From October 19-20, 2016, the 9th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum welcomes more than 150 tourism representatives in the seaside resort of Pärnu in Estonia. This year the conference is organised by the City of Pärnu, the University of Tartu/Pärnu College, Enterprise Estonia (EAS), the Foundation Pärnumaa Tourism, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board, the Ministry of Economics, Construction and Tourism Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in its role as the coordinator of Policy Area Tourism (EUSBSR) and an International experienced group of like-minded partners.
Main subjects of the forum are seasonality and sustainability - two selected issues that have and will have considerable impact on the future development of the Baltic Sea region. The programme includes key-notes, panel discussions and workshops to provide an understanding of the topics on regional, national and macro-regional level. Representatives of the UNWTO and the OECD will complement the discussions by global perspectives, e.g. with an outlook on 2017 and the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
In addition, the forum provides again a perfect platform for networking. The established Tourism Networking Village will support the exchange and encourages the encounter of tourism organisations, institutions and stakeholders that have a mutual interest in transnational cooperation.
Moreover, with “PEOPLE, STREETS, HOUSES”, for the first time an exhibition will provide interesting facts and figures of the cultural heritage of Baltic Sea resorts. Pre- and post-convention tours and a joint dinner on the first evening of the Forum will complement an exciting cultural programme.
Information on the programme, panels, workshops and speakers can be downloaded at: www.balticseatourism.net