GSTC2024 Conference Speakers

The GSTC2024 Global Conference in Royal Djurdgården, Stockholm, Sweden will address:


Climate and smart management


Welcoming and inclusive


Thriving and innovative

Credible Assurance


Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Swedish Prime Minister

Fatma Mabrouk Khamis
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Heritage, Zanzibar – Tanzania

Cheh Hsien Lee
Division Director – Planning, Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore

Catherine Gilvarry
Head of Supply, Hostelworld

Andreas Veilstrup Andersen
CEO and President, Liseberg Group / International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

Annika Sandström
Region Tourism Chief, Region Västerbotten

Neil Rogers
Tourism Advisor, Rewilding Europe

Susana Vicente Álamo
Director ESG, Peninsula Papagayo

Henrik Littorin
Program Manager, ELIS (electrified aviation)

Ingunn Sørnes
Special Advisor on Sustainability, Innovation Norway

Jason Bent
Tourism Development Advisor and Cluster Manager, Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

Camilla Zedendahl
CEO, Royal Djurgården Society

Jahanzeeb Ahmed
CCO, Because

Juliet Kinsman
Sustainability Editor, Condé Nast Traveler

 Lennart Pittja
Owner & Founder, Sápmi Nature Sapmi Nature Camp; Leadership Council, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA)

Liisa Kokkarinen
Head of Sustainable Development, Visit Finland



Bhummikitti Riktaengam
President, Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation (Phuket)

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

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

Annika Fredriksson
CEO, Swedish Lapland Visitors Boar

Wolfgang Töchterle
Marketing Director, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige

Maria Fiskerud

Guojian Ou
Deputy Vice President, Sustainable Solutions, Mandai Wildlife Group

Hele Lōhmus
Tourism Development Project Manager, Visit Tallin

Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck
CEO, OceanSky Cruises

Dr. Kelly Bricker
Director Center for Sustainable Tourism, Arizona State University

Leigh Howard
CEO, Tourism Fiji

Koko Tang
CEO, Vinetree Tourism; GSTC Board Member

Peter Skogh
Director, Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology

Choni Fernandez Veciana
Director of Sustainability, PortAventura World, Spain

Theofilos Kyratsoulis
General Manager, MINDHAUS

Netsai Bollmann
Programme Manager, Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area Secretariat; GSTC Board Member

Kurt Grötsch
Director, Flamenco Dance Museum Seville

GSTC at ITB Berlin 2024

Rika Jean-François
CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin; GSTC Board Member

Matthias Beyer
CEO, Mascontour

Kate Heiny
Vice President of Sustainability, Booking Holdings

 Roni Weiss
Executive Director, Travel Unity

Laura Ballerini
Senior Project Specialist, Statistics Department, UN Tourism

Rachel McCaffery
Sustainability Lead, VisitEngland; Chair, GSTC’s Destination Stewardship Working Group

Kevin Fsadni
Deputy CEO – Product Development & Regulatory, Malta Tourism Authority

Gabriella Granditsky
Chief Sustainability Officer, Parks & Resorts Sweden

Filip Lundin

Filip Lundin
Founder, Sopköket

Stefania Clemente 
Sustainability Project Manager, Visit Trentino

.Peter Reelfs
Sustainability Advisor and Lecturer

.Vojtech Vegh
Zero-Waste Plant-Based Chef and Author

Anne de Jong
Co-founder, Good Tourism Institute

.Martin Heng
Accessible & inclusive Travel Expert (former Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager and Editorial Adviser)

Emma Björner

Researcher and Interim Director, Gothenburg Research Institute 


Carl-Éric Guertin 
General Manager, Économusée Network Society


Dr. Kurt Grötsch
Director, Flamenco Dance Museum Seville

Jason Lin
Co-founder & CEO, Hotelzero

Thomas Laurell
Chief of staff, Visit Stockholm

Visit Sweden

Lena Gunnerhed
Head of Insight, Visit Sweden

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

 Dr. Mihee Kang
Global Assurance Director, GSTC

Luigi Cabrini
Board of Directors Chair, GSTC

Randy Durband

Randy Durband

More speakers to be announced soon…


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