Programm – Tuesday, 28 November 2023

9.00 a.m.

Get together

Ursulinenhof, 2nd floor (Landstraße 31, 4020 Linz)

9.30 a.m.

Current developments and the resilience of the river cruise industry

Helge Grammerstorf, Managing Director of SeaConsult

10.15 a.m.

Industry Survey River Cruises 2023

Brigitte Franz, Institute CENTOURIS of the University of Passau

10.45 a.m.

Sustainability strategy & vision at A-ROSA

Sandra Wendland, Sustainability Manager at A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH

11.10 a.m.

Moderated discussion panel on the topic of sustainability strategies

  • Lucas Sandmeier, IG Rivercruise
  • Julie Higgins, Uniworld
  • Sandra Wendland, A-ROSA
  • Monique Radings, Globus Tours

11.40 a.m.

Networking Coffee & Table Fair

12.00 p.m.

Rethinking tourism in the age of Artificial Intelligence: opportunities and challenges

Prof. Dr. Markus Eiglsperger, Constance University of Applied Sciences & Benno Iten, CDO Twerenbold Reisen Group

1.00 p.m.


Restaurant Stadtliebe (ground floor Ursulinenhof)

2.00 p.m.

"Jubilee Year 2024" - 200 Years of Anton Bruckner

Mag. art. Norbert Trawöger, Artistic Director KulturEXPO "Anton Bruckner 2024" // Artistic Director Bruckner Orchestra Linz

2.20 p.m.

River and land, hand in hand – increasing appreciation by adding more value: sustainable development of land programs

Petra Riffert, Managing Director of WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH &
Marie-Louise Schnurpfeil, Managing Director of Linz Tourism

2.50 p.m.

Legal requirements for tourist guiding in Austria

Dr. Robert Steiner, MBA, Managing Director of the branch association for leisure and entertainment of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce

3.15 p.m.

Summary, conclusion & outlook 2024

Petra Riffert, Managing Director of WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH & Mag. Bernhard Schröder, Managing Director of Donau Niederösterreich GmbH

3.30. – 4.30 p.m.

Networking Coffee & Table Fair

6.30 p.m.

"200 Years of Bruckner" Gala Evening

with Govenor Mag. Thomas Stelzer

at the invitation of the Cultural Department of the Province of Upper Austria and Upper Austria Tourism at the Musiktheater Linz(Am Volksgarten 1, 4020 Linz)