European Tourism Forum - Stimulating competitiveness in the European Tourism Sector, Kraków, 5-7 October 2011
Issues discussed (panels):
- how to consolidate the socio-economic knowledge base for tourism
- how to develop innovation and ICT in tourism.
The plenary session addressed how to make European tourism more competitive.
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- signing of a joint declaration between the Commission and the European Travel Commission on cooperation and the promotion of “Destination Europe”.
- Poland joined the 50,000 tourists pilot initiative by signing the memorandum of understanding.
The EU Perspective
Costas ANDROPOULOS [114 KB] ,
Head of Unit, European Commission
Short statements by Member States, Institutions & Stakeholder Representatives
Jan KORTHOUT [29 KB] (on behalf of Minister Geert BOURGEOIS)
Director for International Realations, Department of Flanders, Belgium, EU Presidency 2010
Kristof SZATMARY [23 KB] ,
State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy, Hungarian EU Presidency 2011
Bryan CASSIDY [11 KB] ,
President of the Section for Internal Market, Production and Consumption, EESC
Kent NYSTROM [744 KB] ,
NET, President HOTREC
Marie KIHLBERG NELVING [40 KB] ,
- Kazuko SHIRAISHI [635 KB] Chargé d'affaires, Japan Embassy in Poland.
Panel 1 : Consolidating the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base for Tourism
Cordula WOHLMUTHER [428 KB] ,
Deputy Regional Director for Europe, UNWTO, "UNWTO in EUROPE"
Christophe DEMUNTER [315 KB] ,
Head of Tourism Statistics, EUROSTAT, "The Use of Mobile Positioning Data for Tourism Statistics"
Alfredo ZINI [449 KB] ,
President, Ente Bilaterale Nationale del Turismo (EBNT), "The Italian Statistical Tourism Observatory"
Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, "Consumer Attitudes and Tourism Satellite Accounts : the Polish Experience"
Mara MANENTE [106 KB] ,
Director Centro INternazionale di Studi sull'Economia Turistica, CISET, TSG Member
Panel 2 : Developing Innovation and ICT in Tourism
Robert PALMER [956 KB] ,
Director of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, "Council of Europe Initiatives in Improving the Tourism Product through Innovation and the Use of ICT"
Karl WOEBER [518 KB] ,
President of Modul University Vienna, "The TourMIS Market Information System as a Tourism Management On-line tool"
Josep IVARS [436 KB] ,
Director of INVAT.TUR, Fundación Communidad Valenciana, Spain, "Tourism Innovation Strategies at Regional Level"
Matthias KOCH [2 MB] ,
CEO, Austrian Professional Hotel Association (APHA), "Innovation in the Accomodation Sector : the Hotels of the Future".
Gil PONS [996 KB] ,
Tourist innovation Policy Officer, Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur Region, NECSTour, "User-driven innovation in Tourism services : the regional dimension"
Mara MANENTE [106 KB] ,
Director Centro Internazionale di Studi sull'Economia Turistica CISET, TSG Member