSR, ITB Berlin

Carlo Runggaldier
Director, Tourist Office San Vigilio & San Martin

Jorge Moller
Regional Director – LATAM, GSTC

Pablo Ramón
 Founder, Native Hotels & Accessible Tourism

Carolina Mendonça
Sustainability Coordinator, Azores DMO

Lauren Bruggemans
Director of Sustainability & Community Engagement, Visit Greater Palm Springs

Helena Videtic
Sustainability Manager, Switzerland Tourism

Luigi Cabrini
Board of Directors Chair, GSTC

Randy Durband

Randy Durband

Dr. Mihee Kang
Assurance Program Director & Asia-Pacific Program Director, GSTC

Roi Ariel
General Manager, GSTC

Dr. Halil Burak Saka
Associate Professor of International Relations, Cappadocia University

Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Mediterranean Program Director, GSTC

CB Ramkumar
Vice-Chair & South Asia Program Director, GSTC

Daniele Nannetti
Owner and Manager, Villa Petriolo

Full list of speakers will be available soon…