Programme “European Tourism Forum 2002″, Brussels 10 December 2002

EUROPEAN TOURISM FORUM 2002

Brussels, 10 December 2002

P ROGRAMME

09.00 – 10.45 OPENING S ESSION

Erkki L IIKANEN, Commissioner (Welcome and introductory speech)
Working together for the future of European tourism

A – T HE CO-OPERATIVE EFFORT.

Helena T ORRES M ARQUES MEP
The future of European tourism

Bendt B ENDTSEN, Danish Minister of Business and Economic Affairs,
President of the Competitiveness Council
Areas where the EU can contribute to strengthening the national tourism efforts

Dr. Ralf C ORSTEN , former Chairman of the HLG "Tourism and Employment"
Four years after the High Level Group report: striking the balance.

B – P ROSPECTS FOR E UROPEAN TOURISM.

Germán P ORRAS , President of the European Travel Commission
The economic perspective and challenge of European tourism: Strengthening the position and image of Europe as a diverse and attractive set of destinations.

Francesco F RANGIALLI , Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation
Destination Europe in the global tourism context.

G ENERAL D ISCUSSION

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 13.00 A GENDA 21 – S USTAINABILITY.

Moderator: Peter O’D ONNELL , Editor EUROPEAN TRAVEL POLICY

Introduction: Pedro O RTúN , European Commission, Director for Services,
Commerce, Tourism, e-Business & IDA
Preparing an Agenda 21 for European Tourism

Panellists: (about 5 minutes each):

Jean-Marc E SPALIOUX , Chairman of the Management Board A CCOR
Margarita Ná
JERA A RANZABAL , Mayor-President of Calvià, Majorca
Gennaro P
ANNOZZO , European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade
Unions EFFAT, Ente Bilaterale Nazionale Turismo
Manfred P
ILS , Secretary-General of Friends of Nature International
Prof. Dr. Klaus Tö
PFER , Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
Programme UNEP

D ISCUSSION, QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND CONCLUSIONS

13.00 – 14.30 Buffet Lunch

14.30 – 16.15 B USINESS IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Moderator: Luciano C AVERI MEP, Chairman of the committee on Regional Policy,
Transport and Tourism

Introduction: Jean-Paul M INGASSON , European Commission, Director-General
Enterprise Directorate-General
Impact assessment for better Governance: an integrated approach to policy measures affecting tourism

Panellists: (about 5 minutes each):

David B ABAI , President of ETOA – European Tour Operators Association
Martin B
RACKENBURY , Chairman of the World Tourism Organisation Business Council
Walter K
ROMBACH , Chairman ECTAA – Group of national travel agents’ and tour
operators’ associations within the EU
Henri M
ALOSSE, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee,
Director of European and International Affairs of the Assembly of French
Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Niels N
YGAARD ., President of HOTREC – Confederation of the National Associations
of Hotels, Restaurants and Similar Establishments in the EU and EEA

D ISCUSSION, QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND CONCLUSIONS

16.15 – 17.00 Concluding session: The way ahead

James PROVAN MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Chairman of
the Cross-party for Tourism (Introductory remarks and moderation)

Speakers (about 7 minutes each):

N.N., a high representative of the Committee of theRegions

Bill R ICHARDS , Co-ordinator of the European Tourism Industry Network ETIN

Richard R OSSER , Chairman of the European Trade Union Liaison Committee on
Tourism ETLC

Apostolos-Athanassios T SOHATZOPOULOS , Greek Minister of Development

Erkki L IIKANEN, Commissioner