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INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC CITIES CONGRESS

28.03 - 31.03.2023, HOTEL PRESIDENT SOLIN

9th 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 „9th. 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.

Organizing committee.

EVENT SCHEDULES

08:00h-08:45h – Registration

08:45h-09:00h – Opening ceremony 

09:00h-14:00h Lectures  & Panel discussion   

09:00h-09:15h –  Klodiana Gorica, Prof. Ph.D, University of Tirana Faculty of economics, Albania

Topic: Revitalizing strategies and policies for cultural and heritage heritage to think about sustainable tourism 

09:15h-09:30h –  Ege Yildrim, Ph.D, urban planner specialised in the preservation and management of cultural heritage, Turkey

Topic: Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability: Lessons from the Turkish Experience 

09:30h – 09:40h – Q & A

09:40-10:00h – Panel discusion

Topic: Challenges of cultural heritage protection and its presentation to tourists – messages from Albania, Turkey and Croatia

Moderator: Mr Željko Trezner, P.M.Dig.Mark., Director, Center for responsible tourism, Karlovac

  • Klodiana Gorica, Prof. Ph.D, University of Tirana Faculty of economics, Albania
  • Ege Yildrim, Ph.D, urban planner specialised in the preservation and management of cultural heritage, Turkey
  • Tatjana Horvatič, Office for movable, ethnographic and intangible cultural heritage Ministry of Culture and Media, Croatia

10:00h-10:15h – Fr. Ivica Jagodić, Franciscan monastery Vukovar, Croatia

Topic: Integration of the cultural and historical heritage of the Franciscan monastery into the tourist offer of the city of Vukovar 

10:15h- 10:30h – Elena Uljančić, Director, Poreština Heritage Museum in Poreč, Croatia
Topic: Poreč- position of cultural heritage in Poreč

10:30h – 10:45h – Tamara Nikolić Đerić, Senior curator-cultural anthropologist

Topic: In search of the intangible in cultural heritage: Intangible aspects of tangible heritage and intangible cultural heritage 

10:45h – 10:55h – Q & A

10:55h – 11:15h – Panel discusion

Topic: Sustainable cultural tourism – management and incorporation to the aim

Moderator: Goran Ćorluka, Ph.D. Sc., Deputy Head of the Department for Teaching and International Cooperation, University of Split, University Department of Professional Studies, Split, Croatia

  • Elena Uljančić, Ph.D.Sc., Headmistress, The museum of the Poreč territory, Poreč, Croatia
  • Tamara Nikolić Đerić, Senior curator-cultural anthropologist
  • Ante Mandić, Ph.D.Sc., University of Split Faculty of economics, Split, Croatia

11:15h – 11:30h – Coffee break

11:30h – 14:00h – Panel discussion students and other professional scientific lectures – case study – round table

Topic: Interpretation of cultural heritage with an innovative cultural tourism product  

Moderator: Goran Ćorluka, Vice Head of University Department for Academic and International Affairs, University Dpt. of Professional Studies Split

14:00h – 15:00h – Lunch break

15:00h – 16:00h – B2B meetings

16:00h – 19:00h – Free time

19:00h – 20:00h – B2B meetings

20:00h – 21:00h – Dinner

21:00h – 22:00h – Entertainment program (musical program with tasting of local liqueurs and desserts)

09:00h- 12:00h – Lectures & Panel discusion 

09:00h-09:15h – Igor Auferber, director, Tureta travel

Topic: Interpretation of cultural heritage in tourism products: perspectives and experiences of tour operators 

09:15h-09:30h – Stjepan Bezjak, director, Museum Ozalj, Croatia

Topic:  Slava Raškaj and cultural sights of Ozalj in one story 

09:30h-09:45h – Daniel Rafaelić, PhD student, History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb

Topic: Influences of filming on the cultural heritage of Dalmatia – between ideology and tourism 

09:45h-10:05h – Panel discusion

Topic: Heritage content in tourist products – from good practice to successful products

 Moderator: Mr Željko Trezner, P.M.Dig.Mark., Director, Center for responsible tourism, Karlovac

  • Igor Auferber, director, Tureta travel
  • Stjepan Bezjak, director, Museum Ozalj, Croatia

10:05h – 10:20h – Antonio Barone, director, Phoenicians’ Route

Topic: Phoenicians’ Route: cultural route of the Council of Europe and destination development strategy

10:20h-10:45h –  Panel discusion 

Topic: Archaeology, history, culture and tourism – different perspectives, the same tourist experience

Moderator: Mr Željko Trezner, P.M.Dig.Mark., Director, Center for responsible tourism, Karlovac

  • Ivica Jagodić, Franciscan monastery Vukovar, Croatia
  • Daniel Rafaelić, PhD student, History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb
  • Sanjin Mihelić, headmaster, Arheological museum Zagreb, Croatia

   10:45h-11:15h –  Coffee break/ B2B meetings

   11:15h-11:30h –  Sanjin Mihelić, director, Arheological museum Zagreb, Croatia

   Topic:

   11:30h-13:00h –  Lunch break

   13:00h-16:00h – Included excursion of Solin and Klis (Archaeological site of Salona and Klis fortress)/ B2B meetings

   16:00h-19:00h – Free time

   19:00h-20:00h –  Final ceremony of the congress – awarding recognitions

   20:00h-21:30h – Gala dinner

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