Meet up: SMART TOURISM 5.0

1st virtual meet up on tourism in Croatia – tourism professionals on after-corona tourism

5. May 2020.

10am – 2 pm

Registration mandatory. Attendance free of charge.

Check out how was the first virtual meet!

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.

Taste the Mediterranean International Festival is a unique festival of Mediterranean food, products and cultural heritage and lifestyles.
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Launched in 2014, after the inclusion of Croatian Mediterranean food on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage, with the aim of promoting Croatia and Dalmatia as the leading Mediterranean food and wine destination and exchange and networking with other Mediterranean countries, the festival is intended for all lovers of good food and tourists travelling out of season, and has been held in Šibenik, Rovinj and Hvar. It is a central annual gathering of chefs and food & wine professionals that brings together world chefs awarded Michelin stars, Gault & Millau toques, 50 World’s Best awards and local leading chefs, winemakers and other professionals in gastronomy, oenology, agriculture, sustainable tourism and fisheries. In addition to educational content, it includes culinary master classes by top international and local chefs and a Mediterranean market where small producers offer local products, while local restaurants offer themed dinners prepared jointly by guests and local chefs.

International fair tourism PLACE2GO was created as a logical sequence of the Croatian tourist magazine of the same name and became the largest fair tourism in Croatia.

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PLACE2GO fair is held every year in mid-March in Arena Zagreb. The first edition of the fair was held in 2012, and since then more than 500 exhibitors from 34 countries have participated in the fair. Every year the PLACE2GO fair is visited by more than 15,000 visitors. The fair is conceived as a meeting of tourist supply and demand, but also as an independent tourist product during the pre-season. The first day of the PLACE2GO fair is intended for business visitors who arrange meetings in advance via the fair’s mobile application. The other two days are open to all visitors who can enjoy the current offers of exhibitors, but also an interesting program on the main stage in which famous travel writers, travellers, bloggers and influencers take turns. Admission to the fair is free.

HTI is an international platform for the promotion and networking in the health tourism sector that gathers service providers and buyers of health-tourism services.
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HTI promotes destinations, clinics, thermal resorts, wellness hotels, travel agencies, medical facilitators, specialized media, clusters, insurances, consultants and other complementary industry.
In addition to the HTI Conference & Expo, organized in 10 editions in Europe and the Middle East to date, the European HTI Summit brings to the European Parliament public and private sector leaders. HTI publishes the HTI News Magazine, organizes buyers’ study trips and trainings, and provides consulting services. In addition to Zagreb office, HTI operates through a regional office in the UAE and representatives in major foreign markets (Germany, Turkey, Russia, USA, India, China) and as a partner of European umbrella associations that promote health tourism.

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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

Tuesday, 5.5.2020.

10:00h
Conference Croatian Tourism 365?

Topics: what will tourism look like in upcoming months, what does it mean for Croatia and what are the potentials of domestic tourism, whether the crisis creates an opportunity for year-round tourism and activation of less popular destinations, creative development of new products and local content.

  • Ivana Kolar, Conference Director, Julius Rose
  • Ivana Budin Arhanić, Vice-President, Valamar Riviera
  • Siniša Topalović, Director & Partner, Horwath HTL Croatia
  • Jan de Jong, Managing Partner, Webpower Adria
  • Christopher Hinteregger, Managing Director, PKF tourismexperts (Austria)
11:00h
International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO

Topics: how to travel after the corona, how to choose destinations, what to look for and what to avoid, will travel become a luxury and what will be the trends, well-known travel writers and influencers talk about these and other current topics related to travel.

  • Damjana Domanovac, Fair Director
  • Vlado Šestan, Founder oftravel-advisor.eu
  • Ivan Bengeri, Traveller and travel writer, Bengeri.com
  • Iva i Branko, Founders of putoholicari.rtl.hr
12:00h
HTI Health Tourism Industry Conference

Topics: prevention and digitalization to a super-smart society, social distancing and new trends in health tourism, what to offer and how to address the market

  • Leila Krešić-Jurić, Conference Director

  • dr. Meri Bura, Director, Mulier Holistic Center

  • dr. Sherif Hassan, CEO, TripSetc Travel Company / Innovation (USA)

  • Christian Fadi El-Khouri, Managing Partner, MESC International Patient Service (Germany)

13:00h
Taste the Mediterranean Festival

Topics: how will the restaurant scene change, will fine-dining survive, can food delivery replace traditional catering, and will it be economically viable

  • Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Festival Director

  • Dubravka Tomeković Aralica, Festival Project Manager

  • Marin Rendić, Chef, Bistro Apetit Zagreb
  • Chloé i Yvan, gourmet deli shop “Za pod zub“, Stari Grad on Hvar

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

PANELLISTS

Ivana Kolar
Ivana Kolar

Director, Julius Rose

Ivana Budin Arhanić
Ivana Budin Arhanić

Vice-President, Valamar Riviera

Siniša Topalović
Siniša Topalović

Director & Partner, Horwath HTL Croatia

Jan de Jong
Jan de Jong

Managing Partner, Webpower Adria

Christopher Hinteregger
Christopher Hinteregger

Managing Director, PKF tourismexperts

Damjana Domanovac
Damjana Domanovac

Director, PLACE2GO

Vlado Šestan
Vlado Šestan

Founder, travel-advisor.eu

Ivan Bengeri
Ivan Bengeri

Blogger, www.bengeri.com

Iva i Branko
Iva i Branko

Founders of www.putoholicari.rtl.hr

Leila Krešić-Jurić
Leila Krešić-Jurić

Director, HTI Conference

Dr. Meri Bura
Dr. Meri Bura

Director, Mulier Holistic Center

Dr. Sherif Hassan
Dr. Sherif Hassan

CEO & Founder, TripSetc Travel Company

Christian F. El-Khouri
Christian F. El-Khouri

Managing Partner, MESC International Patient Service

Ingrid Badurina Danielsson
Ingrid Badurina Danielsson

Director, Taste the Mediterranean festival

Dubravka Tomeković Aralica
Dubravka Tomeković Aralica

Project Manager, Taste the Mediterranean festival

Marin Rendić
Marin Rendić

Chef, Bistro Apetit Zagreb

Chloé i Yvan
Chloé i Yvan

Gourmet deli shop “Za pod zub“, Stari Grad on Hvar

GENERAL SPONSOR

Angiomedic provides public and private healthcare structures with high-tech medical products. In recent years, the goal has been to introduce new, minimally invasive procedures and to provide supportive physicians with the original new procedures using advanced products. One of them is a UV disinfection robot that destroys all microorganisms (bacteria, virus and other microorganisms), it is exemplary in the healthcare system and, increasingly, in the hotel and catering industry.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

AfroditaCosmetics is the leading Slovenian beauty house, celebrating 50 years of its foundation this year. It is present in Croatia with more than 700 products for consumer consumption or professional use. The entire range is available, along with many sales channels, in Afrodita Beauty Center & shops in 2 locations: Frankopanska 7 and Vlaška 41, Zagreb, and soon in the Business Center Gallery.

Hoteza is the most complete platform for the total hotel offer, which bases its service on interactive communication solutions, thus providing guests with information, entertainment and direct communication with hotel staff at their fingertips.
Laser Line offers complete IT engineering on the realization of computer-supported information systems, with the application of the latest achievements in the field of computer technology, system software and application software development.
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