7th International Historic Cities Congress

promotion and development of new products in historic cities

Dear congress participants,

On behalf of the Tourist board of the city of Solin, the hotel President Solin and the city of Solin, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the „7th. International Historic Cities Congress“.

International Historic Cities Congress is first project with that concept, organized in Croatia, under the motto „Meet, share& build“ , which aims to motivate ideas exchange („Meet“ concept) between leaders in tourism industry of historic cities, tourist boards, archaeologists and travel agent representatives.

The share of experiences („Share“ concept) is another objective as well as development of the new tourism products and arrangements by joint engagement of the tourism industry leaders in the destinations („Build“ concept). In regards to the archaeological park Salona and its status in ancient history, we believe to be the perfect host of this event and we trust you will enjoy the programme we have prepared.

Project is supported and sponsored by: Ministry of Culture and Media, Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Tourist board of the Split-Dalmatia County,  Split-Dalmatian County, Croatian association of historic cities, Wüstenrot savings bank, Perfecta travel agency, Cemex Croatia, Lavanda tourist group, INA d.d., Public cultural institution Zvonimir, Split tourist board, City of Split museum,  Archaeological Museum Split and Klis municipality. We would like to take the opportunity and thank them all for their assistance, support and recognition of this project.

The topic of congress is preservation and intepretation of historic attractions and localities in historic cities throughout Croatia through benchmarking with cities from abroad. Historic periods covered throughout this congress range from prehistoric times to roman times and middle ages.

Our aim is to present cities both from Croatia and abroad from these historic periods, with the emphasis on destination management, in terms of the creative and interpretative presentation of historic sites. The congress gathers professional lecturers from tourism and archaeological profession including City of Bruges (Belgium), Department of Law, Economic, Managament and Quantitative methods, University of Sannio (Italy), Danube competence center (Serbia), Department of Professional Studies, University of Split,  Varaždin Tourist Board, DMK Travel Agency Omnivia, Motovun Tourist Board, IRI center, Kaštela, Virovitica Tourist Board, Museum of Chocolate, Zagreb, Tourist agency Eklata.

Apart from lectures panel discussion will be held on topic CULTURAL TOURISM AFTER THE PANDEMIC COVID 19 and the participants will be representatives from public and private sector.

We trust your stay will be full of interactions, new ideas and will meet your expectations to the fullest extent.

Organizing committee.


2Welcome speech08:45
3Topic: The interaction between taking care of the valuable heritage and tourism in a world heritage city as BrugesMinou Esquenet09:00
4Topic: Benveneto City of Art and CultureRossella Del Prete09:20
5Topic: Virtual Reality (360VR) and Roman Emperors and Danube Wine RouteVladan Krečković09:40
6Topic: Excessive tourism at localities of culture and historical heritage - how to avoid and find the optimal measureGoran Ćorluka10:00
7Coffee break10:20
8Topic: Cultural tourist itinerary “Course of klapa singing”- from idea to tourist productDunja Kadrić11:00
9Expert and scientific lectures11:20
10Lunch break14:30
11Included excursion city of Split15:30
12Free time18:00
14Entertainment (Music programme with tasting of traditional sweets and liqueurs)21:00
1Topic: Revitalization of the old town of Motovun-experience of MotovunDavid Matković08:30
2Topic: Project of Cultural and Creative industry in tourismGoran Pavlov , Petra Skelin Giljanović08:50
3Topic: Castle PejačevićKatarina Đurđević09:10
4Topic: The role of thematic museums in historic cities - the contribution of the Museum of Chocolate in Zagreb to the local environment and tourist offerMarko Španjol09:30
5Topic: History in the futureMarija Domikulić09:50
6Topic: Špancirfest in the function of sustainable tourismJelena Toth10:10
7Panel discusion Topic: CULTURAL TOURISM AFTER THE PANDEMIC COVID 19Minou Esquenet , Goran Ćorluka , Jelena Toth , Vladan Krečković , David Matković10:45
8Lunch break12:00
9Included excursion of Solin and Klis (Archaeological site of Salona and Klis fortress)13:00
10Free time16:00
11Final ceremony of the congress – awarding recognitions19:00
12Gala dinner20:00