Preliminary Program 3rd SMTA Symposium 13.1.17 in Ostana, I
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 http://www.rifugiogalaberna.com.
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
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.