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Rika Jean-Francois

Rika Jean-François, holding a master degree in Social Anthropology and Iranian Studies of the Free University of Berlin with an expertise on ethnic identities, sustainable development and diversity issues has been actively engaged in tourism since her early days when she had been working as a historical guide and coordinator with an incoming agent in Greece. In Germany she worked at the Free University of Berlin’s foreign student office, additionally qualified in quality management, evaluating social aid workers with the German Development Service. Working for ITB Berlin since 2004 she started building up the fair’s Corporate Social Identity advocating sustainable tourism, coordinating and planning all CSR-related events at ITB (including the production of a focused CSR event program) and speaking at responsible tourism events globally.

She is a jury member of international responsible tourism contests like the Top 100 Destinations Awards, the TO DO! Awards, the PATA Gold Awards and is a member of the PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association) Sustainability Committee. Mrs. Jean-François has spearheaded ITB’s implementation of the LGBT travel segment and became a member of the Board of Directors of the IGLTA, followed by the Board of the IGLTA Foundation. At ITB, she is also representing India and is head coordinator of ITB’s Partner Country program. Recently, she was leading the development of ITB’s Medical Tourism segment in cooperation with ITB partner Diversity Tourism.

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Rika Jean-Francois
CSR Commissoner
ITB Berlin

Rika Jean-Francois

Event

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 14.00 - 15.00
Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11.00 - 12.00
Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 13.00 - 14.00
Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 14.00 - 15.00
Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards
Friday, March 8, 2019, 10.45 - 11.00
CityCube Berlin, Auditorium A3
Friday, March 8, 2019, 13.00 - 14.00
Palais am Funkturm, ITB Convention Awards