SITCON 2020 Conference Successfully Held Online

SITCON 2020 Conference Successfully Held Online

This year’s SITCON conference was organised online for the first time. The conference was officially opened by the Acting Rector of Singidunum University, Prof. Nemanja Stanisic, PhD and  Mrs. Vesna Antić Adviser to the Minister at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications..

Although due to the epidemiological situation in the country, the Conference had to be held electronically, this year the response was great. The Conference was attended by more than 100 people from Serbia and abroad, including university professors and scientists, experts in the field of tourism and the environment, entrepreneurs, but also numerous students who expressed great interest in this year’s Conference.

The SITCON 2020 Conference had three very eminent and recognised keynote speakers:

Prof. Larry Dwyer (PhD), Professor at Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, on the topic:

“Tourism Development and Sustainable Well-being: A Beyond GDP Perspective”

Prof. Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar (PhD), Full time professor at the School of Business and Economic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the topic:

“Covid-19 pandemic – Red, yellow, or green light for future tourism development?”

Jonathan Gomez Punzon (PhD), from the World Tourism Organization, on the topic:

“Reshaping the tourism planning tools in the post-COVID-19 era”

The total number of registered papers for this year’s conference is 27, of which 20 papers were accepted for presentation as well as three invited papers. The Conference made a significant contribution to raising awareness of tourism opportunities and challenges during the COVID-19 era, but also the importance of sustainable and responsible management of tourism destinations as well as the protection of natural resources in tourist places.

Individual papers are available on the Singidunum University portal “Singipedia”.

The full Conference Proceedings are available at the following link.