Organisers at ITB Berlin have confirmed the event will be opened by German chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
Invitations have been issued by ITB Berlin to attend the opening ceremonies, which will take place in Hall 1 of the ICC Berlin at 18:00 on March 5th, one day before the start of the show.
Welcoming addresses will be given by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of the Republic of Indonesia, partner country to ITB Berlin 2013.
Governing mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and chief executive of Messe Berlin Raimund Hosch will also address delegates.
The evening’s 4,500 international guests will be able to enjoy a colourful and spectacular display organised by Indonesia.
The partner country of ITB Berlin will then be inviting guests to an outstanding culinary experience at the subsequent gala reception, where Indonesia’s finest chefs will be demonstrating the diversity of their country’s exotic Asian cuisine.