HTHIC2020 | Dates, Venues and People - Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference

 

 

Heritage,
                                                          Tourism and
                                                          Hospitality,
                                                          International
                                                          Conference,
                                                          HTHIC2020

 

HTHIC2020
                                                          in Mendrisio,
                                                          Switzerland,
                                                          6-8 April
                                                          2020

 

 

The Dates

 

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference - is now open. Early bird registration ends 15 January 2020. We look forward to meeting you in Mendrisio, in the Italian speaking canton Ticino in Switzerland.

 

 

HTHIC2020 will evolve around the theme "Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism" and bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss aspects of preservation, presentation, promotion, profit (in the sense of benefits for all involved) and purpose (well-being and the co-creation of thriving places).

 

 

Participants are invited to attend the Processioni della Settimana Santa di Mendrisio: a fascinating example of ‘living’ heritage. The Processioni are currently under evaluation to be included in the UNESCO Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 

 

 

The Venues

 

 

The Gazebo is a temporary structure. It serves the organisation of the Processioni and presents, for example, the costumes and props of the characters of the Procession of Holy Thursday. The Gazebo will be the venue of one of the pre-conference seminars on 6 April 2020.

HTHIC2020
                                                          venue - Gazebo
                                                          in Mendrisio

 

 

The Teatro dell’architettura - the Theater of the Architecture in Mendrisio - is the conference venue for conference day 1 (7 April 2020). It was designed by Botta and constructed in 2013-2017.

HTHIC2020
                                                          venue -
                                                          Theater of the
                                                          Architecture

 

 

Hotel Serpiano in Serpiano, the venue for conference day 2 (8 April 2020), is nestled between Lake Lugano and Monte San Giorgio and offers beautiful views.

HTHIC2020
                                                          venue - Hotel
                                                          Serpiano

 

 

The People

 

 

ETC's
                                                          Eduardo
                                                          Santander at
                                                          HTHIC2020

We are delighted that Eduardo Santander will join us in Mendrisio. Mr Santander is the Executive Director of the European Travel Commission (ETC), an association of National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) created in 1948 to promote Europe as a tourism destination.

 

 

HTHIC2020
                                                          Chair Silvia
                                                          De Ascaniis

Silvia De Ascaniis is a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI-Università della Svizzera italiana and one of the two chairs of the HTHIC2020 Scientific Conference Board. She is the coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI.

 

 

HTHIC2020
                                                          Speaker
                                                          Daniele
                                                          Albisetti

Geologist Daniele Albisetti is the Site Manager of the UNESCO World Heritage site Monte San Giorgio. He will host one of the HTHIC2020 "Special Sessions on Location".

 

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