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UNWTO Sub-regional Seminar

Zagreb, 3 April 2009 – CROTOUR´09 - UNWTO Sub-regional Seminar - BUILDING COMPETITIVENESS: The Present Crisis and Beyond 

09:30 – 09:55
Registration
10:00 – 10:20
OFFICIAL OPENING
Mr. Damir BAJS, Minister of Tourism, Croatia
Ms. Katja Luka KOVAČIĆ, General Manager of the Zagreb Fair

Session 1: Analysis of the Current Crisis and its Impact on the Tourism Industry in Croatia 
10:20-11:00
The Crisis: Economic and Institutional Implication, Impacts on Competitiveness and Tourism Data 2008 and 2009
Henryk HANDSZUH, Former UNWTO Chief of Improving Competitiveness and Director of Market Department, UNWTO Expert

11:00-11:20
The Impact of the Crisis on Tourism: An Insider View
Eulogio BORDAS, Director General, THR, International Tourism Consulting, Spain

11:20- 11:30
Q&A
11:30-12:15
Panel discussion on Where do we stand? Tourism Analysis: The View of Croatia and neighbouring countries
Moderator: Eulogio BORDAS, Director General, THR, International Tourism Consulting, Spain
Panellists: Representatives of Public and Private Sector
Ms Jasna KULUSIC, Croatian Employers Association (HUP); Mr. Franco PALMA, Croatian Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs (HUH); Ms Josipa CVELIĆ-BONIFAČIĆ, Croatian Camping Union(KUH), Ms Maja STANIĆ, Association of Croatian Travel Association( UHPA); Mr. Veljko OSTOJIĆ, Tourist Board of Istria County
12:15-12:30
Q&A

12:30 – 14:00
Buffet Lunch
Session 2: RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS AND MEASURES TAKEN: TOURISM POLICY AND GOVERNANCE 
14:00-14:30
Tourism Policy and Governance in the Age of Uncertainty- Instruments and Measures: Building Competitiveness for the Future
Henryk HANDSZUH, Former UNWTO Chief of Improving Competitiveness and Director of Market Department, UNWTO Expert

14:30-14:50
Innovative Tourism and Creative Knowledge Economy: Our future?
Ms
Irena ATELJEVIC
14:50-15:00
Q&A
16:00-16:10
Concluding remarks (Handszuh)

  

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