14th Croatian Camping Congress

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14. Croatian camping congress

The most important annual gathering of the Croatian camping sector, related institutions, partners and all camping fans and friends, will be held ONLINE on December 1st and 2nd 2020

The Congress of Croatian Camping, organized by the Croatian Camping Union (KUH), is being held for the 14th censecutive year.

The online edition of the 14th Croatian camping Congress is an opportunity you should not miss!

On December 1st and 2nd 2020, the 14th Congress of Croatian Camping, through its lectures and panel discussions will surely confirm once more its reputation as the central event for the exchange of knowledge and experiences of the Croatian camping sector.

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Welcome to the first online edition of the Croatian Camping Days!

From the very beginning, the Congress of Croatian Camping, organized by KUH, imposed itself as the central event for the exchange of knowledge and experiences, education and meetings of representatives of the Croatian camping sector and related industries.

From the first Congress, held in 2007, to last year's 13th Congress of Croatian Camping, a total of almost 3.000 participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences and get to know each other, study the development trends and figures of the European and Croatian camping sector, debate about the tools and methods of promotion, discuss price and quality policies, meet in person and cooperate with CNTB directors from some of the most important foreign markets, talk to foreign and domestic camping experts, advertising and related activities, get encouragement and new ideas for improving the quality of campsites and adapting to the expectations of campsite guests (glamping, mobile homes, water parks, quality and other services), check the latest models of mobile homes, as well as other equipment for campsites.

This year will be remembered as one of the most challenging so far, both for the camping sector and for society as a whole. Nonetheless, it is exactly the current situation that motivates us to be even more prepared for the upcoming year and its camping season, in the hope that we will remember it, as we did for the many previous ones, as a good one. Although this year the Congress is moving from the classic form to the online format, KUH has prepared some very interesting and trending topics for all participants, the details of which you can find below.


In this quite specific year, with the aim of creating synergies and gaining additional importance and better communication with all partners, institutions and other stakeholders, KUH and UPUHH joined forces and jointly organized the first day of the Congress, which will be attended by esteemed guests and industry experts in order to cover topics of common interest for the entire tourism sector of Croatia.

The second day of the Congress will be dedicated exclusively to camping topics, and we will have the opportunity to listen to presentations by renowned European camping experts who will introduce us to the challenges specific to the camping sector and forecasts for 2021.

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Congress day 1 - program

Estimated duration: 10:30 - 12:40

The first, joint day of the congress, will bring together high public representatives and eminent tourism experts who will present their views on the current situation during their presentations and panel discussions and try to answer questions that have shaken the entire tourism sector of the Republic of Croatia.

What awaits us in the near future, how to overcome the current situation and how to direct the tourism development strategy, are just some of the questions to which we will jointly seek answers.

Introductory speech

10:30 - 10:45
Nikolina Brnjac, PhD (Minister of Tourism and Sport)

Keynote: Lessons Learned in 2020? Strategic Challenges of Croatian Tourism

10:45 - 11:00
Siniša Topalović, (Global Head of Tourism Advisory, Horwath Htl)

Croatian Tourism in (Post)COVID Times: Strategy of Recovery and Development

11:05 – 11:50
Željko Kukurin, (President of Management Board, Valamar Riviera d.d.)
Tomislav Popović, (President of Management Board, Maistra d.d.)
Siniša Topalović, (Global Head of Tourism Advisory, Horwath HTL)

Safety as a Requirement in Tourism

11:55 – 12:40
dr. sc. Davor Božinović, PhD (Deputy Prime Minister Of Croatian Government And Minister Of Interior Affairs (Tbc)
mr. sc. Kristjan Staničić, MSc (director, Croatian National Tourist Board)
Veljko Ostojić, (director, Croatian Tourism Association)

Congress day 2 - program

All presentations will be held in English; estimated duration: 11:00 - 13:00

Opening & technical information

11:00 - 11:10

Campmaster: Education of future leaders in the segment of sustainable management of a camping resort

11:10 - 11:15
Josipa Cvelić Bonifačić, PhD (FMTU Opatija)

The impact of the pandemic on Catalonia's camping industry and the response of the camping sector to the crisis?

11:15 - 11:30
Ward Wijngaert (director, Association of campsites of Girona – Costa Brava, Spain)

Can we expect the return of Dutch campers in 2021?

11:30 - 11:45
Jaap van der Linden (ANWB Camping, The Netherlands)

Competitiveness of the Italian camping sector - can synergies reduce risk and bring stability in the future:

11:45 - 12:30
  • Modul I: The Italian camping market (Open Air) – Bruna Gallo (sales manager, Human Company)

  • Modul II: How did we manage to save the 2020 summer season – Gianfranco Vitali, dott. (FAITA Emilia Romagna)

  • Modul III: Levers for designing and reconstructing camping tourism (Open Air) – Alberto Granzotto, dott. (FAITA Nord Est)

  • Modul VI: Strategic partnership in response to new challenges in promoting Italian tourism – Loek Van De Loo (Vacanze col cuore)

  • Modul IV: Safe camping and glamping as a response to Covid-19 challenges – Carlo Berizzi, prof. (Universita di Pavia)

  • Modul V: Mobile Home Wonderland – Sergio Redaelli (Crippaconcept)

Sustainability of camping business on the example of Ecocamping site-inspections and consultations of Croatian campsites in 2020 (Ecocamping)

12:30 - 12:45
Martin Rolletschek (Ecocamping, Germany)

German guests saved the European camping sector, can we expect the same in 2021?

12:45 - 13:00
Uwe Frers (ADAC Camping – Pincamp, Germany)

(The organizer reserves the right to make program changes)

...See you soon on the online Congress of Croatian Camping!


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