Program

 

8.00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.30 Opening ceremony of the Conference Croatian tourism 365?
9.30-9.40 Igor Borojević, Croatian National Tourist Board:
Croatian tourism in numbers
9.40-9.55 Siniša Topalović, Horwath&Horwath consulting:
Year-round tourism trends and tourism content potentials in Croatia
9.55-10.45 Panel discussion – Let`s identify potentials and misconceptions in year-round tourism development

Panelists:
Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism, Croatia
Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Josip Zaher, vice President of Croatian Chamber of Commerce
Jako Andabak, Owner of Sunce concern – Bluesun
Boris Žgomba, President of the Board, Uniline

Moderator:
Kristian Šustar, HUP-Zagreb

10.45-11.00 Christopher Hinteregger, Alturos Destinations:
Year-round tourism – is it possible?
11.00-11.10 Peter Vesenjak, Hosting:
Development of year-round tourism with health, MICE and gastro programs
11.10-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15 Panel discussion – Are we ready to develop tourism in the continental part of Croatia?

Panelists:
Peter Vesenjak, Hosting
Dragan Mrkajić, Roland Berger
Željko Kolar, Krapina-Zagorje County
Ante Grancarić, Swanky Mint Hostel
Ana Luketić, Dida Tunja house
Goran Rihelj, hrturizam.hr

Moderator:
Nedjeljko Pinezić, Quanarius

12.15-12.25 Maria Pap, Budapest Tourist Bord:
City break as a trend – Budapest
12.25-12.40 Karin Stefanie Niederer, Kohl & Partner:
Success factors for tourism destinations and Hotels to enhance all-year round tourism
12.40-13.25 Panel discussion – Let`s discover how to be different and to extend the season

Panelists:
Joe Bašić, MPG/Ultra
Siniša Miljević, IRTA
Karin Stefanie Niederer, Kohl & Partner
Tim Clancy, Via Dinarica
Nenad Nizić, Vestibul Palace
Tonči Peović, ZL Brač

Moderator:
Ivana Budin Arhanić, Valamar Riviera

13.25-14.15 Lunch
14.15-14.25 Examples of Croatian Positive Practice – We inspire You for Tourism 365!
14.25-14.35 Maja Pak, STO:
Slovenia – Green, Active, Healthy
14.35-15.20 Panel discussion – Let`s define what is needed for year-round tourism development

Panelists:
Kristjan Staničić, HTZ
Maja Pak, STO
Christopher Hinteregger, Alturos Destinations
Ronald Korotaj, Istraturist Umag d.d. and UPUHH
Selimir Ognjenović, ID Riva

Moderator:
Ivana Kolar, Julius Rose

15.20-15.30 Conference conclusions
15.30 Networking by Korlat:
networking and experience sharing with tasting of Korlat wine, brandy and liqueures, Badel 1862

 

The conference objective is to identify potentials, opportunities, positive practices and solutions / recipes for the development of all-year tourism in Croatia; to meet the successful experiences and practices of neighbor countries; to develop a solution of the Croatian concept of development of all-year tourism with the active participation of representatives of key tourist and economic institutions and business entities from Croatia and experts from the region (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Serbia) and to introduce solutions to ensure the required quality and innovation at the global level

The conference will offer new knowledge and ideas for small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and crafts, as well as motivation for large tourism companies and encouragement for their development; also some solutions for new investment steps and the realization of numerous competitive advantages of which the development of the whole yearly tourism depends.

The conference is one-day, dynamic, organized in the form of short lectures of experts and examples of successful practices and panels that will discuss and create potential solutions of the topics.

The participants of the event will be representatives of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Economy and Technology of Slovenia, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian national Tourist Board, Zagreb Tourist Board, Slovenian Tourist Organisation, representatives of important tourism companies and key experts from Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Italy – they will participate directly in panels and lectures and be available for questions and suggestions.

Patrons