Welcome to Barents tourism seminar!

Wednesday 17th April,
open for all
Place: Arktikum, Polarium Hall, Rovaniemi

Chair: Teija Tekoniemi-Selkälä

09.00 - 09.30       Registration and coffee

09.30 - 09.45       Welcome to seminar of  BART Public Private Partnership in Barents Tourism 
                               Mari Vähäkuopus, BART Project Manager 

09.45 - 10.45       Keynote: In the Shadow of North: The Challenges Facing Quebec's Nordic Tourism 
                               Dr. Alain A. Grenier, Ph.D., University of Quebec in Montreal

10.45 - 11.45       Keynote: Balancing Legitimacy and Effectviness in Public-Private collaboration in the
                               Tourism Sector: The Spanish Case.
                                María José Zapata Campos, Ph.D., University of Gothenburg

11.45 - 12.45       Lunch

12.45 - 13.30       The Future of Barents Tourism - Mandate for the JWGT
                               The Barents Euro-Arctic Region Joint Working Group on Tourism
                               Kairi Pääsuke, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten
13.30 - 14.00       Coffee 

14.00 - 14.30      Action Plan for Barents Tourism Region 
                              José-Carlos García-Rosell, Ph.D, Multidimensional Tourism Institute /
                              University of Lapland

14.30 - 16.00      Panel Session: Cross-Border Cooperation in Barents Tourism     
                               Mikko Niemelä, Fintravel Oy, Finland
                               Hans Gelter, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
                               Arne Trengereid, Northern Norway Tourist Board Ltd, Norway
                               Milena Shatskaya, Monchegorsk City Authority, Russia
                               Olga Gorelova, the Agency for Tourism and International    
                               Cooperation of the Arkhangelsk Region                
16.00 - 16.15      Conclusion

19.00 -                   Transportation from Hotel Santa Claus to Ounasvaaran pirtit

19.30 -                   Dinner at Ounasvaaran pirtit

Thursday 18th April,
for BART -project's partners
Place: Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), Rovaniemi

09.30 - 09.40      Opening Words
                               Mari Vähäkuopus, Project Manager

09.40 - 11.40      Round Table Sessions
                              09.40 - 10.40      Session 1:                        
                                                            Implementation of Action Plan: Education & Joint study units
                                                            Moderator: José-Carlos García-Rosell & Petra Paloniemi 

                              10.40 - 11.40      Session 2
                                                            Implementation of Action Plan: Education & Joint Courses
                                                            Moderator: Johan R. Edelheim 

11.40 - 12.00      Plenary Session

12.00 - 13.00      Lunch 

13.00 - 14.00      Administrative meeting of the BART project   
                              Steering Group                 

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