4th 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 „5th. International Historic Cities Congress“.

5th 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: The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Croatian national tourist board, Tourist board of the Split-Dalmatia County,  Split-Dalmatian County, Croatian national chamber association, Croatian association of historic cities, Wüstenrot building society, Perfecta travel agency, Lavanda tourist group, Public cultural institution Zvonimir, City of Split tourist board, City of Split museum,  Archaeological Museum Split, Klis tourist board 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 Romania (city management of Alba Iulia), Austria (municipality of Vienna), Tourist board of Prague, Ministry of tourism Croatia, Archaeological museum of Zagreb, Tourist board of Korčula, Museum of Apoksiomen, Renovation institute Dubrovnik, tourist board of Sinj, representatives of Split dalmatia County and city of Split.


2Welcome drink19:00-
1Registration 08:00
2Welcome speech 08:45
3Topic: Alba Iulia, The Other Capital of RomaniaNicolaie Moldovan 09:00
4Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Vienna": In the tension between preservation and development- Vienna on the brink of deletionsRudolf Zunke 09:20
5Topic: Strategic stakeholders management in archaeologic tourismSanjin Mihelić 09:40
6Coffee break 10:00
7Topic: Promotion and interpretation of historic sites in PraguePetr Slepička 10:20
8Topic: Action plan of cultural tourism development in Croatia Vesna Rajković 10:40
9Topic: Interpretation and tourism valorization of cultural heritage of Korčula 11:00
10Topic: Museum of Apoxyomenos: the finest example of storytelling in museumsMarko Španjol 11:20
11Coffee break 11:30
12Panel Discussion / Topic: Topic: ENTERPRENEURSHIP IN CULTURAL TOURISM , Moderator: Željko TreznerRobert Bralić , Nicolaie Moldovan , Matea Avbelj Valentan , Ivica Poljičak , Ankica Puškarić 12:00
13Lunch break 13:30
14Included excursion Solin and Klis 14:30
15Free time 18:00
16Dinner 20:00
17Entertainment – Karaoke party 21:00
1Topic: Roman Roads of Central Dalmatia (Roads that Empire means) / Archaeological Tourism Project of the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County. Joško Stella 08:45
2Topic: From peasant to tourist - Protection and presentation of Stari Grad Field – UNESCO siteSara Popović 09:00
3Topic: Conservation and presentation of archaeological park Andautonija in ŠčitarjevoDora Kušan Špalj 09:15
4Topic: Lazareti project – creative quarter of Dubrovnik 09:30
5Questions and answers 09:45
6Coffee break 10:00
7Topic: Conservation and presentation of old medevial town „Veliki Tabor“ Nadica Jagarčec 10:20
8Topic: Intangible heritage of Cetina's area – Traditional hand made pottery of PotravljeMonika Vrgoč 10:35
9Topic: Accessibility of cultural heritage for disabled people- presentation of EU project UNESCO site expirience for all (USEFALL).Jasna Jerkov Jurić 10:50
10Questions and answers 11:05
11Coffee break 11:20
12Professional lectures 11:40
13Lunch break 13:40
14Included excursion Split (Diocletian palace, City museum) 14:40
15Free time 17:30
16Award ceremony 19:00
17Gala dinner 20:00
1Optional excursions (Trogir, Omiš) 08:00