Navigating a sea of opportunities - January 17th 2020
boot Düsseldorf has the pleasure of announcing the organisation of an Economist Event entitled Sea Tourism Summit: Navigating a sea of opportunities.
Sea tourism has always been a significant part of the tourist industry and an engine of growth for coastal countries. Some aspects of globalisation, such as the liberalisation of transport and communication, the digital revolution and the increased interest in travelling abroad have favoured the sector, resulting in innovative services and infrastructures.
Challenges & Opportunities
On the other side, the aftermath of the last global recession, fears of a new recession, tight government budgets and the ageing of population have raised new challenges. In times of environmental crisis, the sustainability issue is of critical importance; enhancing environmental awareness is not just a necessity but also an opportunity.
Bringing Politics & Business Together
The summit is being organized by The Economist in collaboration with boot Düsseldorf and will take place in Düsseldorf on Friday, January 17th 2020, starting at 8 a.m. and concluding with a formal dinner in the evening, at which Matteo Renzi, the former Prme Minister of Italy will be holding the keynote speach.
Distinguished leaders from government, politics and business, as well as prominent officials from the EU and international institutions will take part in this stimulating dialogue to brainstorm, openly debate and put forward new proposals on the issues that the event will be covering.
Speaker: John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist; with welcome remarks by Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westfalia
Changing of the Guard in Europe: How will the Global Economic and Business Landscape be Affected
Speaker: Sigmar Gabriel, former vice-chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Nautical Tourism Industry: Contributing to an Extrovert and Innovative Economy
In dialogue with the ministers: Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism, Croatia; Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Italy; Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Spain; Haris Theoharis, Minister of Tourism, Greece
The Importance of Sustainability in Tourism and Recreation
The EU's perspective - Director general, DG Mare, European Commission (t.b.a.) Maria Damanaki - Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy Angelo Riccaboni - Chair, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Mediterranean, Chair, PRIMA-Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Vienna Eleiteri - Founding Member & Vice Chair, Water Revolution Foundation
How is the Nautical Tourism Sector Contributing to the World's Economy?
Jean-Pierre Goudant, President European Boating Industry Andrea Razeto, President ICOMIA Ben Speciale, Chairperson NMMA Robert Marx, President BVWW Nic Arnold, Director UK, PwC
Sailing & Yachting: The Cultural, Practical and Economical Impact on People's Lives John Kalogerakis, CEO of JMK Anthropocentric Corporate Training and People Development
Shipbuilding & Yachting: What Lies Ahead?
A discussion moderated by Martin Redmayne, Chairman & Editor The Superyacht Group, with:
Michael Breman, President SYBAss Yves Lyon-Caen, President French Yachting Association Paolo Vitelli, President Azimut Benetti Group Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman Massimo Perotti, Chairman and CEO Sanlorenzo
Looking into the Future of the Tourism Industry
Tom Mukamal, President IGY Marinas Kostas Axarloglou, Dean Alba Graduate Budiness School Representative of Grand Harbour Marina, Malta