Young Talent Programme 2019, World Tourism Forum Lucerne

1 - 3 May 2019


World Tourism Forum Lucerne is again looking forward to invite the best tourism students from its partner universities in Africa, Asia, America, Australia and Europe to attend the Young Talent Programme at the Forum in May 2019 in Switzerland.


The academic committee of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne had the difficult task to select the most promising abstracts out of over 70 outstanding applications. 40 students of our partner universities had been eligible to send in a full paper for a double blinded peer-reviewed process which was due in November 2018. Out of these candidates, 20 students were asked to do a Learning Agility Test by our partner company Korn Ferry in order to select the 12 most talented students.

The 12 finalists are now invited by World Tourism Forum Lucerne to visit the Forum from May 1 – 3 2019 in Lucerne and present a poster of their research. In a Career Planning Session organized by Korn Ferry the Young Talents will get some most valuable expert advice on how to advance their career and how to network and market themselves. During the Forum the 3 winners of the Young Talent Award will be evaluated and awarded in a ceremony.

Meet our finalists 2019 here.





Impressions from Young Talent Programme 2017 ...

Last year the Young Talent Programme took place during the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland on 3 May 2017. The nine selected Young Talents had the unique opportunity to participate in some tailor-made pre-events before the official start of the Forum. Find out more!