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    Attendance at parallel sessions is necessary. Please register to parallel sessions. Participation at sessions
    is limited.
    Brief information about sessions (for more information, please visit http://www.turizmsammiti.az):
     
    Session 1: The creation of travel experiences in-line with the destination brand Azerbaijan concept.
    Audience: Travel agencies and tour operators
    Time: 14:00-15:30
    Room: B3+B4
    Registration limit: 100 pax
    Moderator:
    Mark Elliott – Storyteller, writer
    Sakina Asgarova – Industry Associations Manager at ATB
     
    Session 2: Government and private sector support: incentivizing the local tourism industry
    Audience: public authorities, tourism businesses
    Time: 14:00-15:30
    Room: Auditorium parquet
    Registration limit: 1000 pax
    Moderator: Vugar Bayramov – Chairman of The Center for Economic and Social Development
    Speakers:
    1) Mahammad Muradov – Head of Policy and Strategy department
    2) Elgun Javadov – Head of Regional tourism and Reserve development
     
    Session 3: Best practices of the hospitality sector in Azerbaijan and the advantages of HOTREC membership.
    Audience: Hoteliers
    Time: 14:00-15:30
    Room: A6
    Registration limit: 200 pax
    Moderator: Gunay Saglam – Secretary General at Azerbaijan Hotel Association
    Speakers:
    1) Ulviyya Talishinskaya – Director of marketing Four Seasons Hotel Baku
    2) Max Venturelli – General Manager JW Marriott Baku
    3) Najaf Badalov – General Manager Marxal Resort Sheki
     
    Session 4: Digital performance and marketing practices in tourism
    Audience: Tourism industry stakeholders, start-ups, entrepreneurs and students
    Time: 16:00-17:30
    Room: A6
    Registration limit: 200 pax
    Speakers: Representatives of Scalista company
    1) Daniel Arroyave
    2) Andrew Reinhart
    3) Peter Balla
     
    Session 5: Beyond Tourism: The Business events industry as a driver for destination development
    Audience: Local, regional & national public and private stakeholders of the tourism and business events
    industry
    Time: 16:00-17:30
    Room: B3+B4
    Registration limit: 100 pax
    Moderator: Ivo Franschitz – Owner and Managing Director of Enited Business event, Business events expert
    Speakers:
    1) Sevda Aliyeva – Director of Azerbaijan Convention Bureau
    2) Henrik von Arnold – Senior Consultant at ENITED Business Events
     
    Session 6: The benefits of tourism statistics, research and education for the tourism industry in Azerbaijan
    Audience: University students on all levels, research staff, tourism businesses
    Time: 16:00-17:30
    Room: Auditorium Parquet
    Registration limit: 1000 pax
    Moderator: Huseyn Hasanov – Head of Education and Training Division
    Speakers:
    1) Nijat Abbasli – Head of Statistics and Research Division
     
    Program:
    09:00-10:00 – Registration
    10:00-10:15 – Opening ceremony
    10:15-11:15 – Panel discussion: Travel Tech and innovation as an opportunity for local tourism development
    11:15-12:00 – Review of 2018/2019
    12:00-12:15 – Outlook 2020 and wrap-up
    12:15-13:00 – Q&A session
    13:00-14:00 – Lunch
    14:00-15:30 – Afternoon sessions: Block 1
    Session 1: The creation of travel experiences in-line with the destination brand Azerbaijan concept.
    Session 2: Government and private sector support: incentivizing the local tourism industry
    Session 3: Best practices of the hospitality sector in Azerbaijan and the advantages of HOTREC membership.
    15:30-16:00 – Coffee break
    16:00-17:30 – Afternoon sessions: Block 2
    Session 4: Digital performance and marketing practices in tourism
    Session 5: Beyond Tourism: The Business events industry as a driver for destination development
    Session 6: The benefits of tourism statistics, research and education for the tourism industry in Azerbaijan
Helpful info
Free tickets:
Yes
Event duration:
9:00 - 18:00 - Fri, 29 Nov
Venue

Baku Convention Center

Address
Tabriz Street, Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone
(+994 12) 404 18 81