CONFERENCE - SUMMARY PROGRAM
CONFERENCE PHILOSOPHY – MAKING A MARKET
- National and international experts will provide insight into key emerging tourism markets demand side aspects; market trends, case studies, potential source markets and ‘new consumer’ behaviour.
- An ongoing revolving panel of leading Algarve tourism & travel players, marketeers, technology experts, tourist lodging operators, sustainability experts, real estate players, hotel, resort & residential developers will evaluate and consider the supply-side business-related opportunities. Invited participants include:
- Charles Weston Baker – Plantation Guadiana
- Declan Conway – Global Sustainability Initiative
- Dinis Pires - Hilton Vilamoura
- Duarte Correia – APAVT
- Discovery Hotel Management (TBC)
- Goran Engberg – Growise
- Hugo Nascimento – ATA
- James Carter – Quinta do Lago
- Miguel Fernandes – DENGUN
- Pedro Reimao – Vale do Lobo (TBC)
- Reinaldo Teixeira – Grupo Enolagest
- Vitor Neto - NERA
09.00: CONFERENCE OPENING:
Welcome: Andrew Coutts & Jorge Cabaco – Conference co-chairmen
An introduction to the IPBN & to the conference: Aoife Healy – Chairperson IPBN
Opening address: Joao Fernandes – President of the Algarve Tourism Region
09.30: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ALGARVE CIRCULAR ECONOMY & A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SECTOR
Professor Francisco Serra - CCDR Algarve
Declan Conway – Global Sustainability Initiative
10.15: MEDICAL TOURISM (Panel Inspiration: Desmond O’Neill)
Panel moderator – Nuno Alexandre - HPA Group Relationship Manage
The medical tourism experience of HPA. What is the action plan for 2020 and beyond?
What are the key assets for Portugal as a healthcare destination? What are the top treatments for medical travellers? UK and Ireland -what is the market demand and the current waiting list situation for patients in the UK and Ireland. What initiatives are currently in place to enable patients to access medical care in Portugal
Revive Clinic - Medical Body & Mind Retreat, supporting patients recovering from multi-system diseases.
Catherine Hallahan – GSI Health & Wellness Exchange
Ieke van Doorn – Revive Clinic Algarve
Marilia Pais – Grupo HPA Saude
Nuno Alexandre - Grupo HPA Saude
11.00: HEALTH & WELLNESS TOURISM
Tourism (and travel) contributes to the creation or improvement of wellbeing. An overview of the UNWTO definitions and applications of health tourism, the umbrella term for the subtypes: Health & Wellness Tourism
What is the market opportunity for the Algarve? What are the challenges and resources required?
How should the Algarve destination be positioned in the wellness & medical tourism market?
Speaker: Nazir Sacoor – Longevity Wellness Worldwide
13.30: THE WELLNESS MOVEMENT
Nazir Sacoor - Longevity Wellness Worldwide: The wellness revolution: when did this start, where is it going?
Magdalena Osmola – Vale do Lobo: The latest cultural and behavioural trends. The concept of 'new luxury': passion, contribution, experience, wellness, community and sustainability
Martin Goldman – ASPA International: The pillars of sustainable wellness design
14.15: THE EVOLUTION OF WELLNESS
Moderator: To be confirmed
The evolution from a traditional hotel/resort spa model to a health & wellness hotel
Wellness methods and models evolution including a focus on mind, body and soul
What are the fundamentals to create a Wellness programme?
What different sports market segments comprise Wellness?
Bruno Silverio - Pine Cliffs Resort/UIP
Katya Bauval - Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Nazir Sacoor - Longevity Wellness Worldwide
Silvana Pombo - Cascade Wellness Resort (TBC)
15.15: ASPIRATIONS FOR THE ALGARVE MOVING IN TO THE FUTURE. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES? TO BECOME WHAT?
Speaker: Goran Engberg – Growise
15.30: SENIOR LIVING
Panel moderator: Peter Robinson – Promatura Europe
The European ageing market - the opportunity for Portugal
Framing the various senior living segments
Making money by delighting your customers
Unique insights into UK Retirement Communities
Global Case Studies Active & Senior Living
Case Study – Monte da Palhagueira (to be confirmed)
Ana Sepulveda - 40+ lab: Longevity Economy Experts
Margaret Wylde - Promatura USA
Peter Robinson - Promatura Europe
Alexandre Neves - Monte da Palhagueira (to be confirmed)
17.00: THE OPPORTUNITY OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
There is: Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism, Responsible Travel, Conscious Tourism, Ethical Travel, Slow Tourism, Community-Based Tourism, Creative Tourism, Voluntourism, Geo-tourism, even Pro-Poor Tourism. What is the difference?
What are the natural product and programme opportunities with the highest ROI and ROW for the Algarve?
Speaker: Joao Ministro – Proactivetur
17.30: CONFERENCE CLOSE
The Conference will be host in Portuguese and English.
The conference organisers reserve the right to modify the program and speakers and cannot guarantee the presence of specific speakers on the day of the conference.