17th European Spas Association CongressDocument Transcript
17th ANNUAL ESPA CONGRESS, 15-18 MAY 2012, Jūrmala (LV) Draft ProgrammeTuesday 15 May 201202:00-08:00pm Registration02:00pm Workshop “ESPA Academy” - presentation of the first webinar by Keilir, Iceland06:00-08:00pm Board meeting (on separate invitation)07:30pm Get-Together at Beach Restaurant “Orizzonte”Wednesday 16 May 201209:00-12:00am Registration09:30–10:30am Opening of the 17th ESPA congress “Health Tourism and Prevention in European Spas and Health Resorts” Welcome by ESPA President Dr. Sigrun Lang Mayor of Jūrmala Mr. Gatis Truksnis Flag parade of the participating countries ESPA Secretary General Mr. Joachim Lieber Opening addresses by Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Daniels Pavļuts * President of ECTAA, Mrs. Irena Gueorguieva (BG) * Touristic Presentation of Latvia Head of the Department of Tourism and Foreign Affairs of Jūrmala City Council Mrs. Gunta Ušpele
10:30am-01:30pm Congress part I Development of Tourism in the EU Head of EU Commission Tourism Unit Mrs. Francesca Tudini * Health prevention in European Spas ESPA Vice-President Dr. Janka Zálešáková (SK) Economic aspects in the Spa Business ESPA Vice-President Mr. Nicu Radulescu (RO) New tendencies in SPA and Wellness Tourism Managing Director Xellum Kft. Mr. Laszló Púczkó (H) Opening of the Spa Market Place01:30–02:30pm Lunch02:30–04:30pm Web marketing with quality Lectures by: Dr. Kurt von Storch, EuropeSpa GmbH (D) Mr. Joao Barbosa (P) Professor Dr. biol. hum. Horst Kunhardt (D)04:30-05:00pm Coffee break05:00-06:00pm Mrs. Claudia Wagner FIT-Reisen (DE) Mr. Bart Brackx TUI Travel House (UK) * Representative from a Scandinavian Tour Operator - to be specified Representative of Latvian Health Payment Centre (LV) *07:00pm Departure to the Open air museum, with traditional Latvian buffet and cultural programme10:00pm Departure to the hotelThursday 17 May 201208:30–10:30am Medical Aspects Lectures by: Prof. Dr. Zeki Karagülle (TR), tob e confirmed Mr. Reiner Wieben (DK) Scientific Center for Restorative Medicine and Balneology of Moscow (RU) *
10:30-11:00am Coffee break11:00-01:30pm General Assembly (on separate invitation)01:30-02:30pm Lunch01:30-02:30pm Meeting of the ESPA Board (on separate invitation)02:30-04:30pm Working Groups: Thalasso – Dr. Behi Bouakez (TN) Mineral Water – Dr. Kurt von Storch (D) Peloids – Mrs. Regina Franz-Gottardo (I) *04:30-05:00pm Coffee Break05:00-06:00pm Closing plenary Summary Reports of the Working Groups Statement of the new ESPA-President Presentation of the place of the 18th ESPA-Congress 201308:00pm Gala dinner with programme in Restaurant Caviar Club, Baltic Beach HotelFriday 18 May 2012 Departure or09:00am Half day excursion to Riga (approximately 3hours)09:00am Two days (1 overnight) excursion in Latvia (returning by 03:00pm on May 19th) – overnight in http://www.hotelsigulda.lv/* = to be confirmedThe programme of the excursions (to be applied too in advance in the registrationform) attached to the programme!