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, and panel discussions.

Discover our provisional program here as well as registration fees below:

EVENT SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES

• GD Partners Training Day

10.30h - 17h, HKD Napredak

Together with GoodPlace (Slovenia Green) we will host a GD Partners Training Day to better support our partners in their work. 

Only available for Green Destinations Representatives, GD Preferred Partners, GD Global Leaders and registered GD Ambassadors.

• Global Leaders Dinner meeting

19h - 21:30h, Boban Restaurant

This dinner event will be an excellent opportunity to network, learn from each other and to celebrate this year’s partnership with Green Destinations.

Available only to Green Destinations Global Leaders, Representatives and selected PartnersFree for Global Leaders representing GL Network Members.

• Conference

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

8:30 – 9:30 Check-in and early registration
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Opening presentation
Speaker: Mr. Gari Cappelli, Croatian Minister of Tourism.
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 – 11:50 The Croatian Experience
11:55 – 12:15 A new tourism policy for Dubrovnik
Speaker: Mrs. Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor, City of Dubrovnik
12:15 – 12:35 Green Destinations’ vision and introduction to the Panel sessions
Speaker: Mr. Albert Salman, Green Destinations
12:35 – 14:00 Lunch break

Afternoon Parallel Panel Sessions

PANEL SESSIONS 1

 

14:00 – 15:30

MANAGING TOURISM FLOWS – PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE FROM THE CROWDS TO THE UNKNOWN – CREATING NEW GREEN OFFER TOURISM TO SUPPORT CULTURE –

Community empowerment

 

Presentation of cases

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Speaker: TBD
  • Catalonia- Overtourism/conservation and local development in Medes Islands MR.
    Speaker: Josep Capella.
  • The Slovenian experience
    Speaker: Goodplace.
  • Croatia – Town of Drniš. Speaker: Ivana Sučić.
  •  The PlayaCar project – Speaker: Beatriz Barreal.

+ Discussion time

 

Presentation of cases

  • Via Dinarica and Via Trans Dinarica. Speakers: Thierry Joubert, Alex Cervar.
  • Catalonia – Terres de l’Ebre. Speaker: Albert Folch
  • Catalonia – Pallars Jussá / Cinque Llac. Speaker: Inma Ballbé
  • Germany – National Parks. Speaker: Karsten Palme.
  • Germany – Uckermark. Speaker: Silke Rumpelt.

+ Discussion time

 

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Presentation of cases

  • Guyana – Indigenous Tourism Speaker: Nicola Balram
  • India – Desia, Odisha Speaker: Yugabrata Kar.
  • Japan – Uyama Takenokuchi    Speaker: Masaru Takayama.
  • Uganda – Karamoja Region Speaker: Anne de Jong.

+ Discussion time

 

 

15:30 – 16:00

Break

 

PANEL SESSIONS 2

16:00 – 17:30

STRENGTHENING DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
Presentation of Tools
ATTRACTING THE GREEN TRAVELER
Presentation of marketing, promotion and branding approaches, involving the business sector.
  • ECST in protected areas: a participatory methodology for planning a more sustainable model. Speaker: Sandra Fernandes, CIM Alto Minho.
  • Certification programs to manage destinations in sustainable way. Speaker: Hugo de Jong, Green Destinations.
  • The SASTDes approach. Speaker:  Paul Peeters, BUAS, NL

+ Discussion time

  • Marketing green destinations
  • The Green Travel Guide
    Speaker: Albert Salman, Green Destinations
  • Booking differently. Speaker: Lonneke De Kort, bookdifferent.com
  • Building a traveler community platform. Speaker: IamaGoodTraveller

 

+ Discussion time

• 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

PANEL SESSIONS 1

 

15:00 – 16:30

Tourism to support nature & biodiversity Tourism to support culture:

Built heritage

Waste management
Presentation of cases

  • Spain – Menorca. Speaker: Vladimir Martinez
  • Portugal – Quinta do Pisao Cascais. Speaker: Joao Melo
  • Slovenia – Bohinj. Speaker: Jana Vilman

 

·         + Discussion time

Presentation of cases

  • Spain – Berguedà County. Speaker:
  • Portugal – Torres Vedras   Speaker: Carlos Bernardes
  • Taiwan – NEYC – North East and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area    Speaker: Monique Chen

·         + Discussion time 

Presentation of cases

  • Portugal, Azores. Chair: Henrique Ramos
  • Sweden – Östergötland Archipelago. Speaker: Emil Selse
  • NEP – Nepal Sanctuary Treks. Speaker: Tulsi Gyawali
  • Slovenia – Bled. Speaker: Romana Puckart

+ Questions

 

16:30 – 18:00

Workshop: Involving stakeholders for a circular economy

France, Speaker: Antoine Delaunay Belleville – Make Sense

• Green Destinations Awards and Top 100 Ceremony

19h - 20h, 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

Event available to general public.

 

• Morning

Half-day conference

Hotel Bellevue, Mundus Congress Hall

PANEL SESSIONS 1

 

9:00 – 10:30

Culture, communities and intangible heritage Tourism to support culture:

Built heritage

Presentation of cases

  • Tanzania- Colors of Zanzibar  Speaker: Khamis Rashid
  • Slovenia – Idrija  Speaker: Društvo Hudournik
  • Rwanda – Red Rock Volcanoes Natural Park   Speaker: Gregory Bankunzi
  • Slovenia – Ljubljana    Speaker: TBD
  • Turkey, Definition of identity for Bodrum  Speaker: Seyma Bayazit
  • Slovenia – Vipava Valley. Speaker: Janja Lazar

+ Discussion time

Presentation of cases

  • Slovenia – Miren Kras   Speaker: Ariana Suhadolnik
  • Italy / Slovenia – Alpine Pearls Tour. Speaker: Tomaz Rogelj
  • Portugal – Cascais Estoril   Speaker: Bárbara Coelho
  • Germany – Büsum. Speaker: Dominika Mazurkiewicz
  • Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake   Speaker: Yoang-Goang Lin

 

+ Discussion time

 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
PANEL SESSIONS 2

 

11:00 – 12:30

Water management Tourism to support nature & biodiversity
Presentation of cases

  • Panel Introduction by: Antoine Belleville
  • Croatia, NGO No more Plastics. Speaker: Ira Jaska
  • Slovenia – Monstera Bistro. Speaker: Chef Bine Volčič
  • Croatia – Zlarin Island  Speaker: Ivana Kordic

 

+ Discussion time

 

Presentation of cases

  • Cyprus – Pafos Region. Speaker: Loucas Nikiforou
  • Portugal – Lagos Ponta de Piedade. Speaker: Ana Rita Pico
  • Turkey – Fethiye. Speaker: Tuncay Kuleli
  • Slovenia – Bohinj. Speaker: Klemen Langus
  • Portugal – Azores. Speaker: Marlene Damião
  • Hotels for Guam. spekaer: Mallory Morgan

 

+ Discussion time

 

 

• Afternoon

  • Afternoon field trip in Mali Lošinj.

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: 6pm.

(Subject to sufficient interest).

 

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

Expected arrival:  Noon.

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