SERBIA – EIAT 2012: a conference for ambitious leaders

EIAT conference will be held this year, for the fifth time, in Novi Sad and Belgrade from 21st to 23rd September. As participants of this event have already get used to, a large number of delegates and tourism experts from around the world is expected.

Some of them are: Rick Taylor, Rob Davidson, Dejan Djordjevic, but also a lot of new speakers like: Tareq Derbas, General Manager of St. Regis Doha Hotel; Paul Flackett, director of the largest fair in the meetings industry – IMEX Frankfurt; Theodore Koumelis, Managing Director of Travel Daily News portal from Greece; Ron Hilvert from Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; Patrick Delaney, Vice President of MCI Dublin, the leading company in the domain of the congress organization in Ireland and many more others.

Regarding fifth anniversary, EIAT has prepared two brand new sessions:Executive Hotelier Track – attended for hotel industry professionals, and Executive Destination Track – for everyone involved in destination management and rural tourism, created for NGO representatives, travel agencies and others from public and private sectors in this field.

On the first day of the conference, on 21st September, Future Leaders Forum will be held and it will bring together best students of tourism and hospitality in the region of South- East Europe. Faculty representatives will be given the opportunity to talk with General Manager of the St. Regis Doha hotel worth one billion dollars, and the best seven will get the opportunity to travel to Doha and pass crosstraining program for 12 months, and then a job opportunity in this world famous hotel chain.

The conference is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development, Tourism Organizations of Serbia, Belgrade and Novi Sad, Danube Competence Center and many others, and it is announced that 250 delegates and 25 faculties from 12 countries of Southeastern Europe will participate on this event.