The Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop is a dedicated travel trade workshop aiming to enhance tourism business partnership with the Black Sea Region, by offering to the tourism industry and suppliers a unique chance to showcase their services & products and meet individually qualified international buyers personally in pre – arranged meetings.
The Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop is organized on 10th and 11th October 2013 the City of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau and the United Nations Development Programme.
By generating long lasting relationships with qualified buyers, from the Travel and Tourism industry, the Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop is an ideal platform to present the Greek as well as the entire Black Sea Region tourism products and services through pre-arranged personal meetings to at least 70 hosted buyers including quality tour operators and distinguished journalists from Europe, the USA, and key emerging markets.
The individual meetings will provide a unique opportunity to find new clients and a platform for discussing business opportunities as well as other options such as joint-ventures, technical know-how transfer and multiple networking opportunities.
The Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop is the ideal platform for suppliers to showcase their products and services to top Buyers, Tour Operators and Online intermediaries from the Black Sea Region and Europe through pre-scheduled appointments.
Tour Operators, Wholesalers, Online Intermediaries; City Break, Cultural Holiday and Coach Operators; Group Travel Organizers; Luxury Travel, Special Interest and Educational Operators; MICE Specialists
Tourist Boards & Convention Bureaus, Cruise & Yachting Operators, Restaurants, Ground Handlers/Reception Tour Operators, Hotels & Accommodation Providers, Retail Shops, Museums & Cultural Organizations, Technology Providers & Services, Tourist Attractions, Activity Providers, Catering Services, Conference Centres, DMCs, PCOs, Trade Associations
During the last decade Athens has developed into a modern European Metropolis and an ideal city break destination. Aside its rich cultural identity, which unfolds along the biggest archaeological promenade in Europe and 44 world class museums and an unparallel natural beauty, Athens offers a modern tourism and business infrastructure with a well connected, user and environmental friendly transportation network, Olympic-size conference venues and top notch accommodation options, from luxury resorts to boutique hotels and youth hostels.
For business or leisure, the vibe of the city can be enjoyed in its gourmet restaurants and traditional taverns, at the multiple cocktail bars and seaside clubs, on its 15 blue flag sandy beaches and marinas or in the cosmopolitan shopping district during more than 300 days of sunshine yearly and mild temperatures.
As an ideal congress destination, Athens combines state-of-the-art infrastructure and excellent congress facilities, offering its visitors the unique opportunity to share their ideas and enrich their culture while relaxing and enjoying life at the same time.
Venue - The New Acropolis Museum
The New Acropolis Museum, gives away the city’s contemporary character as it reveals the rich history Athens is endowed with. Since its inauguration in 2009 it counts more than a million visitors per year.
The new Acropolis museum and its creative use of natural Greek light is the new gem of Athens and has been heralded as a masterpiece in itself. Committed to showcasing the modern elements of one of the world’s oldest cities we couldn’t think of a most appropriate venue, bridging history and evolution, to host the Travel Trade Athens Workshop.
The permanent collections present findings and artifacts from the sacred rock of the Acropolis, while smaller "vignette" temporary exhibits offer insights on the various collections exhibited at the museum.
It is also the ideal location to host a small conference in the museum’s auditorium and Gala dinners or business lunch at the second floor 700 sq.m. terrace with panoramic views of the Acropolis.
The morning and afternoon sessions include the pre-arranged appointments and a coffee break. A personal meeting agenda will be developed based on delegates’ options after their registration.
Please see detailed program, here.
About the Organizers
Athens Development and Destination Management Agency
The Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) is the City of Athens official development agency responsible for the local economic development of the city and the promotion of Athens as a tourism destination worldwide.
The Agency aims to develop and deliver projects that will enhance the economic and social life of the city and establish Athens as a modern, sustainable and inclusive year round city break and MICE destination.
Within this framework, the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau was established and set into operation by the Athens Development & Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) with the mission to advance the prosperity of Athens visitor economy, by sales and marketing to the principle segments of both the domestic and international travel trade and consumer. In particular, all actions have been designed with the main purpose of establishing Athens as an attractive destination throughout the year, by attracting quality tourism and finally, by providing a high level of services to all visitors.
United Nations Development Programme
The Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion programme is a project jointly financed by Turkey, Greece, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Black Sea region. Organized in 2007 this initiative implemented by UNDP is headquartered in Athens, Greece and is active in the twelve BSEC countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
BSTIPs’ mission is to develop and promote intra-regional trade and investment among the countries in the Black Sea region.
BSTIP’s focus is on building the capacity of enterprises and associations and promoting business-to-business contact in the region through:
• Business to business (B2B) networking and matchmaking events
• Direct brokering and matchmaking between companies
• Targeted trade and investment missions
• Capacity-building workshops and training seminars
• Support to regional conferences, forums, organizations and networks focused on economic development in the region.
To register, please click here: http://www.blacksea.travel/registration/