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18 November 2004

9.00 Opening Session

  • Welcome addresses by organizers and officials

    Bogdan Ołdakowski
    , Chairman of the Board, Actia Forum
  • Andrzej Kozłowski, Chairman of the Polish Tourist Organization
  • Jan Kozłowski, Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship and the Chairman of the Pomeranian Regional Tourist Organization
  • Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of the City of Sopot

9.30 Morning Sessions: Tourist Market in enlarged EU – recent state and forecasts

Key note speech

  • State of Global Tourism Market – Europe in the world map of tourist destinations
  • Mr. Luigi Cabrini, World Tourism Organization Regional Representative for Europe
  • EU policy for tourism sector – consequences for tourism industry
  • Francesco Ianniello, Head of Tourism Unit, Directorate-General Enterprise, European Commission
  • Recent status of the European tourism industry, perspectives for the future Bill Richards, Co-ordinator, European Tourism Industry Network

10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment

  • New EU members focus: new destinations – how does it change tourism development in Europe?
    Tom Jenkins
    , Executive Director, European Tour Operators Association
  • Hotel sector in Europe – fact and figures. Perspectives for new European markets
    Julia Felton, Executive Director, Travel, Tourism & Leisure, Deloitte & Touche, United Kingdom (invited)
  • Development of low cost airlines in Europe and the impact for the tourist industry – benefits for the regions.

    Speaker to be announced

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Panel discussion: Challenges of the EU Tourism Market – Beyond the Enlargement with participation of speakers and invited quests

15.30 Refreshment

16.00 Afternoon session: Recent trends in Tourist Markets

  • German out-going tourist market with regards to Poland and other new EU countries
    FVW International
  • New trends in tourist industry – new tourist behaviours, new distributions channels, new products and destinations.

    Consultant of the tourist industry (to be announced)
  • Trends in European Internet Distribution of Travel and Tourism Services
    Dr Carl H. Marcussen, Senior Researcher, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, Denmark (invited)
  • Development of spa and health tourism in Europe
    European Spas Association
  • Perspectives of Congress Tourism in Poland
    Zbigniew Kowal,
    Director, Conference and Congress Bureau Poland, Polish Tourist Organization

19.00 Tourism Sector Cocktail

Attended by Conference delegates, officials and invited quests

19 November 2004

9.00 Morning Session: Poland Focus: Polish chances in incoming tourism