BUSINESS DESIGN FORUM: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FOR THE CREATIVE TOURISM
Tourism is fast growing sector with great potential for further development.
Diverse geographical landscape and rich cultural heritage are advantages for the tourism in the region.
At the same time, it remains a great challenge to develop the sector in a way as to avoid the traps of massive low-cost tourism.
Representatives of investors in tourism and architects, designers and other experts will discuss the way in which architecture and design could help to develop successful tourist stories with high added value. On their own examples of good practice, they will explain why it was worth to include architects, designers and other creative people in development of the business models, and how this affects their competitiveness.
There will be discussed the investment challenges of the bigger providers of tourism services that provide a stable backbone of tourist infrastructure (hotels, health resorts, etc.), and business models of the smaller tourist destinations (eg wine tourism, glamping, etc.). The participating architects and other experts will explain how to plan tourism projects to optimise the return on investment.
TOURISM 180˚ (Brands Stage)
Experts on new services and innovative equippment/technologies important for the development of tourist industry on cases of good practice, and providers of high value added tourism services on their own strategies and visions.
TOURISM 180˚ (Awards Stage)
A series of short presentations of award-winning projects BIG SEE intended to exchange information, opinions and reflections on the creative tourism offer in the region. They will present their own innovative and development experience, their competitive advantage on the market, such as: how they managed to create innovative tourist product, how they positioned on the market, what stands behind their success etc.
Event organised by exhibitor on its own exhibition space enlarges the visibility, attracts business partners and clients (i.e. meeting with designer, architect, general manager, owner…). When organised in the frame of the Month of Design the event is additionaly promoted in digital an printed media as the Month of Design Partner Event.
BIG SEE VISIONARIES TALKS
BIG SEE TOURISM VISIONARY AWARD is intended to reward exceptional personalities who enrich and inspire creative tourism in the Southeast Europe. The award winners will be discussing the background of their life-paths, the forces of their creative passions, influences they have been affected by, personal values and challenges.
BIG SEE TOURISM AWARDS AND EXHIBITION
BIG SEE TOURISM AWARDS recognise and expose excellence in creative tourism from Southeast Europe in categories:
– Creative story and identity as experience
– Architecture and design as experience
Gala award giving ceremony with exhibition opening will be on October 17 2019.
Projects for the award competition can be applied here.
EAT AND DRINK DESIGN
Eat & Drink Design is a social event of the Month of Design, and it has been carried out as an independent culinary-design event since 2008. This year we will have an opportunity to see and taste the culinary delicacies from South-East Europe that will create some completely new flavours and shapes by means of joint creative energies. It will surely be an unforgettable culinary-design performance that will forever remain in your memories and hearts.
EXHIBITION OF THE MONTH OF DESIGN AND BIG SEE AWARDED PROJECTS
The awarded Southeast European projects will be displayed in the national pavilions at the BIG SEE exhibitions in the following areas: architecture, interior design, product and fashion design, wood design and creative tourism. They aim to promote business and creative excellence of the Southeast Europe and as such they offer an in-depth insight into the current situation in the field of creativity in the region.