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Programme

Monday 20 March             Tuesday 21 March

 

Monday, 20 March 2006

09.00 - 11.00: Vienna Sightseeing Tour (upon request)

12.00: Registration

The first half day of the conference will be dedicated to discussions at expert level with respect to the given workshop topics.

13.30-14.15 Plenary session

Welcome
Martin BARTENSTEIN, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, AT
Mauri PEKKARINEN, Minister of Trade and Industry, FI

Introduction to two workshops

Hannes WERTHNER, Professor for Information Systems and e-tourism, University of Innsbruck, founder and president of the e-Commerce Competence Centre EC3, Vienna, scientific co-ordinator of the Austrian Network for e-tourism (ANET), AT, Chair of workshop 1

Bill RICHARDS, Coordinator for the European Tourism Industry Network, Secretary General of the European Travel & Tourism Action Group, UK, Chair of workshop 2

Introduction to a special project exhibition “Interactive visualisation of cultural heritage (Schönbrunn Palace) and music theater”

Horst HÖRTNER, Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Ars Electronica, Linz, AT

14.15-16.45 Two parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Information and communication technologies (ICT) - tool for growth and employment in tourism
Chair: Hannes WERTHNER

Workshop 2: Tourism and culture - partnership for growth and employment
Chair: Bill RICHARDS

16.45-17.15 : Coffee break

17.15-18.00: Plenary session

Moderator: Geoffrey LIPMAN, Special Adviser to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

  • Summaries of the workshops by the Chairs
  • Discussion of common findings

Arrival of Tourism Ministers

20.00 : Gala reception "A Mozart Voyage", Hofburg, Vienna (dark suit)

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Tuesday, 21 March 2006

09.30-11.00: Plenary session including Ministers

09.30-10.15: Opening

Martin BARTENSTEIN, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, AT
Mauri PEKKARINEN, Minister of Trade and Industry, FI
Günter VERHEUGEN, Vice president, Commissioner, European Commission

10.15-10.35: Short presentation of the results of the sessions of 20 March by the Chairs

10.35-11.00: Keynote Speech: "Tractatus philosophicus on the morality of growth"

Peter SLOTERDIJK, Philosopher, Writer, Rector of the State University of Design, Media and Arts, Karlsruhe, DE

11.00-11.20: Coffee break

11.20-14.00 : Two parallel sessions

Ministerial Meeting (closed session)

Pioneering Projects - tourism, culture, information and communication technologies
Moderator: Ms. Petra STOLBA, CEO, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Tourism and Leisure Industry Division, AT

  • "European Tourism Development Project: European Tourist Destinations Portal"
    Karl FRÖSCHL, Director FTE, EC3, Vienna, AT
    Arthur OBERASCHER, President, European Travel Commission (ETC); CEO, Austrian National Tourist Office, AT
  • "The Aurora Borealis Testing Lab - world’s first wireless product devel opment and testing environment for experience production and tourism services"
    Kirsi MIKKOLA, ICT-Manager, Lapland Marketing Ltd, Lapland, FI
  • "Multimedia travel guide partly running on In-car systems and on mobile devices"
    Jürgen WEISSER, Operative team leader, Multimedia systems, Porsche Engineering Services GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen, DE
  • "European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN)"
    Julie RUSSELL, Lead Partner ECTN INTERREG IIIC Project; Cultural Tourism Coordinator, Wales Tourist Board, Cardiff, UK
  • "Tourism Monitor Austria (T-Mona)"
    Markus GRATZER, Head of research & development, Austrian National Tourist Office, AT

14.00-15.30 Lunch for participants (Roof top foyer, Hofburg), Closed Lunch for Ministers/Heads of Delegation

14.45-15.30: Press Conference

including the launch of the European Tourist Destinations Portal

  • Martin BARTENSTEIN, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, AT
  • Mauri PEKKARINEN, Minister of Trade and Industry, FI
  • Günter VERHEUGEN, Vice president of the European Commission
  • Arthur OBERASCHER, President, European Travel Commission (ETC)

15.30-17.00: Podium discussion “Tourism - Key to Growth and Employment in Europe?”

Moderator: Geoffrey LIPMAN, Special Adviser to UNWTO

  • Martin BARTENSTEIN, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, AT
  • Mauri PEKKARINEN, Minister of Trade and Industry, FI
  • Pedro ORTÚN, Director for Tourism, DG Enterprises and In-dustry, European Commission
  • Francesco FRANGIALLI, Secretary-General, UNWTO
  • Hans-Werner MÜLLER, Secretary-General, UEAPME Euro-pean Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Harald WIEDENHOFER, Secretary-General, EFFAT European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture, Tourism sec-tors and allied branches
  • Hannes WERTHNER, Professor for Information Systems and e-tourism, University of Innsbruck, founder and president of the e-Commerce Competence Centre EC3, Vienna, scientific co-ordinator of the Austrian Network for e-tourism (ANET), AT, Chair of workshop 1
  • Bill RICHARDS, Coordinator for the European Tourism Indus-try Network, Secretary General of the European Travel & Tourism Action Group, UK, Chair of workshop 2

17.00-17.30: Closing remarks and conclusions of the presidencies

Mauri PEKKARINEN, Minister of Trade and Industry, FI
Martin BARTENSTEIN, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, AT

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Date: 15.03.2006