Publication Date: 04/05/2021

Seminar: Sustainable Tourism for regional development

The role that Higher Education Institutions can play for a new and Sustainable Tourism in Europe and its contribution for Regional Development.

The University of Madeira will organize an International Seminar on Tourism on the 10th of May, as part of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Seminar entitled Sustainable Tourism for Regional Development will discuss the different perspectives on this matter, bringing together Universities, European Commission and the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, considering three pillars: Sustainable trends, Tourism Management and Sustainable Challenges.

The Seminar "Sustainable Tourism for regional development" will be composed of two panels, one round table, "Conversation with…", and two Keynote speeches.         

10 May 2021 | 9:00 a.m. (Lisbon) | Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 861 7866 1507
Password: 389456

09:30 - Opening Session
Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Sílvio Fernandes, Rector of the University of Madeira
Host: Mara Franco

10:30 - Keynote Speech
Thierry Breton (European Comission)
Host: Pedro Correia

11:00 - Break

11:10 - A Conversation with …
Nuno Vale (APMadeira)
Host: João Prudente

11:30 - Panel 1 | Sustainable trends for tourist region growth 
- Carla Melo - Transforming destinations: A path towards sustainability
- Ana Cláudia Gonçalves - Culture as a Common Good for Sustainable Tourism Development
- António Almeida - Tourism development and economic growth: facts and info about Madeira
Host: Bruno Sousa

11:30 - Panel 2 | Tourism Management for Sustainability 
- Rui Castanho - The Tourism Management Sustainability: Extracting Principles for the Peripheral and Ultra-Peripheral Territories
- Fernando Perna - Measuring the Impact of Mega & Hallmark Sport Events on Destinations Sustainability: A Methodological Approach through Tourism Economy and Destination Image Analysis

- João Paulo Jorge - Coastal tourism and sustainability: major environmental threats and implications for tourism development in Portugal
Host: Eduardo Marques         

10 May 2021 | 2:00 p.m. (Lisbon) | Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 817 8603 5868
Password: 655635

14:00 - Keynote Speech
Rosa Martínez - Marinas, nautical tourism and sustainability
Host: Rossana Santos

14:45 - Break   

15:00 - Round Table Sustainable Challenges for Hospitality and Travel
Bruno Freitas (Savoy Signature), António Trindade (Porto Bay), Roland Bachmeier, Paula Antunes (APAVT)        
Host: Ricardo Correia

16:00 - A Conversation with…
Luís Araújo (Turismo de Portugal)
Host: Eduardo Leite

16:20 - Concluding Remarks     
Host: Mara Franco