“Tourism and its supply chain have a large impact on the environment,” said the UNIDO Deputy Director General. “Today, in the beautiful city of Ljubljana, we will explore ideas and innovations that support the transition to a circular economy in tourism.”
Slovenia's State Secretary Aleš Cantarutti highlighted his government’s development interventions in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Africa, especially in the areas of resource efficient and cleaner production, transfer of environmentally-sound technologies, development of quality support infrastructure, automotive clusters development, and others.
“We have an excellent record of cooperation with the Slovenian business sector, especially in technology transfer and capacity building,” said Kuniyoshi, “I encourage you to continue this essential collaboration.”
The conference focuses on innovations that support the transition to a circular economy in tourism and aims to create a platform for exchange of best practices and build new partnerships among institutions and the private sector.
The conference also concentrates on how the circular business practices can create value in tourism; discuss opportunities and challenges; present innovative practices and discuss the future trends and developments in South East Europe.
The get-together also covers supply chain management in tourism, circular practices in tourism as a contributor to sustainable cities, sustainable waste management, challenges and opportunities for circular economy in tourism and technology trends of the future of travel.