people & events

November 2021 Andermatt: World Tourism Forum, organised by Martin Barth (2nd from right) and Reto Wittwer (Chairman, center).
November 2021 Zurich Press-Club with Nathalie Christen, Iris Meyer and Felix Aeberli
September 2021 'Ticino Open Doors' promotion and inspection tour for media and buyers
August 2021 in London with Shakrukh Khan, business developer and consultant
August 2021 in London meeting up with Roland Minder, formerly Switzerland Toiurism (Paris too)
August 2021 media event at LUX, the restaurant of the renovated Congress Center Zurich; with director Roger Büchel
July 2021 return to Spectrum Pub, past site of notorious industry-events; with Walter Foletti and Egon Lenherr
July 2021 first NDS course in one-and-a-half years; picture of Zyklus 47-class at Saanenmöser resort.
June 2021 chat on mice- & tourism industries with Thomas Wüthrich, Managing Director MCI Germany, Berlin
June 2021 at Circle: thoughts down memory lane with Schoscho Rufener, industry veteran since the 90ies
June 2021 Geneva Tourism promotion in Zurich; with Soraya Maiwand (Marketing) and Adrien Genier (Director)
May 2021 media tour to Lausanne Palace, table d'hotel dinner reception with chef Christian Sertogna
April 2021 in Dubai, meeting up with journalist and moderator Riz Kahn (formerly CNN, BBC & Al Jazzera)
April 2021 in Dubai, visit of construction site Swiss Pavillion, with Manuel Salchli, about Dubai Expo opening Oct. 2021
March 2021 in Ajman, intercultural evening with local sea food at the Hotel Ajman, UAE
December 2020 Lunch in Zurich; with Reto Wittwer and Josef Blatter, former Presidents of Kempinski Hotel group and FIFA
November 2020 with Stefan Otz, Managing Director Tourism School Thun; reflection about post-pandemic education
July 2020 in Zurich. Contributing journalists celebrate launch of new magazine «H» by Swiss Deluxe Hotels
June 2020 in Locarno at Hotel Lago Maggiore with Silvana Redemagni (right) and Manuela Nicoletti, Ticino Turismo
June 2020 on TrafoTV: chat on the crisis in the event industry with Reto Leder, CEO Trafo Convention Hall Baden
May 2020 in Crans-Montana, chat with Bruno Huggler (Office du Tourism) and Reto Wittwer (Blazon Hotel Group)
May 2020 annual MPI Alumni Dinner, virtual across the globe instead on-site prior to IMEX Frankfurt
April 2020 Strategy meeting with CEO Reto Leder of Convention- & Event-Hall Trafo in Baden; during Corona-lockdown
March 2020 at Savoy Baur-en-Ville in Zurich; interview with Rolf Brönnimann, newly appointed General Manager
February 2020 in Zurich; interview on global leadership at Sepp Blatter's home, the former FIFA-president
January 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, giving a lecture at Conventa's Future Leaders Forum
January 2020 in Interlaken; chat with John Bercow, former Speaker at the House of Commons, United Kingdom
December 2019 Dubai UAE, meeting with management team of Smart Hospitality Solutions (Blazon Hotels)
November 2019 Zurich launch meeting of startup "" with Romain Voide and Patrick Rüegg
October 2019 Speaking at 'MICE Future Days' in Zurich about trends in the meetings- & event-industries
September 2019 Delegtes of the 8th "Zermatt Summit" on suistanable and responsible enterpreneurship
August 2019 Kazakhstan media visit and roundtrip with journalist from across Europe, as well as from Korea, Japan and China.
June 2019 Forte Village, Sardinia: Film Fesival Reception; with Peter Ernst and Rolf Brönnimann
May 2019 at IMEX: 20 years later, threesome meeting with founders of "MPI Alpine Club"; Thomas Nowak, Elisabeth Hansa
May 2019 at World Tourism Forum Lucerne: interview with HE Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Tourism, Egypt
April 2019 easy Japanese lunch at 'Sushi-Marché' in Paris with Reto Wittwer, Blazon Hotels
April 2019 speaking at "The Club" (Zurich Hotel Savoy) about "Intuition as a lubricant to constant change"
February 2019 exchange with HE Ambassaor of Mongolia to Switzerland, Lundeg Purevsure, at a Zurich tourism fair.
January 2019 with Reto Leder, CEO Trafo Baden, launching corporate newspaper written by Daniel Tschudy
November 2018 in Sigriswil: with my class at post-graduate studies (NDS) on cross culture and diversity
October 2018 in Lausanne; 125 years of EHL, Swiss Hotel School, with CEO Michel Rochat (left) and President André Witschi
October 2018 at Opening Resort Bürgenstock, Switzerland; with Mani Berger, Dirk Post & Rolf Brönnimann
September 2018 MICE-"Ticino Open Days" with Swiss buyers, opinion leaders and media in Lugano
September 2018 in Bangkok, interview with Bernhard Bohnenberger, President, Six Senses Resorts
August 2018 autumn-media conference of Switzerland Tourism; with Martin Nydegger CEO
May 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany: MPI Past President Alumni dinner reception at MainNizza.
May 2018 at Evintra-booth at IMEX Frankfurt; meeting Evintra's founder & CEO Andreas Thölken
April 2018 exchange with Prof. Michel Rochat (CEO EHL Lausanne) on globalisation and development.
January 2018 at Alpen-Symposium in Interlaken with Joachim Gauck, President Germany (2012-2017)
January 2018 at Lucerne Radisson Blu reception with D.Twerenbold (GM Zurich, left), R.Schnyder & N.Grupp (GM Basel)
November 2017 in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Post-graduate class NDS-HF about cross culture & diversity
October 2017 Zurich: with Werner Knechtli & Marlen Schweineberg (Savoy Baur-en-Ville) & Reto Wittwer (Blazon Hotels)
August 2017 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia (China) with Zhang Donghai, Yitai Grooup and Teo A. Khing (China Horse Club)
June 2017 attending Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan; with Swiss delegation and local tour operators
June 2017 in Shanghai; introduction meeting about international collaboration between Switzerland and China
May 2017 IMEX Frankfurt: at the annual MPI Alumni Dinner Reception
May 2017 World Tourism Forum Lucerne, with Martin Barth (Founder) and Jürg Schmid (Switzerland Tourism)
May 2017 at WTFL with Sonia Kabuguza (Ruanda), Eunji Tae (UNWTO) & V. Poonoosamy, VP Etihad Airways
April 2017 European print- and radio-media group visiting Kiev, Ukraine (prior Eurovision Song Contest)
March 2017 exchange at Mount Rigi with Stefan Otz (CEO) about Rigi's partnership with Emei Shan mountain in Sichuan Province, China
February 2017 Annual meeting with sim-CEO Michael Lehmann (Shanghai), at Montalbano wine estate in Mendrisio (Southern Switzerland)
February 2017 Industry talks in Tehran, Iran; with Federico Sommaruga (Switzerland Tourism) and Ali Nemati Zargaran (Iran Tourism Organisation)
January 2017 with German author & Arabia opinion leader Ulrich Tilgner (at Alpen-Symposium Interlaken)
October 2016 at GATE College Kathmandu, Nepal; as keynote speaker at Graduation Ceremony
September 2016 cross-culture teaser-presentation at Swiss Travel Management Forum in Zurich
August 2016 Cross-Culture workshop with consultant Miga to Swiss trade and investment specialists to Mongolia
June 2016 Hotel Industry birthday celebration for hotelier Rolf Brönnimann (Budersand, Sylt) at the Widder Zurich
May 2016 Slovenian Night for Switzerland's travel & tourism industry; held at Metropole in Zurich
April 2016 Reunion of GMCS Educational Advisory Board; during IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany
April 2016 at Frankfurt trade show IMEX: impulse-speech on cross-culture competence in the meetings industry
February 2016 MeetingsAfrica int'l media group visiting Soweto, South Africa
January 2016 in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia; meeting with Mayor Zoran Jankovic
January 2016 Cross-cultural exchange with Dr Auma Obama (Sauti Kuu Foundation, Kenya) in Interlaken
December 2015 Farewell event at Radisson Blu Zurich for Werner Knechtli; with former Rezidor CEO Kurt Ritter
November 2015 class of hotelleriesuisse-NDS-HF education at Sigriswil hotel, Lake Thoune
October 2015 at ZfU Business School in Rüschlikon: seminar on virtual & intercultural long-distance management
October 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland: Crossing the cultural divide speech to business circle ClubIN Ticino
September 2015 meeting with former Prime Minister Lokendra Chand of Nepal at his residence in Kathmandu
September 2015 TV-show 'today's Youth Asia' Think-Tank event with moderator Rupesh Shrestha at Kathmandu's Hyatt Regency
September 2015 cross-culture lecture to assembly of Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education in Kathmandu, Nepal
August 2015 Class of a workshop about tourism marketing on future markets; in St. Gallen, Switzerland
June 2015 Zhongshan National Torch High-tech Industrial Development Zone presentation in Zurich (at Swissmem headoffice)
May 2015 Cross Culture Competence speech to 200 members of the tourism community in Interlaken
May 2015 Workshop 'Manage Diversity' of Swiss Hotel Association; with delegates at Hotel Sedartis Thalwil
May 2015 MPI past president Alumni reception at InterContinental Frankfurt
May 2015 Class at a workshop given to the National Museum in Vaduz (principality of Liechtenstein)
April 2015 in Lucerne: honour to meet Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan
April 2015 World Tourism Forum Lucerne; Chinese delegation preparing a WTFL-event 2016 in China
March 2015 Cross Culture workshop class at Academy of Hotel Excellence in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
February 2015 media delegates from Switzerland, India, and South Africa meet in multicultural Istanbul
February 2015 Co-hosting Opening Session at MCE Central Europe in Warsaw; with Jon Bradshaw (Meetology Group)
January 2015 FreeCrown dinner reception at historic Restaurant Kronenhalle in Zurich
December 2014 Mori building company & MICE Japan publication media tour to Tokyo, Japan
November 2014 speaking on cultural competence in tourism; public event of Lucerne Tourism
October 2014 Speaking to Estonian MICE-community at ECB seminar in Tallinn, Estonia
August 2014 speaking and moderating at 4th India Association Congress in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
August 2014 at Castle Laufen for Forum Future Markets with Frank Bumann, Director St. Gall Tourism
July 2014 with corporate class about cross-cultural competence in the global hospitality industry; in London
July 2014 Richard Lewis Communications working group; for strategy meeting in Warnford, UK
April 2014 in Shanghai: meeting with Shendi group (developer of new Disneyland for early 2016)
March 2014 full-house at General Assembly Keynote of European Hotel Manager Association in Monaco
March 2014 'cultural intelligence-lecture at class of University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne
February 2014 Cross-cultural reception in East London/S.A. (Kenya, Japan, Switzerland, South Africa & India)
January 2014 Exchanging about cross culture & China; with former German President Christian Wulff in Interlaken
December 2013; giving a cross culture lecture at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality in Orlando,Fl., USA
November 2013 exchanging with students and professors at East China Normal University ECNU in Shanghai
September 2013 in Shanghai; launching cross-cultural cooperation between Switzerland and China
May 2013 in Lucerne. Strategic partnership meeting of Yangtse Development Council with World Tourism Forum Lucerne
May 2013 at Frankfurt Marriott; MPI Past Presidents Alumni General Assembly and Dinner Reception
April 2013 at World Tourism Forum in Lucerne; with working group participants on topic 'Cross Culture in global business envoronment'
February 2013 in Cape Town; international media group visiting Table Mountain
January 2013 in Vientiane, Laos: reception by Dr Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism, Malaysia
October 2012 with Werner van Gent, Correspondent Swiss Television for Greece, Turkey & Middle East ... about cross culture
September 2012 Speaking about intercultural relations China-Switzerland; at FHS University St. Gall; with host Prof. Peter Müller
August 2012 in Warnforn, Hamshire, UK with Richard Lewis, globally acclaimed trainer, writer & speaker on Cross Culture
June 2012 International Tourism Conference in Jordan; media group visiting Petra
March 2012 in Goteborg; with co-speaker Peter Wik (topic: tourism development in China)
January 2012 at Alpen Symposium Interlaken; meeting former Chess World Champion and peace activist Garry Kasparov