ITB Trade Visitor Days

06.03.2019 - 08.03.2019

Messegelände, Berlin

At the ITB, the Wadden Sea community together with friends from the World Heritage Centre and other World Heritage sites presents itself in the "Sustainable Tourism" hall (4.1) at the ITB 2019. A rich programme of talks and networking is found at booth 230, while at booth 216, right across, local products and tourism offers await. On Friday, we celebrate World Heritage.

Side programme for ITB Future Day / Young Professionals

Wednesday, 06.03.2019

10:10 – 10:30

Keynote Speech opening the 14th PowWow (event takes place at the Adventure Stage, hall 4.1)

Peter DeBrine, UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme

10:30/ 11:30/ 12:30

World Heritage Trainees, German Commission for UNESCO

Felicitas Sieweck and Gabriela Randig

11:00 – 11:30

Shaping a Sustainable Tomorrow: Wadden Sea Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development and World Heritage Interpretation

Anja Szczesinski, WWF Germany


BUNDjugend: Climate classroom – Let’s get a cool future!

Katharina Dellos, BUNDjugend


Side programme for ITB Sustainable Development Day

Thursday, 07.03.2019

11:00 - 11:30

PROWAD Link – Protect and Prosper

Dr. Harald Marencic, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat

11:30 - 12:00

Creating a Culture of Ownership and Accountability – a best practice example

Joke Pouliart, Wattwanderzentrum Ostfriesland

14:00 - 14:30

The Visitor Survey 2017: The Importance of Nature in the German Wadden Sea

Dr. Catharina Greve, Nationalpark Wattenmeer Schleswig-Holstein

14:30 - 15:00

Movie moments – a new way of communication

Monique Pruyt, Province Friesland

15:00 - 15:30

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Building the Doors of Opportunity for Socio-Cultural, Environmental and Economic Growth

Thomas B. Long and Hellen Dawo, University of Groningen

15:30 - 16:00

Birdwatching in the Wadden Sea – New trained guides for new sustainable touristic offers

Dr. Christiane Gätje, Nationalpark Wattenmeer Schleswig-Holstein


UNESCO Birthday Celebration

Friday, 08.03.2019

11:00 - 11:30

Joint communication of 10 Dutch world Heritage sites

Sjon de Haan, Waddenzee Werelderfgoed

13:30 - 14:00

10 years Wadden Sea World Heritage

Rüdiger Strempel, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat

14:00 – 14:30

10 years Dolomites World Heritage

Graziano Pizzimenti and Marcella Morandini, UNESCO Dolomites Foundation

14:30 - 15:00

25 years Messel Pit World Heritage

Dr. Marie-Luise Frey, Welterbe Grube Messel

16:00 – 18:00

Networking Event

Sponsor: Mittelrhein Riesling


Visiting the ITB on the weekend? Check out our weekend programme.