29September2015
5th Business Conference SEET 2015
“How to increase competitiveness and income from tourism in South East Europe”
Working program

9.00 – 9.30
Participants’ Registration / Info desk, Ground floor, Sava Centre

9.30 – 10.00
Opening Ceremony and Introductory Word /Congress Hall 1/0 – Ground floor, Sava Centre
  • Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister at Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Republic of Serbia
  • Predrag Gluhaković, Minister, Ministry of Trade and Tourism Republic of Srpska
  • Ministry of sustainable Development Montenegro


10.00 – 11.30
Panel 1
Improving the competitiveness and increasing the income in tourist economies of SEE region

Moderator: Prof. dr Slobodan Čerović, Dean of Faculty for Tourism & Hospitality Management, Singidunum University

  • The impact of tourism on the growth of national economies
  • Potentials and the comparative advantages – joint tourist programs
  • The creation of regional cooperation projects and positioning regional destination offer
  • Multi-sectored partnerships as foundation for creating a tourism product
  • The function of ICT in creating a demand on the market

  • Gordana Plamenac, director Turističke organizacije Srbije TOS
  • Boris Žgomba, President Uniline i UHPA & Vice President ECTAA
  • Ivor Vucelic, Executive Director of Product, Purchasing, Marketing, PR and IT, Management Board Member at TUI Russia & CIS
  • Guo Xiao, President of the Association of Chinese businessmen in Serbia
  • Željko Kolar, Mayor of Krapina-Zagorje County, Croatia
  • Prof. dr. Lorenzo Cantoni, Chair-holder UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, eTourism: Communication Perspectives (IFITT)

  • The role of tourism organizations in the development of the tourism industry in the region
  • Nada Jovanović, Director TO Republike Srpske
  • Igor Borojević, Director of market research and strategic planning Croatian National Tourist Board

  • The role and influence of the air carriers on the development of the tourism industry of the SEE region
  • Živko Banjević, Executive Director Montenegro Airlines
  • Irena Ćosić, General Manager, Airport Zadar


11.30 – 11.45
Coffee Break

What does Southeast Europe, as a competitive tourist region, has to offer?

11.45 – 13.00
Panel 2
Hotels as the key trend setters in tourism

Moderator: dr Georgi Genov, President Business Association of Hotel & Hospitality industry Serbia (HORES)

  • New trends in hospitality and catering industry
  • Andrej Prebil, President of the Management Board Sava Hotels & Resorts, Slovenia
  • Kristijan Staničić, direktor prodaje Bernandin Group Hotels & Resorts, Slovenia
  • Tomislav Čeh, General Manager Union Hotels d.d., Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nikola Avram, General Manager MK Mountain Resort, Kopaonik, Serbia
  • Vesna Vlatković, PR & Marketing Manager Grupacije „A Hoteli”, Serbia
  • Đorđe Rasic, Director Zepter Apart Hotel Belgrade
  • Slave Siračevski, Director Aurora Tours i Aurora Resort&Spa, Berovo, Macedonia
  • Petar Petrović, Director Dukley Gardens, Budva, Montenegro
  • Dr.sc. Doris Peručić, Director Adriatic Croatia International club d.d. (ACI), Opatija

  • Leaders of the wine industry and the impact of the enogastronomy to the development of tourism products
  • Kutjevo d.d. Croatia


13.00 – 14.15
Panel 3
Innovativeness in the development of sustainable Spa, wellness & spa and medical tourism

Moderator: Vladan Vešković, General Secretary Serbian Spas Association

  • Spa, wellness & spa and medical tourism - the export product that creates added value
  • Mark Kincses, Manager Magyar Turizmus Zrt, Budapest, Hungary
  • dr.med. Nada Ranisav Lartey, Medical center Rogaška, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia
  • Bojan Babić, direktor marketinga i prodaje SB za rehabilitaciju Atomska banja Gornja Trepča, Serbia
  • Zoran Bošnjak, Director Special hospital TERMAL, Banja Vrdnik, Serbia
  • dr Iztok Altbauer, Director Slovenian Spa Association
  • Prof. Vasilije Vlatko Stijepović, CEO, Medical SPA Association & Medical Tourism Cluster Montenegro
  • Marko Jurakić, President, Wellness & Fitness Croatian Association
  • Aldin Dugonjić, rukovoditelj Centra za certificiranje halal kvalitete, Croatia


14.15 – 15.15
Lunch - Restaurant “Sava”, Ground floor Sava Centre


15.15 – 16.30
Panel 4
Contemporary trends in tourism and changes in tourism demand

Moderator: Aleksandar Seničić, Director „YUTA”
  • Christoph Klenner, Secretary General, ETTSA European Technology & Travel Services Association
  • Žarko Radulović, President Montenegro Stars Hotel Group&i Montenegro Tourist Association / CTU
  • Milan Đokić, President, Municipality of Knjaževac
  • Saša Šućurović, President, Municipality of Novi Bečej
  • Prof. dr Ostoja Barašin, Director Tourist Organization City of Banja Luka
  • Arsen Đurić, direktor Tourist Organization Zlatibor
  • Ivan Radojević, Director BIG BLUE Group
  • Marta Takač, Director JP Vojvodinašume
  • Dijana Katica, President HF EKO ETNO GRUPA
  • Igor Vujović Nađ, predsednik Grupe Fly Fly Travel


12.00 - 16.30
B2B meetings - “Japanese Salon”- Gallery Sava Centre


16.30 - 17.00
  • The promotion of publication „SEET 2015“
  • Summary, Conclusions and „Brand Leader Award“ Ceremony


17.00 - 18.00
  • Cocktail - Restaurant “Sava”, Ground floor Sava Centre