GGDD19:

October 8 – 12, Croatia.

This year’s event will bring together leading sustainability experts in government, business, and academia in a set of workshops, field trips, in-depth sessions, peer-to-peer learning and panel discussions.

Discover our provisional program below:

EVENT SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES

• Green Destinations Partners Day

10.30 - 17:00, HKD Napredak

Together with GoodPlace (Slovenia Green), Green Destinations is hosting a special program for its Representatives, Preferred Partners, Global Leaders and active GD Ambassadors to better support them in their work.

Restricted: Only available upon invitation and registration.

• Global Leaders Dinner meeting

19:00 - 21:30, Boban Restaurant

This will be an exclusive opportunity for active Global Leaders to network, learn from each other and to welcome new Global Leaders.

Restricted: Only available upon timely registration and confirmation.

• Conference

8:30 - 17:00 Hotel Hilton Garden Inn.

9:00 – 9:30 Check-in and early registration
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Opening presentation
  Speaker: Croatian Minister of Tourism, Mr. Gari Cappelli
9:45 – 9:50 Welcome by Green Destinations:
  Speaker: Mr. Albert Salman, President of Green Destinations
9:50 – 10:00 Welcome by National Tourism Board
10:00 – 10:30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS : THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
The Southeast Asian Experience:
  Speaker: Mrs. Susan Santos de Cardenas, President of Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc. (SST)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 The Latin American Experience:
  Speaker: Mrs. Beatriz Barreal, Founder and CEO of Riviera Maya Sostenible | Co-creator of México Sostenible
11:30 – 12:00 The Croatian Experience
  Speaker: Dr. Hrvoje Carić, Institute for Tourism, Croatia.
12:00 – 12:30 A new tourism policy for Dubrovnik
  Speaker: Mrs. Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor, City of Dubrovnik
12:30 – 12:45 Green Destinations’ vision and introduction to the Panel sessions
  Speaker: Mr. Albert Salman, Green Destinations
12:45 – 14:00 Coffee Break

Afternoon Parallel Panel Sessions

14:00 – 15:30 PANEL SESSIONS 1
  MANAGING TOURISM FLOWS – Preparing for the future

FROM THE CROWDS TO THE UNKNOWN – Creating new green offer

TOURISM TO SUPPORT CULTURE – Community empowerment

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 PANEL SESSIONS 2
  STRENGTHENING DESTINATION MANAGEMENT – Presentation of Tools

ATTRACTING THE GREEN TRAVELER – Presentation of marketing, promotion and branding approaches, involving the business sector.

• Day 2

• Morning

Early-morning transfer from Zagreb to Gorski Kotar and further to Mali Lošinj.

Coffee in Gorski Kotar, a 2016 Top 100 destination in Kvarner region.

Arrival and lunch in Top 100 destination Mali Lošinj.

 

• Afternoon

Hotel Bellevue, Mundus Congress Hall

15:00 – 17:30 PANEL SESSIONS 1
  TOURISM TO SUPPORT NATURE & BIODIVERSITY

TOURISM TO SUPPORT CULTURE: BUILT HERITAGE

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND HOW TO REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTICS

16:30 – 17:30 WORSKHOP ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
  INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

Speaker: Mr. Antoine Delaunay Belleville – Make Sense

• Green Destinations Awards and Top 100 Ceremony

19:00 - 20:00, Apoxyomenos Museum

Presentation of new Green Destinations Awards and the 2019 Sustainable Top 100 are going to be unveiled. The ceremony will be staged in the beautiful Mali Lošinj’ Apoxyomenos Museum.

Event available by invitation only.

 

• Green Destinations Gala Dinner

20:00 - 21:30

Only available upon timely registration and confirmation.

 

• Morning

Hotel Bellevue, Mundus Congress Hall

9:00 – 10:30 PANEL SESSIONS 1
  CULTURE, COMMUNITIES AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE

FACING THE CARBON AND CLIMATE CHALLENGES, INCL, SOFT MOBILITY.

Third panel: To be announced

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 PANEL SESSIONS 2
  WATER MANAGEMENT AND HOW TO REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTICS

TOURISM TO SUPPORT NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY

Third panel: To be announced

• Afternoon

Afternoon field trip in Mali Lošinj.

Join us to discover the most emblematic spots of the Island of Lošinj. On this tour we will visit:

    • Garden of fine scents (Mali Lošinj), a plantation of over 250 species of wild aromatic herbs.
    • The Tower – Museum of Lošinj (Veli Lošinj) a freestanding circular Tower built in the 15th century.
    • Blue World Institute (Veli Lošinj) the institute for research and protection of sea and marine organisms, as well as education on  marine ecosystem and endangered marine species.
    • Parish Church of Sv. Antun Opat (Veli Lošinj) A monument to the glory of Veli Lošinj seamen,
      but also their last resting place. B
      uilt from 1767 to 1774 according to the designs of the Venetian architect Bereng. 
    • Theme viewpoint Providenca (Mali Lošinj) Place that combines a 300 m long educational trail Apsyrtides and a viewpoint to enjoy the beauty of these islands.

Post-conference options

• Option 1: Visit to Plivice Lakes.

Visit to the National Park and then proceed to Zagreb airport / city.

Expected arrival in Zagreb: 18:00.

(Subject to sufficient interest).

 

• Option 2: Early-morning transfer by direct coach to Zagreb Airport.

Expected arrival:  12:00.

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