CNTB in New York at the ACAP conference - main topics: innovation, cooperation and sustainability

The multi-day conference program includes eight panel discussions with leading experts from different fields of activity

Author  HrTurizam Promo

18. June 2022.

Association of Croatian-American Professionals (The Association of Croatian-American Professionals - ACAP) this year holds its annual conference from June 16-19 at the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) on "Developmental thinking: innovation, collaboration and sustainability" ("An Evolving Mindset: Innovation, Collaboration and Sustainability"). As part of the multi-day program of the conference, which includes eight panel discussions with leading experts from various fields of activity, participates and Croatian tourist agency, ie CNTB office in New York.

He is staying at the conference Kristjan Staničić, director of the CNTB, who on this occasion pointed out: 

"The conference gathered more than 300 professionals, many of them Croatians with very successful foreign careers and business projects, and there are many potential partners interested in Croatia. Our goal in such an environment is to highlight the best of Croatian tourism. We are sure of many positive effects for our country as a whole, because the conference will discuss, in addition to tourism, many other sectors and areas where there is room for exchange of ideas, additional networking and cooperation. will ultimately certainly result in concrete projects ", considers Stanicic, further emphasizing that the US market is also the most important distant market for Croatian tourism, from which we generate the largest tourist traffic.

Cooperation Croatian National Tourist Board i Association of Croatian-American Professionals refers to the CNTB's host in the evening program of the conference, but also as part of the panel discussion "Building a sustainable tourism ecosystem " ("Building a Sustainable Tourism Ecosystem"). The panel moderated the discussion Leila Krešić-Jurić, director of the CNTB Representation in New York, and they participated in it Fire Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic, Iva Bahunek, Head of the CNTB Office in Los Angeles, Jean Havidich, Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Tourism Working Group, Jan de jong, co - founder of Webpower Adria and Antonija Urlić, director of the Association of Unique Croatian Hotels STORIES. Among other things, it was pointed out that Croatia is very well recognized in the world as a destination with extremely preserved and rich natural heritage, while the activities of STORIES were cited as a positive example of sustainable tourism through carefully selected small and unique hotels in Croatia.

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The ACAP conference is the first business gathering of professionals from various economic sectors in Croatia and the USA after the pandemic, and the CNTB is a proud partner in the conference, which we expect to bring concrete business results through networking of Croatian companies and American investors. , but about various interdependent sectors, where tourism is a link, and often the first step towards concluding business cooperation ", she commented Krešić-Jurić.

That the ACAP conference is an excellent opportunity for commercial, investment, business and educational topics is confirmed by the presence of many successful entrepreneurs and businessmen, among whom, among others, Mate Rimac from Rimac Technology, Emil Tedeschi from Atlantic Grupa, Silvio Kutić from Infobip, Mario Ancic from One Equity Partners, Pete Radovich from CBS, Alan Sumina from Nanobit and many others.

Also, let's add how at the same time in Chicago hold business workshops and present the Croatian tourist offer created as a result of cooperation Croatian National Tourist Board i Signature Travel Network, a well-known American association that brings together the most successful and respected stakeholders in the retail industry in the tourism industry. In addition to the CNTB, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik is also represented in Chicago.

Let’s add how Americans are according to system data eVisitor In Croatia, more than 135 arrivals and more than 420 overnight stays have been made so far this year, which is an increase of 385 percent in arrivals and 211 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year.

More information about the ACAP conference itself is available through this one LINKS.

Photo source: Croatian National Tourist Board

Author  HrTurizam Promo

18. June 2022.