The European Tourism Conference will be held as part of the Germany’s EU Council Presidency. It consists of a specialised conference in Berlin on 15 May entitled “Tourism – Growth Engine of the Future” and an informal ministerial meeting in Potsdam on 16 May.
We extend a cordial invitation to you to attend the
Specialised EU Tourism Conference
from 12.00 to 17.00 hrs on Tuesday, 15 May 2007
in the Hotel Estrel, Berlin,
Informal EU Ministerial Meeting
at 9.00 (photo opportunity, family photograph) and 12.30 (press conference)
on Wednesday, 16 May
at the “Kaiserbahnhof”, Am Neuen Palais 1, 14469 Potsdam.
At about 12.30 hrs on 16 May, a press conference will follow the meeting in the Kaiserbahnhof. It will be held in the auditorium with Federal Minister Michael Glos, Meglena Kuneva, EU Commissioner responsible for consumer protection, and Ernst Hinsken, Federal Government Commissioner for Tourism. The specialised conference is being organised by the German National Tourism Board, and it will see international experts from politics, commerce and academia discussing the new growing markets of city partnerships, business tourism and major sporting events, as well as the impact of demographic change on tourism.
The main focus of the ministerial meeting on 16 May, to be chaired by Federal Minister Glos, is “Europe’s competitiveness as a travel destination”.
You can find a precise time-table for the event on our website at www.eu2007-wirtschaft.de/tourismus. Press representatives are requested to accredit themselves online by 16.00 hrs on 7 May 2007 via this website. Once you have registered successfully, you will receive a confirmation email. Permanent accreditation with the BPA or via www.eu2007.de is not sufficient, since you will need a special ID badge for access. The press badges will be distributed on 15 May 2007 at the Press Counter in the Hotel Estrel and on 16 May 2007 in the accreditation tent at the entrance to the Kaiserbahnhof.
Please note that advance accreditation is required. Subsequent accreditation on the spot is only possible in exceptional cases and cannot be guaranteed. A valid official ID document with a photograph and valid press ID card will be required. Lengthy waiting periods must be expected.
Please have your valid press ID card ready to show at the entrance