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Challenges and Opportunities for European spas: Visegrad 4 and the wider region

  • Start date
    2021. 03. 26. 09:00
  • End date
    2021. 03. 26. 16:30
  • Location
    The event will be held online via Zoom



Date of event: March 26th 2021               

Time of event: 9.00-16.30 (CET) via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 933 8305 0003 

Passcode: 759590

Schedule of the Event

9.00: Welcome and Introduction to the Event and the Project (Dr Melanie Kay Smith)

9.15-10.50: Analysis of the current situation and presentations of Delphi Study research in the V4 countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

  • 9.15-9.35: Hungary: Melanie Kay Smith, Budapest Metropolitan University
  • 9.40-10.00: Poland: Diana Dryglas, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • 10.05-10.25: Slovakia: Jan Derco, Technical University of Kosice
  • 10.30-10.50: Czech Republic: Lucie Sobotkova, University of Pardubice

11.00– 13.00: Presentations by invited Keynote speakers about main challenges and opportunities for the V4 region

  • 11.00-11.20: László Puczkó: Consultant, Researcher and Founder of Health Tourism Worldwide
  • 11.25-11.45: Michael Wallace: Hot Spring and Medical Spa Expert; Former Spa Director at Danubius
  • 11.50-12.10: Wojciech Fulek: Director,Polish Spas Association
  • 12.15-12.35: Iztok Altbauer: Director, Slovenian Spas Association
  • 12.40-13.00: Csilla Mezősi: Secretary General of the European Spas Association

13.30-15.30: Presentations by invited speakers 

  • 13.30-13.50: Ioana Marian, President of the Romanian Spa Association 
  • 13.55-14.15: Iuliana Tasie, Vice-President of the European Spas Association 
  • 14.20-14.40: Krasimira Staneva: Professor, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 14.45-15.05: Szilvia Czinege, Budapest Spas
  • 15.10-15.30: Vincent Laurent: Thermal Hungary
  • 15.30 – 16.00: Final discussion, debate, future directions

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.