The reasons for postponing the conference are the cancellations of the ITB Berlin and ProWein Düsseldorf trade fairs. The third Rheingau Conference will go ahead as planned on March 9.
Following the cancellations of the ITB, the world's leading tourism trade fair in Berlin, and the international ProWein exhibition in Düsseldorf, the organizers of the Fourth Culinary and Wine Tourism Conference (CWTC) have today decided to postpone the scientific tourism conference at Hochschule Geisenheim University which had been planned for March 10 and 11, 2020.
"The travel component was an important part of the planning process for our conference at Hochschule Geisenheim University - but now that the trade fair has been cancelled, this is no longer the case," said Jens Rüdiger, M.Sc., the scientific head of the fourth CWTC. The conference will be held later this year, an alternative date will be announced shortly on this page.
The third Rheingau Conference, which is being organized by Rheingau-Taunus Kultur und Tourismus GmbH, Rheingauer Weinwerbung GmbH and Zweckverband Rheingau, will go ahead as planned on March 9, 2020 at Hochschule Geisenheim University. For more information go to https://www.rheingau.com/rheingau-konferenz/
Hochschule Geisenheim University will be hosting the 4th Culinary and Wine Tourism Conference from March 9-12, 2020 in cooperation with the Wine Tourism and Culinary Commission of the German Society for Tourism Science e.V. (DGT), IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, FH Wien der WKW – University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Harz University of Applied Sciences, German Oenological Federation e.V. (BDO) and the Rheingau-Taunus Kultur & Tourismus GmbH.
The conference aims to allow scientists, young academics and interested practitioners to share their experience. It offers the opportunity to discuss current research work with an international audience from scientific and professional backgrounds.
The scientific conference will take place on March 10 & 11, 2020 at Geisenheim University. It will be preceded by a practitioner's day (the Rheingau Conference) on March 9 and followed by an excursion day on March 12.
The conferece is held in german.
9.00 Begrüßungskaffee und Registrierung
9.30 Begrüßung Frank Kilian, Landrat des Rheingau-Taunus-Kreises
9.40 „Was erwartet unser Gast? Wer ist unser Gast?“ Studie zum Thema Gästeverhalten, -struktur und -zufriedenheit
10.30 Erster Eindruck, letzter Eindruck – der Gast im Fokus Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Häusel, München
11.45 Best Practice - Beispiel aus der Region
13.30 Verabschiedung Peter Seyffardt, Präsident des Rheingauer Weinbauverbandes e. V.
13.35 Networking und Mittags-Imbiss mit regionalen Spezialitäten und Rheingauer Weinen
14.30 Ende des Symposiums