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1. International LGBT+ Leadership Summit

Leadership: please register


March 9, 2019

10:00 - 12:30

M1+2+3 / Level 3 / CityCube Berlin

With its Gay & Lesbian Travel segment ITB Berlin has taken on a pioneering role and currently offers the widest range of products and services of any travel trade show. For the first time ITB Berlin is now holding an LGBT Leadership Summit, and you are cordially invited to attend.

Leading experts representing business, politics and tourism will give presentations and discuss the different situations of LGBT+ communities around the world.

A report by the business consultancy Accenture will illustrate how sensibly pursued diversity strategies can help to improve the quality of life of the community in general and will highlight the role that LGBT+ tourism plays.

After the event the Pink Pillow Berlin Collection will extend an invitation to the ITB Brunch.


LGBT+ Leadership Summit

moderated by:

  • Vitali Graf, Accenture Technology Solutions GmbH

Saturday, 9 March 2019

09.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.: registration, doors open

10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: presentation and panel discussion

Panelists and speakers:

Javier Leonor, GLOBAL LGBT Lead Accenture

Tanja Hofer, Director Talent Management & Organisational Capabilities, Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH

Celine Bordin, Senior Patent Attorney, Bayer IP GmbH, Germany; Blend LGBTIQ+ Employee Network Global_Leader@Bayer; Queer Staff Network_Berlin Co-founder and leader

Rika Jean-Francois, CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin

John Tanzella, President & CEO International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

Pablo De Luca, President CCGLAR, Argentina LGBT Chamber Of Commerce

Reginald Charlot, Managing Director Tourism Development, Established Markets, NYC & Company

Klaus Jetz, Executive Director, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD)

Dr. Jens Brandenburg, Responsible speaker LGBTI politics of FDP in the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) 

Special guests: LGBT+ Asylum Seekers from Malaysia

12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.: Pink Pillow ITB Brunch

City Cube Berlin, Room M1-M3, Level 3



Any visitors not in possession of a valid ticket to ITB Berlin on the day of the event will receive a free ticket afterwards.

This conference will attract business professionals, specific corporate networking organizations, LGBT+  business chambers, individual business leaders from around the world to learn and share about the potential and the challenges of the LGBT+ business, life and family environment.

Contact Person: Thomas Bömkes
T.: +49 (0)179-5239865