The Forum invites tourism stakeholders to convene from the 2nd to 3rd November 2017 in the City of Turku. Information on the programme and registration are available at www.balticseatourism.net.
The 10th anniversary of the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum will initiate a needed dialogue about ‘The Future of Baltic Sea Tourism’ as the principle theme of the Forum. 150 delegates are expected to discuss future oriented topics like digitalization, sustainability, cooperation and tourism funding. With Anke Domscheit-Berg, Entrepreneur and Publicist, Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, Secretary General of the John Nurminen Foundation and Frank Cuypers, Senior Strategic Consultant of DestinationThink, distinguished experts will provide inspiring key-notes on the subjects that will determine the future of tourism in the Baltic Sea region.
Visit Turku and the City of Turku, the Regional Council of Southwest Finland, Visit Finland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland will host the Forum in 2017, in close cooperation with the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board and Policy Area Tourism of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region as constant organisers of the Forum.
Since 2008, the annual Baltic Sea Tourism Forum is the communication basis and exchange platform for tourism cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. It aims to promote dialogue, consensus building and a shared vision on the key challenges of tourism development around the Baltic Sea and addresses tourism stakeholders that show a common interest in international cooperation, with a conviction of the added value that transnational collaboration reveals. Moreover, it contributes actively to the implementation process of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region under Policy Area Tourism.