Susanne Kraus Winkler is a successful entrepreneur within the Austrian hotel and catering industry. She is a founding partner of LOISIUM Wine & Spa Hotels as well as Chair of the Supervisory Board and shareholder of the Harry’s Home hotel group and Advisory Board member of MRP Hotels. As a long-standing expert in Austrian tourism, she holds several positions within tourism representations across Austria and represented the industry at EU level as President of the HOTREC, the European umbrella association for the hotel and catering industry, in Brussels until 2018. She is currently President of the Austrian Professional Hotel Association within the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for the representation of around 16,000 hotels. She speaks at national and international congresses and institutions and is a guest lecturer for the real estate master’s course at Danube University.