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Conference Programme

 

European Expert Conference and European Contest:

“Environmentally Friendly Travelling in Europe. Challenges and Innovations Facing Environment, Transport and Tourism”

30-31 January 2006

 

 

Moderation
Noel THOMPSON, BBC Television News

 

MONDAY, 30 JANUARY 2006

 

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

 

Words of welcome by the Federal Minister Josef PRÖLL, BMLFUW and the Federal Minister Martin BARTENSTEIN, BMWA

Awarding of prizes to the winners in the contest and tribute to the “Alpine Perls”

Federal Minister Josef PRÖLL, BMLFUW
Federal Minister BARTENSTEIN, BMWA

Coffee break

Staking out the frame

Strategic background of the conference
Robert THALER, BMLFUW

The eco-friendly way of travelling – innovative technologies and measures in the transport sector
Evelinde GRASSEGGER, BMVIT

The eco-friendly way of travelling – a chance for tourism
Elisabeth UDOLF-STROBL, BMWA

The role of railways in European tourism
Hans-Peter LEU, Schweizerische Bundesbahn (SBB)

Transport in tourism marketing
Arthur OBERASCHER, European Travel Commission (ETC)

The consumers’ perspective
Karsten KRAUSE, European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)

Transport and tourism in the Alpine Convention
Ruggero SCHLEICHER-TAPPESER, Generalsekretariat Alpenkonvention

Questions and Discussion

Lunchbreak

 

14.30–18.30

 

Trends in European tourist transport

Paul PEETERS, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport (CSTT) of the NHTV International University of Professional Education in Tourism, Breda (NL)

Different perceptions of the theme | Interview sessions with the category winners in the contest

The tourism industry perspective
Mit: Hansruedi MÜLLER, Universität Bern (CH) und einem Gewinner des Wettbewerbs

The transport operator perspective
Mit: Ghislain DUBOIS, Tourisme Environnement Conseil (TEC) (FR) und einem Gewinner des Wettbewerbs

Break

The destination perspective
With: Manfred PILS, Naturfreunde Internationale und einem Gewinner des Wettbewerbs

The consumer perspective
With: Martin SCHMIED, Öko Institut Berlin (D) und einem Gewinner des Wettbewerbs

 

6.45 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

 

Evening programme

By historical tramways to Vienna’s Museum of Technology

Reception hosted by Director Gabriele ZUNA-KRATKY | Presentation “Alpine Pearls” | Music (“Die braven Buben”) and organic food buffet

 

TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY 2006

 

9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

 

Working groups I

Sectoral measures

Working group IA (Tourism)

Presented by:

Francesco IANNIELLO, Europäische Kommission, DG Unternehmen

Key-note presentation:

Hanspeter DANUSER, Kur- und Verkehrsverein St. Moritz (CH)
Andrew COOPER, International Federation of Tour Operators (IFTO)

Working group IB (Transport)

Presented by:

Elena LANDI, Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta (IT)

Key-note presentation:

Marcel ROMMERTS, Europäische Kommission, DG Energie und Verkehr
Wilhelmine GOLDMANN, Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Personenverkehr

Working group IC (Destinations)

Presented by:

Franz SCHMIDT, Invent GmbH, Institut für regionale Innovation (AT)

Key-note presentation:

Eugenio YUNIS, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Luigino TONUS, Provincia di Belluno (IT)

Working group ID (Administration)

Presented by:

Christian MONTEIL, Conseil Général de Haute-Savoie (FR)

Key-note presentation:

Heinz-Jörg BORKENSTEIN, Deutsches Bundesministerium für Verkehr-, Bau- und Wohnungswesen
Peter BRANDAUER, Gemeinde Werfenweng (AT)

 

Break

 

11.30 a.m. to –1.00 p.m.

 

Working groups II

Destinations posing special challenges

Working group IIA (Mountains)

Presented by:

Marie-Line MEAUX, Ministère des Transports, de l’Equipement, du Tourisme et de la Mer (FR)

Key-note presentation:

Pierre MOREAU, Architecture & Territoire (FR
Peter CHUDY, High Tatra Town (SK)

Working group IIB (Coastal zones)

Presented by:

Riccardo CANESI, Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre (IT)

Key-note presentation:

Dirk SCHOCKAERT, De Lijn (B)
Jochen LAMP, WWF Stralsund, Rügen (D)

Working group IIC (Rivers, lakes and wetlands)

Presented by:

Csaba KOREN, Szechenyi Istvan University (H)

Key-note presentation:

Robert KEMPA, Tourismusinformation Gizycko, Masuren (PL)
Sibylla ZECH, Projektmanagement MoSeTo (AT)

Working group IID (Urban areas)

Presented by:

Wolfgang KRAUS, Wien Tourismus

Key-note presentation:

Yves AMSLER, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) (angefragt)
Nico VISSER, Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport (CSTT) of the NHTV International University of Professional Education in Tourism, Breda (NL)

 

Lunchbreak

 

2.30 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.

 

Presentations of working group results

Discussion

Coffee break

Summing up and presentation of final document

Christian BAUMGARTNER, Naturfreunde Internationale,
Romain MOLITOR, TRAFICO

Concluding remarks

 

Date: 28.01.2006