INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Albena, Bulgaria 9th May 2014


It is our pleasure to invite you to Albena – Bulgaria, for the International Conference on Enterprises for green tourism development to be held the 9th of May 2014.

  The seminar aims to highlight tourism’s role in a brighter energy future; a future in which the world’s entire population has access to modern, efficient and affordable energy services.

 With its current practices, tourism industry has many negative effects to environmental protection. Marketing people – all in public, government and private level specialists – working in tourism sector, should configure the best green solutions for the current and future strategies.

  The seminar will give the possibility to small, medium and large tourism and hotel enterprises to evaluate and discover best practices in reducing the energy consumption. Energy conservation and an efficient use of energy in day to day operation of tourism businesses is not only a way to keep safe the environment but is also a very good marketing lever for modern costumers.

  It is a worldwide trend that hotels announce that they have new environmental standards and they promote the pioneering innovation as the green energy sources of the hotel. This marketing trend is creating a new way of operating new business models.

Conference Programme:

09.00 Registration.

09.30 Greetings.
Bulgarian Industrial Association

09.45 GBE Factory topics and its value added for the Tourist sector.
Unioncamere del Veneto

10.00 EU policies and funding tools for energy sustainability in Tourism.
Dr. Jan Geiss, Secretary General of EUFORES the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources

10.30 The touristic development programme of Albena and strategic importance of green energy.
Slavcho Gigov, CEO Perpetuum Mobile BG AD

10.55 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Municipalities and SME`s in Bulgaria.
Latent heat cells LHC: energy storage in the tourist sector.
Prof. Yanko Yanev and Dipl. Ing. Guenter Zweiner, CEO Bonergo GmbH

11.20 Energy independent tourist settlements.
Ing. Krassimir Varbanov, Manager KVEL Ltd

11.45 Coffee Break.

12.10 From strategic planning to new startups: experimental pathways to stimulate sustainable tourism in the Eastern Veneto.
Dr. Matteo Civiero, Professor of Sustainability Strategies, Ca’ Foscari Venezia University

12.35 The business case of a multi awarded Slovak resort: AquaCity Poprad.
Richard Pichonsky, General Manager AquaCity Poprad

13.00 Solar and Geothermal Energy for Hotels.
Klaus Kogler, Expert for innovative building techniques, iC Clean Energy Solutions

13.25 Lunch.

15.00 Energy efficiency and renewable energy services in the tourist sector in Bulgaria.
M.Sc. Dipl. eng. Nikolay Vangelov, Erato Holding

15.25 Sustainable Bulgaria – Chances for industry, tourism and agriculture.
Mag. Christian Hochstöger, Consultant, Ecomotive

15.50 Commercial District heating and cooling: Telezip an example of high technology with conventional fuel and biomass integration.
Ing. Alessandro Fatini del Grande, Energy Manager Forgreen Group

16.15 The first certified “Passiv-House Hotels” worldwide: an exemplary case for Germany and Austria.
Jana Rettke, Press Manager, Explorer Hotels Entwicklungs GmbH (tbc)

16.40 Future scenarios: green tourism districts.
Jamil Benabdallah, Détente Consultants Srl

Questions and debate.

Moderates the event: Dr. Jamil Benabdallah – Director DETENTE CONSULTANTS
Director of Detente Constultants since July 2007. He is working to the drafting of the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 for the Ministry of Regional Development-Romania. He elaborated the regional brand for the Cross Border area Romania-Bulgaria and worked for the World Bank on the Smart Specialization Strategy for the West Region of Romania.

Official language of the Conference: English. Simultaneous interpretation in Bulgarian.

To receive more information and register for the Conference:
Simona Kovarova
Tel: +421 948020701

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