Preliminary Program 3rd SMTA Symposium 13.1.17  in Ostana, I

Thursday 12.1.17

For participants travelling from far who arrive the evening before and stay overnight, there is a social dinner at the Rifugio Galaberna in Ostana from 20:00h. Reservations for rooms can be made at


Friday 13.1.17

09:00     Welcome by coffee and tea at the intercultural centre “Lou Pourton” in Ostana

09:15     Introduction by the mayor of Ostana and the Parco del MonViso

09:30     Presentation of SMTA’s vision and objectives of building a meta-network for measuring, labeling, communicating and implementing sustainability in mountain tourism

09:45     Get to know and network – who is who – introduction of and by all participating organizations (speed-talks)

10:15     Update on the international discussion in sustainability assessment in mountain regions after the World Mountain Forum in Uganda, Oct. 2016

10:30     Showcase and round table discussion: the current state of sustainability in Italian mountain regions and the relation with international work. Focus: assessment tools, labels, local and regional implemented initiatives

12:30     Lunch – fresh-air walk to and from Lunch at the Rifugio Galaberna

14:30     Speed-intro: the circular economy and cradle-to-cradle design in the context of mountain regions

14:45     Workshop “Tourism beyond its disciplinary boundaries: the potential of a circular economy for resilient mountain regions” with a specific focus on Italy

16:00     Synthesis and summary: how to build the meta-network in measuring, communicating and implementing sustainability in mountain tourism? What are next steps?

16:30     End of the 3rd Symposium and outlook on the 4th SMTA Symposium


Saturday, 14.1.17

There is a social program with a joint ski day at the local ski area of Crissolo for those who’d like to stay another day.

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