Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

 

Program

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PROGRAM

08.00 – 09.00   Registration

09.00 – 09.15   Opening and Introduction

Boris Hanuščák – Mayor, City of Bardejov, Slovakia

09.15 – 10.30   Plenary Session I – Policy Actions for Sustainable Tourism Development

Place: Hotel Alexander

Moderator: Zuzana Gabrižová, EurActiv.sk

Key note speakers:

  • Norbert Kurilla – State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Slovakia
  • Vazil Hudák – Vice-president, European Investment Bank

Panelists:

  • Peter Ďurček – State Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Construction, Slovakia
  • Dawid Lasek – State Secretary, Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Poland
  • Ivan Liptuga – Director, Tourism and Resorts Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine
  • Anton Marcinčin – Deputy Government Plenipotentiary for the Support of the Least Developed Regions, Slovakia

Q & A

10.30 – 10.45   Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.00  

Plenary Session II – Sustainable Tourism Development – Best Practices

Place: Hotel Alexander

Moderator: Zuzana Gabrižová, EurActiv.sk

Introduction:

Klára Novotná – Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Slovak Republic to UNESCO

Key note speakers:

  • Lena Johansson – Swedish National Heritage Board, Sweden
  • Kaspar Schűrch – Managing Director, World Heritage Experience, Switzerland
  • James Rebanks – Managing Director, Rebanks Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom

Q & A

12.00 – 12.30   Press Conference

12.00 – 13.15   Lunch

13.15 – 14.30   Parallel Session I

Panel I – Financing the Sustainable Tourism Development

Place: Hotel Alexander

Moderator: Pavol Szalai, EurActiv.sk

Key note speaker:

Radoslaw Ossowski-Barbetti – Head, European Investment Bank Group in Slovakia

Panelists:

  • Inga Magistad – Ambassador, Norway
  • Gerry Muscat – Head of Division, Urban Development Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  • Andrea Babčanová – Chief of Staff, International Visegrad Fund

Q & A

Panel II – Natural and Cultural Heritage and Traditions as an Opportunity for All

Place: Hotel Ozón

Moderator: Lucia Yar, EurActiv.sk

Key note speaker:

Radoslav Ragač – Director-General, Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Slovakia

Panelists:

  • Giora Solar – Director, Solar Architects, Izrael
  • Katarína Kosová – Director-General, Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic
  • László Miklós – Head, UNESCO Department, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia
  • Martina Pásková– Chair, National Geopark Committee, Global Geopark UNESCO - Český raj, Czech Republic
  • Ivana Cimermanová – Executive Director, Global Geopark Novohrad-Novograd, Slovakia
  • Vladimíra Fabriciusová – Director, Poľana Biosphere Reserve, Slovakia
  • Radomír Jančošek– Director, Šariš Region Tourism Organization, Slovakia

Q & A

14.30 – 14.45   Coffee Break

14.45 – 16.00   Parallel Session II

Panel III – World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism in the Carpathians

Place: Hotel Alexander

Moderator: Pavol Szalai, EurActiv.sk

Key note speaker:

Harald Egerer– Head, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, UN Environment

Panelists:

  • Michael Meyer – Chair, Working Group on Sustainable Tourism of the Carpathian Convention
  • Tomáš Dražil – Director, National Park Slovenský raj, Slovakia
  • Simion Giurca –Director, Romanian National Tourism Office in Vienna, Ministry of Tourism, Romania
  • Andriy Ginkul – Director, Ukrainian National Tourism Organisation, Ukraine

Q & A

Panel IV – Destination Management in UNESCO Sites

Place: Hotel Ozón

Moderator: Lucia Yar, EurActiv.sk

Key note speaker:

Andrej Malachovský – Faculty of Economics, University of Matej Bel, Slovakia

Panelists:

  • Peter DeBrine – Senior Project Officer, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Szymon Gatlik– Chief Specialist in Tourism Marketing, City of Krakow, Poland
  • Iveta Niňajová– Independent tourism advisor, Member of Advisory Board by Deputy Government Plenipotentiary for the Support of the Least Developed Regions, Slovakia
  • Ingrid Lojanová – Executive Director, Upper-Šariš & Upper-Zemplín Region Tourism Organization, Slovakia
  • Martin Janoško – Director, Prešov Region Tourism Organization, Slovakia

Q & A

16.00 – 16.30   Plenary Session III - Conclusions and Closing Remarks

Place: Hotel Alexander

Moderator: Zuzana Gabrižová, EurActiv.sk

  • Mechtild Rössler – Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre (Video message with concluding remarks)
  • Peter DeBrine – Senior Project Officer, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Norbert Kurilla – State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Slovakia (Closing remarks)

SOCIAL EVENTS

17.45 – 21.00   Conference Cinema

Place: Žriedlo Cinema, Bardejov Spa

Wild Slovakia
Slovakia/Germany, 2015, 53 min.
Director: Jan Haft, Tomáš Hulík

The Wolf Mountains
Slovakia, 2013, 48 min.
Director: Erik Baláž

S tebou ma baví Slovensko
Slovakia, 2015, 56 min.
Director: Róbert Šveda, Pavol Barabáš