Delegates at a previous Adriatic Sea Forum (Image: Risposte Turismo)
Risposte Turismo is gearing up to host its third Adriatic Sea Forum – cruise, ferry, sail & yacht event, which will be held in Budva, Montenegro on 27 and 28 April.
More than 40 international speakers will participate in keynote presentations and five roundtables exploring the key opportunities and challenges facing the cruise and ferry industries in the Adriatic. Delegates will also be able to enjoy face-to-face meetings and networking.
Day one of Adriatic Sea Forum 2017 will include a keynote by Tom Fecke, secretary general of CLIA Europe, and a presentation on planning cruise routes in the Adriatic by Carla Salvadó, cruise marketing manager of Global Ports Holding, and Michel Nestour, vice president of Global Port & Destination Development Euromed at Carnival Corporation.
Risposte Turismo’s president Francesco di Cesare will present the fifth Adriatic Sea Tourism Report, which offers an analysis of tourism in the cruise, ferry and nautical segments in the seven countries that face onto the Adriatic area.
Simone Masé, chief marketing officer of Publicis Communications will give a keynote speech about how to create a brand, before the day concludes with a plenary session entitled “Tackling the Adriatic challenge together.”
Day two will begin with two roundtable discussions, one dedicated to potential ferry traffic routes in the Adriatic and the other to nautical tourism in the region. This will be followed by a presentation about the management of cruise tourism on Greek island Santorini by cruise manager Anastasios Konidaris, and a roundtable discussion focusing on the management of cruise destinations in Bar, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Koper, Kotor and Ravenna.
Other highlights of the day will include a discussion about the challenges of managing ports with high volumes of passenger traffic with Joan Gual de Torrella, president of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands, and Francesco Maria di Majo, president of the Central-Northern Tyrrhenian Ports Authority. A plenary session will focus on the current situation of maritime tourism in the Adriatic and future prospects, with a focus on the role of Montenegro.
“Following the editions in Italy and Croatia for Adriatic Sea Forum, it is now the turn of Montenegro, one of the most dynamic international tourist destinations, to welcome over 200 of the main operators in the various sectors covered by the forum,” said di Cesare. “The increasingly high level of skills of those taking part is a demonstration of the important role played by the Forum in the dynamics of maritime tourism in the Adriatic.”
The full event programme and information on how to register can be accessed here. www.adriaticseaforum.com.