The Belgrade Tourism Fair has organised and supported several lectures/presentations with the aim of achieving useful knowledge which can advance the promotion of destinations as a complete business within tourism

A SCANDINAVIAN SENSE OF WINE – FOOD AND DRINK CHOSEN BY SWEDES

Anna Pakka and Jovan Radomir

THURSDAY Feb 21 Hall 3, Gallery (BeoWine Fair)
15:00-16:00, language: English

Ana Paka

Anna Pakka – Lives in Stockholm, married with three children. Anna is an educated sommelier who loves the combination of food and drink. She has a passion to educate and lecture on drinking skills for both business and friends with a wide knowledge of wine from the old and new world. She will focus on wines from France and the Balkan region, a wine region that is on the rise and very exciting. Her gift to pass on is to help people get closer to the wine’s history and culture.

The more you learn about Wine, the more fascinated you will be!

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Jovan Radomir

Jovan Radomir – Jovan is well known to the audience in Sweden – for the past 20 years he has been conducting interviews with the greatest music stars in the world, and has been engaged in Eurosong, and for the past several years he has been a real promoter of Serbian national food and traditions.

His new book “The Balkans – food, people, and memories” has been nominated in the categories Mediterranean and Eastern Europe at the international competition „Gourmand World Cookbook Awards” along with other nominated books of numerous authors from all over the world, from the US to Russia to Australia.

balkanfoodclub.com

ACTIVE AND GASTRONOMICAL TOURISM – THE BEHAVIOR OF TOURISTS FROM SWEDEN

Ola Skinnarmo and Jovan Radomir

FRIDAY Feb 22 Hall 4, Large Conference Hall
11:00-12:00, language – English

Ola Skinnarmo

Ola Skinnarmo – Ola is one of Sweden’s biggest adventurers, and a diligently engaged popular lecturer. As the first Swede to ever ski to the South Pole and the North Pole, he likes snowy adventures, but over the years he has also learned to love hot spots. Read more about Ola and his expeditions at skinnarmo.com

Jovan Radomir

Jovan Radomir – Jovan is well known to the audience in Sweden – for the past 20 years he has been conducting interviews with the greatest music stars in the world, and has been engaged in Eurosong, and for the past several years he has been a real promoter of Serbian national food and traditions.

His new book “The Balkans – food, people, and memories” has been nominated in the categories Mediterranean and Eastern Europe at the international competition „Gourmand World Cookbook Awards” along with other nominated books of numerous authors from all over the world, from the US to Russia to Australia.

balkanfoodclub.com

One of the lectures organized by the Belgrade Fair will be held on the topic of the affinities of tourists from Sweden, with a focus on active and gastronomical tourism. It is expected that the lecture will be especially interesting for the representatives of tourist organizations, hotels, tourist agencies, restaurants, the media etc.

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY PENETRATE THE FASTEST GROWING SOUTHEAST ASIA MARKETS

Vicky Karantzavelou – Travel Daily News Media

FRIDAY Feb 22 Hall 4, Large Conference Hall
13:00-13:45, language – English

Vicky Karantzavelou

Vicky Karantzavelou – Vicky is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the TravelDailyNews Media Network. She is also responsible for daily operations and financial policy.

She holds a BA in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and an MA in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

Vicky Karantzavelou, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the TravelDailyNews Media Network, the global tourist website (for Greece and Cyprus, Asia and the Pacific and the whole world) will give a lecture on the topic “How to successfully reach the fastest growing markets in Southeast Asia”. Ms Karantzavelou will speak about the tourist market in Asia, concerning the outgoing and incoming tourism, the profile of the average Asian tourist, fairs, workshops and how to participate in them, as well as give examples from experience.

The lecture is expected to be of particular interest to representatives of tourist organizations, hotels, tourist agencies, restaurants, the media etc.

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR TOUR GUIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

Barnaby Davis and Sjannie Hulsman – International guide educators EastGuidesWest

SATURDAY Feb 23 Hall 4 – stage
11:30-12:00, language: English

Barnabi Dejvis i Šani Halsman

International guide trainers from EastguidesWest will be attending the Belgrade Tourism Fair. Barnaby Davies and Sjannie Hulsman are delivering a presentation on the needs of today’s tourism markets, and the service excellence that today’s travellers expect. A workshop will follow, specifi cally for tour guides, dealing with on-tour problem solving.

WORKSHOP FOR TOUR GUIDES AND GROUP COMPANIONS

Barnaby Davis and Sjannie Hulsman – International guide educators EastGuidesWest

SATURDAY Feb 23 Hall 4, Small Conference Room
15:00-17:00, jezik: engleski
You can pay the entrance fee of 1000 RSD at the entrance

After a free presentation on the needs of today’s tourism markets, EastguidesWest will be delivering a problem-solving workshop for tour guides at the Belgrade Tourism Fair. International guide trainers Barnaby Davies and Sjannie Hulsman will be leading an interactive role play session, tackling the following topics: Group Tour Dynamics, Managing Guest Expectations, How to Deliver Negative Information to Guests, plus a whole lot more Need-To- Know Information.

EastGuidesWest is a private vocational training institute, working with countries worldwide on How to Increase Tourism Revenue and increase local employment. They off er accredited training, consultancy and connections.

The company’s shared vision is that tour leader education should be accessible worldwide; sustainable tourism development and local employment supports the national tourism industry; and that cultural understanding can only be bridged by local people.”

BELGRADE TOURISM CONFERENCE – TOURISM PRODUCTS OF SERBIA

“Serbia4Youth” Organization

SATURDAY Feb 23 Conference hall of the administrative building of the Belgrade Fair
09:00-14:30, Language: Serbian (two presentations in English)

Udruženje „Srbija za mlade“

Every year the BTC conference brings new knowledge in tourism, event management, hotel management, destination management, marketing and internet marketing in tourism at the Belgrade Tourism Fair.

This year too, prepare to listen to the great stories of people who have ventured into entrepreneurial waters and made authentic tourist products.

Conference fee: free for regular members of the Serbia4Youth organization for students 1500 RSD for industry representatives 3.900 RSD (includes presence of all lectures, certifi cates, networking cocktail)

Applications at: beltc.org Number of places is limited.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TRAVELING – THE ART OF TRAVEL

Ivana Dukčević

SATURDAY Feb 23 Hall 4, Small Conference Room
11:00-12:00, language: Serbian

Ivana Dukčević

Ivana Dukčević – Ivana is the author of 12 books from the first edition of travel guides in Serbia, with both text and all photographs. Her books can be found in almost every bookstore in Serbia and parts of Montenegro. She is the author of over 150 travelogues with photographs for Travel Magazine, Grazia Magazine and other lifestyle magazines. Her photos were published in National Geographic Magazine and UNESCO Magazine.

Ivana is the author of very popular travel website and blog www.umetnostputovanja.rs, where she publishes her travel experiences, accompanied with her travel photographs. She has established a successful cooperation with a large number of international tourism organizations and is regularly invited to their press/fam trips, as well as international companies that have been sponsors of her self-organized and self-guided journeys to places that are less travelled – presenting new tourist destinations.

The aim of the lecture is to fuel the desire of traveling to new destinations, but also to discover some new attractions on destinations already known. Wonderful photographs and interesting stories will present the tradition, culture and nature of Turkey, Greece, Italy, Iran, Japan, Spain and some other countries. This lecture will try to reveal on how to prepare yourself and how to fully enjoy the journey.

Lecture can be useful both for tourists discovering new destinations, and for professionals in tourism industry – especially for those who create programs at the agencies.