INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC CITIES
22.10 - 25.10.2024, HOTEL PRESIDENT SOLIN
10th 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 „10th. 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.
Apart from lectures panel discussion will be held on topic of cultural tourism 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.
08:00-08:45h – Registration
08:45h – 09:00h – Welcome speeches
09:00h- 14:00h – Lectures & panel discussion
09:00h-09:20h – Ksenija Keča, , senior lecturer, Head of International Relations Office, Libertas international university
Topic: Future Challenges of Quality internships in Sustainable Tourism & Heritage Management ( results of the QUEST project)
09:20h – 09:40h- Željana Zovko, member, Committee for culture and education, European parliament
Topic: EU funding and policies in process of valorisation and protection of cultural heritage
09:40h-10:00h – Karsten Yuereb, lecturer, University of Malta
Topic: Cultural Festivals as a Territorial Marketing Tool
10:00h- 10:20h – Iosif Hadjikyriakos, CMMI Senior Associate Scientist / director of Larnaka Archives – Phivos Stavrides, Cyprus
Topic: Larnaca, an ancient city in the 21st century. Costal Cultural Heritage, tourism and sustainability
10:20-10:30h – Q & A
10:30h-11:00H – Coffee break/B2B meetings
11:00h-11:20h – Panel discussion
Topic: Challenges in protection and presentation of cultural heritage to visitors – messages from Malta, Cyprus and Croatia
Moderator: gdin.Željko Trezner, struč.spec,oec.,director, Centre for responsible tourism, Karlovac
- Ksenija Keča, senior lecturer, Head of International Relations Office, Libertas international university
- Željana Zovko, zastupnica, member, Committee for culture and education, European parliament
- Karsten Yuereb, lecturer, University of Malta
- Iosif Hadjikyriakos, CMMI Senior Associate Scientist / director of Larnaka Archives – Phivos Stavrides, Cyprus
11:30h – 12:30h – Online presentation of innovative tourist products with topic: „Product differentiation of a three-day package deal at a cultural site through market differentiation“
Moderator: doc. dr.sc.Goran Ćorluka, senior lecturer, University of Split, Department for Professional studies
11:30h-13:30h – Lunch break
13:00h-18:00h – Organized sightseeing of Solin (Archeological site Salona, Jadro river park, Gašpina watermill)
18:00-19:00h – Artistic workshop
20:00h-21:00h – Dinner