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 „6th. International Historic Cities Congress“.

6th 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, Cemex, 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.


1Registration 17:00
2Dinner 20:00-
1Welcome breakfast 09:00
2Free time 10:00
3Lunch break 12:00
4Included excursion Solin and Klis (archaeological site Salona and Klis fortress) 13:30
5Free time 17:00
6Dinner / Cocktail party 19:00
1Registration 08:00
2Welcome speech 08:45
3Topic: Pafos. Preparing a management plan for a World Heritage Site Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou 09:00
4Topic: The interaction between taking care of the valuable heritage and tourism in a world heritage city as Bruges Minou Esquenet 09:20
5Topic: The protetction and interpretation of Poreč 09:40
6Coffee break 10:00
7Topic: BURNUM – from fort to townJoško Zaninović 10:20
8Topic: Museum of Ancient Glass – challenges and rewardsIvo Fadić 10:40
9Lunch break 11:00
10Included excursion Split (City museum, Diocletian palace) 13:00
11Free time 16:00
12Expert lectures 17:00
13Dinner 20:00
1Topic: Interpretation of the historical sights of the city of Moscow 08:30
2Topic: Cultural heritage of StonValentina Vitković 08:45
3Topic: A New Picture of the Cultural Heritage of the City of IlokMaja Barić 09:00
4Topic: Salona – ability to present archaeological sites and findingsIvan Matijević 09:15
5Questions and answers 09:30
6Coffee break 09:45
7Topic: Destination storytelling – Dalmatia storytelling destinationRenata Tešija 10:10
8Topic: Istra Inspirit – Reviving cultural heritage through authentic experiences Jelena Latin 10:25
9Questions and answers 10:40
10Coffee break 10:50
11Topic: STORYTELLING IN THE FUNCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE INTERPRETATION Moderator: gdin.Željko Trezner, struč.spec.oec., director, Centre for responsible tourism, KarlovacVedran Matošić , Dora Kušan Špalj , Dr. sc. Romana Lekić , Goranka Horjan 11:20
12Lunch break 13:00
13– Free time 14:00
14Award ceremony and gala dinner 19:00