Agnieszka KempnyProject manager, CINEA
Carl HartzellHead of the Delegation of the European Union in Georgia
George TziallasRegional Director for Europe and Africa for the WTTC
Hrvoje RatkajecR&D Project ManagerArctur, Slovenia
Ksenija Flegar Acting Director for Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, SloveniaKsenija FlegarActing Director for Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Laszlo BorbelyState Counsellor to the Prime Minister, Government of Romania
Mamuka BerdzenishviliTourism Insitute Georgia, Tourism for the Black Sea project
Patrizia BusoliniPolicy officer, DG MARE
Peter JanechDeputy Director of the Regional Department for Europe, UN WTO
Rositsa StoevaExecutive Manager in the BSEC PERMIS
Samo ErženResearch Engineer, Arctur, Slovenia
Stavros Kalognomos Executive Secretary, Balkan and Black Sea Commission, Conference of peripheral maritime regions (CPMR)Stavros KalognomosExecutive Secretary, Balkan and Black Sea Commission, Conference of peripheral maritime regions (CPMR)
Suzana Zagorc Secretary of Tourism Directorate, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, SloveniaSuzana ZagorcSecretary of Tourism Directorate, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Tomi IlijašCEO, Arctur
Urška Starc-PecenyCIO, Arctur, Slovenia
Valentina SupertiDirector, GD GROW
- 18 Nov 2021
- 09:00 - 13:00
- Proof of RVT is required upon entrance.
The T4BS High-Level Forum – Tourism, Digitalisation and Sustainable development for the Black Sea.
The T4BS High-Level Forum – Tourism, Digitalisation and Sustainable development for the Black Sea. A European pathway towards:
- A resilient and competitive tourism ecosystem
- Sustainable tourism destinations and services
- Digitalisation of tourism
The Forum presents opportunities and challenges of co-creating a vision of a sustainable, digital transition towards a resilient tourism ecosystem, with respect to the EU Green Deal and the Digital Decade.
A key success factor is digitalisation. Digitalisation is a driver for resilient, sustainable tourism in Europe. The Forum will primarily focus on data and how data can be leveraged towards this goal.
Together, we will address some key challenges:
- Lack of data-sharing among players to support data-enabled solutions.
- Low level of digitalisation of tourism destinations.
- Insufficient knowledge base of the tourism ecosystem (monitoring, identification of data sources, data leveraging).
The Forum is promoted as part of the Tourism 4.0 for Black Sea (T4BS) project funded by the EC through the European Maritime and Fishery Fund (EMFF). The project strives to enable local tourism stakeholders from the public and private sectors to increase their understanding of current digitalisation trends, patterns of tourist flows, and impact of visitors, as well as predict the tourist impact of strategic, data-driven decisions. The aim is to foster more sustainable tourism in the future.
The Forum will present the main project results, and look to address the identified challenges and bottlenecks preventing the full uptake of new technologies and business models for a sustainable maritime space.
A wide range of high-level policymakers, businesses, researchers and civil society organisations will discuss challenges and opportunities, as a way to identify pathways to promote the Tourism 4.0 concept in the Black Sea -and beyond.
- 9:00 - 9:10
- Welcome and introduction to the Forum
- 9:10 - 9:30
- High-level opening speeches:
Speakers:Carl Hartzell, George Tziallas, Ksenija Flegar, Laszlo Borbely, Peter Janech, Rositsa Stoeva, Valentina Superti
- 9:30 - 10:30
- Presentation of the project Tourism 4.0 for the Black Sea and its results
Speakers:Agnieszka Kempny, Hrvoje Ratkajec, Samo Eržen, Urška Starc-Peceny
- 10:30 - 10:50
- 10:50 - 12:50
- Challenges and opportunities for the tourism sector in the Black Sea (panel discussion)
Speakers:Laszlo Borbely, Mamuka Berdzenishvili, Patrizia Busolini, Rositsa Stoeva, Stavros Kalognomos, Suzana Zagorc, Tomi Ilijaš, Urška Starc-Peceny
- 12:50 - 13:00
- T4BS Declaration & Forum Closing