European Conference on rural development through sustainable tourism

Agri Travel& Slow Travel Expo will be preceded by the European Conference and Marketplace of Ideas ‘Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development’ from 15th -17th February (http://strd2017.org/ ). This is a first event that gathers people interested in two of the most relevant sectors for the European economy, tourism and agriculture, to create a common ground for cooperation and future synergies and it will take place in Italy for the first time.

The Conference is dedicated to the workers in the sector and is organized by EuroGites the European Federation of Rural Tourism, consisting of 35 professional organizations from 27 European countries, and by MER – European Countryside Movement. During the conference both Italian and English will be spoken thanks to the simultaneous interpretations.

The conference includes plenary sessions, open and dynamic workgroups, and the Marketplace of Ideas, with several Best Practice cases from all over Europe, open to the exhibition public from February, 17th.