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Thursday 15th November 2018

Accreditations

Inaugural Session

  • President of the Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Mr. Armindo Jacinto
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, Mr. António Robalo
  • Director of the Development & Innovation Department, Turismo de Portugal, Ms.Teresa Ferreira
  • Chairman of the Responsible Tourism Institute, Mr Tomás Azcárate
  • Chairman of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Mr Luigi Cabrini

Introductory Reading

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Peter Shackleford

Assessor. UNWTO

Coffee Break

Session 1. Multi-Destination Alliances: Resources and Shared Offer

The last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to a general debate in which the audience can participate and ask questions to the panelists. 

Speaker

Mr. Leandro de Lemos

Secretário de Desenvolvimento Econômico. Prefeitura Municipal de Porto Alegre

Ms. Dalila Dias

Executive Coordinator Historical Villages of Portugal (AHP)

Mr. Cipriano Marín

Secretary General of the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism (UNESCO, UNEP, UNWTO, UN)

Moderator

Mr. Tomás Azcárate, Ph.D.

Chairman. Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI)

Lunch Break

Contract signing ceremony of the "Aldeias Históricas de Portugal - All for All"

Contract signing ceremony of the "Aldeias Históricas de Portugal - All for All" application presented to the Valorizar Program in the Accessible Tourism support line, signed by Turismo de Portugal and the President of the Board of Directors of the Aldeias Históricas de Portugal (Historical Villages of Portugal), António Robalo, in the presence of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho.

Session 2. Tourism and Cross-Border Destinations

The last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to a general debate in which the audience can participate and ask questions to the panelists. 

Speaker

Mr. Francisco Martín Simón

Tourism Director of the Junta Regional de Extremadura

Ms. Chiara Roncini

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability

Mr. Eladio Fernández-Galiano

Special Advisor on Cultural Routes (Institute of Cultural Routes)

Ms. Lyublena Dimova

Research Project Manager, European Travel Comission

Moderator

Mr. Peter Shackleford

Assessor. UNWTO

Friday 16th November 2018

Session 3. Promote Innovation and Intelligence: Share to Compete

The last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to a general debate in which the audience can participate and ask questions to the panelists. 

Speaker

Mr. Glenn Mandziuk

CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)

Mr. Patrick Torrent Queralt

Executive Director of the Catalan Tourism Board, NECSTouR Presidency

Mr. Alexei Borisov

Secretary-General. United Nations Association of Russia (UNA)

Mr. Damir Krešić

Managing Director of Institute for Tourism (Croatia)

Mr. Carlos Costa

Professor of Aveiro University

Moderator

Mr. Cipriano Marín

Secretary General of the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism (UNESCO, UNEP, UNWTO, UN)

Coffee Break

Delivery of the Biosphere Destination Certification

Ceremony of the Delivery of the Biosphere Destination Certification to Aldeias Históricas de Portugal by the Chairman of Responsible Tourism Institute, Dr. Tomas de Azcárate and the Minister in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister and of Economy of the Portuguese Government, Mr. Pedro Siza Vieira

Session 4. Best Practices of the Application of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to Global Tourism and the Sustainability

The last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to a general debate in which the audience can participate and ask questions to the panelists. 

Speaker

Ms. Lonneke de Kort

CEO. Bookdifferent.com

Mr. Sergio Guerreiro

Director / Coordinator of the Directorate of Knowledge Management (Tourism of Portugal)

Mr. João Ricardo Moreira

Administrator of NOS

Moderator

Mr. Luigi Cabrini

Chairman of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Lunch Break

Session 5. Sustainability Goals 2027: New Programs and Community Funding

The last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to a general debate in which the audience can participate and ask questions to the panelists. 

Speaker

Mr. Jorge Brandão

Representative of the Center's Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-C)

Mr. Nuno Almeida

Founder of Viabiliti Financial Management

Ms. Teresa Ferreira

Director of Innovation and Development Department, Turismo de Portugal (national authority for tourism).

Moderator

Mr. Rui Gidro

Partner and Consultant on strategy and operations (DELOITTE)

Conclusions and Discussion: Signing of the Statement on Sustainable Development of Alternative Cross Border Destinations

Speaker

Mr. Juan Antonio Menéndez-Pidal y Oliver

Vicechairman of the Responsible Tourism Institute

Mr. Luigi Cabrini

Chairman of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Mr. Cipriano Marín

Secretary General of the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism (UNESCO, UNEP, UNWTO, UN)

Closing Session

  • President of the Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova and Vice President of Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, Mr. Armindo Jacinto
  • Senior Director, Knowledge Management & Innovation, Turismo de Portugal, Mr. Sérgio Guerreiro, 
  • Chairman of the Responsible Tourism Institute, Mr Tomas Azcárate
  • Chairman of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Mr Luigi Cabrini

Tasting of Regional Products

Saturday 17th November 2018

THEMATIC TOUR

Monsanto:

This village received, in 1938, the title of “The most Portuguese village in Portugal”. The majestic medieval castle of Monsanto was partially destroyed due to an accidental explosion on a Christmas Eve, in the 19th century. Today two towers remain – the Peão (Pawn) tower and the Donjon tower – and the Romanic chapel of S. Miguel (12th century).

This village is also known for the traditional percussion instruments, the “adufes”, and the traditional rag dolls, the “marafonas”. The “adufes” are an instrument with Arab origins, made with sheep skin. The “marafonas” are rag dolls with no eyes, ears, mouth or nose, and are carried by single girls during the Nossa Senhora do Castelo Festivities (3rd of May or the Sunday afterwards).