Meet up: SMART TOURISM 5.0

2nd virtual meet up on tourism in the region – tourism professionals on after-corona tourism

Wednesday,

June 17th

10:00-14:00

Prominent tourism event and fair organizers from Croatia gathered experts from home and abroad, to exchange information and experiences on doing business during and after corona-crisis as well as to look after new market opportunities.

The first conference on year-round tourism that gathers prominent local and regional tourism experts, and a wide range of tourism professionals...

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The conference always brings fresh ideas, successful experiences and expert discussions of tourism leaders from the region and Europe (Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro) about all-seasons tourism.

The conference updates the development of destinations and communities, creating new products that do not depend only on sun & beach, telling authentic stories, and smart and creative recycling of local specifics into a new quality and experience tailored to modern tourists, which allows to extend the season on the coast and start the development of continental destinations.
 

New Europe exhibition for meetings, events & incentive travel...

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Conventa is the first and largest regional business tourism exchange, which is held every year in Ljubljana. In one place, it presents the congress offer of more than 15 countries of "New Europe" to invited organizers of events, congresses and incentive trips from Europe and beyond. Every year, more than 130 exhibitors gather at the Conventa (hotels, congress bureaus, congress centers, DMC and PCO agencies) and on the other hand 250 organizers from more than 45 countries.
 

The APRIORI TOURISM conference for several years brings together domestic and regional experts from the tourism sector, with the aim of developing destination tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina...

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Apriori BH - Agency for Professional Development, Event Management and Communications is the organizer of the conference, which is attended by representatives of the public, private and higher education sectors in the field of tourism. The aim of the conference is to present good examples and projects in the region, and to network experts and practitioners at the regional level. The program is thematically oriented towards new and interesting areas where there is potential for development. The conference is recognized by the profession and the public as a unique and leading tourism conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 

ESPA is a non-profit and non-governmental association based in Belgium. It represents 20 countries in Europe, among them national and regional spas associations, health resorts and spa facilities, with natural remedies...

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Its global objective is to promote spas, medical spas and balneology in Europe and to take care that the natural remedies based on mineral water, thermal water, peloids and climate will be available to a great number of citizens and visitors as possible. The principle of an association is “Unity is strength!” and therefore is ESPA taking up the challenge to fulfil the tasks that result from the opening of borders in Europe and the extension of the EU, to achieve the defined common aims of its members.

 

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The conference always brings fresh ideas, successful experiences and expert discussions of tourism leaders from the region and Europe (Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro) about all-seasons tourism.

The conference updates the development of destinations and communities, creating new products that do not depend only on sun & beach, telling authentic stories, and smart and creative recycling of local specifics into a new quality and experience tailored to modern tourists, which allows to extend the season on the coast and start the development of continental destinations.
 

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Conventa is the first and largest regional business tourism exchange, which is held every year in Ljubljana. In one place, it presents the congress offer of more than 15 countries of "New Europe" to invited organizers of events, congresses and incentive trips from Europe and beyond. Every year, more than 130 exhibitors gather at the Conventa (hotels, congress bureaus, congress centers, DMC and PCO agencies) and on the other hand 250 organizers from more than 45 countries.
 

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Apriori BH - Agency for Professional Development, Event Management and Communications is the organizer of the conference, which is attended by representatives of the public, private and higher education sectors in the field of tourism. The aim of the conference is to present good examples and projects in the region, and to network experts and practitioners at the regional level. The program is thematically oriented towards new and interesting areas where there is potential for development. The conference is recognized by the profession and the public as a unique and leading tourism conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 

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Its global objective is to promote spas, medical spas and balneology in Europe and to take care that the natural remedies based on mineral water, thermal water, peloids and climate will be available to a great number of citizens and visitors as possible. The principle of an association is “Unity is strength!” and therefore is ESPA taking up the challenge to fulfil the tasks that result from the opening of borders in Europe and the extension of the EU, to achieve the defined common aims of its members.

 

Why SMART TOURISM 5.0?

There is no doubt that tourism is entering the era of "super-smart society 5.0" in which everything is human-centred. Although it is most often identified with the application of digitalization and advanced technological solutions, robotics and artificial intelligence, smart tourism is definitely conditioned by the development of circular economy and sustainability, thus creating a healthy environment for human life and human society.

The organizers of SMART TOURISM 5.0:

  • host their partners, renowned international experts and local leaders
  • bring key trends, global and European experiences, ideas and plans of doing business in the future, and
  • discuss how to prepare for new tourism models after the crisis caused by months of isolation and disruption of all travel.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 17th 2020

10:00h
Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia
Keynotes hosted by Tourism 365?

Are the borders within the EU really open, the effects of new campaigns, what about domestic tourists

 

  • Maja Pak, Slovenian Tourism Board / Slovenia
  • Kristjan Staničić, Director, Croatian Tourism Board
  • Ivana Kolar, Conference Director, Tourism 365?
10:30h
Conventa Exhibition, Slovenia

Are events gone-away, when will events in the Region start again, how to create new successful MICE campaigns

 

  • Miha Kovačić, Co-founder, Conventa / Slovenia
  • Gorazd Čad, Co-founder, Conventa / Slovenia
  • Igor Kovačević, CEO, Convention Bureau within National Tourism Organisation of Serbia / Serbia
  • Janez Kopač Lebar, Project and event Manager, MPG plus
11:15h
APRIORI Tourism conference, BH

COVID19 as a platform for new EU projects in the Region, new tourism products in the BH market, networking as a prerequisite for tourism recovery, expect from this year season and the next one

 

  • Josipa Terzić-Rezić, Conference organizer, Apriori BH / BH

  • Stjepan Primorac, President, Tourism Cluster Herzegovina / BH
  • Mili Bijavica, CEO, Fortuna Tours / BH
  • Ivan Jurilj, Director, European Integration Office, Government of WHC / BH
12:00h
ESPA - European Spas Association
Roundable in partnership with HTI Conference

 Health tourism in the post-corona era, European medical spas and health resorts serving new demand, new products and communication channels, balneology at a service of Covid19 prevention

 

  • Csilla Mezösi, Secretary General, ESPA / Hungary

  • Siyka Katsarova, Vice President, ESPA / Bulgaria

  • Iztok Altbauer, Managing Director, Slovenian Spas Association / Slovenia
  • Marcel Medak, President, Health Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Economy

 

12:45h
When will we meet again with Frano Ridjan?

Tourism business events and fairs in Croatia

 

  • Ognjen Bagatin, Project Initiator, Poduzetnički Mindset (Entrepreneurial Mindset)
  • Andrea Škerlj, Project Manager, HOW Festival

  • Adriano Požarić, Conference Director, Internet Adria

  • Adem Braco Suljić, Summit Director, MEETEX

  • Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Festival Director, Taste the Mediterranean

  • Damjana Domanovac, Fair Director, PLACE2GO

  • Ivana Kolar, Conference Director, Tourism 365?

  • Frano RidjanTV shows and business conferences presenter
13:30h
How to re-focus in the New Normal?

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin

 

  • Patricia Diesel, author, Keep It Simple Now, LLC / USA

  • Leila Krešić-Jurić, HTI Conference Director

The organizer reserves the right to change and amend the program.

PANELISTS

Maja Pak
Maja Pak

Managing Director, Slovenian Tourist Board

Kristjan Staničić
Kristjan Staničić

Director, Croatian Tourist Board

Ivana Kolar
Ivana Kolar

Director, Julius Rose d.o.o.

Miha Kovačić
Miha Kovačić

Co-Founder, Conventa

Gorazd Čad
Gorazd Čad

Co-Founder, Conventa

 Igor Kovačević
Igor Kovačević

CEO, Convention Bureau within National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

 Janez Kopač
Janez Kopač

Lebar Project and event Manager, MPG plus

 Josipa Terzić - Rezić
Josipa Terzić - Rezić

Owner, Apriori BH

 Stjepan Primorac
Stjepan Primorac

President, Association for Tourism at the Chamber of Commerce of the FBH

 Mili Bijavica
Mili Bijavica

CEO, Fortuna Tours

 Ivan Jurilj
Ivan Jurilj

Director, Office of the Government of the West Herzegovina County

Csilla Mezösi
Csilla Mezösi

Secretary General, ESPA – European Spas Association

Siyka Katsarova
Siyka Katsarova

President of Bulgarian Union of Balneology and spa tourism (BUBSPA)

Iztok Altbauer
Iztok Altbauer

Managing Director, Slovenian Spas Association

Marcel Medak
Marcel Medak

President of the Health Tourism Association of Croatia

 Ognjen Bagatin
Ognjen Bagatin

CEO, Bagatin Clinic and initiator, Entrepreneurial Mindset

Andrea Škerlj
Andrea Škerlj

Project Manager, HOW Festival

Adriano Požarić
Adriano Požarić

Editor at TURIZAM info magazine and director of Internet Adria conference

Adem Braco Suljić
Adem Braco Suljić

Director, MEETEX

Ingrid Badurina Danielsson
Ingrid Badurina Danielsson

Director, Taste the Mediterranean festival

Damjana Domanovac
Damjana Domanovac

Director, PLACE2GO

 Frano Ridjan
Frano Ridjan

TV shows and business conferences presenter

Patricia Diesel
Patricia Diesel

Author of “Keep It Simple Now”

Leila Krešić - Jurić
Leila Krešić - Jurić

Director, HTI Conference

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