Schedule

May 8

Get together

May 9

Conference Day 1

May 10

Conference Day 2

May 11

Post tour

Get together - May 8

18.30              Informal gathering in Porvoo old town, Välikatu 4, 06100 Porvoo

19.00              Dinner together (self-paid)

Conference Day 1 - May 9

(you can see the abstracts of each presentation by clicking the underlined presentation titles)

8.30                Registration opens

9.30                Opening of the Conference,

   past & present coordinator of ATLAS SIG Business Tourism Rob Davidson and Monika Birkle

9.45 - 10.30    Keynote by Ines Antti-Poika Head of the Finland Convention Bureau

   "Finland – Business events at the top of the world "

10.30 - 11.00   Andrew Kirby, paper presentation

   "Driving the DMO brand and event experience forward - Marketing challenges and opportunities "

11.00 - 11.30   Maria VodenskaTeodora Georgieva, paper presentation

   "Business Events as a Factor for Destination Sustainable Tourism Development "

11.30 - 12.00   Chiara OreficeAndrew Smith, paper presentation

   "Blurring the boundaries: creating synergies between business events and cultural festivals "

12.00 - 13.00   Lunch

13.00 - 13.45   Keynote by Dr Nicole Ferdinand Senior Lecturer at the Oxford Brookes School of Hospitality Management

   "Artificial Intelligence and Business Tourism: New Frontiers and New Possibilities "

13.45 - 14.15   Violeta SalonenMário Passos Ascenção, paper presentation

   "Creating storytelling-based experience events: The case of Viaporin Kekri "

14.15 - 14.45   Yana Shokola, Valery Gordin & Polina Kamenskaya, paper presentation

   "Utilizing cultural attractions to promote MICE destinations "

14.45 - 15.15   Coffee break and poster presentations

                         Poster presentation by Aija van der Steina, poster presentation by students of Haaga-Helia UAS

15.15 - 15.45   Krzysztof Cieslikowski, paper presentation

   "Key success factors of international conferences as systemic tourism products on the example of                      Erasmus + International Week in Kaunas"

15.45 - 16.15   Panel discussion, Tech vs. Human factor at events and conferences

                        Dr Nicole Ferdinand, Valentina Voronova, Van Phan, Ekaterina Kemppi, Jani Hyppänen

18.00               Transportation to conference dinner venue from Rauhankatu 20, 06100 Porvoo

18.30 - 20.30   Conference dinner at Nybergs Varpet, Address: Långholmintie 247 - 06200 Porvoo

21.00               Transfer to Porvoo, Rauhankatu 20, 06100 Porvoo

Conference Day 2 - May 10

(you can see the abstracts of each presentation by clicking the underlined presentation titles)

9.30 - 10.00       Presentation on Space Tourism, Annette Toivonen PhD Candidate

   "One business class ticket to Mars, please! - an Insight to Space Tourism "

10.00 - 10.30   Sonya Graci, Sarah Oliver, Ellie Godfrey, Ryan Fayle, Samantha Price Stewart Gray, paper presentation

   "Determining Current Understanding and Awareness Levels of Sustainable Tourism Amongst

    Travel Agents "

10.30 - 11.15   Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45   Martin RobertsonJoan McLatchie, paper presentation

   "Business Events: the application of design and transforming access "

11.45 - 12.30   Lunch

12.30 - 13.00   Liisa Wallenius, Niina MoilanenAnnika Konttinen, paper presentation

   "Implementing Design Sprint in Higher Education "

13.00 - 13.45   Keynote by Rob Davidson Managing Director of MICE Knowledge

   "The contribution of universities to the development of a body of knowledge for business tourism"
13.45 - 14.15   Closing of the Conference

Post tour - May 11

9.00                 Bus leaves Rauhankatu 20, 06100 Porvoo.

10.00               Arrival at the ferry to Suomenlinna 

~10.30             Arrival at Suomenlinna

10.30 - 12.00   Guided walk around Suomenlinna

12.00 - 13.00   Lunch at Suomenlinna brewery

13.00               Departure from Suomenlinna

~13.30             Arrival at Helsinki market square, bus pick-up

13.45 - 14.45   Amos Rex visit

15.00 - 16.00   Löyly

16.00 - 16.15   Bus back to Helsinki city center

~16.15             Arrival at Helsinki city center, end of the tour

To see more details about the stops of the post tour, click here.