SITCON 2022 Conference successfully held

SITCON 2022 Conference successfully held

SITCON 2022 Conference successfully held

The international scientific conference in the field of tourism and hotel management SITCON 2022 was successfully held on Friday, October 7, 2022.

This year’s conference topic was:

Tourism destination competitiveness – Current challenges and future perspectives


The SITCON 2022 conference aimed to contribute to the field of management and marketing in the field of tourist destination competitiveness worldwide. This year’s SITCON conference provided a significant contribution to the growth of the foundations for a better understanding of the crucial aspects of the concept of a tourism destination’s competitiveness.

The participants were addressed by the following keynote speakers:

Prof. Metin Kozak, Ph.D.

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, with the topic:

“Comparison or competitiveness: An endless debate for tourist destinations”

Prof. Lidija Petrić, Ph.D.

Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split, with the topic:

„Tourist destination competitiveness: from theoretical concepts to practical implications “

Prof. Jovan Popesku, Ph.D.

Institute for Peace through Tourism IIPT – Chapter Serbia, with the topic:

“Is there a “new normal” for tourism destination competitiveness?”

The conference began with greetings from the rector of Singidunum University, prof. Goranka Knežević, Ph.D. and long-serving supervisor of the SITCON conference, prof. Slobodan Čerović, Ph.D. Prof. Danijel Pavlović, Ph.D., the conference’s moderator, welcomed everyone assembled in front of the conference’s Organizational Committee and wished them success in their presentations.

More than 80 participants from the country and abroad attended the conference, including university professors and scientists, tourism and environmental experts, entrepreneurs, and numerous students who indicated strong interest in this year’s conference topic.

Out of the total number of papers submitted for this year’s conference, 18 papers were accepted for presentation, including three papers by keynote speakers.